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Best Anti Aging Eye Cream - Reviewed by Shanon
Nine out of 10 middle and older-aged women prefer the look of their eyes wrinkle, crepey, and bag-free. Are you one of the 9....? Actually I just made that up, but my guess is probably not far off. I like to think of myself as a young 41 even if my mirror tells me otherwise. I was one of the lucky people who was chosen to test ReLuma Eye Cream ($95), which has been praised highly on the TIA website. I decided to try a side-by-side comparison with Nutra-Lift Maximum Eye Repair ($35 in the TIA store), another highly praised eye cream on TIA. I applied 1 x day. My results are mixed and neither is the best anti aging cream, but both did show benefits.
Neither ReLuma nor Nutra-Lift anti aging eye cream was quite the wrinkle fighters I had hoped for. I can't say I noticed a real difference in my wrinkles, but I also haven't spent tons of time with either and I can't speak to the possibilities of the prevention of wrinkles this early in the game.
Both delivered when it came to the crepey look of my skin on the lids and under the eye. They seemed to firm up the skin. One of my other issues is that when I smile I get smile wrinkles around my eyes, and even after I stop they don't go away completely for a while. My smile lines around my eyes were still very apparent, however they didn't stick around long after I stopped smiling. When I stopped smiling they stopped wrinkling. I attribute this to the firming action of the eye creams.
They differed on texture and absorption. ReLuma is the consistency of a gel, only more emollient. I found it to absorb quickly and I used more of it. Even while using more it never irritated my eyes. Nutra-Lift is a true eye cream and feels very rich. I found myself trying to pump as little as I possibly could. If I had too much around my eyes they would become irritated. Nutra-Lift took some time to absorb. I could see myself using ReLuma in the spring and summer when there's more humidity and I need something that absorbs before I start sweating. Nutra-Lift would be good in the winter and fall when the air is drier and so is my skin; then the rich cream would feel like a relief on my dry skin.
My surprise came in the form of my upper eyelid appearing to be noticeably lifted (not to the extent that an actual eye lift would give) on the eye that I was applying ReLuma. I'm not sure an eye cream is capable of that, except I don't know what else to attribute it to. I will apply the Reluma on the other eye for the next 8 weeks and update as to any difference.
Under my eyes my skin is sunken except I don't have dark circles. Neither eye cream helped my sunken under eye issue. And truthfully I didn't expect it to. Only injections would fill that area in.
These eye creams are pricey, yet I find eye creams last forever because you’re using it on such a small area with very small amounts. For me the price doesn't seem to hurt as much when it lasts close to a year.
I'm still waiting for the über eye cream that does it all, however, in the meantime I'm happy to report that ReLuma will be my go-to eye cream with Nutra-Lift helping out in the cold, dry months. I've also invested in Jackie O style sunglasses with the best lenses to combat squinting and sun damage to that delicate skin. My husband says I look like a raccoon with those sunglasses and I say, "Honey, raccoons are very haute couture."
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Ingredients in ReLuma: Human adipose derived stem cell conditioned media, DI water, acetyl hexapeptide-8, hydroxyl acrylate/sodium, acryloy dimethyl taurate copolymer, jojoba oil, glycerin, Eyeseryl (acetyl tetrapeptide-5), pentapeptide-18/caprylyl glycol, palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Eyeliss (Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone/steareth-20/dipeptide-2, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, polysorbate-20) Haloxyl (steareth-20 N-hydroxysucchimide/chrysin/palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7), shea butter, DL-alpha tocopheryl acetate, squalane (olive oil), niacinamide, phenoxyethanol, dimethicone, grape fruit extract, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, Roxisomes (lecithin, arabidopsis thalana extract, green tea extract, sodium hyaluronate, co-enzyme Q10, alpha arbutin, licorice extract, DL panthenol
Ingredients in Nutra-Lift: Deionized Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Glyceryl Stearate, Vegetable Derived PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Carbomer, Polysorbate-20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Hyaluronic Acid,C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin-C), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Stearic Acid, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Sigesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Plant Derived PPG/SMDI Copolymer, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Glucosamine HCl, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract, Urea, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter) Seed Butter, Triethanolamine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Proteins, Cococos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf