My great interest in skincare products developed throughout the years working as a beautician and a barber. The advanced beauty industry is a very captivating industry. I started to explore, taking a deep dive into ingredients, to be able to give the best advice possible. I have been very fortunate to be able to make a profession out of my hobby. Eye creams in particular are my weak spot. I will be sharing a few of my experiences with you.
EYE CREAM fetish
I’ve been wondering where my eye crème fetish comes from. While talking to other beauty addicts about people’s must haves, my eye crèmes are the first thing that came to mind. Eye crèmes are very important, because it says a lot about age, and how tired you might or might not be, and a lot about our lifestyle. A good concealer can make an optical change. How do you look, and how are you looked at?
Throughout the years I have been trying hundreds of eye crèmes, with a lot of disappointing results, but also positive surprises.
I will be sharing some tips and tricks with you, so you’ll get an idea about what kind of eye crème might work for you. What can you really expect from an eye crème and what not? (Even though the text of the package promise you the world).
(Just a little note before the kick-off; Keep in mind that every individual reacts different to a beauty product.)
Wrinkles due to de- hydration:
You can definitely do something about them. Use a cream or fluid, that includes the must have ingredient hyaluronic acid.
This ingredient works as a moisture magnet and will hydrate and plump up the skin. In this category my top three favorites are Laura Mercier’s Eyedration, lineless eye cream by Dr. Brandt and the rice bran eye moisturizer from Malin + Goetz.
For a slightly younger skin I would recommend a hydrating eye gel, which also enables skin to cool down during summer time. The active radiant gel by Ren is one of my favorites. During winter time I would recommend switching to a more hydrating eye cream.
Swollen eyelids and or puffiness:
Drink two glasses of water on an empty stomach. The toxins that might have buildup over night will dissolve. You might want to recall the night before; Have you eaten a salty meal, or maybe you’ve had a wine glass too many. Consider using a gel based eye cream, or serum. Keep this product in the fridge to decrease the puffiness even more. A rich texture eye cream might negatively influence the puffiness.
Using a balm over the gel will increase the comfort. It can even give you a subtle healthy glow, which we always pursue. My miracle wonders addressing these issues are the eye contouring brightening gel from the Canadian brand called: Euoko. I use the glam balm from Rodial, or the skin balm from organic brand: RMS. These products layered give me, and everyone I’ve recommended the ‘wow’ factor.
As an eye cream fetish, I had the opportunity to test two amazing eye creams. An eye cream ‘optim eyes’ called Filorga that is based on mesotherapy by a French cosmesotherapist.
The eye contour nano lift from Euoko; I couldn’t believe my eyes. Do eye lifts in jars really exist after all?
Dark and deep circles are very hard to address. They can come from several causes. An unhealthy food pattern, lack of sleep, or a hereditary factor. The first two can be worked on, but there is not much to do about the hereditary factor.
The best thing to do is to focus on blush, or a bright lipcolour. Seek for good advice when looking for a concealer, and make shore you find one that has moisturizing properties.
Laura Mercier’s under eye corrector is a great little gadget that neutralizes dark circles. A perfectly well kept makeup artist secret, that optically does wonders for the under eye area. Are you looking for a more illuminating effect?
Here are my favorites I’ve booked great results with:
Laura Mercier’s secret brightening pen with hyaluronic acid for the plumped effect and anti aging properties. I actually mix this with my eye crème. Another favorite is Stila’s illuminating concealer.
The conclusion is that we do not promise unrealistic results, but good results can be achieved if we feed our skins needs.