Why I’m loving the Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair from MUAC

As many of you know from reading Beauty Info Zone for the last 9 years I am a bit of an eye cream junkie. When we started the blog I wasn’t that obsessed with eye cream but with age comes wisdom. I don’t necessarily want my eyes to show that wisdom so taking care of them has become ever important.

Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair

I have an arsenal of eye creams and I usually will pick one to use for 30 days and switch to another. There are a few staples in my life and Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair is one of them. This is sold only at Makeup Artists Choice, aka MUAC, and when an online friend recommended it I instantly ordered. One of the nice things about this balm is that you can buy a sample 3 gr size for only $7. Since shipping costs the same for the full size of 1 oz that’s what I went for ($39.50)

Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair

Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair is not a cream, is not a serum, is not a gel. It’s a thick balm through and through. I’ve been using this on and off for the past three months at night and have finished about 1/3 of the jar. I’ve stopped and tested others too so I’d say it’s closer to two months worth of this gem. (I didn’t remember to take a picture of this when new so what you see is my current used jar).

Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair

This is loaded with multi-actives and I’m impressed with so many of these: ReguAge, Squalane, Matrixyl, Co Enzyme Q10, Soy Proteins, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), DMAE, Oxygenating Saccharomyces Lysate, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Green Tea Extract. A long time ago Lisa had discovered a similar product called The Millionairess (or maybe it was just Millionairess) and it was one of my first loves. They went out of business without a word and I missed the heck out of that eye balm. I’ve been searching ever since and have found some balms I like but this one is the closest and best.

Let’s get down to the reason why I like this so much. It’s not just that it moisturizes under my eyes. It’s not just that it helps with those fine lines and crows feet. It’s that my under eye area is softened by Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair. Softening it takes away the “wisdom” lines that I see on so many in my age group. I’d love to be able to afford plastic surgery but I actually think that would make me look a little older for a while. This is just natural and helps soften and hydrate the area under my eyes.

Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair

I need the tiniest amount as you can see above. That’s enough for both of my eyes. I warm it between two fingers so it’s more cream-like and then massage it gently on. I prefer to use this at night rather than during the day. I want all those great ingredients to have time to sink in and stay effective.

I still use other eye creams especially during the day but most nights my eyes crave a rich, healing, oxygenating, and hydating product.

Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair

There are often coupon codes for MUAC that you should search for. Right after I ordered this a friend found one that I should have used. I’m not sorry I didn’t wait though since I know that I’ll be purchasing this again.  —  Marcia

 

Ingredient Benefits:

ReguAge 
(rice bran and soy proteins, oxido reductases)
Important new skin treatment active that reduces dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. It improves micro-circulation, strengthens native collagen and elastin matrix, and reduces the presence of free radicals to delay the visible signs of premature cell aging.

Matrixyl – Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 4 – Reduces surface wrinkles, improves skin firmness.  Clinicals show 68% reduction of deep surface wrinkles in 60 days

Hyaluronic acid  helps to reduce spider veins, deeply hydrates, and plumps fine lines in any climate. Hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times in weight in water and is used in most hospital burn units

DMAE – skin firming

Squalane – a lipid with antioxidant qualities

Co Enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) – powerful anti-oxidant to fight free radicals

Saccharomyces Lysate extract  Stimulates oxygen consumption and combats irritation; helps in tissue regeneration.

Vitamins E 

Retinyl Palmitate – Vitamin A with light deflecting properties

Green Tea Extract – antioxidant, calming skin active

The Jojoba Company Firming Eye Balm

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

Two things drew me to The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm when it was offered for review. I was immediately drawn to it because of The Jojoba Company which is a skincare brand I admire and have reviewed several items from. I have a collection of products which often get used no matter what else I’m testing. Next take the fact that it’s a FIRMING EYE BALM and I’m all over it.

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

I am a dedicated eye cream user, day and night. I think being so enamored with eye creams and balms has helped my eyes belie my age. The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm is one that definitely helps this way because it’s known for rehydrating dry skin. Once upon a time my skin was oily as could be but age has changed that.

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

I have pros and cons about this eye cream but the pros way outweigh the cons.

  • The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm contains many efficient ingredients to soothe the delicate skin around my eyes: cucumber, guava, aloe vera, jojoba, and pomegranate.
  • It feels wonderful on my eyes and a little goes a long way. I’ve used it both on my lids and undereyes with emphasis on those pesky crows feet. I notice less puffiness especially in the morning when I awake. My eye area feels very soft. And I’m using way less concealer.
  • I love the packaging. It’s so sanitary and I get the right amount for both eyes with one gentle pump.

The Jojoba Company grows their own jojoba so we know there’s a purity in the products that can be relied upon. According to The Jojoba Company “That means that skin lets jojoba deliver its goodness all the way down to the cellular and matrix levels. It is naturally antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic.  Jojoba also contains the healing vitamins A, D and E and Omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. Jojoba does not oxidize and is very stable.”jojoba co eye balm ingredients

My con? You know I’m not a fan of fragrance and it takes me about 15 minutes before I don’t notice it. But you know what? I can tolerate it for that short amount of time since I love the effects of this eye balm. I doubt most of you would notice it but I’m extra sensitive. The fragrance does make me aware that it’s working its magic on me.

Key Ingredients:

  • Pure Australian Jojoba – antioxidant, rich in Vitamins A, D & E, hydrating
  • Cucumber – soothing
  • Green Tea – antioxidant, visibly reduces puffiness
  • Guava – age defying
  • Vitamins E & B – antioxidants
  • Horsetail Extract – stimulates collagen production
  • Pomegranate – promotes skin elasticity

It’s time you got on the wagon and tried out The Jojoba Company’s products. I’m testing a new serum from them that has convinced me even more that it’s a brand you want to have in your life.  —  Marcia

sent for consideration

Top 10 Tuesday picks favorite eye creams

Give me eye cream now! Give me eye balm immediately! Give me eye serums ASAP. If it’s for the delicate eye area I want it. I’ve reviewed a lot of eye creams so picking just 10 (or 9 as you’ll see) was extremely difficult. Some came to mind instantly because I’m either using them or I’ve bought them again. Others are ones I really enjoyed but picking between them was a difficult choice. My Top Ten are ones I would recommend without a doubt so let’s see what they are:

1. ALGENIST EYE RENEWAL BALM –  I’m on my second jar of the Algenist plus I’ve used up some sample sizes. This is the first eye cream I thought of when we picked this topic. I chose this for my desert island Beauty Spotlight Team and I’d chose it again.

Algenist Eye Renewal Balm

Algenist Eye Renewal Balm

2. KATE SOMERVILLE KateCeuticals MULTI-ACTIVE EYE CREAM – Kate Somerville makes more than one eye cream. I’m sure they are all wonderful but this one is the most wonderful. My eyes drank this up and begged for more. If you are looking for true anti-aging properties, splurge on this.

Kate Somerville Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream

Kate Somerville Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream

3. SOMME INSTITUTE EYE – I’ve repurchased every product from Somme Institute. At first I didn’t repurchase EYE but as soon as I was done with it, I missed it. Even though it doesn’t contain SPF it’s one of my favorite daytime eye creams. It’s lightweight and concealer doesn’t crease when I mix it with Somme Eye. Watch for this on Hautelook.

Somme Institute Eye

Somme Institute Eye

4. SENNA LIFT AND LIGHTEN EYE CREAM – It’s been four years since I reviewed this Senna Eye Cream but I haven’t forgotten it. I bought a second jar at IMATS because I love how it lightens my dark circles and hydrates under my eyes. Plus it’s still only $28 even after all this time.

Senna Lift & Lighten Eye Cream

Senna Lift & Lighten Eye Cream

5. YBF CORRECT – Simple name, not so simple protect. Your Best Face (YBF) tells you succinctly what their products will do and then they prove it by doing research and using the best ingredients to make sure their products work. Correct works!

YBF Correct

YBF Correct

6. YES TO BLUEBERRIES EYE FIRMING TREATMENT – This is my latest eye cream. I’ve been using it daily for about 6 weeks and I can’t bring myself to move on. It totally surprised me since I’m not a mass market skincare person in general but this has kept my eyes looking less lined, my dark circles at bay and has rid me of morning puffiness. For $15-20 (depending on where you buy it) this is a must to try.

Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment

Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment

7. LIFT LAB LIFT & FIRM EYE CREAM – The gel like texture of Lift Lab’s Eye Cream is very soothing. It’s lightweight and you don’t even realize you have it on during the daytime. What you will realize is how soft the skin around your eyes feels and how your puffiness isn’t really noticeable.

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

8. EXUVIANCE AGE REVERSE EYE CONTOUR – The name tells you one of the reasons I like this. I won this in a giveaway almost 4 years ago and wish I had it again. My memory is short when it comes to “why did I come into this room” but not on eye creams. It helps firm the collagen around eyes. I need this again.

Exuviance Age Reverse Eye Contour

Exuviance Age Reverse Eye Contour

9. DERMAdoctor WRINKLE REVENGE RESCUE & PROTECT EYE BALM – This does it all. It moisturizes, firms, reduces puffiness, helps eliminate dark circles, helps with fine lines and bakes cookies. Ok, I’m kidding about the cookies but it would if it could. It’s thicker than most of the others I’ve mentioned but sometimes you need that.

DERMAdoctor rescue & protect eye balm

DERMAdoctor rescue & protect eye balm

10. EYES by TO GO SPA EYE MASKS – I’m cheating. I can’t help it. When you need a way to make your eyes look less lined and more relaxed you want something like an eye mask. I’ve tried and loved quite a few but I always go back to EYES by ToGoSpa. They now have 3 varieties and it’s hard to pick which you want but you won’t go wrong with any of them. These are collagen eye masks that you want any time you want to look your best.

EYES by ToGoSpa in Green Tea and Pomegranate

EYES by ToGoSpa in Green Tea and Pomegranate

Now it’s your turn. What are your favorite eye creams (balms, serums, masks, etc.)? I’m sure you have some to recommend and I know my fellow Top 10 bloggers will tempt us with more. — Marcia


*some products were sent for editorial consideration, disclosures in original review, many of these were purchased.