The Eyes Have It



The Eyes Have It

‘Do I really need an eye cream?’ It’s a question many of us who are already lathering our faces with a moisturiser and serum have pondered, but the truth is this area of fragile skin needs extra attention and care. 

It’s no secret that your eyelids and the delicate skin under your eyes are usually one of the first areas to show signs of ageing¹. This is because the skin is thinner², and has less oil glands and collagen, compared to the skin on the rest of our body¹. Unfortunately, this makes the under-eye area more susceptible to both photodamage and environmental damage³, and in turn, sagging, fine lines and wrinkles¹, which is why a quality eye cream should have a prime spot in your beauty regime, regardless of your age.

The eyes might be the window to your soul, but if you’re experiencing puffiness, eye bags, dark circles or crow’s feet (the list could go on!), you may be feeling a little self conscious. Whatever your skin concerns are, an eye cream can help smooth and hydrate the area. Although diet, lack of sleep² and genetics⁴ can contribute to dark circles and puffiness, applying a quality eye cream with active ingredients may help restore younger-looking radiant skin.

Formulated with Alpha Hydroxy Acid (4 per cent), and vitamins (B3, C and E), the Elucent Anti Ageing Eye Cream can help hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes, help visibly reduce fine lines and the appearance of dark circles. It is your bright-eyed beauty potion, backed by anti-ageing science, that can help revitalise the skin around your eyes and preserve a youthful-looking complexion. 

One of the secrets to Elucent’s anti-ageing skincare range is the inclusion of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) – a class of compounds, which are used as exfoliants to help enhance the texture, firmness, and elasticity of skin⁵. Another key ingredient is Vitamin B3 (niacinamide), which can also improve the skin’s texture by reducing fine lines and wrinkles⁶.

How to apply your eye cream

When applying an eye cream, be gentle. Always use your ring finger and softly pat a thin layer of the product around the eyes until it is absorbed into the skin⁷. This will help avoid damaging the skin during application.

Click here to learn more about the Elucent range and the science behind each of the products.


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