Product Words: Heather Spencer.
Photo by Angelos Michalopoulos
In our quest to keep our skin looking youthful, a great eye treatment (cream, gel, serum – take your pick!) is a must. The delicate skin around the eyes is 10 – 40 % thinner than the rest of our completion so it’s important to pick a formula specially designed to absorb into the fragile skin rather than clog the surface with a regular facial moisturiser. Here are our picks from the best in the business…
Inika Phytofuse Renewal Resveratol Eye Cream, £39, www.inkaorganic.com
Formulated with a combination of reservatrol and grapeseed oil, this lightweight eye cream is designed to improve the elasticity of the delicate eye area. Reduce the visibility of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness, and even out skin tone via the unique ceramic tip applicator, which can be kept in the fridge, for a luxurious, cooling effect.
Crystal Clear Anti-Ageing Eye Serum, £39.99, www.crystalclear.co.uk
This is an anti-aging treatment, with a light, cooling gel texture. The intensive anti-aging properties include Tetrapeptide to help reduce puffy eyes and peptides to help stimulate collagen. An Oxygen Complex, plus a Vitamin C derivative work to replace lost energy, for a revitalised effect, leaving the eye area hydrated and energised.
Ark Reverse Gravity Eye Cream, £48, www.arkskincare.com
An instant effect, gravity defying eye treatment from Ark, which is packed with bio active ingredients, including Grapeseed Oil, Persian Silk Tree Extract, Allantoin and Aloe Vera. Containing Beautifeye™, which is proven to tighten and lift the crease of the eyelid, this treatment cream delivers tightening and hydrating results.
Institut Estertherm Excellage Eye Contour, £64, www.facethefuture.co.uk
Treat tired eyes, with this hardworking eye cream, designed to brighten and refresh the eye contour, while nourishing and restoring the delicate skin around the eyes. This anti-aging formula is the perfect solution for sagging eyelids, wrinkles, puffiness & dark circles, and comes with a spatula for a precise and cooling application.
Skyn ICELAND’s Icelandic Relief Eye Cream, £40 www.feelunique.com
Target the 3 common eye area concerns, puffiness, fine lines and dark circles, with this Icelandic Relief Eye Cream. Designed by Skyn, who specialise in solutions for stressed skin, this ultra-light formula incudes Glacial Flower Extract and Rice Peptides to help counteract the ageing effects of stress, while White Lily, Pfaffia, and Marapuama encourages circulation, to reduce under-eye bags.
No 7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Eye Cream, £19, www.boots.com
Formulated with No7’s powerful anti-wrinkle peptide and ‘Double Defence Technology’, this eye cream is designed to target the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the delicate skin around the eyes. A key contributor to No7’s ‘Age Defying’ regime, the concentrated ingredients, including Hyaluronic acid and Hibiscus, visibly improve the appearance of dark shadows and puffiness.
Filorga Time-Filler Eyes 15ml, £47, www.lookfantastic.com
Inspired by the latest technology, taken from Filorga’s expertise in aesthetic medicine, this eye correction cream features a trio of active ingredients to smooth wrinkles, a lifting complex to combat eye lid sagging and even boost lash volume, while a stimulating complex reduces dark circles.
Dr Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream, 12.5ml, £30.50, www.lookfantasic.com
This 100% natural and organic eye cream from Dr. Hauschka is designed to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while protecting and nourishing the delicate skin around the eyes. Pineapple, marshmallow and calendula provide a calming and soothing effect, as rose distillate, avocado and sea buckthorn oilshydrate and firm the skin.
Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Eye Cream, 20ml, £35 www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Empowered by advanced Korean skin care technology, this replenishing eye cream is packed full of ceramides to strengthen and moisturise skin. The formula includes a five-ceramide complex to smooth and intensely rehydrate skin and counteract early signs of aging. Eyes are left feeling hydrated, nourished and more awake.
Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Cream, 15g, £50, www.lookfantasic.com
This lightweight, yet rich, brightening eye cream from Laura Mercier combines the benefits of an eye serum and eye cream in one. This innovative formula refreshes the appearance of tired and dry under eyes, delivering instant and long-lasting hydration, while actively banishing fine, dry lines. Infused with Green Coffee Seed Oil and antioxidants to reinvigorate and plump the skin, it also provides immediate brightening effects, with light reflecting Violet Pearls.
Skyn Iceland Brightening Eye Serum, 12ml, £30, www.johnlewis.com
Packed full of antioxidants with a powerful blend of 20+ peptides, this is a supercharged eye primer serum, created to complement Skyn’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, and repair signs of aging. The Arctic Peptide Blend enhances collagen production and the 4-in-1 Bioactive complex naturally relaxes muscles, to combat expression lines, revealing hydrated, brighter looking eyes.
Benefit Its Potent Eye Cream, £29, www.benefitcosmetics.com
Be ready to reveal younger looking eyes, with this brightening eye cream from Benefit, specially formulated to fade dark circles and smooths fine lines. The key ingredients include a peptide complex known to help restore elasticity & firmness, and a blend of hydrating botanical extracts and loquat extract, known to help protect the skin from free radical damage.
Dermalogica Age Smart Reversal Eye Complex, £69 www.feelunique.com
Dermalogica’s breakthrough Age Reversal Eye Complex is a highly active eye treatment, containing microencapsulated Retinol, tissue-regenerating peptides, plus Vitamin C, to fortify and strengthen the skin, while smoothing away the signs of aging. It’s recommended to build the use of this product, applying alternate nights, gradually building up to nightly, as the skin starts to respond.
Mac Fast Response Eye Cream, £22, www.maccosmetics.co.uk
A supercharged ‘Fast Response’ cream from Mac, powered by caffeine to produce instant results. Skin immediately feels tighter, while the hydrating formula and special optical diffusers diminish the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.