Fine lines are starting to develop under your eyes. And they look even more obvious when your skin is dry. You’re tempted to pile on the anti-ageing eye creams, but those that are too rich or sticky not only feel uncomfortable, they can cause millia seeds to form too. The solution: Get eye creams that feel weightless on skin yet have good anti-ageing benefits too. Here are six to try:
1. Lancome Youth Activating Smoothing Eye Cream, $105, from Lancome counters and boutiques
Probiotic fractions such as yeast help firm up skin and improve elasticity while bifidobacteria strengthens skin barrier functions. The result is softer, smoother and more supple skin around our eyes. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are also diminished over time.
2. Estee Lauder Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Eye Jelly, $67, from Estee Lauder counters and boutiques and Sephora
Infused with superfood pomegranate, this eye cream with a jelly-like texture helps cool and hydrate skin instantly. And since pomegranate is rich in antioxidants, this helps combat free radicals which cause premature skin ageing and fine lines.
3. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Signature Eye Cream, $78, from Jurlique at #B1-55 Ngee Ann City Tower B
With its gel-cream texture, this is easily spread and absorbed into skin. It helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and firm and hydrate skin at the same time. It also has Silk Tree extract to combat puffiness and dark circles.
4. Clarins Extra-Firming Eye, $98, from Clarins
Even though this is not exactly a cream, it has a balm-like texture that disappears into skin upon application. It has silktree bark extract to reduce puffiness and dark circles, and horse chestnust escin, an ingredient that helps prevent water retention. Organic sweet almond oil and oat sugars also help hydrate and smooth skin.
5. Saturday Skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream, $66, from Sephora
This lightweight cream helps brighten, hydrate and refresh the eye contour area with date seed extract. Avocado protein extract and hyaluronic acid also help hydrate and moisturise skin to diminish the appearance of fine lines caused by skin dryness.
6. Kenzoki Belle De Jour Sacred Lotus Eye Contour, $99, from Sephora
With a lightweight texture that melts into skin, this serum-in-cream helps plump up wrinkles and alleviate the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. The metal tip applicator also helps refresh skin with a cooling effect, and helps smooth and brighten up the eye area.
Choosing the right kind of eye cream is only half the battle won. Are you applying eye cream correctly? Click through the gallery below to find out some of the common mistakes women make when it comes to applying eye cream, and how you can rectify it.