I am always excited when a new eye serum lands on my desk, even more so when it has skin wellness in mind. Editor Trudi Brewer shares a formula that will arrest the effects of our busy lifestyles - fast.
If you’re working and playing late, it's not just your body that suffers. The skin around the eye area is the first to show signs of fatigue. This calls for a multi-benefit soothing, brightening eye product. Check out why we like the latest enhanced formula from natural beauty brand Snowberry.
Snowberry Smoothing Eye Serum, $69.
High tech, yet the best from Mother Nature, this eye serum is packed with age erasing ingredients. The hero’s, Argireline is known as the ‘natural alternative to botox,' and a glycoprotein called Antarticine, work in tandem to smooth the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the movement in the skin. While a blend of ingredients called L22,’ include skin-loving jojoba, macadamia, and olive extracts that work to strengthen the skin’s barrier. Omega 3 and 6, (essential fatty acids) from Harakeke seed oil (flaxseed oil grown at the Snowberry gardens just outside Auckland), as well as organically certified mountain ash, nourish the skin and help to reduce puffiness. Together these potent, plant extracts do the job of hydrating the skin and correcting the signs of tiredness - naturally.
How does it work?
First up, it absorbs in seconds, which for me is the mark of excellent eye cream. While it has the potency of a serum, the formula is gel-like and creamy. Created to help reduce puffiness and smooth fine lines, it firms the skin under the eyes at the same time. This serum gets the BEQ tick of approval for its ability to blend seamlessly under, and on top of your makeup - ideal for anyone who wants a do-it-all product like me.
Our other favourites from the range include
Snowberry Instant Deep Cleansing Oil, $50.
Clean skin is healthy skin, and this 100 per cent blend of natural oils, swiftly cleanses your complexion of grime and makeup, keeping it balanced and feeling hydrated, without stripping your skin’s natural barrier.
Snowberry Nourishing Rich Day Cream, $90.
The nourishing herb oils in this cream are ideal for anyone with normal to dry skin. Hydrating, it also packs a powerful punch when it comes to anti-ageing, thanks to natural ceramides, and antioxidants in the formulation.
Snowberry Rejuvenating Night Cream, $91.
A natural, ultra-hydrating treat for anyone with parched-looking skin, massage this into your face and neck before bed and wake up with skin that is looking revitalized.