Eyes are the first thing people see, so it should be a priority to take excellent care of the skin around your eyes. My mom has been on me about using under eye creams for a year now, and she won’t stop asking me if I’m consistent with my regime because she knows that our family is not blessed when it comes to our eyes. My mother hardly has any wrinkles, but she does have under-eye puffiness and darker undertones. Although her constant nagging drove me up the wall, it did get me to be proactive and do some research by asking friends, family, and co-workers what the best under eye creams are to prevent aging.
Dermalogica Total Eye Care
$35.28 (was $41.50-- save 15%!)
Available at: drugstore.com
Obviously getting enough sleep, staying hydrated and staying clear of stress are great preventatives, but unfortunately they don’t solve the problem as a whole. The skin around the eyes is so delicate and sensitive that it is hard to skip an under-eye treatment when you have bad under-eye genetics like me. I have noticed that my eyes reflect more of how I feel the older I get, and it is harder to maintain that fresh, rejuvenated look.
One of my most put together girlfriends turned me on to Dermalogica products a few years ago and I have been using their eye make up remover and masks since then. She uses most of their products and has religiously used the Dermalogica Total Eye Care, which she swears by, saying that it keeps her youthful despite her 60-hour work week and nightly wine session to help her unwind from her vigorous day. The Dermalogica Total Eye Care is an advanced alpha hydroxyl eye cream treatment that claims to help protect and repair the delicate eye area while reducing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. Yes, all eye creams claim to do that but, not all have a gorgeous-skinned model vouching for them.
My next advisor, Laura, is a lady I met at a coffee shop who doesn’t look a day over 35 and swears she is in her mid 50s. Laura says her under-eye secret is Daily Eye Cream from Arbonne. Laura says that, in her opinion, Arbonne Daily Eye Cream is one of the only eye creams doesn’t feel like a waste of money. “Paying for a cream that doesn’t make a difference is frustrating, but I really feel that Arbonne’s Daily Eye Cream minimizes puffiness and fine lines in a lightweight formula.”
Anew Reversalist Eye System
Available at: avon.com
Lastly, a product I am personally familiar with is Avon’s Anew Reversalist Illuminating Eye System. I don’t have a lot of wrinkles, but I do have dark under-eye circles that really brightened up after using this product for about 6 weeks. I could see a major difference in my overall appearance and I definitely have my mother to thank for her persistence-- thank you to all the nagging mothers!
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.