By far the most-asked question we get: "Any recommended product for fighting bags / wrinkles / dark circles?"
Fellow Minimalists, you gotta sleep.
That's the number one eye care routine, ok? But we hear ya, there's a reason Sleep Beauty is a fairy tale. Who has enough sleep these days? Alright. Here's the extra help you need.
We've put these Top 10 into 3 categories depending on what texture you're most comfortable with:
- Eye Cream
- Eye Gel
- Eye Oil
I have been off eye cream ever since spending almost HK$2,000 on a "miracle" eye cream that is supposed to solve <em>everything</em> but triggered blemish on my eye bags instead! Ouch and ouch!
My testimony on number 1 and 2 eye cream: No blemish! Now that's miraculous for me.
For a stronger effect, go for number 1. A tingly feeling tells you it's doing its job.
1. Transformation Beauty 365 Eye Cream (15ml HKD405)
Bags under eyes are caused by weak collagen and elastin fibres. Those weak fibres allow stagnant fluid from your lymph system to back up under the eyes, and the fat that cushions the balls of your eyes then starts drooping which creates that ‘bags under the eyes’ look. Flavinaid™ is the most collagen enhancing, all-natural active ingredient ever developed. The mRNA molecular structures in Transformation Beauty 365 Eye Cream give your collagen fibres the building blocks they need to renew and become stronger.
2. JJENISIS Gentle Eye Cream (12g HKD202)
Carefully formulated to provide the most gentle but exceptional nourishment and hydration to the delicate eye area. Its natural reflective properties discreetly draw the attention away from any fine lines or imperfections if you sparingly extend its use to the upper cheek area!
3. Hylunia Intensive Repair Eye Cream with Peptides & Plant Stem Cell (15ml HKD467)
Specially formulated complex of eight peptides is designed to renew and protect the delicate skin around your eyes and works for all ages. Containing a specially formulated complex of eight peptides that minimize fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. The high-performing anti-oxidants in this cream will visibly brighten and even the skin under your eyes. Suitable for all skin types.
4. 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream (30ml HKD234)
Anti-inflammatory, caffeine rich green tea and coffee improves the appearance of puffy under-eyes, and brightens dark circles. 93% say it improved skin firmness/elasticity
Love a light-weight, watery feeling around your delicate skin around the eyes? Go for eye gel.
5. Lhami Cucumber Eye Gel (20ml HKD202)
Firming and refreshing cucumber and aloe vera tone and calm the sensitive eye area. With marine collagen and seabuckthorn, this gel is also rich in anti-ageing natural vitamin E.
6. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment (HKD483)
A proprietary blend of fruit stem cells and Vitamin C infused into certified organic, antioxidant-rich juices works to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines around the eyes for lasting, advanced age defy results.
7. Soley Birta Lift & Glow Lifting Eye Gel (15ml HKD421)
The active ingredients are the Icelandic Birch and the Icelandic Yarrow, Pseudoalteromonas and Exopolysaccharide, that retain water, give a plumping effect and smooth the skin.
Never a beauty oil kind of girl. But 10 out of 10 industry experts I meet these days are telling me that oil is the best! Can't say I'm loving the feeling but the effect speaks for itself. So this is my latest attempt: eye oil! What?! Wouldn't that be too oily and what about the blemish?
Surprisingly, oil does not create blemish. Yes, it's a little counter intuitive. And it even feels as light-weight as eye gel. No kidding. This is the advice from Donna @ANNOD:
"To get the maximum benefit for your eye area, apply the product in the one direction. Begin at the inner eye and work outwards in one firm stroke right to the end of any laugh lines. Start at the upper eyelid area first – up high on the eyebrow – and then continue the same technique on the lower lid always beginning at the inner eye."
I tried it and am loving it!
8. ANNOD Eye & Lip Treatment Oil (15ml HKD265)
Replace heavy waxy eye creams with this divine concentrated anti-aging Eye & Lip Treatment Oil. Annods’ specialty anti age oil is blended with essential oils, vitamins and precious healing oils which together visibly and positively enhance the fragile and easily lined skin around the eye and lip area.
9. Odacite Ba + S Eye Contour Booster (5ml HKD382)
Highly nutritive serum specially formulated for the delicate, thin skin of the eye contour. Rich in Vitamins A, E & F and plant sterols, the magnificent Baobab oil targets all signs of aging around the fragile eye area, helping to reduce wrinkles and increase elasticity.
10. White Rabbit Chamomile & Carrot Seed Eye Cream (15ml HKD101)
Recommending this under "eye oil" instead of "eye cream" as the texture is so smooth you can massage it in like oil. Packed full of antioxidants and vitamins, help reverse the signs of ageing.
Final Tip: Ease yourself into beauty oil by adding one drop of oil into your normal serum / moisturiser / lotion and gradually increase the ratio of oil in your routine.