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Readers' Choice Awards 2015: Eye Creams, Cleansers, Toners, Masks & Peels

August 18, 2015 Reviewed by Truth In Aging Community 4 Comments

It’s that time of year again when we ask each of you to reflect on what products you’re loving and vote in the TIA Readers’ Choice Awards. Nearly 100 of you took to the polls and whittled our selections down to the best of the best. Today, we reveal your choices for the best eye creams or serums, cleansers, toners and masks & peels. Check back over the next week as we share more results!

Eye Creams or Serums

☆ 1st Place:

Your Best Face Correct ($150 in the shop)
We were pleased but not surprised to see this best-selling eye cream at the top of the pack; a recently improved formula has helped this eye cream move from last year’s #2 spot to #1! Its array of peptides, including Uplevity, Matrixyl synthe'6 and Eyeseryl, make it a fantastic all-around eye cream, smoothing wrinkles, firming, de-puffing and erasing dark circles.

☆ 2nd Place:

AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum ($99 in the shop)
There’s a lot to love about AQ’s Eye Serum, but we suspect it’s the inclusion of growth factors that won our voters over. This innovative stem cell technology literally restores your skin cells to a more youthful state for, you guessed it, younger-looking skin!

☆ 3rd Place:

Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Creme ($70 in the shop)
Sciote’s Eye Creme begins with a soothing aloe base to hydrate the skin, following up with a free-radical fighting combination of antioxidants and peptides. A gentle dose of glycolic and lactic acids further resurface crepey skin around the eyes for a fresh, wide-awake look.


☆ 1st Place:

La Vie Celeste Exfoliating Mother of Pearl Cleanser ($40)
If you thought you needed suds to get supremely clean-feeling skin, think again! Bypassing harsh detergents, soaps or parabens, this sensitive skin-friendly cleanser uses pink and white clay and refined mother of pearl to exfoliate and purge your pores of all impurities.

☆ 2nd Place: It's a tie!

Sevani Ageless Radiance Refining AHA Cleanser ($39 in the shop)
A purist’s favorite in our shop, Sevani formulates some truly beautiful, effective products without any nasties. Their AHA Cleanser is no exception, clearing away dead skin and grime with natural fruit acids while nourishing your complexion with anti-inflammatory botanicals.

BRAD Biophotonic Sea Minerals Purify Healing Detoxifying Gel Cleanser ($45)
BRAD’s cleanser is a dream for the busy woman who expects her skin care to pull double duty. This hydrating gel treats discoloration, scarring and redness as it detoxifies skin with crucial antioxidants.

☆ 3rd Place:

I Pekar Facial Cleanser
I Pekar’s star ingredient, 100% raw honey, is hard at work in this soothing, non-foaming cleanser. Plus, your skin will benefit from reparative coconut oil, wrinkle-fighting vitamins C and E and balancing ginger milk.


☆ 1st Place:

La Vie Celeste Restorative Illuminating Toner ($35)
La Vie Celeste’s toner flies in the face of every expectation that toners will be drying and harsh. Bilberry and vitamin B3 refine and brighten skin as aloe soothes and refreshes every pore.

☆ 2nd Place:

Sevani Rose Hyaluronic Age Defying Tonique ($39 in the shop)
The perfect remedy for those with reactive skin, Sevani’s Tonqiue reduces redness, dryness, free radical damage and broken capillaries with a quick, refreshing spray. Hyaluronic acid acts as a naturally hydrating anti-ager as rose restores a balanced pH for a calm, toned complexion.

☆ 3rd Place:

Your Best Face Uplift Toner Mist ($22 in the shop)
A welcome new addition to our shop, Uplift multitasks as a toner and skin firmer with a hefty dose of antioxidants, peptides and botanicals. Each revitalizing spritz delivers licorice, vitamin C, green tea and spin trap for a fresh start to your day.


☆ 1st Place:

Royal Nectar Face Mask with Bee Venom ($68)
Royal Nectar features anti-inflmmatory bee venom in all of their products, which calms the complexion and activates your facial muscles for firmer skin. The result? Glowing, enlivened skin in 20 minutes. It’s no wonder this mask is a Readers’ Choice favorite mask two years in a row.

☆ 2nd Place:

La Vie Celeste Restorative Exfoliating Gel Mask ($60 in the shop)
The masters of gentle but effective exfoliation, La Vie Celeste have a winner with a mask that resurfaces uneven skin with glycolic acid and bamboo grains. But there’s no need to worry about irritation with the inclusion of white tea, aloe vera and hyaluronic acid.

☆ 3rd Place: It's a tie!

Sciote Antioxidant Scrub & Masque ($65 in the shop)
Sciote’s purifying mask packs a punch of AHAs and kaolin clay to draw out dirt and grime as it softens wrinkles. Your complexion will feel gently tightened but never stripped or irritated.

Dr. Dennis Gross Original Alpha Beta Peel ($88 in the shop)
Dr. Dennis Gross’ signature daily peel has made a splash in the TIA shop, redefining the way we think of chemical peels. Easy to use for the peel novice or the seasoned veteran, this game changer delivers results you can normally only find at a dermatologist’s office in the comfort of your own home.

  • August 26, 2015

    by Laura

    First of all - I am a toner and mist junkie! I can't tell you how often I have used and run out of my spritzers...I have used 100% Pure's green tea tonique (with my TIA renew device), Tilth aloe toner, and just ran out of my Tilvee Cucumber hydrating toner spray, among others. I have a crazy busy life with a full time job and two kids under 4..I feel like spraying my toners and mists helps me keep my skin hydrated when I don't have time to do more. When do I mist? Post-exercise - yes! After a long night with a cranky toddler - yes! Oh, and I also live in Denver, a very arid climate; I need all the help I can get. I love YBF and would love to test their Toner Mist and see how it stacks up to the others I have tried. Thanks, TIA!

  • August 26, 2015

    by Nicole

    I'm positive that my face is in most need of Your Best Face Toner Mist! I'm 42 & I wear hearing aids, which is a pain to take in & out, to wash my face! Now aging, stress & hormones...did I mention stress.?! This YBF toner mist would make my life much easier! During the day I could just cover my hearing aids & mist away!! Would, also, love to use on the back of my hands & elbows! Hooray, to healthy, age defying skin, with YBF!

  • August 25, 2015

    by Lora

    well Kelly's reason made me laugh , i can't top that ! i'd simply be grateful to try the toner mist due to much facial burning / sensitivity to sun & some sagging ( at 60 yrs ) . i've found a few that have helped but YBF's ... well, seem it be rather luxurious*

  • August 25, 2015

    by Kelly

    I'm the perfect candidate to test the YBF Uplift Toner Mist. I'm 51 and a 'face sweater' in these dog days of August. My skin feels starved for some uplifting!

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