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How to care for your eyes


The skin around the eye can be 1/10th as thick as the skin on the rest of the face. Due to the lesser amount of oil glands around the eyes, this part of the face is more likely to show premature signs of aging if it is neglected. The eye area can show everyone your lack of sleep, overindulgence of food and alcohol and just how good youíre feeling- or not. It is therefore necessary to pay special attention to the eye area and treat it diligently and consistently.


While most face products wonít actually cause harm to the delicate skin around the eyes, some ingredients may be slightly irritating or ineffective so it is always best to choose products specifically formulated for the eye area or ones that state that they are safe for use around the eyes. Eye creams contain special ingredients to target specific concerns around the eyes like dark circles and puffiness.


Laugh lines commonly called crowís feet, are caused by the breakdown of collagen in the skin, a direct result of sun exposure and extrinsic aging, just like other wrinkles on the face. Since skin around the eyes is much thinner than that of the face, wrinkles may appear prematurely. Using an eye cream twice daily like our Glycolic Eye Cream will soften the look of fine lines and deeply moisturize the delicate skin around the eyes. Adding a serum containing Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid like our Cellufirm Drops, will keep skin firm, moist and plump. Apply a few drops under your eye cream twice daily. Avoiding excessive sun exposure and using eye creams are the keys to preventing signs of aging around the eyes.

Glycolic Eye Cream Glycolic Eye Cream

Mature skin showing signs of wrinkles and sun damage will enjoy the benefits of this skin smoothing, rich eye cream. High in antioxidant Vitamin E and a blend of oils for a soft, and more youthful looking eye area.

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Cellufirm Drops Cellufirm Drops

Firm, tighten and smooth aging skin with this daily or overnight serum that is safe for all over the face and eye area. Plumping Collagen and Elastin, moisture retaining Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidant Vitamin E and mineral rich Seaweed Extract are the active ingredients that preserve the skinís tone, moisture levels and elasticity.

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Lack of sleep, meals high in salt, high blood pressure, alcohol, and stress can all result in puffy eyes, particularly in the morning when the periorbital area retains fluid. Most often this is not a serious condition and usually improves as the day goes by mainly because being in a vertical position helps redistribute the fluid around the skin. Using and eye gel like our Ceramide Eye Gel directly from the refrigerator works as a soothing, cooling morning treatment for tired, puffy eyes. In some cases the puffiness is not caused by the skin retaining fluid but by the protrusion of the fatty pad under the eye. Your dermatologist or a plastic surgeon can recommend treatment options in this case.


Dark circles are caused by blood vessels showing through the delicate skin around the eye area giving the under eye area a bluish, purple cast, often a hereditary condition. Fluid and hemoglobin from leaky capillaries can pool under the eyes giving a bruised effect and nasal congestion dilates and darkens the veins that drain from the eyes to the nose. Dark circles can also be caused by anemia. The thinner the skin and the more deep set the eyes are, the worse the condition can appear. Skin can appear more pale due to lack of sleep, hormonal changes and pregnancy, which intensify the look of the dark circles though these factors do not actually cause dark circles.

Minimize the look of dark circles and puffiness by following these tips:

  • Use an eye cream rich in antioxidants like Vitamins A, E and C which can help strengthen capillary walls.
  • Avoid over indulging in salty foods and alcohol which cause the skin to retain fluids, resulting in a shadowy look under the eyes.
  • To camouflage blue or purple circles, use a peach colored concealer under the eye. To brighten under eye area use concealer along with an illuminating make-up that contains light diffusing ingredients. Make sure the under eye area is moist to avoid make-up caking in the fine lines drawing more attention to the area.
  • Apply white eyeliner on the bottom rim of the eyes to brighten tired looking eyes. Itís a known make-up artistís trick for making anyone look more awake and refreshed.
  • Getting enough rest will minimize the look of dark circles.
  • Place cold cucumber slices, an ice mask or tea bags over the eyes to alleviate swelling.
  • Rinse your face quickly with ice cold water to reduce swelling.