They say the eyes are the windows to the soul; however, the area under the eyes reveals much more, such as age, sun damage, stress, and fatigue. The skin beneath your eyes tends to be thinner and more fragile than the skin on the rest of your face. As a result, it tends to show damage much sooner. Luckily, eye creams not only address these issues, they may also help reverse damage.
Who should use eye cream?
The short answer: Everyone. While you may not need to use it as much when you’re young and have high collagen production on your side, it never hurts to do some preventative maintenance. Cosmedix has two very powerful eye creams that work for distinctive age groups.
If you’re in your 20s:
Eye cream may not be a must, but it’s a good idea to add Eye Genius Brilliant Eye Complex to your skincare routine. Whether you’re at university or you’re starting your career, you’re likely to be spending late nights studying, finishing projects, or enjoying a pint or a glass or two of wine with your friends. These late nights add up and can lead to under-eye circles and puffiness. Eye Genius contains light-reflective mica to brighten skin and reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, and inflammation. It also contains five firming peptides to keep your skin looking younger and healthier longer.
If you’re in your 30s:
If you have small children, sleep disruptions can lead to dark under-eye circles. Additionally, collagen production has begun to slow down so you may begin to notice the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and the dreaded crow’s feet. There’s no need to worry (after all, that’ll create a whole new set of lines in your forehead); Opti Crystal Eye Serum is formulated to nourish the skin and reverse the signs of aging. It’s formulated with liquid crystals that illuminate the under eye area to reduce the appearance of dark circles. It also contains antioxidants, which combat free radicals and reveal younger looking skin. The best part? The serum stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet.
If you’re over the age of 40:
In addition to applying an eye cream every night, you’ll also want to make an appointment with your ophthalmologist to ensure your eyes are healthy. In addition to being more susceptible to dry eye, you may also find you aren’t able to focus as clearly on things close-up. Called presbyopia, this farsightedness may mean an investment in a cute pair of reading glasses. Remember, squinting worsens the appearance of lines and wrinkles, so be sure to address any vision problems as soon as possible.
Eye care at any age
Regardless of the eye cream you use, boost its effectiveness by mixing in Pure C Mixing Crystals. It’s made of 100% pure L-Ascorbic Acid and its crystalline form is the most stable form of Vitamin C. Non-irritating and easily absorbed by the skin, it easily combines with any of your products to make them even more effective. Not only does Vitamin C prevent environmental damage, it also assists in the production of collagen and elastin and regulates pigmentation.
If you’re on a budget
It’s possible to enjoy a healthy, youthful complexion, even if you’re on a budget. The secret is Vitamin A, which is essential for cell turnover and collagen production. However, many people tend to avoid Vitamin A because most products are too harsh for the skin and leave it red and dry. Try Serum 16, which contains near prescription-strength retinol. Since the retinol is encapsulated, it’s easily tolerated by the skin than other forms of Vitamin A and won’t make it dry or flaky. In addition to brightening skin, it also minimises the appearance of age spots and discoloration. Fine lines and wrinkles become less noticeable because it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
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