[By Claudette Rosales]
It’s a well observed sociological fact that by playing up or toning down our eye contact, without the need for spoken words, we’re able to convey emotions and engage our conversational partner. Infamously, a maiko played by actress Ziyi Zhang in the movie, ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ can only be considered ‘ready’ if she managed to stop a man in his tracks with a single glance. So before heading out the door tonight, consider these latest pepper perfecting products designed to transform those delicate areas around your eyes, to put that enviable twinkle right back where they belong.
Mila Moursi Cryo Serum/Ice Cube Infusion
I’ve seen some crazily innovative beauty treatments in my day, but this one probably take the cake. Mila Moursi’s Cryo Serum is a freezable, brightening product said to repair, regenerate, and hydrate the skin.Billed as a “spa-worthy treatment designed for at-home use,” the theory behind it is that the ice-cold application works as a form of cryotherapy which provides anti-aging effects while stimulating the skin and boosting circulation, especially for the undereye areas. These are literally pretty pricey “serum-sicles“that you pop one into the freezer before use, wait for it to get icy, unwrap it and slide it into one of the enclosed gauze sachets. Proceed to rub it over your cleansed and toned face in circular motions, until the cube is completely melted.Black Currant, Raspberry and Strawberry Extracts further aid in combating puffiness and dehydration to lift and plump the periorbital skin for a sparkling glow.
Available from www.barneys.com
Epicuren Ultima-Peptide Maximum Peptide Complex
Combat signs of aging skin with Epicuren Ultima-Peptide Maximum Peptide Complexwhich engages the ultimate potency in peptide technology, an age-defying product which targets aging where it begins. What’s exciting about peptides in skincare products is their ability to help revitalize skin’s building blocks so it becomes more resilient with great anti-aging effects. Utilizing free radical-fighting coenzyme Q 10 and cranberry extract along with moisturizing avocado oil and shea butter, this scientifically proven skin saviour visibly softens wrinklessuch as Crow’s feet and reduces the appearance of undereye fine lines with regular use. A small splurge no doubt, but the pampering goes a long way.
Available over the counter at all aesthetics branches of www.sloaneclinic.com
BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz Gentle Exfoliating Eye Cream
Reveal brighter and more hydrated eye-area skin, as well as decrease the appearance of fine lines and under-eye dark circles with regular use of this unique exfoliating eye cream.Specially formulated for these regions that are more delicate than the skin over the rest of the face, it contains pH adjusted and buffered glycolic, and is also enhanced with REGU®-AGE and BeautyRx firming compound Hexatensity™, patented peptides that help diminish the appearance of fine lines and under-eye dark circles. This product may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn so make sure you apply a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week after.
Available from www.saksfifthavenue.com
EYE AM BEAUTIFUL limited edition Eye Bright Kit
For all the eye-perfecting goodness the modern day Venus ever needs, either as a SOS rescue kit from one too many a sleep-deprived night or as a pre-party perk me up ritual, the EYE AM BEAUTIFUL limited edition Eye Bright Kit put together by the medical professionals behind the premium Sloane Inc line of pharmaceutical grade products is truly a one stop wonder.
Like an energy drink for les yeux, the Sloane Inc Oxygen Eye Serum is packed with line smoothing hyaluronic acid, soy peptides and hexapeptides, with additional Co-enzyme CoQ , another potent antioxidant packaged in gold micro-spheres for maximal absorption. Use this in tandem with the Sloane Inc Vitamin A Eye Renewal Cream, an anti-aging gem that reduces puffiness, sagging, and wrinkles in the eye area. Formulated with age defying vitamin A and skin soothing microspheres, this instantly revitalizing essential works overtime to counter signs of fatigue, irritation, and age while intensely hydrates and smoothes the often-neglected eye zone.
To round it up, you’re getting not one but three different types of intensive one-use eye masks infused with potent dermal treasures to instantly brighten up tired and lacklustre peepers. The 24K, HA and ALOE eye pads with three forms of glow-inducing oxygenating ingredients, antioxidant vitamin C and puff-pummeling botanical extracts,is certainly ‘eye-deal’ for those who set sight on how to fake a full eight hours sleep.
Whether as a standalone treatment on part of the Eye Revival Program, Revitalift Under-eye is definitely the A-lister preferred method to address undereye woes caused by aging and stress. The procedure is simple and fast. Tiny drops of pure hyaluronic acid are skilfully infused into the skin and distributed evenly throughout the treatment area via a series of microinjections. resuscitating tired-looking skin by restoring its physiological function and optimizing cellular activity. Improvements are apparent even after the first treatment, but a primary course of 3 to 6 sessions done at 3 to 4 weekly intervals is often recommended in order to build up your skin’s reserves for optimal bio-revitalization and longer-lasting results. Maintenance treatments are typically done between 2 to 4 times a year depending on your intrinsic aging, how well you take care of your skin, and the type of lifestyle you lead.