Puffiness, dark circles, fine lines...we have the solution.
Most of us have struggled at some point with puffiness, fine lines, or dark circles around the eyes. That's because while your eyes are a window to your soul, the soft skin around them is more like a mirror of skin health. Skin around the eyes is delicate and quick to show fatigue, ageing and stress. But all of those things are a part of daily life, so how can we prevent our eyes from telling our busy schedules?
The answer: change up your skincare routine! Typical facial skincare products are not effective in combating common eye-area concerns as the skin is different from other areas of your face. Your best weapon against sagging skin, crows feet, puffiness and dark circles is the use of quality eye treatments that repair, hydrate and protect sensitive eye skin.
Not sure where to start? We'll share some of our holy grail products to keep those circles, bags and lines at bay! Check out our list below to discover the best way to nix your eye concerns.
Loss of Firmness: AHAVA Extreme Firming Eye Cream
Ageing, stress, sun exposure, and many other factors lead to loss of elasticity in skin around the eyes over time. AHAVA Extreme Firming Eye Cream stops sagging in its tracks with moisturizing and rejuvenating ingredients formulated to protect the eye skin against loss of firmness. Ideal for both prevention and correction of loose, wrinkling, and dull skin, it's a must-have to keep the soft skin around the eyes youthful and tight.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This cream is both anti-inflammatory AND protects against environmental damage that can break skin down. Protection is key for taut skin!
Crows Feet and Fine Lines: Cosmedix Opti Crystal Eye Serum
Fine lines and crows feet are one of the first signs of aging to creep up. But just because they've arrived doesn't mean they have to stay. That's the beauty of the Cosmedix Opti Crystal Eye Serum, a soothing yet potent serum working overtime in wrinkle repair. Eye skin is noticeably smoother and tighter with regular use, earning this serum a top spot on our favourites list.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Not only does it show results over time, but this serum instantly brightens the under-eye area to give a youthful, well-rested glow. We couldn't ask for anything better after a long night of restless (or non-existent) sleep.
Dark Circles: Medik8 Dark Circles Tinted Primer
When you're not getting enough sleep, your eyes can become a bit of a tattle tale with the appearance of dark circles. Nobody likes a tattle tale, especially the team behind the Medik8 Dark Circles Tinted Primer. This multi-action pigmented primer lightens, lifts and brightens the under eye area to reduce or eliminate even the most stubborn of dark circles.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Unlike some dark circle creams, Medik8 takes care of dark circles with minimal pigment, leaving a buildable base that is great both on its own and beneath foundation.
Puffiness: PAYOT Hydra 24+ Regard
Under-eye puffiness is a common complaint as they have many triggers, including lack of sleep and allergies. No matter the cause, PAYOT Hydra 24+ Regard's roll-on gel is ready to send your puffiness packing. It works by improving blood circulation and hydrating the skin to relieve inflammation, resulting in calm, revitalized skin under the eyes.
WHY WE LOVE IT: PAYOT's eye gel comes with a metal roller ball, which is cooling and very effective at soothing the under eye area. We also noticed our skin held the moisture this gel provided all day, keeping puffiness away.
Sensitivity: Dermalogica UltraSmoothing Eye Serum
Sensitive eye skin is no joke, and can be problematic when introduced to new products. Made especially for sensitive eye skin, Dermalogica's UltraSmoothing Eye Serum takes advantage of natural, non-irritating ingredients to smooth and energize with their UltraCalming™ Complex. Just when we didn't think it was possible to make a powerhouse eye serum without tough-acting ingredients that can be irritating to sensitive skin, Dermalogica came and showed us the light!
WHY WE LOVE IT: This serum is both effective and gentle, making it a great staple for most skin types. It's not only smoothing, but also packs a punch in prevention of fine lines and wrinkles. Double win!
Quick Fix: Wrinkles Schminkles Eye Smoothing Kit
Sometimes we just don't have time to wait for a miracle. And for those times, there's the Wrinkles Schminkles Eye Smoothing Kit. The kit includes high-quality silicone pads you place under your eyes each night before bed to wake up looking your best and most well-rested. They work to both smooth and prevent wrinkles, and did we mention they're reusable? Money saved never looked better!
WHY WE LOVE IT: They're effective, easy to use, and easy to clean. One set of silicon eye pads is good for 20-30 uses, and they STAY PUT even through restless sleep.
We may not have the cure for all of life's dilemmas, but through trial and error, we finally have great eye skin down. Check out some of our other blogs for more tips and tricks to looking and feeling your best—for women, by women.