We're back with another comparison report between two great eye creams! This time, we're taking a side-by-side look at two firming treatments: Neocutis' Lumiere Firm Illuminating & Tightening Eye Cream and Restorsea PRO Firming Eye Treatment.
These two products are consistently in our top-selling eye creams, so they are both worth considering if you are looking for a new firming eye treatment.
Chances are you're already familiar with Lumiere, Neocutis' legendary eye cream that has been on everyone's favorite lists for many years.
Lumiere Firm is an improvement on the original Lumiere formula, intended to provide increased firming benefits. (It also comes in a thicker formulation, Lumiere Firm Riche, if you have drier skin that needs extra hydration.)
Lumiere Firm is one of the most comprehensive eye creams on the market today. Packed with growth factors, peptides, sodium hyaluronate, caffeine, and vitamin c, plus brightening, moisturizing, and conditioning agents, this formula actually has it all. It has been clinically tested and shown to reduce wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles, while firming & refreshing skin in as little as 14 days.
For best results, apply to the skin around your eyes and along the orbital bone, by lightly dabbing product in. You can use it in both your morning and evening routine, applying after cleansing & serums, and before moisturizer & SPF.
Similarly, Restorsea PRO Firming Eye Serum is an eye treatment designed to address multiple signs of aging around the eye, including wrinkles & fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles, while firming theN skin.
What makes Restorsea's product line unique is their patented Vibransea Complex, which uses enzymes from Salmon roe as a gentle natural alternative to chemical exfoliants like glycolic acid and retinol. Its inclusion in their PRO Firming Eye Serum encourages healthier, younger looking skin around the eye as it breaks down dead skin cells without irritating healthy cells.
This lightweight, fast-absorbing formula also includes antioxidants, caffeine to stimulate blood circulation & reduce puffiness, and natural botanicals like oat extract and honeysuckle.
To use, place one drop to the back of your hand, then gently apply to the skin around the eye with your ring finger. Work from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner, moving up and over your eyelid to the brow, then under the eye.
So, how to choose?
I would say the primary difference between these two is the type of formulation. Lumiere Firm is more of a cream, while the Restorsea is a serum, so the simplest way to choose between the two might be whether or not you need extra moisturization around your eyes.
For some people, the lightweight, quick absorbing Restorsea PRO Firming Eye Serum would be the better fit, if moisturizing eye creams sometimes leave you feeling heavy and/or oily. On the other hand, other people will definitely appreciate the moisturization Lumiere Firm provides (and others will want the even more with the Firm Riche variant).
Another way to make the choice could be in the other ingredients of their formulations: If you want growth factors, choose the NEOCUTIS. If you like the idea of Vibransea as a gentler retinoid alternative to encourage cell turnover around your eyes, go with the Restorsea.
Really, these are both great products with a lot to love, so it's just a case of which formula better fits your needs.