Reviewed by Shirley

TIA entrusted me with a jar of Teamine Eye Complex ($68) at the start of the summer. Teamine is made by a company called Revision Skincare, which primarily markets its products through dermatologists and professional salons. Its products are also available online.

All of my eye problems tend to be above the eyes – that is, my lids tend to be crepey, puffy, and droopy. I have very few wrinkles under my eyes, just some purplish shadows under the inner corners. The shadows haven't bothered me since I discovered Youngblood’s Ultimate Concealer ($23), thanks to TIA; they're very easily covered up with a few dabs. My upper lids are a different story, hence my eagerness to go to work with Teamine.

Teamine’s texture is not exceptional; it is creamy and easily absorbed, but so are most moderately high-end eye creams. It has a pleasant, very subtle scent. According to the company literature, it “conditions and treats the eyes in four ways, reducing dark circles and puffiness, firming and tightening sagging, loose skin and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.” It spreads easily, so a tiny bit goes a long way.

After using it for a couple of months, my lids are noticeably smoother and firmer. They aren’t lifted – only a knife could do that – but they look more awake and less tired. When I don't get enough sleep, my eyes don’t look as puffy or tired as they would have before I started using Teamine. People used to look at me with pity when I was tired; now they don’t seem to notice. In this regard, Teamine has worked for me more effectively than YBF Correct ($150 in the shop). On the other hand, the shadows under the inner corners of my eyes haven’t changed at all – they are still as purplish and dark as before. But like I said earlier, they are easily covered with concealer so I don’t worry about them.

The bottom line is I would recommend Teamine to people who are looking to firm up their eye area, but less so to people seeking an under-eye brightener. I will continue to use up my jar. If the shadows under my eyes improve, I will post an update.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Jojoba Esters, Vitis Vinifera (grape) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Persea Gratissima (avocado) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C), PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone Ethylhexyl Stearate, Oxidoreductase, Sorbitol, Cetyl Alcohol, Pseudopterogorgia Elisabeathae (gorgonian) Extract, Glycine Soja (soy) Peptides, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Sodium Methylesculetin Acetate, Oenothera Biennis (evening Primrose) Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10), Arnica Montana Extract, Camellia Sinensis (green Tea) Extract, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Phytonadione (vitamin K), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Aesculus Hippocastanum (horse Chestnut) Extract, Mica, Triethanolamine, Caffeine, Carbomer, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate