Editor's Pick: SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex Review
- With nearly a perfect 5 out of 5 stars* from customer reviews, we had to see what SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex was all about. The brand sent the Skincare.com team a complimentary sample of its beloved eye cream to review—and we did just that. Find out what we thought, below!
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. If that’s true, then they’re also a front door to a lineup of telltale aging signs. Wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around the eye contour area are all dead giveaways of our true age. Let’s be real, it’s hard to pretend to be 21 when your eyes are engulfed in fine lines (otherwise known as crow’s feet). But just because your youth is behind you doesn’t mean the whole world has to know it. To keep time on your side (and your eye area looking fresh!), adopt an anti-aging eye routine asap—one that includes a powerful eye cream like SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Complex. Curious to know if A.G.E. Complex is the best eye cream for you? Keep reading to discover our review of the fan-favorite eye cream!
The Benefits of SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex
Skin around the eye contour is paper thin and extremely delicate, which can make visible signs of intrinsic aging—caused by internal factors such as hormonal shifts and metabolic slowdown—even more apparent. Glycation, a major factor of intrinsic aging, occurs when excess sugar molecules in the cells stick to collagen and elastin fibers, binding to them and causing chemical reactions called A.G.E. or Advanced Glycation-End products. These reactions can reduce the fibers’ regenerative ability, leading to wrinkling of the skin. That’s where AGE Complex comes in. This eye cream is specially formulated to improve the creping, sagging appearance around the eyes caused by intrinsic aging processes such as glycation, as well as alleviate puffiness and dark circles specific to the delicate eye area. The formula is enriched with a complex of flavonoids and synergistic peptides, blueberry extract, and ProXylane. Optical diffusers also make a cameo to help improve the radiance of tired, dull eyes.
How to Use SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex
Apply AGE Eye Complex around the eye and brow area once or twice daily.
Did you know that there’s a proper method for applying eye cream? It’s true! Since you already have your product in tow, the next step to consider is where exactly to apply it. Eye creams can sometimes irritate the eye area if applied too close to the eye since the product can travel, even after being applied. Thus, the best way to apply eye cream is by placing small dots around each orbital bone from the inner to the outer corners of the eye area, plus the brow bone. Next up: blending. Use the tip of your ring or pinky finger to gently blend the formula with light strokes. The reason you should use these fingers is because they’re supposedly more gentle than, say, a pointer finger. Also, be sure not to tug on the skin, as this can cause wrinkling over time. For more info on the right way to apply eye cream, read this!
For optimal results, wear AGE Eye Complex with a broad-spectrum SPF. Recent studies show that UVA rays are responsible for premature signs of aging in skin, like wrinkles, fine lines, and sagginess. To help protect your skin from further deterioration, apply broad-spectrum SPF in tandem with your eye cream, especially if the formula has none included. (SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex does not offer any sun protection benefits.) Bonus points if you throw in a vitamin C antioxidant serum!
Who Should Use SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex
SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex is ideal for all skin types (especially mature) eager to help diminish the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and the effects of glycation around the eye area.
SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex Review
I know that dry skin doesn’t cause wrinkles, but it can certainly make any existing wrinkles appear more pronounced. With the recent drop in temperature this season, I’ve been experiencing drier-than-normal skin conditions. As a result, crow’s feet and expression lines around my eyes are peeping through a bit more than usual. That’s why when I search for the ultimate eye cream, I prefer a formula that’s intensely hydrating and can help minimize the look of wrinkles and fine lines. Does SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex live up to those specifications? Yes, yes, and YES.
The first note I made when I saw the jar of AGE Eye Complex is its small size. There’s only ½ an ounce of formula in the jar—and it’s not cheap either. But I don’t like to judge a book by its cover, so I went ahead and opened the eye cream to start the review process. There’s a slight floral scent to the cream that’s really inviting and fresh. I dipped my clean pinky finger into the jar and began placing small dots around my eye contour area, blending ever so gently. The cream goes on thick but quickly dissipates into the skin to leave behind a velvety-soft finish. Also, a little bit goes a long way with this cream. This makes up for the small size since I can hold onto this jar for longer than a few months.
After reviewing SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex for a few months, here’s what I noticed:
- The formula moisturizes the eye contour area immediately. My dull, tired eyes look plumped with moisture, well-rested, and more youthful after using this eye cream.
- The formula doesn’t leave behind an uncomfortable, sticky residue. It feels thick when applied but dries quickly without a heavy feeling.
- One small jar of the eye cream has lasted me through two months with more to spare. This means less frequent restocks and more money in my wallet!
I look forward to continued use of SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex to help visibly reduce the look of wrinkles, crow’s feet, sagginess, and all that other stuff my skin wants nothing to do with.
SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex, $96 for .5 oz.
*at the time of publication