Why use an anti-aging eye cream?
The eyes are usually the first place we tend to notice signs of aging. Because the skin around the eye area is particularly delicate, fine lines and wrinkles develop more quickly. We also begin to see sagging and dark circles in this area due to the fragile skin compared to the rest of the face and body.
While your general face moisturiser might be full of a multitude of helpful ingredients, this is often too heavy or irritating for the eye area. An eye cream like Lancôme Absolue L'Extrait Eye Contour is specifically formulated with the right concentrations of active ingredients for the thin skin in this area. Similarly, eye creams are generally fragrance-free, to avoid any irritation that may come with using your general face cream.
Anti-aging under eye creams by Lancôme Australia also have a thinner gel or water-like consistency that assists with breathability and helps to de-puff eyes.
How to apply anti-aging eye creams
First, thoroughly cleanse your skin using a gentle cleanser like the Gel Eclat Clarifying Cleanser Pearly Foam. Apply your toner and any serums, layering from thinnest to thickest. Then, apply your anti-aging eye cream to the eye area by using your ring finger to gently dab the product from the inner corners of your eyes outwards. Finish with your day cream or night cream and always add an SPF during the day.
What is the best anti-aging eye cream for my age?
The best anti-aging eye cream in your 40s, 50s or 70s is no different to the best anti-aging eye cream in your twenties. Simply put, the best eye creams for anti-aging are those with effective and targeted active ingredients.
Anti-aging eye cream ingredients
Effective anti-aging and dark circles eye creams usually all have one thing in common - they’re packed with Vitamin C. A vitamin C eye cream like Advanced Génifique Eye Cream delivers visibly brighter, younger-looking eyes. This anti-aging eye cream is suitable for sensitive skin, and also contains Hyaluronic Acid, which hydrates and plumps skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Caffeine is also a beneficial ingredient in an anti-aging eye cream as it assists with reducing puffiness. For an eye cream that’s rich in caffeine and helps fight sagging eyelids and bags, try Rénergie Classic Eye Cream.