The debate around eye cream continues to divide beauty opinion, with some thinking it’s a marketing ploy, and others swearing that it’s a skincare game-changer. Let’s look at the facts.
The skin around the eyelid and under the eye is thin and delicate which means that it can often show signs of ageing sooner than other areas. It can also show the tell-tale signs of tiredness or overall poor health, so it’s important to monitor and maintain the skin in the eye area. Overall, the most important thing you can do is to add moisture, but this is where we find that using a product specifically created for the eye area is preferable to just taking your regular face moisturiser a little further.
Eye creams, eye serums and eye masks are designed for the highly sensitive eye area so there is far more chance of tolerance and far less chance of causing stinging, watery eyes or rashes, especially for those with sensitive skin. They can immediately revive the eye area, creating a smoother skin surface and reducing the look of wrinkles or puffiness, often acting as a primer before make-up or sunscreen.
Many people prefer eye serums over eye creams, as they are packed full of actives to tackle specific concerns such as puffiness and dark circles. Whereas eye creams tend to focus solely on moisturising. So, if in doubt, go for a serum as you will get far more out of it, especially if it’s a serum known for its plumping and hydrating properties, like BIOEFFECT EGF Eye Serum.
BIOEFFECT EGF Eye Serum is a multi-purpose product that gives an instant hit of moisture to the eye area and keeps it there throughout the day (and night) for long term, anti-ageing effects. It contains a hefty dose of Barley EGF, derived from Barley, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, combined with Hyaluronic Acid to plump and smooth. It also has a clever stainless steel rollerball applicator, which has an immediate cooling effect on the skin, and can be ramped up by keeping it and applying it straight from the fridge; perfect for those bleary-eyed mornings or when you’ve been up late the night before and don’t want the evidence to show!
It seems that clever application systems, particularly eye rollers can really help maximise product efficiency, the roller gives a mini massage under the eyes which helps to boost circulation as well as encourage lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness, leading to a much more ‘wide awake’ look.
Eye masks are another brilliantly effective way of generating a hit of hydration around the eye area. They often have a similar profile to eye serums but turned up to the max as they feature a highly concentrated dose of ingredients. Many work on the same principles as sheet masks, but the BIOEFFECT EGF Eye Mask Treatment, is a two step age-defying eye treatment that uses a combination of Barley EGF concentrated serum that is ‘locked in’ with a hydrogel eye mask to deliver a deep hydration hit to significantly maximise the plumping and smoothing effect.
So, there you have it. Whether you’re line fighting, de-puffing or just trying to look awake, a good eye serum or mask might just be your best friend.