Tested on animals:No
A longtime eye cream holdout, Paula’s Choice's debut into this category of products was well worth the wait. With its fragrance-free formula and impressive mix of ingredients, it’s an excellent option for those in seeking an intensive solution to pamper the skin around their eye area—especially if the facial moisturizer you use isn’t doing the job.
Despite its extra-rich cream formula, it isn’t packaged in a jar (it’s actually difficult to find a good eye cream this moisturizing that isn’t in a jar). Instead, Paula’s Choice chose a sturdy, foil-like squeeze tube, thus keeping its air and light-sensitive ingredients protected.
Another departure from convention: The RESIST Anti-Aging Eye Cream isn’t accompanied by the outlandish claims so common among eye-area solutions. There are no promises to deflate puffy eyes or conquer dark circles. Instead, its marketing is refreshingly true to its ingredient list, which is that it will help soothe while supplying skin with moisture and beneficial ingredients designed to improve the appearance of signs of aging.
Let’s talk about its texture—we were very happy to find that this is no repackaged facial moisturizer. It’s a seriously emollient, balm-like cream that blends without dragging or pulling, and is substantial enough that it keeps dry to very dry skin well moisturized over the course of the night.
If worn during the daytime, under your sunscreen, it serves as an excellent base for under-eye concealer. However, due to its extra moisturizing finish, it isn’t the best as a base for eyeliner or eyeshadow (unless you have extremely dry skin around the eye area).
Looking to its ingredient list, the RESIST Anti-Aging Eye Cream contains an interesting array of powerful soothing agents, among them glucosyl hesperidin and troxerutin. Glucosyl hesperidin has research demonstrating its power to restore and brighten skin (British Journal of Dermatology, 1999 and Biomolecules & Therapeutics, 2013).
Troxerutin, a type of flavonoid, has soothing and antioxidant benefits (Journal of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2010 and Journal of Dermatological Solution, 2002 and International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 2014). Troxerutin and glucosyl hesperidin are just two examples, as this contains a range of other impressive anti-agers—from multiple peptides to resveratrol and beta-glucan—making this an exceptional blend for a spectrum of concerns around the eye area.
Not everyone wants a separate product for their eye area. In fact, if you enjoy your facial moisturizer for that purpose, more power to you. It’s also true that beauty routines aren't always about what is necessary. If you just want something that goes beyond to provide your eye area with something extra, the RESIST Anti-Aging Cream ranks among our top recommendations for its impressive ingredient list and its moisturizing, fragrance-free formula.
- Fragrance free.
- Contains powerful soothing and replenishing agents.
- Impressive array of antioxidants and skin-restoring ingredients.
- Packaged in a tube to keep its ingredients from exposure to air, light and objects (fingers, spatulas, etc.).
- None (That’s right. None).