Crow’s feet or laugh lines, however you’d like to call them, those pesky little lines observed at the outer corner of the eyes is arguably the most tell-tale sign of aging.
While we can rely on anti-aging serums and creams to ensure our complexion is smooth and bouncy, the delicate area around the eyes seems to be more prone to sagging and therefore always calls for some extra TLC.
This week, we’ll get to the latest eye cream launches that fight puffiness, eliminate dark circles, and reduce fine lines to lift those eyes, all housed under one roof at Harbour City, where international beauty labels converge.
Blue light buster
One of the biggest culprits for premature aging has to be blue light exposure from our screens. With the long hours we are tethered to one digital device or another, the artificial blue light can impact the natural night time repair in skin cells and level of melatonin – our sleep hormone.
Combat this silent ager of our generation that leads to stubborn dark circles and beyond with Estée Lauder NEW Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme. The product is designed to resist the production of free radicals and neutralize existing damages with Vitamin E, among other powerful antioxidants.
The new Eye Gel-Creme also features the Chronolux™ Power Signal Technology, which helps boost skin repair to diminish the look of initial signs of aging around the eyes, including dark circles, fine lines, dryness, and puffiness.
Nature’s magic wand
The skin of the eye contour area is structurally lacking in collagen and elastin fibers and has very little supportive fat. As we repeatedly open and close our eyelids for an average of 15,000 times a day when we blink, the most natural reflex action, unfortunately causes fine lines and wrinkles too.
Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Molecular Concentrate Eye Cream is a powerhouse of orchid extracts with diamond powder and pearls incorporated, to instantly illuminate and lift the eyes.
The Orchid Totum™ molecular extract helps to regulate cell respiration and optimize skin regeneration. The age-defying formula also boosts stimulation of collagen and elastin fibers so your eyes appear more firm and lifted.
Drawing inspiration from dermatological and regenerative treatments, The Supreme Series by Clé de Peau Beauté strives to bring the same professional results straight to your beauty cabinet.
The Enhancing Eye Contour Cream targets hyper pigmentation and contours around the eye area. Formulated with Iris Extract and amped up by the Platinum Eye Massager, the set lifts and sculpts the eyes.
Take it up a notch with the Vitality-Enhancing Eye Mask from the same collection, which diminishes frown lines and puffiness, so you’ll wake up looking completely well-rested.
Treat yourself to a luxurious spa-like experience with La Mer’s Genaissance de la Mer™. Crafted with the potent Crystal Miracle Broth, The Eye and Expressions Cream is the ultimate potion to bring back plumped and lifted eyes.
The supercharged antioxidant of Lime Tea Concentrate works flawlessly with The Genaissance Ferment™ to encourage the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production, giving the results of softened lines and a rejuvenated look.
Dive deep into the ocean
Squeeze in a quick one-minute massage routine as you unwind before bed and you’ll thank us later.
Givenchy’s Le Soin Noir Eye Cream comes with a handy little massaging spatula. Begin with just above the inner corner of the upper lid, smooth a small dab of the eye cream along the brow bone. Apply gentle pressure to the key meridian points to stimulate blood circulation in the area.
The soothing effect also comes from the ocean. The combination of Black Sap™ from Vital Algae and an extract from another micro-organism found in the deep sea boosts the skin’s regenerative power to provide a firming and soothing effect overnight, so you wake up looking more well-rested.
For those who want to target sagging eyelids and under eye creases, look no further than Valmont’s V-Firm Eye.
A specific formula imbued with hyaluronic acid, the honey-gel texture is lightweight enough to spread across the eye area without too much tucking, while hydrating enough to coat the skin with such ingredients as Peptide Cocktail, Density Complex and DNA/RNA duo to reveal a more youthful appearance with sharper contour to brighten the eye area.
A consistent wrinkle-fighting and skin-firming routine goes a long way. With the eyes being more fragile than the rest of your face and are more susceptible to aging, start incorporating an eye cream into your anti-aging regimen earlier to have better effect.