Skincare for the Eyes with Clarins and Nuxe
My eyes have taken a bit of battering over the last few years, which includes ageing but most of all the damage from a condition I have called Graves Disease. I have tried so many lotion and potions over the years and pretty much given up finding anything to help until recently. Two products arrived and I have noticed a huge difference in the skin under my eyes. Just to get back to the Graves Disease for a minute, the damage has happened due to my immune system targeting that area. It has caused my eyes to bulge, inflammation, pressure, sensitivity and a host more things. My eyes began to make me look older and in turn very self-conscious.
Long-term care around the eye area can provide great benefits, but finding the right products can be difficult for such a sensitive area. The skin around our eyes is ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of our face. With all the smiling, laughing, frowning, blinking we do our eyes can be the first place to show signs of ageing.
The Nuxe Anti-Ageing Eye Contour Nuxellence (€38) is what I use first thing in the morning when I get up and generally most of the evenings. It has a natural self-adjusting shade to tackle my dark circles and it illuminates the under eyes wonderfully. It contains Passionflower to help with inflammation and Hyaluronic Acid to help with the signs of ageing and add hydration. I'm left with a smooth undereye area that looks fresher and illuminated. The applicator is a dream especially if you leave it in the fridge and the massaging movement really helps with the puffiness and decongestion in the area. There is a fragrance in this but I've had no issues with it, but it is something just to note for anyone with super sensitive eyes. I've also noticed that my makeup applies smoothly, so no more creasing concealer to contend with.
Next up is the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisturizing Reviving Eye Mask (€33), a cooling cream that feels like a gel and can be left on overnight to revive tired looking eyes. It can also be used for a quick ten-minute boost to bring radiance back but I do prefer to use this as an intense overnight mask. I wake up with my eyes less puffy and red.
It contains Organic Kalanchoe—also known as “Leaf of Life”—is a resilient succulent plant from Madagascar it boosts the skin's natural hydration leaving the area plumped, hydrated and radiant. It also has Horse chestnut escin which helps to reduce the look of dark circles. Irish moss extracts comforts and soothes. Eyes appear and feel softer, less tired. It's worth noting that this also contains a fragrance and if your eyes are at all sensitive I would recommend trying a sample first if you can.
Using a cream specially targeted for your sensitive under eye area is more beneficial than using your standard face cream which can be too harsh and the ingredients too potent for the area. Also, well-packaged eye creams are much better when not in jars due to finger dipping into jars which can harbour bacteria.
*PR Samples contained within this post. Not sponsored