What’s the best Q. way to treat the under-eye area? I hate caking on concealer in summer.
A. We’ve got a two-pronged approach for you: a great eye cream and a killer pair of sunnies.
First, treat the area with a nourishing topical cream packed with ingredients that work as hard as the eyes themselves — six tiny muscles make about 100,000 movements per day! Look for peptides, which plump fine lines by increasing the thin skin’s precious collagen stores, and an antioxidant to protect the area from the elements.
“The eyes are subject to many aggressors, from constant blinking and expressions to bright lights, wind, dust and pollutants — so helping to protect from oxidative stress is always a good idea,” says Sonia Amoroso, founder and CEO of skincare brand Freezeframe, who laced their Revitaleyes formula with vitamin C. “It also contains a peptide clinically proven to reduce the accumulation of oxidised haemoglobin, which can give eyes a ‘racoon’ ring, even if you’ve slept a good eight hours,” she adds.
For best results, apply eye cream in a tapping motion to increase circulation and prevent accidental tugging. Lastly, invest in a great pair of sunglasses — they’re an excellent line of defence and eliminate the need for any eye makeup.
After Hours Sunglasses, $65, QUAY AUSTRALIA, quayaustralia.com.au
Revitaleyes Eye Solutions, $69, FREEZEFRAME, freeze-frame.com.au