Do you need a different cream or serum for your eyes and your face? The answer from the experts is very definitely yes, because the skin under your eyes is thinner than that of your face and regular moisturisers may cause irritation.
Taking that into account and because I am such a beauty product experimenter (and collector) anyway, I have narrowed down my favourite eye creams and serums to six – which let’s face it is quite enough….
I have to confess to being a bit suspicious of this bright orange ‘new kid on the block’ Pep-Start Eye Cream from Clinique although there are so products I love from the brand. However, having bought this on impulse just before my recent trip I can highly recommend it. Instantly refreshing it wakes up your eyes in a flash. They say use it morning and evening. I say keep one in your handbag for those moments during the day when you want a quick wake-up, not to mention after a long journey. It’s reasonably priced as well.
There’s something about Charlotte Tilbury’s products and it isn’t just the marketing hype and gorgeous packaging. Everything does exactly what it says on the tin. This Magic Eye Rescue cream is one of the very best creams I’ve found for soothing, refreshing and tightening the eye area. It’s perfect for using morning and evening.
I’ve never found anything better for an instant lift – for example when you’re getting ready to go out in the evening, than Dr Sebagh’s Eye Primer Lift. You can feel the results immediately. Yes it’s expensive but a little goes a long way. I take have this with me wherever I go.
I tried this Eye Lift Serum from Lierac just recently on a visit to Paris and I like the texture and the result. It’s not quite as instantly tightening as the Dr Sebagh but it’s a worthy substitute for use on a daily basis.
Here’s one for the long term from award winning British brand Elemis which specialises in using natural ingredients to produce the highest quality products. Elemis Pro Collagen Eye Renewal Cream has a soft gel texture and works over time to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Finally another all time favourite, Clarins Extra Firming Eye Lift Serum. This again doesn’t have quite the instantly tightening effect of Dr Sebagh’s Eye Primer Lift, but the fact that it is a bit more gentle may well suit some people. I like them both.