An eye cream is essential for keeping the delicate skin around the eye area hydrated and ultimately looking more youthful. But did you know that your eye cream is a multi-benefit beauty buy? Editor Trudi Brewer shares the best eye cream hacks on TV3's The Cafe.
Editor Trudi Brewer with host Melanie Homer on TV3's The Cafe.
Not all eye creams are created equal. Unlike moisturiser that is designed to hydrate, plump and smooth the skin, these lightweight creams specifically treat for the eye area to decongest, drain and tighten this delicate skin. Here are my favourite hacks on how to use your eye cream every day.
Top tips on how to use your eye cream
Smooth fine lines
Be gentle with this area of the face. Use your ring finger to pat on a small amount of eye cream and only around the orbital bone and up onto the brow bone. Then add the leftover product to smooth out fine lines between your brows and the upper lip.
Less is more
Only use the smallest amount of eye cream each day. The size of a matchstick head is all you need, for both eyes. If you use too much it can accentuate puffiness and cause irritation.
Nourish while concealing
Mix a tiny amount of eye cream with your concealer, it helps hydrate and prime the under eye area, also cutting down on creasing, while helping your makeup to last longer.
Hydrate your cuticles
The extra-hydrating properties of an eye cream will work wonders on dry, cracked cuticles. Next time you're tempted to pick at that skin around the nails, reach for the eye cream instead, your nails will thank you for it.
Lancôme Advanced Genifique Yeux Cream, $124.
Packed with the skin saver vitamin C, and a probiotic to reduce the look of dark circles and puffiness. This luxe-y lightweight cream soothes tired eyes while working to correct dark circles and fine lines.
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, $102.
Founded in 2014 by a Houston-based mother of four her dream was to create skincare on the premise that, “a product is only as good as its worst ingredient." Known as clean-clinical skincare, that is toxic-free and efficacious, Marula Oil the base to all the products, and this eye cream, vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, vitamin E, cucumber extract and protein-rich peptides is the reason it brightens and smoothes so fast.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery, $124
Formulated to repair the visible impact sleep deprivation, UV light, pollution and even the blue light emitted from our smartphones and tablets has on the delicate skin around the eye area with a 10X Concentrated Repair Technology, antioxidants, including yeast extract to reduce the look of dark circles, algae extracts to reduce irritation, and the heavy-hitting hydration booster hyaluronic acid. It truly is hope for tired eyes in a luxurious-looking jar.
Shiseido Essential Energy Eye Definer, $77.
A nourishing eye treatment that helps reduce the look of tiredness from digital overload that screen exposure we are all guilty of with a clever complex called ReNeura Technology. Made with a combination of ingredients such as the antioxidant Assam tea extract and a pearl extract, that offers an instant, subtle shimmer. The Chinese herb skullcap, (Scutellaria Baicalensis) root extract and citrus peel extract that help boost the skins natural production of hyaluronic acid. We love the handy travel-friendly tube and the lasting effect it has on the skin thanks to the pearly shimmer.