I’ve always used eye cream, ever since I was about twenty years old. And now, in my fifties, I can honestly say that I have only got visible wrinkles when I smile or laugh.
But enough of this smugness, you’ll be wanting to know which product I’ve been using all these years. Well, in the last five years it has changed. But I do think that if there is one cream that women should use, it is eye cream. This is because the skin under the eyes is thinner, and therefore more delicate and susceptible to aging than anywhere else on the face. It is also used much more by facial expressions, constant smiling and laughing will add lines and wrinkles over time.
The trick with eye creams it to start using them as early as possible and to make them part of your normal beauty routine.
Here are the ones that I personally recommend:Boots No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Eye Cream – £17.00
This is the product I have been using ever since it came on the market. It is a creamy, skin-coloured lotion that sinks into the skin easily and absorbs quickly. When I apply it my lines instantly look better and they do not seem to get any worse. I have been using it for around six years now and will continue to do so.
From: boots.comREN Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift – £30
Great for a quick fix if you have had a heavy night and you don’t want your boss to know. It instantly tightens the skin when applied and has a temporary lightening effect, reducing bags.
From: marksandspencer.comClarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate – £54.00
Yes it is expensive but the customer reviews are amazing. This is a great eye cream if you already have wrinkles and dark circles and have tried everything else. It targets all the signs of ageing around the eye area including puffiness and fine lines. Worth the money.
From: clarins.co.ukEstee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye – £40
A brilliant cream for night time use. The rich, luxurious gel gives amazing moisture to the dry area around the eyes. Smoothing crepey lines and drastically improving the skin’s texture. Don’t use too much, a tiny tab is enough for the whole eye.
*John Lewis is offering a free 3ml sample while stocks last.
From: johnlewis.comOlay Renegerist Advanced Age -Defying Roller – £19.99
Another great instant fix for puffy eyes and lightening dark circles. Has a unique rollerball applicator that helps to moisturize and soothe tired skin. Has a refreshing effect and anti-ageing ingredients.
From: olay.co.ukVichy Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm – £12.75
Consumer feedback for this serum is highly rated. Despite the thermal tag, it is a cooling gel that instantly moisturises and hydrates. It helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and provides a great base for make-up. Good for sensitive skin too.
Tired eyes will certainly benefit from this fresh, cooling gel from Ole Henriksen. Based on his freshly grated cucumber treatment, this eye gel also contains red algae which all work to soothe the skin around the eyes. Also has plumping ingredients which reduce fine lines.