Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Eye creams for Winter!

Tired eyes are not the best look when you have that presentation of your career to give, that appraisal at work where you are hoping for a pay rise or promotion or even for date night with the hubby/boyfriend and so on.  There are times when no matte how much concealer you slap on, those suitcases under your eyes just will not go into hiding. It might not even be a lack of sleep that could be the issue, indeed for me, it is often dry eyes or even dehydrated skin under my eyes that is an issue.  In the winter, I always ensure I up my skincare regime and that includes more moisture, more protection, I continue to use an SPF, I exfoliate more and I also power through facial mists in an bid to ensure my skin remains moisturised as I go from a heated home or office out into the cold.

Eye-creams are for me, a big part of my skincare routine and whilst I am currently obsessed with eye masks (that is another post) I do use an eye cream and the two that I am currently using are:
Eye creams for Winter!
Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado £20.  Now I love Avocados and I love Kiehls, so a combination of the two is quite possibly dreamy. The texture of the cream is really lovely. It is rich, thick, luxurious and incredibly hydrating and soothing. You only need a really small amount for the under eye area. 

I use my index finger to gently apply and pat the cream in. Having said it is rich and thick textured, if you find it is quite solidified, then run your finger across the top of the pot, it melts with the heat from your fingers to allow you to apply it.  Once applied to the skin, it feels incredibly smooth and it is hydrating and I have really enjoyed trying it and wouldn't rule out a repurchase.
Eye creams for Winter!
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Sync Complex II £40 (I have the mini version) - I absolutely love that this sample is an exact replica of the full sized version making it uber cute. The gel creme has a formula which is rich, luxurious and just disappears into the skin. Said to maximize the power of night to re-ignite the vital, youthful-looking light that can fade due to fatigue, pollution and age. Using the advanced formula with the exclusive ChronoluxCB technology, it helps significantly inhibit the appearance of visible damage: fine lines, crow's feet, dark circles, puffiness, dryness and uneven texture. 

What I love about this eye cream is how luxurious it feels on the skin and it is one of those products that just absorbs on contact so there is no need to really pat the under eye area too much.
Eye creams for Winter!
Alongside Kiehls and Estee Lauder, I have my eye (no pun intended) on other creams that have had really good reviews.
Eyecream Wishlist
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue £40 - I have read so many reviews and comments on Charlotte Tilbury skincare that I am itching to give it a try.  One item that has caught my attention is the Magic Eye rescue. Said to be a new formula which will help to reduce the appearance of eye bags and dark circles, smooth crow`s feet, minimise fine lines and re-energise the delicate under eye area where the first signs of ageing often occur. This miracle Magic Eye Rescue is described as being 'a revitalising and reinvigorating, anti-ageing rescue remedy that gets to work to slow down the ticking time bomb of ageing'. Which sounds too good to be true but one I feel I have to try.

La Prairie Essence Of Skin Caviar Eye Complex 15ml (£107) - I have always been intrigued by La Prairie because firstly the price is usually a wow factor and secondly do you really get value for money?  The La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar eye complex caviar extract is described as being the perfect pick-me-up for the sensitive skin surrounding your eyes, this lightweight, rapidly penetrating gel acts like a mini eyelift. Add to that it is said to be instantly firming, nourishing and re-energizing the eye zone, it also improves its tone and texture, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles while brightening and hydrating the delicate tissue and soothing away signs of stress and fatigue. One thing that did grab my attention is that is also claims to help increase the staying power of eye makeup.

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Serum Light-Pearl 20ml (£46) - Lancome is a brand that is everywhere right now, whether it is with its skincare products or cushion makeup products and as a brand, it is one which has caught my attention.  This Eye serum is said to be a new and improved formula for our best-selling eye serum. Reduces the appearance of eye bags, whilst targeting the look of wrinkles and lines around the skin of your eye contour to look fresher and younger. This cooling serum massages the eye area to revive your eyes` youthful and radiant appearance.

Benefit Firm It Up Eye Serum (£28.50). Firm it up! eye serum helps to visibly tighten & brighten the delicate skin around your eyes. The lightweight texture absorbs in seconds, leaving skin feeling refreshed, smooth and silky-soft. Feel the firmness, see the brightness. Having seen a preview of this at a Benefit Press Day I cannot wait to give it a try. One thing people tend not to think about when it comes to Benefit is their skincare which happens to be pretty darn good!


Do you find that you up your skincare routine in the winter?






*this post contains PR samples/affiliate links unless indicated otherwise

17 comments:

  1. I love eye cream at the end of a hard day in front of a computer, I love Kiehls in particular.

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  2. I use Estee Lauder face creams but haven't tried the eye cream as yet, I may have to get a sample to try for myself x

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  3. I have used Estee Lauder in the past and had great results! I like the sound of Firm It Up Eye Serum by benefit :) xx

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  4. I massively need to up my eye cream game as my eyes look like ive gone ten rounds - thanks to three years olds up at the crink of crook!!

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  5. It's hard finding a good eye cream and the Kiehls one sounds fab. The other's on the list look sound great too.

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  6. Wow, some of those are pricey but I bet they feel delicious. I need to stock up on some eye cream - think it will be Kiehls.

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  7. Oh wow, I don't use eye creams but my mum does so I shall pass this post on to her <3
    I never think to change creams when the weather changes!

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  8. I am yet to start using an eye cream and I'm so aware that I should be doing that by now, the Kiehls with avocado sounds lovely. I'm positive that the La Prairie one works miricles too, but the price tag... ouch! x

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  9. I started using eye creams some months ago and I tried one from The Body Shop with vitamin E and now I'm using one from Clinique. Although I liked both, I may try a new one next time, so I'll have a look to this post again soon! x

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  10. My skin gets really dry over the winter. I have never used an eye cream though

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  11. Now this is a good post as my skin does dry out around my eyes in the winter.

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  12. I am always trying to find that 'magic' cream. As a general rule I have pretty good skin but I hate the skin around my eyes, as soon as I smile I have big puffy bits of skin above and below my eyes :( will check these out thank you.

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  13. I've tried quite a few of these eye creams as it goes and really love the Kiehl's avocado one - it has such a lovely texture.

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  14. You show me kiehls.. you know I love it. It's just so much more moisturising (but without being 'sticky) I'm not big on makeup and skincare but I do love anything that Keihls puts out.

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  15. Strangely, I never thought to change my eye creams according to season. But it makes sense!

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