Are you dealing with fine lines? Dark circles? Puffiness? Sagging? All of the above? Our eyes are the first tell-tale sign of our age, which means extra attention (and protection) for them is in order. With the eye area being so delicate due to thin skin and a lack of muscle support, finding the right eye care to target your concern(s) is essential. So whether you’re looking for wrinkle reduction, colour correction, lifting or plumping, here’s a breakdown of our 10 favourite eye-opening formulas to keep our age a secret.
Protect & Defend
Don’t underestimate the big wonders this tiny pot holds. The ingredients in this blend speak for themselves: Silk extract acts as a protective veil to seal in moisture, Japanese white peony extract strengthens the skin’s barrier to retain even more hydration, and Hadasei-3 complex is a superfood that helps blur fine lines around the eyes. Just as the name promises, it glides on as smooth as liquid silk, and it can also be used as an eye makeup primer.
Fake A Good Sleep
If this product is anything like the multi-award-winning classic ANR, then it deserves a permanent spot on your shelf. And that’s exactly what it is — only it’s been designed for the delicate eye area. Using the 360-degree Matrix Technology, it promises to plump and support skin, opening your eyes and giving you that wide-awake look.
SOS: Damage Control
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Consider this the crisis control of eye care: The Powercell Urgency Eye Patch is your quick fix when only your A-game will suffice. The restorative powers of the oceanic crista vegetal stem cells immediately depuffs and promotes circulation so you can look your best even when you’re not exactly quite there yet.
Lift Us Up
This eye-lifting serum is a good reminder that our problem areas are sadly beyond the sides and under our eyes. Derived from the essences of bees, its intent is to pick up the eyelids and reduce any drooping. You’ll find the results are most obvious after applying a sweep of eyeshadow — without the wrinkles.
While the case of fat fingers might result in embarrassing autocorrects on your mobile, Sunday Riley’s Auto Correct is much more desirable. Long gone are those mornings with swollen puffiness, thanks to its caffeine component that’s known to soothe, calm and ultimately depuff that extra baggage you don’t want to be carrying around under your eyes.
Hide what you don’t want people to see. This tinted moisturiser comes in six shades to give you a touch of coverage and some sun protection to boot. The velvety smooth formula is blendable and buildable to help mask dark circles and discolouration, and you’ll never need to worry about caking.
Your best defence is a good offence. Before obvious visible signs of ageing develop, you can nip them in the bud with AOX+ Eye Gel. The serum-in-gel texture not only feels like heaven on the skin, but the botanical rich formula also force-feeds the skin with a big gulp of hydration so any of those unwanted concerns have no chance of developing.
Masking It All
The beauty trend using crystals and semi-precious stones is going strong and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. That’s why celebrity facialist Angela Caglia has brought the popular spa-treatment into our homes with the rose quartz eye mask. Dubbed the self-love mask, the crystals are intricately woven together to deliver calming energy, improve blood circulation and encourage cell metabolism. And though it’s designed for the eye area, it can be used on the face, jaw and neck, too.
All Bases Covered
Lancôme’s answer to eye issues is a potent formula paired with engineering. The flexible, 360-degree, cooling-effect applicator gives you access to all areas of the eye so you can massage the serum into your skin thoroughly. Use it day and night to reduce fine lines, dark circles and eye bags.
If you’re guilty of excessive screen time, this one’s for you. The heart of the formula comes from its technology, with a blend of botanicals like Reishi mushroom for regenerative purposes and marjoram extract to boost skin cell regeneration. We’re not encouraging you to clock in more time on your devices, but if you do, this is what will correct the side effects.