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Why your Eye Area Needs Extra TLC

Why your Eye Area Needs Extra TLC
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The skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your whole body. Since you're taking the proper care to apply serums and moisturizers to your skin, as you should be, why wouldn't you pay extra attention to the most delicate area of your face? The eyelid is highly active (the average person blinks up to 28,000 times a day) making the eye socket the first area to give away your age - so make some space for those little jars.

Superstar Ingredients

One version of a good eye treatment is loaded with caffeine, to constrict vessels under the eyes and in turn decrease puffiness, like StriVectin's Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles, totally suited to those whose lifestyles centre on looking at screens.

A good eye treatment for daytime will be packed with peptides, to stimulate collagen production, antioxidants to prevent further damage, and mica, the light-reflecting ingredient that will diffuse the appearance of dark circles. The Dr. Dennis Ferulic and Retinol eye cream has all of these, alongside ceramides to provide time-released hydration.

Make 60 Look Like 39

You'll find that eye creams are generally lighter in texture than a moisturizer. Some dermatologists argue that heavier creams can increase fluid retention and exacerbate eye puffiness, but that will depend on your skin type. If your skin is super-dehydrated, a rich eye souffle could serve fine lines well, like Kat Burki's Creme B Eye Complex. I once met a man who had been using nothing but Kat Burki products for 2 years. When he told me he was 60 I gasped in disbelief.

A Little goes a Long Way

Go easy on the area- delicate application is everything here. Apply just a pea-sized amount day and night after cleansing, with the gentle tap or press of your ring finger. Eye cream travels towards your eye, so dot it lightly on your orbital bones and allow it to absorb before putting your make-up on. Trust in SUNDÃRI's Eye Duo Kit for 24hr dedicated eye care, or Omorovicza's Gold Eye Lift to do exactly what it says.

Dedicated Eye Make-up Removal

Use a specialised eye make-up remover or micellar water to target your eye make-up before you begin cleansing - this is the best way to thoroughly remove stubborn eyeliner and tough mascara. Lashfood's Dual Phase Gentle Eye Make-up Remover is great for waterproof formulas and conditioning lashes, while Avène's Gentle Eye Make-up Remover is the most amazing solution for contact lens wearers or those with sensitive skin.

Extra Love

When you have a soirée to attend to, upgrade the age-old 10 minute cucumber slice eye treatment to something a little more luxury, to reveal visibly brighter eyes. There is no look better than the well-rested look.

For advanced treatment, reach for the FOREO IRIS Eye Massager. Travel-friendly, compact, waterproof and ultra-hygienic, this beauty device will transform your eyes with innovative alternating T-sonic technology. With regular use, eye contour is improved, as is the absorption of all your favorite eye care. The cool mint shade is our favorite.

Browse our extended eye care range now.

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