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Peace Out Skincare's Retinol Eye Stick Launch

Entered in Beauty


Founder Enrico Frezza was never a fan of traditional eye creams because they were too messy and would often run into his eyes, and he limited using prescription retinoids to minimize the appearance of wrinkles under his eyes to 2-3 times per week to prevent any harsh side effects. Being the active ingredient enthusiast that he is, Frezza took matters into his own hands to encapsulate retinol with partner ingredients like squalane and peptides into an eye serum-balm hybrid dispensed in one powerhouse stick, and so was born his latest innovation and eighth industry-first product: the Retinol Eye Stick.

Our team developed a comprehensive campaign across digital and social channels that would:


To amplify the Retinol Eye Stick launch on December 21 alongside our retail partner, Sephora, our team developed a multi-faceted digital and social campaign focused on three major messaging points highlighting the product’s hero benefits: ‘Refine Your Lines,’ ‘Treat + Hydrate in 1 Step,’ and ‘Encapsulating Is Key.’ 


Enrico Frezza’s vision and product innovation turned out to be another big win as the Retinol Eye Stick is Peace Out Skincare’s most successful product launch to date, outperforming by 1.2x the December 2019 launch of Peace Out Wrinkles – our retinol-infused microneedling patch. It was also the our top performing campaign of 2020.

The campaign’s success also translated into sales at Sephora and on Peace Out’s e-commerce site. Within 10 days it was the #1 eye treatment and the #1 retinol product at Sephora, and consistently ranked as the #1 best-selling skincare product on The Retinol Eye Stick has driven 30% of Peace Out Skincare’s total business since launch and 25% of our e-commerce business in 2021. The Retinol Eye Stick has sold out six times since launch at Sephora and on


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