When face to face, the first focus is probably on the other person's peepers. Published in Ophthalmology in 2009, an eye-tracking study found that the eyes attract 27% of the face's attention. The study also identified that age and fatigue markers on human faces and the eye zone are very much associated with how people perceive your age.
Facial expressions also contribute to wrinkles and lines which prematurely appear in the area before other parts of the face. The delicate skin around the eyes therefore require specific treatment for its problems.
Signs of ageing and fatigue can be disguised with a dab of eye cream-gel from La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection A Porter. Presented in a sleek silver compact, the on-the-go product also offers a lip balm for a quick beauty fix.
Identifying six signs of ageing across the eye zone, Biotherm developed Blue Therapy Eye Cream to address the multiple problems. The formula features Life Plankton containing microorganisms that are rich in essential elements and two other aquatic ingredients derived from a blue-green micro-algae and a golden macro-algae. These can survive in harsh marine environments, and their regenerative ability inspired the use of their extracts in cosmetics.
Likewise, clary sage can adapt to extremely dry weather conditions, and the hydrating herb was selected as a key ingredient for Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream.
A potent compound from leaves of aquaculture-grown ginseng was incorporated into Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye, which also contains extracts from ginseng stems and roots. According to traditional Korean medicine, the leaves help reduce the skin's internal heat, the stems enhances circulation and the roots increases resilience.
An anti-ageing ingredient of plant origin, rhamnose was used at a high concentration of 10% for Vichy Liftactive Serum 10, first for the face and now a serum for eyes and lashes.
Built-in massagers come with Ipsa Time Reset Eye Essence, Olay White Radiance Eye Roller, and Lancome Visionnaire Yeux Advanced Eye Contour Perfecting Corrector. By making diagonal movements from the inner corner of the eye to crow's feet and temples, the gentle massaging enhances the absorption of Lancome's eye cream containing LR 2412, a molecule inspired by a natural healing process.