Monday, 5 May 2008
Choosing an eye cream isn't easy, there are so many products on the market, all claiming to work wonders but how do we know which ones really work.... Eye cream ingredients have become more complex and varied & reading the labels on the packaging can just lead to confusion, so many of us just end up spending a lot of money trying out products that don't work!
Anyway the main issues that all eye creams offer to resolve are -
Under-Eye bags and Dark Circles
All of these concern most of us as we get older, the skin becomes more fragile as we age and often shows up first as fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, the thinner the skin the more blood vessels show through increasing the likelihood of dark circles. Of course this problem effects all age groups & dark circles with puffiness can be hereditary or simply your life style. Too much alcohol, smoking, a poor diet, sun exposure as well as too many late nights can all take their toll, a quick fix may be to get a good nights sleep alongside a straight forward detox!
Although if you want to find a cream that works for you rather than throwing away the cash, follow this tried & tested guide on what ingredients to look out for -
Eye Creams to Lift & Target Wrinkles -
Caffeine, Alcohol, Retinol, Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA), Copper Peptides, and Vitamin C to tighten skin and stimulate collagen growth. Plus some eye creams also have a small amount of Botox in them as well, this will give you an instant & temporary lift.
EyeCreams for Dark Circles -
Vitamin K, Kojic Acid, and Hydroquinone to inhibit bruising and leakage and lighten skin.
Here are 3 great products to keep an eye out for -
Clinique Anti Gravity Firming Eye Lift Cream (£22.50), A rich cream that firms, lifts & hydrates the eye area for firmer, smoother & brighter skin under eye the eyes.
Garnier Nutritionist Caffeine Eye Roll On (£9.99), This brand new products is great for an instant lift to tired eyes, it has a brightening effect that takes hold right away & over time can reduce the over all appearance of your dark circles, get it fast as they sold out almost right away on launch & a new batch has just been delivered back out to the high street stores for this bank holiday weekend!
Prescriptive Vibrant-C Skin Brightening Eye Cream (£21), This best seller cream that is also recommended by 'In Style' is an all round eye cream, reducing wrinkles, puffiness & dark circles in one go. It's Vitamin C complex works on your dark circles as well as luminizers which instantly lift the whole eye area.