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Perricone MD’s Acly-Glutathione Eye Lid Serum ($115/ 0.5 oz.) is designed to tighten and firm the eye area, to brighten dark circles and redness, smooth creases, and to act as a makeup primer. This is sold at Nordstrom, Sephora, Perricone MD and other retailers. 

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I’ve been using Acyl-Glutathione for the past several weeks and really like it. It gives me an instant lift, both above the eye and a flattening/lifting effect on the undereye area. The first few times I used it, I could literally feel my eye area tightening.

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I found that Perricone MD’s Aycl-Glutathione Eye Lid Serum did give me a visible lift that I could actually feel. The effect seems to last all day, and it is cumulative. So, using the serum day-after-day gives me the best effect. Since researching this product, I’ve learned that many of Perricone MD products can be layered for a skin care cocktail. Taking this cue, I’ve used is the Perricone MD Acyl-Glutathione combed with Perricone MD Advanced Eye Therapy ($98). The combination seems to knock several years off in just a few minutes. It’s subtle, but definitely noticeable. It hasn’t completely eliminated every single fine line. In the short term, this combination certainly softens, flattens the under eye area, eliminates some lines, and lifts the entire eye area. Note that the combination is designed for long-term effect, so I’ll be interested to see whether the results get even better.

Here is the ingredient list (click to enlarge):

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I think that Perricone MD has delved into the science of anti-aging. I’m working my way through some of Dr. Perricone’s books, and his knowledge of youthfulness at the cellular level is impressive and credible. The way that he has modified the raw ingredients to ensure that they are of maximum effect when applied on the skin is one of the reasons that I think this is an effective anti-aging skincare line. For its part, Perricone MD Acyl-Glutathione Eye Lid Serum works well for both under the eye, as well as on the lid, to help keep the eye area looking fresh.

Perricone MD is sold at NordstromSephoraPerricone MD and other retailers.

Perricone MD sent Cafe Makeup Acyl-Glutathione without charge for consideration for review. I purchased the Perricone MD Advanced Eye Therapy at Sephora.com. This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup)

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  11 Responses to “Perricone MD Acyl-Glutathione Eye Lid Serum”

  1. I tried the A-G eye serum a while back and I really loved it. I saw more results than I had with any other eye product. I have never repurchased I guess because I had been hoping for something more dramatic. Given I haven’t been able to match the results since maybe it is worth the investment.

  2. I seem to be the only one…this dried out my lids completely, absolutely crepey looking. I keep trying but it’s the same effect every time.

  3. I tried out the Perricone MD Advanced Eye Therapy but unfortunately, I didn’t see much improvement. May be I need to give it more times.

  4. Wow! That is some pricey stuff! You said that it helped a lot though, so I mean I guess I could see it being worth the price. Do you think the price is really justified in comparison to some cheaper drug store brands? How long does one kit last?

  5. I used the ag formula for face for over a month but didn’t see any difference. I’ll have to check this out.

  6. I also used ADvanced Eye Area Therapy and found it made no difference other than an unpleasant stinging sensation. I’d be very interested to hear more views on what science basis there is for his claims. The ingredient list is very unremarkable for the price. For the record I think Dr P’s views on diet and anti ageing are very sound and mainstream amongst dermatologists and bio chemists but simply don’t understand what independent research informs his skin care range claims.

    • Hi Susan, I’ve looked at a few of his patents (and one of his books, which explains his view of the science much of which was learned from working with patients with drastic skin problems). My take is that his science claims are sound, but that he’s adding formulations that are more easily absorbed and processed by the body. As you may know, it’s always the tweaks that make a product effective. Just adding “Vitamin C” to a product doesn’t mean it’s absorbed and effective by the skin. For example, a “Vitamin C ester” is a modified molecule. Some might call it ‘artificial,’ but the reason that the ‘ester’ is part of the name is that the molecule has been modified to be effective. The research that Perricone uses are actually integrated into the skin, and I’ve found them to be good for me.

  7. Hi! Curious how this stacks up with the amazing La Mer Eye Concentrate or popular Chanel Sublimage for Eyes.

    • I used up an entire Sublimage Eye without any visible effect, sadly, either short term or long term. I haven’t tried Le Mer’s Concentrate.

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