Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex is loaded with beneficial ingredients and is almost identical to both Olay's Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum (*Est. $22 for 0.5 oz.) and Regenerist Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free (*Est. $20 for 1.7 oz.) . While the Pro-X formula contains more niacinamide and caffeine for a tightening effect, it isn't reviewed as often.
All-star lineup of ingredients. Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex tops the list of eye creams tested by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Editors call the formula very hydrating and "one of the top performers on under-eye crinkles, though the results were modest." Testers say they noticed reduced crow's feet, puffiness and under-eye bags.
Skin care expert Paula Begoun calls Eye Restoration Complex "outstanding in many respects" due to its high antioxidant content, as well as other good-for-skin ingredients like niacinamide and amino-peptides. However, she says the caffeine it contains "won't brighten or wake up your eyes." Several users at MakeupAlley.com say the eye cream reduces the appearance of fine lines, but most facial moisturizers will do the same by plumping the skin with moisture.
Gentle, fragrance-free formula. According to reviewers, Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex has a lightweight texture that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. One tester at Good Housekeeping says, "It felt nice going on, moisturized my skin and was very gentle." The formula is fragrance-free.
Review Credibility: Excellent Begoun gives Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex her highest rating because it contains several "cell-communicating ingredients" as well as a good amount of antioxidants. She says the formula is very similar to Olay's Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum.
Review: Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex, Paula Begoun, Jan. 29, 2013
2. Good Housekeeping
Review Credibility: Very Good Volunteers at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute test 90 skin care products with an anti-aging claim, including eye creams. Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex is named the Best Eye Cream. Reviewers call it a "standout hydrator" and one of the best creams for treating lines and texture under the eyes, although results were minimal.
Review: The Winners of Good Housekeeping's First Annual Anti-Aging Awards, Leesa Suzman, October 2010
Review Credibility: Good About 50 users give Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex 3.8 out of 5 stars at MakeupAlley.com. Several say it produces visible results and layers well under makeup. Some see no changes in their skin at all.
Review: Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Fair About.com's beauty guide lists 13 top-performing eye creams for fine lines, dark circles and puffiness, including Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex. She likes that it's "relatively inexpensive," and contains excellent ingredients such as glycerin and peptides.
Review: Best Eye Creams, Julyne Derrick, Not dated