MY STORY: I’ve never considered eye creams an essential skincare item. That’s not to say I don’t take care of the skin around my eyes, given that it’s so thin it definitely needs some TLC.
During the most part of my 20s I found simply extending my serum & moisturiser to around my eyes kept the skin soft and hydrated.
However as I’ve delved into working life, a combination of heading towards my 30s, working numerous night shifts & commuting has resulted in occasional dry puffy darkness. I have therefore succumbed to trying eye creams specifically to tackle these problems. This particular product contains 10 peptides (proteins) which claim to tackle numerous under eye issues.
I’ve used a rice grain amount under both eyes for months. It works well in combination with my moisturisers & serum but on it’s own it I don’t find it nourishing enough. There are definite temporary tightening & lightening effects, this is due to polyvinyl alcohol producing a tightening film & cosmetic pigments.
The filmy finish did on occasion lead to the cream flaking off in bits which is disappointing.
All in all some good temporary effects whilst you use it. Best for younger oilier skins that don’t need too much moisturising, I’d recommend using your usual moisturiser on top for extra moisture.
AIM: nourish and re-energises skin, reduces appearance of puffiness and dark circles while targeting fine lines and wrinkles.
Eyeliss – reduce puffiness
SYN®-TACKS – improvements in tone, firmness
Dermaxyl – smoothes wrinkles
Eclaline – improve radiance
Eye Regener – targets under eye bags
Emollients: Shea butter
DIRECTIONS: After cleansing, dab a small amount around contour area of the eye. Use morning and night.
PROS: temporarily brightens and tightens under eye area. Fragrance free. Good tube packaging to prevent ingredients degrading. May benefit wrinkles.
CONS: not cheap, no real evidence for peptides improving under eye radiance and tone. Can flake. Contains a lot of polyvinyl alcohol.