Say yes to brighter, bag-free eyes

(MAIN PICTURE) Using Giorgio Armani's Crema Nera Extreme Eye Duo

The eyes may very well be the windows into the soul, but they are also the first giveaway of stress or fatigue. These two factors take a heavy toll on the body and ultimately cause signs of ageing to appear around the eyes. Anyone who has stayed late at the office all week or juggled too many tasks at once can attest to the fact that dark circles and puffy eyes are a common – but most unwelcome – consequence of a ‘work hard, play hard’ lifestyle.

Giorgio Armani has taken on the challenge of restoring eyes to their original lustre with its new skin care line, the Crema Nera Extrema Eye Duo, which includes both an eye serum and an eye cream. The new formula contains ingredients that are known to aid skin rejuvenation – like magnesium, potassium, sodium, silicon and haloxyl – as well as extracts from a “resurrection plant” that can regenerate with just a single drop of water after a 10-year drought. The serum is said to target wrinkles and restore firmness and density, while the cream can be used to combat puffiness and dark eye circles.

“Dark circles and puffy eyes are consequences of a fast-paced lifestyle”

In addition to Giorgio Armani, several trusted skin care brands like Lancôme and Jurlique have released new anti-ageing products. Lancôme’s Absolue Precious Cells Intense Revitalising Eye Cream contains a skin-hydrating formula that is said to improve skin density while reducing puffiness and erasing signs of fatigue within 28 days. Likewise, Jurlique’s Nutri-Define Eye Contour Balm brings together a diverse range of ingredients – horseradish, rosemary, peppermint, mulberry and glycogen – to firm the eye area.

Aside from serums and creams, the Mē Bright Eye Illuminating Device by Iluminage is a unique way to target those dreaded under-eye circles. It enhances collagen production through a combination of red LED light and radio frequency.
But for those who simply want an easy route to more radiant skin, brands like MTM and Iluminage have released new eye masks. The Custom-Blended Eye Mask by MTM takes on wrinkles and dark circles with its specially-designed collagen pads. Iluminage’s copper-infused Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask can be worn while sleeping to minimise the appearance of wrinkles, and many customers who have reviewed the product claim that it provides the utmost comfort for uninterrupted beauty sleep.