TIA Olympics 2014 Day 5

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Dark circles, puffiness and crows feet have definitely demonstrated unsportsmanlike conduct in the Truth In Aging Skin Care Olympics. That's why we're disqualifying them with these powerful and impressive eye creams. Taking the gold, silver and bronze medals are these winning formulas containing hard-working ingredients like Matrixyl 3000, Human Growth Factors, Haloxyl and retinol.


AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum ($99 in the shop) — This non-greasy, lightweight serum effectively diminishes crow's feet, wrinkles and fine lines, and lightens and tightens the eye area. The key active is AQ’s human fibroblast conditioned media. This contains growth factors — specifically, TGF-Beta, GM-CSF and PDGF. There are peptides, including Matrixyl 3000, and no less than three ingredients that depuff the eyes and reduce dark circles. Read the full review.


Your Best Face Correct ($150 in the shop) — Marta calls this cream "one of the most advanced anti-aging eye serums that I know of." It contains peptides like tetrapeptide-17 and Matrixyl 3000 to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness, as well as alpha arbutin, Haloxyl and licorice root extract to target dark circles and fight signs of fatigue. This thicker eye cream keeps the delicate eye area thoroughly moisturized throughout the night. Read the full review.


Amarte Eyeconic Eye Cream ($80) — A truly innovative anti-aging treatment, this eye cream brings together the potency of retinol and epidermal growth factors with botanical extracts and antioxidants, as well as argan oil and glycerin. The result is a well-balanced formula that is not at all drying or irritating. This powerful blend of active ingredients nourish, hydrate and promote elasticity around the delicate eye area. Read the full review.

Ingredients in AQ:
Water (Aqua), Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Glycerin, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Butylene Glycol, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Polysorbate 20, Chrysin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Aminoethylphosphinic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract, Lactic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2- Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.

Ingredients in YBF:
Reverse osmosis water, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), perfuorodecalin, Eyeseryl (water, acetyl tetrapeptide-5), Haloxyl (hydroxysuccinimide, chyrsin, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), Pentavitin (saccharide isomerate), triglyceride, Leucidal, ceteareth-6 olivate, licorice root extract, Syn-Hycan (tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifuoroacetate, magneisum chloride, glycerin), Syn-Tacks (glycerin, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate), Tego Pep 4-17 (tetrapeptide-21, glycerin, butylene glycol, water), alpha arbutin, Matrixyl 3000 (glycerin, butylene glycol, carbomer, polysorbate-20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tripeptide-3), ethoxydiglycol, ethylhexyl palmitate, nylon-12, Renovage (triglyceride, teprenone), olive leaf extract, Relistase (glycerin, acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine), caffeine, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Homeostatine (enteromorpha compressa extract, caesalpina gum), trans resveratrol, tetrahydrodiferyloylmethane (turmeric root extract), nutmeg butter, vitamin e, lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), dimethyl isosorbide, vitamin B5, Sepilift DPHP (dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline), coenzyme Q10, alpha bisabolol, alpha lipoic acid (R-lipoic acid), violet leaf absolute, oakmoss absolute

Ingredients in Amarte:
Water, Glycerin, Argania Spinosa (argan) Kernel Oil, Retinol 3.8%, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Adenosine, Allantoin, Elemental Sulfur, Human Oligopeptide-1 (EGF 2-nano), Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Myristica Fragrans (nutmeg) Kernel Extract, Syzygium Aromaticum (clove) Seed Extract, Eucalyptus Alba Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisi (grapefruit) Seed Extract, Arginine, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Carbomer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Lauric Acid, Glyceryl Stearate/PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Self-emulsifying Glyceryl Monostearate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol

More TIA Olympics

Day 1: Cleansers
Day 2: Facial Oils
Day 3: Sagging Skin Solutions
Day 4: Moisturizers
Day 6: Beauty Tools
Day 7: Anti-Aging Serums