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Truth In Aging Olympics- Eye Creams

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July 29, 2012 Reviewed by Marta 36 Comments

Truth In Aging’s Olympics are honoring the best eye serums and creams. The contenders in this category are in their prime and have chalked up truly impressive results. They firm, lift lids, smooth crow’s feet and set high standards for years to come. All are Gold Medal worthy, but AQ wins by a whisker for great results at a keen price. The Silver Medal is a steal for Your Best Face’s newly formulated, does-it-all Correct and ReLuma makes a more than respectable Bronze winner.

AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum ($99 in the TIA shop). After only two weeks, I knew it was going to be a winner. My under-eye area was looking smoother and the lids a little lifted. Five weeks later, I pronounce it one of the best I have ever used. The key active is AQ’s human fibroblast conditioned media. This contains growth factors – specifically, TGF-Beta, GM-CSF and PDGF. And ther are peptides. Read more here

Your Best Face Correct ($150 in the TIA shop). YBF Correct has always done a good job at smoothing out crepey wrinkles and the recently reformulated version continues the cause, but also does a much better job of firming. If old Correct was really good, new Correct is excellent. My lids lifted visibly after only a couple of weeks. This is due to some new ingredients that help firm sagging skin. All the great YBF antioxidants are still here too. See a video interview with YBF founder Darrell Owens on the new Correct

ReLuma Eye Cream ($95). Another impressive new launch that is Five Best worthy. The key active is obviously ReLuma’s signature stem cell conditioned media, a complex of growth factors that signal cells to go off and do good things such as repair wrinkles or wounds. I have also found ReLuma is good for puffy eyes due, I imagine, to Eyeseryl. This is the marketing name for a peptide that is supposed to reduce water retention and ensure lymph drainage, while protecting collagen from cross-linking and causing baggy eyes. Eyeliss also helps puffy eyes. ReLuma touches all bases with haloxyl, a dark circle fader, peptides for inhibiting expression lines as well as collagen forming (Matrixyl 3000). Read my full review on ReLuma Eye Cream

All TIA Olympics winners will be 15% OFF until the end of the Olympics. Go to the special page in our shop and at check out use the coupon code: Olympics

Ingredients in AQ: Ingredients: 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, Aminoethylphosphonic 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 Correct: 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 ReLuma Eye Cream: 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.

  • August 8, 2012

    by cris

    would love to try this!

  • August 2, 2012

    by Beth Niver

    Didn't see much difference with the original correct, though it felt great and absorbed well, both things I require in an eye cream. I'd love to try the reconfigured version and see if it can handle my increasingly lined under eye area.

  • August 2, 2012

    by Cynthia

    I am on the hunt for a new eye treatment and would love to try the new Correct. I'm near the end of a supply of a non-TIA product that I think is effective, but I've begun to question the safety of its ingredients. I'm currently using YBF Prep and Control on my face and consider them keepers. I am eager to see what the new Correct could do for my under-eye dark circles and puffiness and for my lids which are, alas, starting to sag.

  • August 2, 2012

    by Gwenda

    Having heavy eye bags, dark circles and wrinkles that decrease my condifence, I've always been on the lookout for eye cream that actually worked- I've tried cheap price ranges such as Garnier to medium price ranges such as Kielh's and also more specialist ones such as Dr. Denese. However, I haven't found them to be that helpful for me. So, I think I'd be quite curious as to what makes the AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum beat the YBF Correct (I've used the sample and I haven't used it long enough to know whether it helped) and whether it will be that case. Since the new formulation of YBF Correct, I would want to know whether it is superior to its previous formulation. Pick me =)=)

  • August 2, 2012

    by Nanette Vaughn

    I'd love to give it a try. I, too, am still searching for the "it" eye product. I have tried many. While many are good I still have not found the perfect one. Currently, I am using a concoction from a derm that's good but not great. Hoping to find one that decreases puffiness and smooths out that crepey area.

  • August 2, 2012

    by Lindsey Tennyson

    I've tried the ReLuma eye cream in the past but wasn't "wow'd" like I had hoped. Ybf is such an amazing product-line; I would LOVE to be chosen to try the new Correct!!!

  • August 2, 2012

    by Lisa Velazco

    I have been searching for a good eye cream for about a year now. I'm 44 and getting fine lines. So far I've been using Hydro Peptide, but I would love to try your YBF Cream and see how it compares. Thank you. (-:

  • August 2, 2012

    by Karen

    I would love to try the YBF Correct. It's definitely on my "must have" list, but AQ won out this time.

  • August 2, 2012

    by ki

    I've ordered "old" Correct several times, and use it religiously, though very sparingly. Is it possible it could now be a better formulation? I'm 60, and can't claim perfection yet in the eye area, although Correct certainly has helped-in 4 weeks I will appear onstage as Tamora Queen of the Goths: could the new Correct give me just a bit more of a youthful edge? I'll take any help I can get!

  • August 2, 2012

    by Adrienne Arrington

    I would love to try YBF Correct. It sounds fabulous!!!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Kate Z

    Ageless Jen I hear you! Like you, I'm 53 and I'm hoping the new YBF correct is the right arsenal to fight the droppy eyelid battle.

  • August 1, 2012

    by Rose

    I would love to test out the reformulated eye cream and review it!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Pat

    I would love to try the "new Correct." I'm a high school teacher and would love to see if YBF Correct can help my tired droopy eyelids and laugh lines. It would be so great if I could start the new school year looking as refreshed as I feel! BTW, my students are my most honest critics.

  • August 1, 2012

    by Susan Dent

    I'd really love to try the new YBF Correct. I'm only 37, but over the years have seriously, seriously sun damaged my skin and unlike most of the lovely ladies here I'm sure, look about a decade older - particularly around the eyes, with wrinkles and dark circles.
    These days I actually have time to use skin care as well as my kids are all in pre school. Please, may I try? *bats eyelashes*

  • August 1, 2012

    by jcme

    Very interested in the YBF & would love to test it out!!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Kathy

    I am a special education teacher and I have a plethora of lines around my eyes. Some I am proud of born out laughter and joy of seeing my students realize their potential. Others, I would not mind seeing vanish! I would love to be the one to learn how well YBF Correct works!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Messina DeMayo

    Please Please I NEED the YBF correct eye cream!!! I'm 35 and this is by far my "problem" area... Lines, bags, under eye circles... I've got them ALL!!!! I'm desperate for help!!! I'd LOVE to have an opportunity to test this product!!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Helix

    I would love to try the new correct! I am an eye cream addict and constantly searching for something to help with dark circles.

  • August 1, 2012

    by AgelessJen

    If YBF Correct really does lift droopy lids, then definitely count me in as a motivated tester! At 53, I've started noticing the droop I convinced myself I'd never get...and I'm not liking it AT ALL!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Sara Grynspan

    Pick me, pick me, pick me!!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Lori

    I have purchased YBF Correct twice in the past and though I was very pleased with the results, the fact that it did not seem to firm or lift left me turning to something less expensive. If this performs for me as well as it did for you I'd be delighted to make the investment again. During my most recent eye exam, my doctor even commented on how aging affects the lids... I was hoping no one but me had noticed!!! LOL! I ended up in a clip on our local news and was horrified at what the big TV screen revealed. This is definitely the part of my 56 yr old face that bothers me the most - tired of everyone asking me if I'm tired : ( Hopefully YBF will choose to sell sample sizes so it's loyal customers can compare to the old formula??

  • August 1, 2012

    by Shelley

    I am SO in need of a really good eye cream or serum. I've tried too many brands to count and have even recently resorted to purchasing several VERY expensive luxury brands. I can honestly say that, so far I haven't seen much difference from brand to brand no matter how much I pay. I'm truly intrigued by the AQ products, and have always wondered about YBF Correct. I'd truly love to try them. If they work for me, I'll be one of the regulars lining up at the TIA store!! Thanks for considering me.

  • August 1, 2012

    by Karen

    I would love to try the new YBF eye cream. I have been using Reluma and am just about out. It didn't seem to do much for me, so I am on the search for another eyecream. My lids have suddenly started to get droopy, and I keep looking in the mirror and thinking my eye is swollen. So in denial!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Gretchen

    My eyes are SO bad....

    Even my bags have bags.

    My son asks me if I'm going on a trip.

    A little girl said she liked my "eye whiskers".

    The deep pools of blue my husband loved to look into have leaked onto my cheeks.

    My girlfriend asked me if I'd had tears tattooed under my eyes.

    My boss put her arm around me and said, "I feel your pain but it's inappropriate to cry all day at work."

    I need it baaaaaad!

    Thanks for listening. : ....€

  • August 1, 2012

    by Karen

    In my late 50s, but have had lifelong acne and can still have a minor break out from time to time. So, I need an eye cream or serum that will not clog pores. I have tried some in the past that caused problems. Any ideas? I have fine lines and dark circles on lower lids.

  • August 1, 2012


    I have been on a quest for YEARS to find an eye cream with that elusive combination of effectiveness and good-for-you ingredients. I would love to test and report on YBF Correct!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Ann R

    I want to experiment with it, please. I still have plenty of old Correct and I could do an eye to eye comparison. Hand in the air! Pick me; pick me!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Debbie

    I would very much like to try the new improved YBF Correct!!! You make it sound so worth its weight in gold. I could really use something to give my eyelids a lift. Thanks for all the information that you provide on your website.

  • August 1, 2012

    by summer bagley

    I would love to try this re-made version of YBF's Correct on these soon to be 35 year old eyes. I have used Juice Beauty lately but would love to see what a top shelf eye cream can really do. I'm in!!

  • August 1, 2012

    by m l

    I'd love to try YBF because the ingredient list is unbeatable! Truly effective ingredients coupled with natural ones that I can really respect. It's why I like, natural personal care that actually works! My laugh lines are expanding as we speak and I need to conquer them STAT!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Ann

    I would love to try it!!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Sophie

    Would love to try the YBF correct! Heard so many brilliant things about YBF generally. (And I'm so intrigued by the AQ serum, now.) Love these articles. Thanks!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Gloria

    I would love to try the "new" Correct. I did use the old one and it was good but found the Reluma worked better for me for the puffiness as well as the SenZen eye cream. I would love to try it or the AQ eye serum.

  • August 1, 2012

    by JustD

    I've always wanted to try YBF, it's out of my normal ballpark range but I'd sincerely like to have a go at it just once to see if it might work for me. The Reluma didn't do for me what others claimed it was capable, so yes, add me to that growing list of wannabes Marta!

  • August 1, 2012

    by Dawn Nikithser

    Eye creams are one of the hardest things to find! I am still searching for my Holy Grail.

  • August 1, 2012

    by Jennifer

    i would LOVE to try the YBF Correct. i've tried so many eye creams and have not seen significant results. I would love to find something that really works!

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