I'm a recent follower of Perricone MD products. I've known about the line forever, but frankly, between the mixed reviews I've read and the cost, I just haven't been moved to try anything from the line. But I've also been in the market for a good eye cream for-ev-er, and have yet to find my perfect solution. I suffer from the very first signs of aging in addition to puffiness and dark circles. Those three problems work together to create a less-than-fabulous look in the morning. So pretty much out of desperation, I decided to take the plunge and try Advanced Eye Area Therapy, which claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.
Advanced Eye Area Therapy is a tan lotion-like, serum-type product. It's extremely lightweight and does not feel terribly firming on application. It sinks in quickly and works well under makeup and concealer. However, it isn't very moisturizing. Within a few hours, I found that my eye area appeared dry again, with crepiness underneath. I also noted a very slight reduction in puffiness, but nothing spectacular.
This eye serum contains plenty of beneficial ingredients, including Alpha Lipoic Acid, DMAE, Caffeine and Niacinamide, all of which should help the eye area. However, the lack of moisturizing has made it difficult for me to use. Although the directions state that one should use it morning and evening alone, I find I need another cream on top of it to give me enough hydration to make it through the day. This has been a good solution for me and I've started to see visible improvements by adding Perricone's Firming Eye Cream on top. However, I don't know how much I like having to apply both products. I plan to use it for a bit longer, then switch to just the Firming Eye Cream alone to see if I notice any difference in the overall appearance of my eyes.
Bottom Line: While I haven't seen much improvement in the first couple of weeks, I still hold out hope that the beneficial ingredients in Advanced Eye Area Therapy will do their thing and help me some. I'm currently treating it more as a serum than a stand-alone cream, which is a pretty expensive way to do it. If it works, it will be worth it, but that remains to be seen. I'll update with further results in a month or so.