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Olay Regenerist DNA Superstructure UV Cream, $24.99, 1.7 ounces
It went on smoothly and wasn't greasy. But proceed with caution if you're sensitive: One tester reported itchy eyes and couldn't continue using the product.
Lumene Premium Beauty Rejuvenating Cream Cleanser for Mature Skin, $15.99, 5 ounces
This feels more like a cream than a cleanser and could be good for someone with very dry skin. For those with less dry skin, it didn't feel as if it was doing much cleaning. And it didn't remove eye makeup.
RoC Age Diminishing Day Cream, $14.99, 3 ounces
The rich texture seems meant for mature skin; a younger tester liked it on her neck and hands. But it was too heavy for combination skin. Kudos: This one does have sunscreen.
L'Oreal Age Perfect Rich RestorativeCream Cleanser for Mature Skin, $6.99, 5 ounces
Very creamy, but skin didn't feel clean after rinsing, and it didn't remove eye makeup. One tester also reported an allergic reaction when she used it around her eyes.
Aveeno Positively Ageless Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, $16.49, 4 ounces
A very good cream; it left skin feeling completely moisturized because the lotion absorbed so well. The SPF of 30 was a big plus.
Burt's Bees Naturally Ageless With Pomegranate and White Birch Bark Skin Firming Night Creme, $24.99, 2 ounces
Felt nice and silky, and the all-natural ingredients are a plus. The scent was somewhat off-putting, though.
RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Filler, $21.99, 1 ounce
Score! Applied before moisturizer, it made the area around the eyes look softer and more radiant.
RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream, $21.99, 0.5 ounce
No score. It seemed runny, and we didn't notice any difference in the puffiness or dark circles it's supposed to reduce.
Olay Regenerist Filling and Sealing Wrinkle Treatment, $21.99, 1 ounce
It went on satiny smooth and felt good on the skin. But there was no noticeable difference in the look of the fine lines at the corners of the eyes.
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum, $22.99, 1 ounce
This has a cult following in Britain. We found that the light, easily absorbed formula made skin softer and smoother. But we didn't see any difference in skin tone or fine wrinkles.
L'Oreal Collagen Moisture Filler Daytime, $16.99, 2 ounces
Light but moisturizing, this worked well under makeup. The mild fragrance was appealing.
L'Oreal Collagen Remodeler Night Lotion, $19, 1.7 ounces
We found this to be effective for mature skin: After it was used for seven days, wrinkles on the forehead looked notably better.
Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night, $14.99, 1.4 ounces
Skin looked softer and tones were more even after we used this product, but the one-week trial wasn't long enough to work on wrinkles.
Lumene Time Freeze FirmingNight Cream, $21.99, 1.7 ounces
If you're a sucker for a rich night cream, this one doesn't disappoint. It hydrates, and after we used it for a week, skin glowed.
Olay Definity Night Restorative SleepCream, $29.99, 1.7 ounces
Another winning product, this one imparted smooth, soft skin and made the skin tones look even.
Olay Age Defying Revitalizing Eye Gel, $9.99, 0.5 ounce
It helped relieve puffiness, and it was non-irritating, even on very sensitive eyes.
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller Gel, $12.99, 0.5 ounce
The little metal roller looked promising for delivering a cool, refreshing eye-calming serum. But the gel is thin and didn't seem to make a difference on stubborn eye bags. Still, it could be an option for people who don't like the feel of heavy eye cream.