24 January 2014

all about the eyes

Keeping the skin around your eyes in tip-top condition can help to reduce and slow down the signs of ageing. It is important to start to look after your skin before it starts to age, rather than when you start to see the signs. The eyes are often the first thing a person looks at when meeting you  - so don't you want to give a great first impression??

Here are our pick of eye serums. Now, everyone has different needs when it comes to the eye area, so we would suggest having a chat to one of the lovely girls at your closest Mecca Cosmetica or Aesop store. Serums are not designed to be the only eye care used - they are best followed by complementing eye creams, especially if the skin is dehydrated. Like a face serum, eye serums are formulated to target particular skin issues such as dark circles and fine lines. 

Brooke's Pick:

Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum
Perricone MD
Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum
$82 from Mecca Cosmetica


I have been using this eye serum for about 5 years now. It is very lightweight, with it's consistency a little like water. My main concerns about my eye area are dark circles and developing fine lines. The ingredient 'Vitamin C Ester' has been developed to target our darker areas by acting as a brightener (and don't we all love a brightener!). Makeup goes over this product smoothly, and there is no down time while you wait for it to soak in, it is absorbed straight away. 

Perricone MD describe the product as follows: 

"Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum is the perfect complement to your daily eye treatment regimen.  With nourishing and protective antioxidants, this lightweight formula absorbs easily into the skin to deliver stunning results. It encourages collagen production to boost elasticity.  Apply on cleansed skin and follow with one of our award winning eye treatments."

Perricone have also released a whole face Vitamin C Ester Serum {here} which I am very keen to try. 


Francie's Pick:

Aesop Eye Serum
$81
I love this eye serum as it is quick and easy to use, and soaks into the skin straight away. Aesop are a natural skin care brand, and this sparked my interest. The product feels refreshing on my eye area and has many essential oils and vitamins packed into this one little bottle. I have been using this product for several years and have been happy with it over the years. 

Aesop describe the product as follows:

"An easily absorbed moisturising treatment serum perfected for the sensitive skin area around the eyes. Its greaseless, silicone-free formulation makes this product ideal for all skin types and is designed for everyday use. The blend of concentrated botanical extracts in this exceptional product includes Carrot Juice, Lavender, Grapefruit Seed and Chamomile that, in conjunction with Parsley Seed Extract, constitutes a potent combination suited to all skin types. In our quest for perfection this product takes the extra step of using a silicone-free formulation to allow fast skin penetration, removing any incidence of product build-up or pores becoming clogged."


Have a beautiful weekend (long weekend to the follow Aussies!) everyone.

Love B & F xxx




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