Have you ever noticed that the skin around your eyes is much thinner than the rest of your face? This is the reason why we start seeing signs of ageing around the eyes first. Our eyes also provide a glimpse into the state of our health, both physically and emotionally. Be it dark circles and puffiness due to late nights and allergies, or fine lines and dehydration from our diet and environmental wear and tear, our eyes show it all. Essentially, the skin around our eyes is unique and therefore requires specialised targeted skincare that’s suited to the range of issues we experience in this delicate area.
Our eyes really do carry the strain of everyday living, beginning their work as soon as we’re awake and only relaxing when we’re asleep - this is why it’s so important to prioritise using an eye treatment. Combining the fragility of the tissue with overworked muscles from blinking, squinting, frowning, smiling and staring at a computer screen all day, it’s no surprise that the skin around our eyes is so vulnerable to noticeable signs of ageing such as fine lines (aka crow’s feet) and wrinkles.
Masters in Multitasking
Eye Treatments focus on replenishing critical oils around the eyes, helping to smooth, hydrate, restore firmness and fight accelerated ageing, in addition to targeting a key skin challenge or lifestyle factor. For example, if you’re experiencing visible eye ageing, you can opt for a potent eye treatment containing age-fighting powerhouse actives like Retinol. Or if stress is a big factor, opt for an eye treatment that works to brighten the eye area and reduce puffiness from a lack of sleep.
Using your Eye Treatments at Home
To truly look after the skin around your eyes, it’s best to apply an eye treatment twice a day, morning and at night. You could use the same eye treatment daily or alternate with a specialised day and night serum, or for a savvier approach, try layering your eye treatments, and for a great weekly moisture boost, apply a hydrating eye mask.
Eye treatments are typically applied after cleansing and toning, before your serums and moisturiser. Many eye treatments are really economical as all you need to apply is the size of a grain of rice which will be enough for both eyes. Avoid applying the product directly on the eyelids, as the skin is far too delicate. If your eyes need energising, or you suffer from puffiness, pop your eye treatment in the fridge for an uber cooling boost!
Dermalogica boasts a versatile line-up of eye treatments to improve and protect the skin around your eyes.
Smooth and Brighten
An eye treatment and concealer in one, Total Eyecare SPF15 is a lightweight advanced cream to help protect and repair the delicate eye area, while diminishing dark circles. This unique multi-tasker features Lactic Acid to re-texturize and brighten, plus Titanium Dioxide to provide full chemical-free (physical) sun protection, guarding against uneven skin tone and premature ageing.
Replenish and Restore
Do you suffer from dry skin around your eyes? The ultra-nourishing Intensive Eye Repair is rich in plant-based replenishing nutrients, along with repairing antioxidant vitamins and soothing botanicals to help restore and diminish dry lines.
Firm and Protect
A Dermalogica best-seller, the MultiVitamin Power Firm infuses the skin with antioxidant vitamins to smooth and soften lines around the eyes. Along with firming the eye area, it helps to prevent dehydration and can even be used to target fine lines around the mouth.
Smooth Away Signs of Ageing
Packing an age-fighting punch, the Age Reversal Eye Complex contains a cocktail of cosmeceuticals to drastically rejuvenate the eye area. Combining actives such as Retinol, Vitamin C and Niacinamide, this advanced nighttime eye treatment address wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles and dehydration.
Brighten, Depuff and Revive
An eye treatment and mask in one, Stress Positive Eye Lift is a powerful pick me up for tired-looking eyes. This active, cooling cream-gel mask works with the skin's natural microbiome, (or bacteria), to brighten and energise the eye area. Sea Water Extract, Arctic Algae and Hyaluronic Acid tone, hydrate and minimise puffiness. Plus, it features a cooling massage applicator to further reduce signs of stress in the eye area.
There really are so many options when it comes to selecting an eye treatment; it’s simply about finding the best fit for you. Regardless of what your main concerns are and which eye treatment you chose, the best advice is to just start using one! The sooner you do, the less damage you’ll experience later down the line!