Why rollers are the new black in eye skincare

Nikki Parkinson Beauty 15 Comments

My never-ending quest to find under-eye products that make me look fresh, alive, less wrinkly and not like I’ve been in a bar fight, increasingly finds me reaching for a product that offers instant relief.

That instant relief comes via the roller ball method.  Whether it’s a single metal or plastic roller or a series of three or four micro rollers, I can’t get enough of that feeling.

I’ll roller ball in the morning, over lunch after dinner.  And if I’ve had, shall we say, several hundred glasses of vino the night before, well that roller baby doesn’t leave my hand all day.

Eye rollers are the new black in under eye skincare

Eye rollers are the new black in under eye skincare

Apart from these self-inflicted pressing reasons why you might need eye rollers in your life, I can guarantee the love-at-first-roll feeling will continue long after the hangover has passed.

Apart from helping me personally with these symptoms, there’s a good reason why the skincare companies behind the products have put their thinking caps on and come up with a roller ball or three.

Inside the tube is a power-packed product.  And they thought:  how can we get that product to really go to work where it’s needed most?  Simple:  have it “massaged” in as it’s applied.  I find the best way to massage the product in is in small circular motions, moving from the inner to the outer eye.

This means, not only will you use less eye product for each application, what you do use will go to work straight where it’s needed.  (And here’s a tip: don’t just save your eye rollers around the eyes.  Give your forehead and lip lines some love as well.)

I’ve already talked up roller ball eye products Rodial Glamoxy Snake Serum and Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller – both amazing products utilising a multi-micro roller ball approach.

The latest I’ve been trialling* come from Nivea , Trilogy and Decleor Paris.

1.  Nivea Visage Anti-Wrinkle Q10Plus Refreshing Eye Roll-On (10ml, $18.98) This one clearly wins in the budget beauty, sneak-it-in-with-the-groceries-stakes.  It’s got a single metal roller-ball tip which provides that instant cooling and de-puffiness effect.  Give it a shake, then roll.  Fine lines and wrinkles are targeted with long-term use thanks to Q10 and Panthenol. Available at supermarkets, Priceline, Myer, Target, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies.

2.  Decleor Paris Expression De L’Age Smoothing roll On (20ml, $110).   Decleor has used a tri-ball delivery, with the micro metal balls.  I also like how it’s a squeeze tube.  This makes it a lot easier to get the product to the micro balls in the first place. It’s a multi-active product aimed at targeting wrinkles, not only around the eye but also forehead, lips, and brow furrows.  Go crazy with it. There’s an instant plumping and cooling effect as it goes on plus the area immediately feels hydrated.  And that feeling lasts.  Key ingredients include hibiscus (anti-oxidant), hyaluronic acid (for volume) and essential oil of neroli (for tackling dehydration). Ph 1800 808 993 for stockists.

3.  Trilogy Age Proof CoQ10 Eye Recovery Concentrate (7.5ml, $36.95)
This one is delivered via a single plastic ball.  You need to give it a good shake to get the product through to the ball.  I found it doesn’t work as easily as the single or tri-metal rollers above but where this product won me over was in the product itself.   The natural anti-oxidant cocktail is designed to help “lighten, brighten and tighten”.  The big guns in the cocktail mix are Co-enzyme Q10 for strengthening and perking up skin cells, caffeine from green coffee to tighten and de-puff, jojoba esters to work on those fine lines and horse chestnut to kiss goodbye to dark circles. Trilogy is available at Myer, Priceline, selected pharmacies and health food stores.  Visit trilogyproducts.com.

Are you as obsessed as I am about the state of your eyes?  What do you use as a hangover helper when your eyes are rebelling at you for dehydrating them so much the night before? Or is that just me?

* These products were sent to me for trial purposes in accordance with my disclosure policy



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  1. Ok, so after Mr 3’s birthday today (happy birthday to his fellow July 21 buddy, your Mr 6!) I have helped myself to several wines in celebration of the fact I was in a whole world of pain this time 3 years ago – I will be needing these in the morning….

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      1. Mr 3 was born at 6pm – weighing a few grams under 11 pounds… natural birth. 3 years on it still hurts… cheers!!!

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  2. Thanks for the great review, very helpful. Im on a never ending quest to find the ultimate eye cream that targets both wrinkles and dark cirlces. Garnier UltraLift was really good but its been discontinued (was replaced byt he douvle ended product first) now theyve introdiced the rollerball too. I actually dont like the rollerballs as much as the normal tubes, but maybe I should try some youve reviewed above. I have the Nivea Q10 wrinkle cream in normal (non rolloer) but dont think it works that well. Still searching!

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      Hi Di, good luck in your quest! I’m on a continual one too. I do like the roller balls for that instant calming effect and the way that they “measure” the amount of product that comes out.

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  3. I am obsessed with my eyes. I wear all my ageing there and my forehead (i’m forever raining my eyebrows).
    I actually have the Nutrametics Dark Circle Eraser and I LOVE it. Especially the way it just rolls on. Simple. Easy.

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