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.
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.)
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