Have you ever gotten a good gawk at yourself in an unfamiliar mirror under harsh bright lights? Did the realization set in that the lovely soft-focus image from your rearview mirror at dusk under incandescent streetlights might not be that realistic?

Well, it happened to me and it was a harsh and brutal wake-up call. Apparently my eyes are riddled with creepy crow’s feet. I don’t know if it was the lack of sleep or the fact that I haven’t been using the right products, but something had to change. Thankfully, I was offered the opportunity to try Perfect Rx Ultimate Age Proofing Complex ($59), and I’m astonished to have actually found a product I am not sure I can live without. This is truly saying a lot. I’ve tried ridiculously expensive high-end products from the well-known to the more obscure brands. I’ve layered on serums, creams, gels and other ointments and nothing has really given me visible results like this.

I was initially impressed with Perfect Rx’s list of ingredients. It’s packed with everything you want to see in a true anti-aging power house: Matrixyl 3000, Copper Tripeptide 1, epidermal growth factors (EGF), antioxidants, vitamin E and alpha lipoic acid.

I don’t know if it’s the EGF that’s making such a huge difference in the immediate visible results, but this product seems to plump up my skin from the inside out. It irons out the lines and wrinkles and crinkles and crepes, not by pulling and tightening like some other products do, but by drenching your skin in hydration. Is that the hyaluronic acid? I don’t think so. I’ve tried many products with hyaluronic acid and have always been rather underwhelmed.

I also love that this cream is meant for your entire face, so you can go right under your eyes with it. I have been doing this religiously for the past month and have never had any reactions or irritation, and I haven’t had to use any other additional eye creams. I’ve also seen great results on the unfortunate neck waddle, and the poor neglected décolleté areas.

My only gripe is that the 1 ounce  jar does not last long. It’s a very light whipped formula that my skin just drinks up, and since for me more is always more, I found myself dipping in here and there to target certain areas throughout the day. Sadly the jar barely lasted me a month. In fairness though, since I was also using it as an eye and neck cream, at only $59 it really is quite economical.

Ingredients:Water (Agua), Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 peptide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide peptide, Copper PCA peptide, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Oil, Rosehip (Rosa Affinis Rubiginosa) Seed Oil, Alpha-D-Tocopherol (vitamin E), Lycopene, Tocotrienols , Astaxanthin, Lutein, beta carotene, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Glycine, Alanine, Creatine, Cyclopeutasiloxone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20’ Diisobutyl Adipate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), 1,2-Hexanediol (Hyloxyl), Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin