Do you need an eye cream?
There are many people out there who will tell you that you don’t need an eye cream.
That the moisturiser that you use on your face will do the job nicely. Thank-you very much.
Why bother spending more money, yes?
I think you all know which side of the equation I fall on with this, don’t you?
Eye creams get a big fat beauty tick from me.
I’ve been using some kind of eye product for more than 15 years now. Has it frozen my face in time? Nah, not even Botox could do that.
What I think it has done is allow the visual part of the ageing to happen a more gradually. This definitely has its upside and allows for less OMFG shocks when you happen to see a quite different staring back at you in the bathroom from that which you have in your mind.
A bit like when I reminisce about my uni days like they were yesterday. Except they were yesteryear. Ye Olde Worlde Yesteryear.
See, despite being a convert to including an eye cream in my beauty routine, I’m more of a long-term girl than someone looking for a cream to deliver an instant fix.
Because that’s where I think we can – and do – get a bit cynical about what products claim to offer.
To keep the cynicism at bay, here are a couple of things to consider when seeking out an eye cream that’s perfect for your eyes.
1. What’s your main eye issue? Is it fine lines, puffiness, dark circles. Maybe you have more than one issue.
2. What’s your budget?
Once you’ve worked out what your want your eye cream to address and go to work on, then it’s a matter of narrowing down a cream that works in your budget.
No, it doesn’t have to “match” your current moisturiser. It’s actually a big fat marketing myth that you need to use products from the same brand and range within a brand to get result.
I’m living proof of that. I trial such a cocktail of products on a daily and weekly basis that if that were the case, nothing would work for me.
But stuff does work. And consistency with product application works too.
What’s been working for me lately in the eye department? Head on over to The Hoopla today to find out.
Do you use an eye cream? What’s your favourite?