A lifting eye serum is defined as an eye serum that provides a lifting effect to area in which it is applied.  A lifting eye serum can effectively make the eyes appear plumper and fuller.  It works to tighten the skin and firm up the under-eye area in a way similar to Botox.  It recovers the skin’s elasticity and clarity and assists in revitalizing, firming, and boosting cell renewal.

Common ingredients in lifting eye serums include:

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Retinol
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids
  • Copper
  • Vitamin C

The Vitamin C, Caffeine and alcohol temporarily dehydrate skin, making it appear taut.

Vitamin C is very important when it comes to increasing collagen growth as well as hydrating the skin.

Caffeine works on the skin much like it works in the body, providing a temporary shot of energy to the skin, creating a restored, youthful look, “I just slept 8 hours” look!  The alcohol of course, is the main drying agent that helps the skin to appear taut.

The Retinol, alpha-hydroxy acids, copper, and Vitamin C actually work together, creating a unique, powerful blend that joins forces, under the skin, to stimulate collagen growth.  Specifically, the retinol (also used in wrinkle creams as previously discussed) is used to combat wrinkles and fine lines.

Alpha-hydroxy acids, which have been used for centuries, and are most widely known for their use in chemical peels, are a key ingredient for skin rejuvenation.  The concentration of the alpha hydroxy acids in a product or treatment determines who can administer it. Alpha hydroxy acid products sold to consumers must have a concentration of less than 10%.  The effect that alpha hydroxyl acids has on the skin, depending on its concentration, is similar to that of microdermabrasion.

Copper is a mineral that is important for increasing collagen production. It is often referred to as the most effective skin regeneration product, even though it’s only been on the market since 1997.  Studies have shown that copper peptide promotes collagen and elastin production, and also acts as an antioxidant.  When the level of copper in the body increases, so does the level of collagen production.

A good example of a lifting eye serum is the Delfogo Reconstructive Eye Serum.  The Reconstructive Eye Serum is scientifically designed using pharmaceutical grade ingredients such as Argireline®, Haloxyl®, EyelissTM, pure Hyaluronic Acid, and biomolecular synthesized GABA.  Additionally, it contains a highly concentrated blend of two powerful anti-oxidants Resveratrol and Acai Berry.  This product has been reviewed by many different sites and is a part of the popular anti aging system offered by the company.

In an interesting twist, people have been using lifting serums on the neck area.  If you think about it, it makes perfect sense.  The skin on the neck sags as we age, and a quick tightening effect can always help.  Many companies have introduced special neck creams to treat this area of the skin, which some people jokingly call “turkey neck.”  However you look at it, the neck area is an area that shows signs of aging.  You can’t ignore that area, especially if you pamper your face with anti aging eye creams and wrinkle creams.  It looks awkward when people have smooth, wrinkle-free facial skin and a weathered, wrinkled neck.  You can often tell a person’s true age by looking at their neck!