It’s important for us to take extra care when it comes to our peepers, and this begins with using the right skincare.
They say “your eyes are the windows to your soul” and for good reason, since it’s the first thing people look at when making conversation. That’s why it’s important for us to take extra care when it comes to our peepers, and this begins with using the right skincare.
Since the skin around our eye area is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of our face, it’s vital that we use products that are specially formulated for the eyes. This is because eye care products are typically lighter, more gentle and more easily absorbed compared to face products, and using the latter for the eyes may confer no benefit or worse, cause irritation.
We’ve compiled a list of award-winning and cult-favourite eye care products so you can take on 2018 with brighter and more youthful-looking eyes.
Like with face products, the first thing you should put on your eyes after your daily cleansing and toning is serum. On top of the serum’s unique benefits, it preps the eye for any supplementary eye products later on. (You may also like: 9 face serums to keep your skin hydrated while travelling)
Lancome Advanced Genifique Eye Light Pearl Eye Illuminator Youth Activating Concentrate. W lancome.com.my
Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Enhancing Eye Lift. W clarins.com.my
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence - Eye. W sk-ii.com.my
Depending on your skin type and needs, you may then follow with an eye balm or eye cream. Eye balms are usually but not necessarily designed to soothe and improve elasticity (although some eye creams can do the same). This helps to tackle issues like puffy eyes, wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. We’d recommend products that come with a metal applicator for better circulation too!
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Eye Balm. W esteelauder.com.my
La Mer the Eye Balm Intense. W lamer.com.my
Caudalie Resvératrol Eye Lifting Balm. W kensapothecary.com.my
Eye creams, on the other hand, are great for brightening, hydrating and moisturising. Applying eye creams in the morning can help to keep the eyes looking alert and well-rested for the rest of the day. Look for key ingredients such as liposome and hyaluronic acid (which lock in hydration) as well as Vitamin C (which promotes skin brightening).
Dior Hydra Life Hydrating Eye Cream. W kensapothecary.com.my
Cosme Decorte Moisture Liposome Eye Cream. W kose.com.my
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream. W sephora.my
On days where your eyes need additional TLC, let eye masks do the work. They generally produce a cooling effect to get rid of dark eye circles almost immediately – perfect for long night outs or simply to relax during “me” time. (Read also: Face masks to combat your specific skin concerns)
Chanel Le Lift Firming Anti-wrinkle Flash Eye Revitalizer (comes with serum and eye patch for 2-in-1 action!). W chanel.com
Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Pure Hydra Eye Patch. W sephora.my
Guerlain Super Aqua - Eye Patches. W sephora.my
For more attractive and bigger-looking eyes, don’t neglect your lashes! Sure, eyelash extensions may do the trick, but lash products can provide long-term solutions for healthier and longer lashes.
RevitaLash Advanced. W sephora.my
Shiseido Full Lash and Brow Serum. W sephora.com
Talika Lipocils Platinum. W kensapothecary.com.my
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