The skin around our eyes tends to be more fragile and prone to dryness compared to the rest of our face, which means the area shows signs of aging more quickly. Think crow's feet, skin laxity, and even sun spots. That's why an eye cream is a non-negotiable part of your skincare routine to combat aging. Enter Murad Retinal ReSculpt Eye Treatment ($92, murad.com), the newest launch from Murad due to the success of their Retinal ReSculpt Overnight Treatment earlier this year, An eye cream that works while you sleep, the gentle yet effective formula practically acts like shapewear for the eye to lift, working wonders for signs on aging (you can even use it on the lids for a visibly lifted brow bone!). “Our next-gen eye cream is clinically proven to tackle major signs of eye area aging, while being gentle enough for nightly use. This retinal treatment reduces the appearance of deep-set lines and wrinkles, visibly lifts and firms droopy, sagging lids, and folds, while restoring elasticity (plus, it’s less irritating than tretinoin),” says Emily Philen, Senior Manager, R&D Scientific Affairs at Murad. This product is packed with tons of science-backed ingredients (like gentian root extract and oat-firming film) to improve the appearance of under-eye aging, but the star of the show is the encapsulated retinal. “Our retinal is encapsulated in an exclusive delivery system for enhanced stability and targeted delivery deep within skin’s surface, allowing for 2.5x more effectiveness (vs. free retinal)—while still being gentle on skin,” says Philen. This makes it suitable for oily, dry, combination, and even sensitive skin types—and you can use it every night.
Philen recommends applying this product at night around the under eye area and on the eyelid. (Note: Make sure to pat this product into the eye area not too close to the lash line.) In the morning, follow up with a moisturizer and SPF during the day to protect your skin. TL;DR: The retinal in this product is one of the most effective forms of vitamin A and targets a variety of eye anti-aging benefits. “After 1 week of use, your eye area will be visibly lifted, firmer, and tightened. Additionally, the look of deep-set lines/wrinkles will be reduced and elasticity and resilience are restored. After 4 weeks, the brown bone will be visibly lifted,” explains Philen. You can shop this treatment now for $92 on murad.com, 12/24 on ulta.com, 12/26 on sephora.com and in-stores starting 12/31.