Time for some serious talk on Lipstick Wardrobe.
After what seemed like forever, I finally used up my Elderflower eye gel. So this time, instead of settling for yet another eye cream from the Body Shop, I spent the last couple of days browsing online for a nicer alternative. And whad'ya know, there's so many good ones to choose from!
That's why I need your help:
I've narrowed below a few eye creams that sound promising- and because I value your feedback, I'd love us to have a little chat on what to look for in an eye treatment.
To make things easier, I've divided them in 4 groups:
2. Next, we have the eye roll-ons! Ever Since Garnier brought out their Caffeine roll-on, lots of other companies jumped on the bandwagon; other than L'Oreal Men Expert and Nivea, you'll be able to find eye roll-ons by Clinique, Vichy, Roc, Estee Lauder- and the list goes on... Now, I can understand the benefits of the cooling sensation this kind of product offers around the eyes, though I can't help but think if it's all a gimmick.
To put it this way: if I decanted an eye roll-on and used the "juice" that's inside with my fingers, would I get the same effects as if I applied it with the roller-ball?
What do you guys think?
3. I admit I wasn't interested in anti-ageing skincare products, until the time came when a couple of fine lines found their place under my eyes... Then there was the article on Vit A and Retinoids that I had to prepare for Beautytalk.gr- long story short, I'm now convinced of the Retinoids' effectiveness in anti-ageing, so an eye cream containing some sort of Retinoid sounds ideal!
These eye creams by Vichy and Castalia are targeted to mature skin, while the Avene Ystheal+ eye cream can be used by the age group above 25. However, there's a problem: all products containing Retinoids should only be used at night, which means you should have a separate eye cream to wear during the day. Which in turn means that it won't serve my goal of downsizing my skincare routine!
***FYI, Castalia is in fact a greek brand! Raise hands those of you who got prescripted the Dermopur range by a dermatologist during your teen years ;)***
4. Last but not least, here's some simple, safe and affordable options from the pharmacy: they moisturise the area under the eyes while having a light texture, plus they promise to combat puffiness. In this case, I can't help but wonder if this is enough: it's almost as I've been brainwashed into thinking that a skincare product without any scientific mumbo-jumbo accompanying it is just not adequate...
Also, have you tried any of the eye creams pictured above?
Please let me know of your experience ;)