Eyes are the windows to the soul … so have you given your eyes the care they deserve? From the best eye creams and serums to boosters and contour sets and eyelash serum, these products and treatments can brighten and open up your peepers – for a more eye-catching effect!
BIOEFFECT EGF Eye Serum, $124
Since hitting my forties, I’ve started to use eye creams more often as my skin has started to get a little darker and more tired-looking around my eyes. I was curious about this product as it involves bioengineering plants to replicate our skin’s EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) and help our cells repair and produce collagen.
The serum is definitely a little denser than others I’ve used so you don’t need a lot of it. After using it for almost a month, my skin does feel more hydrated. I suspect I’ll need more than just a good serum to improve my skin, but this is definitely one worth continuing to use for a long time to see its full benefits.
– Anna Tserlingas
BSKIN Eye Care MultiTasking Power Serum (20ml), $105
Simply great! BSkin’s four-in-one serum is by far the best eye-care product I have used. It has everything that I need – that is, effectiveness in dealing with wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness and dryness around the eyes all at the same time. The light textured gel absorbs quickly, forming a subtle aqueous layer on the skin, leaving it firm with a comfortable feel. It doesn’t cause irritation, but invigorates the skin around the eyes and lightens up the dark areas. My eyes feel refreshed throughout the day when I’m using it – it’s one of those products that shows results after just a few uses.
The serum comes in a 20ml bottle, and I have been using it twice a day for two months now, with still plenty left.
– Judit Gál
Dr.Belter Quick Lift Eye Contour Collagen Patch Mask Set, $188
Most undereye products I’ve used are either quick creams or eye patches so I was slightly surprised to see that the Quick Lift Eye Contour Set requires a bit of navigation – each box comes with 10 pairs of collagen patches with a vial of eye lift essence.
Applying the essence and collagen pads to my undereye area felt pleasant and cooling. There was no drag or tightening sensation. What I also loved is how supple the undereye area feels right after application, when you gently tap the remaining essence into the skin.
While I didn’t observe drastic changes, I definitely felt like my undereye skin maintained its plumpness for the few weeks I used the product. I would continue using it to see if there are any long-term improvements.
– Zawani Abdul Ghani
Nuggela & Sulé Amazonic Serum Eyelashes, $79.90
I have never used an eyelash growth serum before and was admittedly sceptical about it really giving visible results. What I like about this product is that it comes with a double applicator and thus does double duty. One side contains a serum to strengthen your lashes, and the other a serum to volumise.
Both eyelash serums contain a potent blend of nourishing ingredients that will condition sparse lashes and support growth. It takes time before you notice any difference, so don’t give up. I used it daily for over four weeks when I was beginning to see some noticeable difference. Don’t expect some dramatic TikTok results, but if you want stronger lashes and a bit more volume, you may want to give this a try – it worked for me!
None of the ingredients caused any eyelid irritation, so it’s a good pick for those of us with more sensitive skin.
– Karin Galley
Codex Beauty Bia Hydrating Eye Gel Cream, $61
“The skin around my eyes needs a lot of moisture. I always use an eye cream first thing in the morning when my eyes are at their absolute puffiest. This cream has a beautiful consistency, is lightweight and not greasy. Most of its ingredients are from organic farming, including cucumber, arnica oil and bladderwrack (a type of seaweed). It is certified as a cruelty-free product by the Leaping Bunny Program.
I found the gel cream perfect to use under concealer, as it creates a moisture-retentive film and smoothens the eye contour area for longer. My concealer didn’t come up looking patchy or creased and my eyes looked less fatigued.”
– Karin Galley
BEMA Bio Face Double Lifting Serum 30ml, $86
I first got to know BEMA Bio Face last year when I reviewed the lifting cream, which I thought was amazing. This year, I got to try out the Double Lifting Serum, which absorbs quite quickly into the skin and gives you elasticity and glow. For me, this one is a winner.
I used it twice a day after washing my face and using a toner. The price is slightly steep but I think it’s worth the investment. This is especially true if you’re in your forties (it’s recommended for mature skin) and are looking for something light and lovelysmelling. The serum is made in Italy and is also parabenfree and sulphate-free.
– Susan Knudsen-Pickles
Norel AteloCollagen Eye Booster Serum, $88
When it comes to my eye care, I definitely need a bit of help. It was lovely to sample the Norel AteloCollagen Eye Booster Serum as I’d heard great things. It’s an amazing product for dehydration, something that I can’t seem to get rid of. It specialises in improving hydration and activating collagen, and really helped in my case. My under-eye dark circles seemed to lighten and the skin wasn’t as wrinkled – a more hydrated look which helped me feel refreshed. It’s soothing and a small amount is enough to be gently massaged into the skin.
– Jacqui Young
This article first appeared in the October 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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