Should I start using eye cream?
The experts say the sooner the better – here’s why.
You haven’t got crow’s feet yet, so you don’t need an eye cream, right? Wrong. “It’s best to start a skincare regime (including eye cream) in your 20s as prevention, then move to an anti-ageing regime in your 30s,” says eye surgeon Sabrina Shah-desai. Eyes are one of the first places to show signs of ageing, but whatever you want to combat, these products promise to deliver.
“New formulas such as gel serums add much-needed moisture and hydration, boosting luminosity while minimising puffiness and sagging in the area,” explains skin expert Nichola Joss.
“Use serums around the eye to boost radiance. They instantly brighten up your skin and work to minimise any undereye pigmentation,” Nichola adds.
“A combination of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants such as vitamins C and B3 will target the area. With regular use, you will experience long-term results,” explains Sabrina.
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“Creams enriched with vitamin C, retinols and growth factors encourage thickening of collagen in an area where skin is delicate and thin,” dermatologist Dr Annie Chiu says.
“Utilising ‘smart’ technology with a cocktail of ingredients like plum and algae extracts will help diminish lines, lift and smooth,” says Clinique’s Dr Tom Mammone.