In an age of non stop social media activity, partying and after hour work schedules, sleep and sometimes a healthy lifestyle seems to be at the bottom of the list. As a result, this can lead to a plethora of negative effects for not only our skin but in particular the eye area, causing dark circles, fine lines, premature wrinkles, puffiness and more.
One major mistake most people make is missing out on the eye area due to their reliance on moisturisers, however a targeted eye product is essential. The main reason being that the skin under the eyes is a lot thinner and delicate than the rest of the face and therefore needs a suitable product. Applying your eye cream is just as important as the ingredients in it. A moisturiser must be applied before the eye cream and using the middle finer, only a pea sized amount should be dabbed under and around each eye.
"Eye creams are good for brightening the area under the eyes and helping with slightly saggy skin. I do think we need to give good eye creams credit, they can definitely solve some problems, if not at least fend off [more invasive] solutions for several years.” Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York.
Eye creams are a product you know you should include in your skin regimen but unsure of where to start. We’ve listed our top 3 most effective and antioxidant supercharged eye serums and creams that tackles most eye area concerns:
The Ultra+ Collagen Eye Rescue Therapy aims to stimulate collagen synthesis and skin repair whilst rejuvenating tired, dull and droopy eyes. Ingredients include Collagen , Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid. Collagen works as an important building block for elasticity, and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst Retinol aims to visibly increase firmness while contributing to improve significantly uneven skin tone for a matified complexion.
The Hyaluronic Complex Infusion Eye Firming Serum is specifically designed to smoothen and hydrate for a firmer, illuminated and lifted eye area. Skin feels radiant and firmer day by day. Hyaluronic acid aims to penetrate deep into the skin to hydrate and instantly helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst Mica, rich in shimmering properties, contributes to reflect light from the skin for a smoother, softer and more radiant complexion.
The Total-Lifting & Replenishing Eye Serum The Total-Lifting & Replenishing Eye Serum has been formulated with Cosmetic Drone™, the most advanced delivery system for active ingredients. Harbouring signature ingredients, this Eye Serum infuse an anti-ageing Cosmetics Drone™ with Hyaluronic acid and Mica. Clinical studies have shown reduction of signs of ageing including crow's feet, wrinkles and fine lines around the eye area up to 67%* *30 women during 28 days.
There are key things you should look out for when shopping around for the right eye cream. You want to make sure it is lightweight, absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn’t feel greasy or heavy under makeup. It should be infused with a mix of active ingredients to target signs of ageing, puffiness, dark circles and brightening. Ultimately, the main goal of an eye cream, aside from brightening the eye area and reducing fine lines is “to deliver the same ingredients you would use on the other parts of the face but at doses that are gentle enough to not trigger irritation in a delicate area of the body.” Dr. Nazarian.