Tested on animals:Yes
Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum is every bit as state-of-the-art as Olay’s other Regenerist products. In fact, Eye Lifting Serum differs little from Olay’s Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, which provides three times as much product for the same price. See More Info to find out why not everyone needs a separate product for the eye area.
Both of these products contain silky-feel silicones, glycerin, niacinamide (which can increase skin’s ceramide and free fatty acid content, among other benefits), a couple of notable antioxidants, and peptides. You really can’t go wrong with most of the Regenerist serums or moisturizers as long as you keep your expectations realistic.
Otherwise, this fragrance-free serum is an excellent option for use around the eyes or anywhere on the face. In contrast to Olay’s Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, this product contains mineral pigments (including mica) that impart a soft, reflective shimmer to skin. To a slight degree, this can help make dark circles under the eye look less obvious, but the effect is strictly cosmetic.
- Fragrance-free formula is front-loaded with anti-aging niacinamide.
- Will make skin around the eyes smoother, softer, and less lined.
- Contains a good mix of well researched anti-aging ingredients.
- May have a temporary brightening effect on dark circles.
- Similar enough to Olay's Regenerist serums that this eye serum isn't 100% necessary.
There is much you can do to improve signs of aging around your eyes, but this doesn’t have to include using an eye-area product. Any product loaded with antioxidants, emollients, skin-repairing and anti-inflammatory ingredients will work wonders when used around the eye area. Those ingredients don't have to come from a product labeled as an eye cream or gel or serum or balm—they can come from any well-formulated moisturizer or serum.
Most eye-area products aren't necessary because so many are poorly formulated, contain nothing special for the eye area, or come in packaging that won't keep key ingredients stable. Just because the product is labeled as a special eye-area treatment doesn't mean it's good for the eye area or any part of the face; in fact, many can actually make matters worse.
You would be shocked how many eye-area products lack even the most basic ingredients to help skin. For example, most eye-area products don't contain sunscreen. During the day, that is a serious problem if you aren’t wearing it under a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30+ as it leaves the skin around your eyes vulnerable to sun damage—and that absolutely will make dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles worse. Of course, for nighttime use, eye-area products without sun protection are just fine.
Whatever product you put around your eye area, regardless of what it is labeled, must be well formulated and appropriate for the skin type you have around your eyes. You may prefer using a specially labelled eye cream, but you may also do just as well applying your regular facial moisturizer and/or serum around your eyes.