When it comes to skin care, most of us fall into one of 2 categories. There are those of us, who never change our routine, using the same ill-suited eye cream from our old days. Then there’s the other group, who embrace treatments like chemical peels and Botox before there’s a wrinkle in sight.
The skin on our eye contour zone is 3x thinner than the rest of our face and produces very little collagen, meaning it tends to dry out. It is extremely thin, fragile and quick to show signs of aging. It needs tender, loving care — done of course, in the right way!
Mario Badescu once said: “Every man or woman over the age of 21 should apply an eye cream in the morning and in the evening, as part of the daily routine. There are no exceptions.”
As we age, our skin changes. What worked in our 20s won’t do us any favors in our 30s — or 40s. With hundreds of variations around, it can be hard to find a correct one for your needs. If you get the wrong formula, you may be disappointed by the results! If the goal is to maintain youthful eyes well into our golden years, and look just as flawless every decade in between, we need to tailor our products to the number of candles on our birthday cake.
In your 20s: CRÈME SIMON Multi-Benefits Eye Treatment
Preparation is key ladies, so it’s never too early to start looking after your skin. At this stage of your life, there’s no need to get sucked into anti-aging products. Thankfully your twenties are crease-free, but it’s good to get a head start with a moisturizing eye cream that boosts circulation and de-congests this zone.
This one-of-a-kind, eye-roller not only allows you to dispense the amount you need for an eye massage, but also features a cool metal ball to smooth away fine lines and stimulate circulation. Puffiness and dark circles are reduced for fresher, brighter eyes.
$25, VIIMART.com (Use code “CREMESIMON” to receive a complimentary Crème Simon vanity purse + additional 10% off)In your 30s: KOSÉ Sekkisei Eye Cream
Ah, time to tackle early signs of aging with anti-wrinkle treatments. Those dark under eye circles are becoming more prominent and you’re noticing a few more fine lines (#adultlife). But don’t panic. The idea’s here to smooth our fine lines and firm up skin.
Having high affinity with skin, this specially formulated concoction penetrates deep into the eye contour zone to fight the visible signs of aging. Possessing impressive, anti-aging and moisturizing properties, it promotes blood circulation to rid dullness, reduces fine lines and firms the skin from within.
$64 (was $82), VIIMART.comIn your 40s: CAUDALIE Premier CRU The Eye Cream
So you’re in your 40s. You’ve seen and tried it all. But have you tried the right things? At this point, reduction in skin quality, amount of collagen, and volume, becomes apparent. As you enter this life phase, select products that are dedicated to combating fine lines to visibly lift eye contours and restore resilience to the skin.
Powered by Caudalie’s 3 signature patents at their highest concentration: resveratrol for lifting and firming, viniferine for brightening, and antioxidant-rich, grape-seed polyphenols hydrate the eye area and prevent wrinkles. This luxurious eye cream focuses on the delicate eye contour and instantly transform it for long-term results.
$86 (was $103), VIIMART.comIn your 50s and beyond: SULWHASOO Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream
Time to bring out the heavy hitters. Our goal? Avoid eye-lift surgery at all costs! In your 50s and beyond, your under-eye skin is damaged and weak, giving it a crepe-like appearance. Here, our the skin around our eyelids tends to droop and loosen because our bodies produce less collagen.
That’s where this stuff comes in. It’s like a shot of espresso for your eyes; with a wrinkle-correcting ginseng formula, this concentrated eye cream sinks deeply into the eye contour zone to lift, firm and diminish the appearance of crow’s feet and wrinkles, making it supple and radiant.
$186 (was $220), VIIMART.com