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28 Apr

The Bright Side: It’s All In The Eyes

eye skincare

Did you know that by boosting the delicate under eye area of your complexion, with the right products, you are actually illuminating and adding radiance to your entire face? Yes, it really is that simple.

Although our wrinkles tell a story of our journey, they are a part of who we are and who we want to be. But when it comes to crow’s feet, well…..few may may agree!
The skin around the eye area is extremely delicate and approximately 40% thinner than that of the rest of our face and so much of our expression and emotion comes from the eyes. Just think, the average person blinks at least 10,000 a day, and let’s not even mention every time we smile, our eyes are smiling too!

So you see, the formation of lines is completely and utterly unavoidable. However, change your focus from the idea of smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines, to boosting radiance for a fresher, bright-eyed, youthful effect.

According to dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad, “Dark circles are generally caused by genetics, although eating too much salt, lack of sleep, not drinking enough water and poor circulation can exarcebate it”.  Although some of the cause are due to lifestyle choices, you can apply under eye cream to help encourage lymphatic drainage, and keeping your favourite eye cream in the fridge is a great way to instantly reduce puffiness.

Lancome Advanced Genifique Yeux Light Pearl Eye-Illuminator, does the work for you, with a titanium applicator ball tip that remains permanently chilled, soothing puffy eyes as you roll on your serum daily.

Lancome Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye-Illuminating Youth Activating $95.


Lancome Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye-Illuminating Youth Activating









The ingredient to look out for, to fight lack-lustre skin, is Retinol. Retinol works by gently exfoliating and encouraging cell renewal: look to Klein Becker (StriVectin) StriVectin – AR Advanced Retinol Eye Treatment $109, for this.

Klein Becker (StriVectin) StriVectin - AR Advanced Retinol Eye Treatmen










In terms of Antioxidants-such as vitamin C, Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15 $116, keeps the under eye superbly hydrated  and supple (considering that the eyes absorb water from the surrounding skin) hydration is essential.


Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15









Products such as HydroPeptide Eye Authority $144 and Chanel Hydra Beauty Gel Yeux Hydration Protection Radiance Eye Gel $101, are packed with hyaluronic acid to lift and plump skin, making sockets appear less hollow; as a result, your eyes will look brighter. Both formulas also contain pearlescent particles to improve radiance.  The result: a more rested look.


HydroPeptide Eye Authority











chanel eye radiance












If all else fails, Bareminerals BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer does the job beautifully!


Bare Escentuals BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Conceale











Bright eyes equals a radiant complexion!

Sarah Henderson

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