Are you feeling overwhelmed by the hundreds of eye creams on the market promising to erase your dark circles, puffiness and fine lines? Then you’re in luck because the girls at Lulu HQ have taken on the challenge and have tested all sorts of potions, creams, and elixirs for the delicate eye area and have narrowed it down to our top 6 favourite eye creams that actually made a difference!
The skin around your eye is the thinnest layer of skin, so squinting and constant movement of the eyes speeds up the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Using an eye cream made specifically for your eyes is crucial. Without any further ado, here are the results of the best eye creams:
Fine lines and wrinkles: These come from both sun damage and your skin making less collagen as you age so you want an eye cream that helps prevent water loss in the skin and improves elasticity which is exactly what Tata Harper Restorative Eye Cream does. We all found this really did what is said on the packaging! Not only that, recentlylabelled with Rachel Zoe’s famous tagline ‘MAJ’, NYC’s Tata Harper provides women with luxurious anti-aging beauty products that are completely free of synthetic and chemical ingredients. The Tata Harper products are 100% natural and non-toxic, creating world class, highly effective anti-aging products that nourish the skin and the spirit. US Vogue calls Tata Harper products ‘life changing’. This silky, ultra-hydrating formula protects the eyes’ delicate skin from dehydration and helps visually reduce under-eye bags and dark shadows for a revitalized, lifted look (isn’t that what we’re all looking for?!)
Another eye cream that scored highly amongst the Lulu team for fine lines and wrinkles was Ayurda Sparkle Eye Cream. This moisturiser provides a cooling rose and Red Sandalwood to add sparkle, plus Eugenia to reduce formation of new creases while Turmeric and Sariva brighten the skin.
We also looked for products that gave the eye area a lift. Clarins Total Eye Concentrate was fantastic for this! This targeted anti-wrinkle formula is a mini eye lift for women. As promised, it instantly firms and de-puffs the entire eye zone, minimizing dark circles and wrinkles. What more could you ask for!
Lulu Tip: Sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase will also help avoid face crinkles.
Dark circles, we can tell you that they are not always due to lack of sleep. Dark circles under the eyes can be from your genes, sun damage, age and blood build-up. Simplicite Firming Rehydration Eye Cream is an intensive treatment that reduces puffiness and dark circles while it cools, tones and firms the delicate skin around the eyes. The great thing about this one is that it’s beneficial for even the most sensitive of eyes!
Puffiness! This is due to a build-up of fluid and blood under the eyes. Some studies show that caffeine can help circulation and reduce puffiness. To reduce the signs of puffy eyes we really loved the results we got from US celebrity cult brand Dermadoctor who provide the latest solutions to anti-aging! Dermadoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm is a super hydrating eye balm enriched with peptides, caffeine, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants! Not only that, Camila Alves credited Dermadoctor products for her flawless skin at the Oscars.
Lulu tip: For a refreshing and soothing effect put your eye cream in the fridge to treat puffy eyes.
For a triple hit of peptides try Dr Brandt Triple Peptide Eye Cream. This is Dr. Brandt’s exclusive triple peptide complex, that’s not only an ultra-rich formula but illuminates and reverse signs of time! This formula diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles as it recharges tired eyes and creates a more rested look.
Lulu Tip: Always wake up a little puffy? Sleep on a higher pillow so that circulation doesn’t pool at the head.
So Lulu Lovers, how soon do you expect to see results? Experts say that a properly formulated eye cream should show benefits (if used consistently) up to 4-6 weeks for optimal results. Just in time for Christmas!
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