Ageing

The Case for and Against Eye Cream

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Efficacy of certain ingredients and skincare products cannot be denied. Retinol serums, vitamin C products, chemical exfoliants – there are numerous studies that prove these products work. But what about eye creams? If there is one thing that can be glimpsed from participating in any skincare community is that people tend to fall into two distinct camps. People who use eye creams religiously and people who believe eye creams are the biggest scam ever.

In theory yes, you can take most of your products to your eye area and be done with it. But as you get older the eye area is the first to show the signs of aging. Or whatever might be going on in your daily life. It shows if you aren’t getting enough sleep. If you are anaemic. If you have any medical issues. If you are dehydrated. Even if you had one too many crisps the day before.

In 2009. a study was conducted that wanted to demonstrate the ability of anti-aging products to improve the smoothness and the overall appearance of wrinkles in the periorbital area. The participants who used a day time 30 SPF moisturizer, a night moisturizer and an eye cream showed improvement in the depth of wrinkles. The study was conducted by The Procter & Gamble Company. So take that as you will.

There is no magical eye cream that will turn back the clock and make us look 20 again. But a good eye cream in a combination with a good concealer will make us look human again.

In case you in the market for an eye cream our Optimax Eye Cream targets the signs of aging. It contains a powerful combination of Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, retinol, creatine and caffeine together with Oxido Reductases (an enzyme that has been proven to reduce puffiness). Avocado, Kukui Nut and Camellia oils will nourish your under eye area.

Our Vitamin K Shadow Repair Cream targets dark circles. It improves microcirculation and capillary strength. It is a powerful formula that contains Vitamin K (to improve capillary integrity) and Hesperidin extract (which has been clinically proven to reduce dark circles). These are combined with Argireline and Syn-ake Peptides to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Vitamins C, E and CoQ10 for an anti-oxidant boost and Eyebright Extract to soothe tired eyes.

Both our Optimax Eye Cream and Vitamin K Shadow Repair Cream are cruelty-free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

 

Do you use eye creams? If you do, are you happy with the results? Or you too think they are the biggest scam ever?

 

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