We don't want much from our eye products. Just a little de-puffing, fixing of dark circles, brightening, concealing and maybe helping us fake a few extra hours sleep. That's not too much to ask is it? Luckily it isn't with these crop of recent releases. The trouble is, which one is so good that it's going to be crowned Best Eye Product in the 2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards? Will it be Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Premiere Intense Moisture and Renewal Regeneration Eye Cream which helps to strengthen the delicate skin around the eye area as well as reducing the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and crows feet, Aveeno Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator which features vitamin B3 and light diffusion technology to help your eyes look fresh and, Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make Up Corrector Pen, a precision-point eye makeup remover pen, Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye, a fragrance-free product that targets fine lines, under-eye circles and puffiness or Lancôme Rénergie Multiple Lift Volumetry Yeux Eye Duo which features a firming and de-puffing cream as well as an illuminating concealer?
Is it just us or do your dark circles and puffy eyes seem to get worse in the Winter? As sun-kissed skin becomes replaced with a paler, most-likely-wind-ravaged complexion — gee, thanks Winter — those dark, puffy bags seem to be even more noticeable of a morning, huh? Well the simple solution is an eye cream or gel. But you can go one step further by investing in a roll-on eye treatment as the applicators provide an instant cooling effect that helps to minimise signs of tiredness. They also help to stimulate blood flow and increase the drainage of lymphatic fluids which lead to the puffiness. You can pick up one for as cheap as $14.95 or go all out on a 24k gold-infused one. Tip: keep them in the fridge for a double dose of cooling.
Given that Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex ($105) is Australia's #1 selling anti-ageing treatment product, has won awards from Marie Claire, InStyle and been voted Best Serum by the Australian Beauty Awards 2010 judges, you could say we got a tad excited when we learned about the new Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex ($95). OK, we danced around the office. You will, too, after you've tried it. Honest. Look . . .
What is it: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex is a gel-serum that uses groundbreaking research into genetic ageing to reduce EVERY single sign of ageing in the eye area.
Ooh, tell me more: Back in 2009, Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex changed everything. It revolutionised the way that skin was repaired overnight. This is the same kind of formula but it's specifically designed for the delicate eye area. As skin around the eyes is 40 percent thinner than the rest of your face, it's the first place that ageing rears its ugly head.