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In The Eye Of The Beholder – The Must-Haves To Fresh Peepers


Keep the windows to the soul burning bright all year round with Max’s latest power eye cream round-up.
If eyes are the windows of the soul, what are you doing to maintain those silky curtains?

While other areas of our face are tweaked and nurtured with serums and creams, the delicate eye area is the one region that can get neglected amidst a busy schedule.

However, this area is the quickest to show signs of ageing – and the hardest to rectify. As the heaters or air-conditioners get cranked up, its imperative to look after the skin that frames your eyes- and ensure you remain your bright-eyed and bushy-tailed self for years to come.


 

 

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm

This potent eye cream is for those who suffer from crows feet or have deeper lines around the eyes. Packed with high levels of skin firming and rebuilding antioxidants and vitamins, Power Firm will literally blow your mind when it comes to results. Powerful firming complex helps combat lines around the delicate eye area. Packed with Vitamin A (Retinol) and antioxidant vitamins C and E, you’ll repair and improve skin resilience while scavenging free radicals.

Good to use both day and night, I personally like to use this velvet-like cream 4-6wks on & 4-6 wks off to keep skin super smooth without going waxy. It even helps “fill” fine lines, making it a perfect pre-make-up.


 

Feeling puffy, heavy or dull around the eye area? C-tango is packed with vitamin C, cucumber extract and a fistful of peptides, setting into a super weightless gel that feels like an energy booster around the eyes. It sounds strange, but I love using this cream at night before bed – my eyes feel less puffy in the morning! Replenishing ceramides and moisturising plant oils keep eyes hydrated and youthful, while repairing signs of aging and preventing further damage. Even with all the potent, radiance boosting properties, this powerful cream is still gentle enough for daily AM and PM use.

 

I used to love heavy, thicker-style eye creams. They felt so rich on my skin, like they were not only hydrating my eye area, but protecting it throughout the day and night while I slept! However, with eye serums entering the market, I find I get the same feeling and results without that heavy residue. Formulated with a blend of Okinawa red algae, honeysuckle leaf and caffeine, this hardworking cocktail delivers instant firming, diminishes puffiness, plumps, replenishes moisture and softens the appearance of fine lines. Plus, the cooling ceramic applicator glides effortlessly onto skin for seamless application and a soothing effect. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, a touch of 23-karat gold works to brighten and boost radiance. Tatcha Deep Hydrating Eye Serum is therefore my go-to when skin texture is a bit coarser and I need that instant refresh and relief. Yet another winner from the Tatcha range, it’s perfect on its own, layered under C-Tang for extra hydration, under the OLE Henrikson Banana Bright eye cream or under makeup.

 

 

This anti-fatigue and brightening serum is my on-the-go eye cream – I carry it both in my everyday bag and carry-on luggage when I travel for that instant hit of hydration. Think of it as a glass of water for your eyes. Pat lightly over makeup to refresh, or straight onto the skin whenever the delicate area around your eyes starts to feel dry, tight or dull! This lightweight eye serum helps to address dark circles and puffiness with Horse Chestnut, Mountain Ash Bud and Witch Hazel.Chamomile, Arnica and Cornflower soothe and refresh the delicate eye area, while Spirulina and Blackcurrant Leaf extracts hydrate, nourish and protect. It’s also Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, Artificial fragrance-free, Sulfate-free, and vegan!


 

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme 

Shhh, lean in closer… because here is the makeup artists’ secret to priming the eyes before makeup to get a more even, longer lasting look for that retouched under eye ‘blurring’ effect. Banana Bright Eye Creme gives a brightening luminous tone to the skin that immediately helps lifts discolouration. You can then use concealer while still hydrating and protecting your skin from your makeup and the daily elements.  Collagen-boosted and formulated with powerful vitamin C, it helps revive and illuminate the entire eye area over time.  But that’s not all: it creates a smooth, well-rested canvas and improves concealer wear. Dark circles and crows fit literally disappear!

 

Venustus Oleum Organic Eye Serum

Had a big week (or weekend) and your skin is feeling dehydrated, tired and dull? This mini roller instantly plumps, hydrates and refreshes the skin with the finest rosehip oils and can be used on dehydrated eye skin, chapped lips, frown lines, neck or even those stubborn décolletage sleep lines. Oleum is therefore your NEW official secret weapon when something is ‘feeling old’! Fact: clinical trials carried out have shown that organic rose hip oil contains nutrients, which make it an exceptionally active product in the field of tissue regeneration, improving skin texture, reducing scares and skin discolouration.

 

Credits

Words: Alina B | Products Reviews-Hair & Makeup: Max May | Photographer: Melinda Cartmer @DLM for Maxmade.com.au | Model: Kerryn @IMG

 

 

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