Do eye creams really work?

posted 3 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

I’ve been using Antipodes Kiwi Eye Cream for most of this year and I LOVE it.  I was getting dry skin on my eyelids (I actually think it was being caused by my contact lens solution, but I didn’t want to stop wearing contacts!) and it’s totally solved that problem, as well as lightening dark circles.  It’s also cruelty-free and comes in a glass jar so it’s a bit more eco-friendly as well.  It’s not cheap but a little goes a long way – I’m about halfway through my jar and that’s about ten months use.

The rest of my skincare routine includes an avocado oil solid cleanser (which is also great for taking off makeup, except eye makeup) and the Body Shop Vitamin E cream as moisturiser, plus sunscreen – I don’t currently feel like I need a serum.  

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I use Eminence Organics hibiscus ultra lift eye cream and it really does what it says.  I do notice that my skin looks tighter and the outer corners of my eyes are lifted ever so slightly.  I layer it with The Pearl eye illuminating treatment from Tatcha.  It doubles as a concealer and treats fine lines and dark circles.  At night, I use Eminence Organics herbal eye contour cream.

As for the rest of my skincare, I’ve been doing the K-Beauty routine for over 2 years and it’s a game changer.  I already have good skin but this routine takes it to a whole new level.  I use mainly western products though…mostly from Eminence Organics.  Just started using the black tea kombucha treatment essence from Fresh and I am in love.  Fresh lotus youth preserve rescue mask is also amazing.  Love their products..the smell is just so refreshing. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

For what it’s worth, I follow a dermatologist on youtube (Dr. Dray). Her stance is eye creams are a bunch of marketing nonsense. I highly recommend her channel. She cuts through all the bs when it comes to skin care.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Honestly the best thing I ever did for my skin was to start taking collagen and using a daily moisturizer (I also use a night cream maybe 1-2x a week for moisture).  I was in the same boat a few years ago (nearing 30, never really cared about skincare), but I found the super expensive stuff wasn’t really better than just regular, moderate-level care methods.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Relevant 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Also following… I thought eye cream was just a means for moisturizing that sensitive/thin area to delay the onset of wrinkles. Can it help with dark circles?

Post # 8
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Honey bee

Souzie :  If you had to pick one of the eye creams you use which would it be? I have horrid undereye circles. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

sweatergal007 :  Hands down, the Eminence hibiscus ultra lift eye cream.

Don’t know if you can see the difference but here’s a before and after…

Brows are microbladed and I have lash extensions.  Other than that, no makeup, no filter.  For reference, I turn 39 in a few weeks..

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Souzie :  You’re 38????? 😳😳😍😍 I bow in the presence of the skin care queen! Care to outline your entire routine for us? I’m 33 and look probably ten years older than you (doesn’t help that I have super fair Irish skin that basically crinkles up into a ball when I see any sunlight…). 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Souzie :  What’s Amal Clooney doing on this site?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

There used to be a poster here who would answer questions with the statement “etiquette snob here” or “etiquette expert here”. I shall copy her, so ..

Skincare cream addict here!

Do eye creams work specifically? I’m not sure that they do but it can’t hurt to use one. I’ve used higher brand face cream since I was 18, at which point I would forgo evenings out in favor of a Clinique potion. It’s worth noting that what you put into your body is more important than what you put on it. Smoke, and you’ll have smoker’s wrinkles at your lip no matter how much goop you slather on. I don’t drink and I don’t smoke. And I use SPF 100 in the warmer months. 

But I do think that creams help to a certain point. I’ve been using tretinoin for over 20 years and I think that helps. I take a collagen pill and a hair, skin and nails vitamin. I really like a combination of Peter Thomas Roth and La Mer. And I have a bottle of juice and water with me 24/7 since hydration is key.

Now for the scary part. Don’t read any further if you’re scared of getting old

 

Both photos I was wearing lipstick, no other makeup. And I haven’t used any kind of an airbrushing app so you can definitely see the signs of aging. I’m almost 57.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

glutton :  

If I were ready to disclose my age, which will happen someday, but with much build up and fanfare, and, if I had no concerns about revealing my beautiful face, I would be able to supplement my testimony with better evidence.

Some genius part of me was awakened at the age of 20.  It hit me—moisturize, now!  But, what about zits, you say?  Won’t lotions on my face make me break out?

This is where we really cross the Rubicon. 

Zits don’t matter!  They go away!  Wrinkles are forever!

Soon enough, I would find out that decent moisturizers don’t cause zits. Clearasil made one.

Then there was the thing with the eye cream, the holiest of holy grails. The search for the perfect eye cream is looking like a lifetime journey. I can still remember my First Time.  I bought Physicians Formula, so wise, so young. Go for the hypoallergenics.

Thus, I spent decades with goopy stuff around my eyes at all times. My preference was always gloopy, gloppy, industrial strength eye cream.

Decades later, I’m reaping the rewards. Full disclosure:  I have been doing Botox, now Dysport for many years.  That helps with the crow’s feet, but nothing is done under my eyes or elsewhere in the eye area.

It works, Bees. I get many compliments and look considerably younger than I am. You don’t have to approach the whole thing with religious fervor similar to mine.  But, if you use eye cream consistently enough, and stay out of the sun, you will thank yourself one day.

Btw, after trying every single eye cream ever marketed, I’m using a retinol one from amazon that’s effective and $12.  It’s called Argabelle.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

sunburn :   Good lord, you are GORGEOUS! Which vitamin are you taking?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

sunburn :  I would not guess that you are 59! Care to share what collagen pill you take?

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