My eye area is naturally very puffy and I have the deepest, darkest circles, which I think are hereditary, however I am adopted so I don’t know if my biological parents have given me that joy or not, but I have had them for as long as I can remember. Therefore, I always take extra care looking after them, and as I have a few cult eye skincare products, I thought I would share them with you, in case you suffer from something similar.
First up is the Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion (£15.50), which is something I repurchase time and time again. I only use this product in a morning, but I am now so used to the cooling, and soothing yet refreshing feeling that I don’t feel like I’ve woken up properly until I use it. It comes in a 150ml bottle, and you only need a little at a time and so I do find this does last me quite a long time. Eyebright instantly revitalises and refreshes tired, puffy eyes and the lotion is a gentle, non-oily herbal infusion containing naturally active ingredients such as the herb eyebright, witch hazel, aloe vera and cornflower. I have sensitive skin and I do wear contact lenses, and I find this doesn’t irritate my delicate eye area in the slightest. I didn’t take this with me to Orlando on holiday in March and I definitely missed it - it really does help you to wake up in a morning.
A recent discovery of mine is the Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel* (£14.50), which instantly soothes the under eye area, and rids any discomfort or irritation by biologically strengthening the skin’s resistance to attacks and increases the tolerance threshold of sensitive skin. Therefore, this is the perfect eye skincare product if you do have sensitive skin, but will also work on all other skin types. The Sensibio Eye Contour Gel has been created using the Dermatological Advanced Formulation patented natural complex, which inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory molecule, making the skin less reactive, as well as caffeine which is a decongesting ingredient to help reduce any puffiness in that area, and hyaluronic acid and light-reflecting powders to smooth out and reduce crow’s feet lines. As this is more of a treatment eye product, I do use this one in a morning and on an evening, simply gently massaging around the eyes and on the eyelids after cleansing the skin. One tip for applying skincare to the eye area is to use your ring finger, as this is the finger with the least amount of natural pressure so it isn’t harsh on that delicate area.
Another long-time repurchase of mine is the Embryolisse Artist Secret Radiant Eye (£20.50). This isn’t something I use everyday, but that is only due to the price and the amount of product you get. It IS a wonder product, but it is quite expensive for just 4.5g of product. This is a dual-action beauty and treatment cooling stick, which even works on sensitive skin, to wake up the complexion and to wake up lethargic eyes and erase sallow skin. As soon as you apply this gel-like product, you instantly feel so much more awake and the eye area feels and looks so much brighter. Because it is only small, I did take this on holiday with me and it was so refreshing on the eyes after a day in the sun. Radiant Eye is a moisturising treatment which smooths the contours of the eyes, and instantly deflates puffy bags, gritty eyes and heavy lids, as well as boosting circulation to reduce the dark circles. I think if I could only choose one eye product, this would 100% be it, however the price does retract that a little, so I often wait until it is on offer before I purchase.
If you are on a budget, but are still wanting to pamper those peepers, then I would recommend the Simple Kind to Eyes Soothing Eye Balm (£3.99 - although I actually bought this on offer at Superdrug for just £1.95!). This is multi-vitamin goodness for natural healthy skin, which soothes and nurtures the under eye area as well as reducing puffiness and refreshing tired eyes. Soothing Eye Balm comes in a squeezy tube which has a pointed end to it, which makes precise application super easy, and it can be used morning and evening as part of your skincare routine. It has been created using Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Bisabolol, and contains to artificial perfume, colours or harsh chemicals and so is perfect for even sensitive skin. Even though it is soothing on the skin, I found this the least refreshing first thing in a morning, compared to the other three, but it still does and the job and for under a fiver, you really can’t go wrong!
All the Loves,
*This post contains PR samples, which are starred, but all views are my own