By Sophia Hussain
Sad but true: the skin around the eyes is thinner than it is on the rest of your face, and gets thinner as we age. To stave off the signs of ageing, it’s essential to take care of this fragile area, as it’s usually here that wrinkles first turn up. But even if you’re still in your 20s, signs of fatigue will show up here too. Luckily, there are plenty of eye creams that are specifically designed to help minimize the appearance of fine lines, diminish non-hereditary dark circles, and relieve puffiness.
To target fine lines/wrinkles, look for products containing anti-aging ingredients rich in vitamin C, E, peptides, and omega fatty acids. For non-hereditary dark circles caused by tiredness or poor microcirculation, resulting in blood vessels under the eyes to take on a bluish hue, look for products containing stimulating ingredients such as caffeine to encourage circulation, and nourishing hydrators like omega fatty acids to plump the skin up. Puffy bags, on the other hand, are caused by the accumulation of fluid often whilst sleeping. Depuff with products containing vitamin C-rich ingredients and try this cool tip – store the eye cream in the fridge, as the cold helps to dilate blood vessels and the cooling sensation helps soothe and tighten the area too.
Because the skin here is so delicate, take great care when applying eye creams: simply dot a few millimeters below the lower lashline, starting from the inner eye towards the outer eye direction to prevent from getting into your eyes. Then gently pat the product in using your ring finger.
Make your eyes a bit brighter and lighter with the power of roses. This products is packed with wild rose oil which boasts four skin-essential omegas: 3 (restores elasticity), 6 (combats hydration), 7 (enhances skin tone) and 9 (plumps fine lines). This soothing eye cream helps adds a youthful radiance whilst the addition of yeast, ruscus, and horse chestnut extracts helps minimize the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles.
This sheer fluid applies like silk, since it actually contains Persian silk extract which helps combat the visible signs of skin fatigue. This formula uses 18 radiance-revitalizing botanicals to energize and protect the skin, by targeting all visible signs of fatigue around the eyes: dehydration, fine lines, and puffiness. The addition of saccharomyces cerevisiae, a yeast rich in oligosaccharides helps reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Add an infinitely youthful sheen to your eye area with an argan oil infusion. Although this version is not an eye crème per se, it does contains cold-pressed argan oil which is rich in vitamin E and a a brilliant beauty secret for maintaining youthful skin. This creamy oil delicately hydrates to plump dry or swollen eyes. Bonus: can also be applied to the eyelids as an eyeshadow base too. There’s no better endorsement for this than the inventor of the product herself, Josie Maran, who proves you can still look amazingly hot after 35.
Revive your eyes with collagen boosting gotu kola to reduce dark circles, antioxidant-rich green tea to avoid the free-radical damage that causes wrinkles and coffee to help prevent swelling. It also contains high performance camu camu, an unusual ingredient that’s known for its anti-ageing efficacy, and cooling and decongesting cornflower. To use, scoop a pearl size amount on the spatula provided, and gently smooth under each eye from inner to outer corner twice with your ring finger, then lightly pat in.
Highlight your eye contour with juice. Vitamin C derived from potent clementine cells helps lighten dark circles, and bilberry extract protects the skin from premature aging. This certified-organic formula is also designed to reduce puffiness with the addition of wheat wax, corn, and beet sugar derivatives.
Perk up the delicate skin under and around the eye by using its skin-enhancing formula, which includes concentrations of what you should be eating for good skin: probiotics, pomegranate, green tea and of course, Omega-oil rich caviar. This rich, easily absorbed, profoundly hydrating cream contains an extra dose of caffeine to reduce puffiness.
This Greek formula is designed to give specialized treatment and take care of the fragile, fine area around the eyes. It combats the wrinkles, the bags and the dark circles that appear there. Caffeine from Coffea arabica seed extract quickly targets the mechanism responsible for the formation of bags and the dark circles. Sodium Hyaluronate targets crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, frown lines between the eyebrows and the nasolabial fold. This product’s claim to fame is its ability to smooth out expression lines.