Sunday, January 31, 2010

Can you really prevent eye wrinkles?

I'll admit it - I'm a moisturizer slacker. I wash my face twice a day and often times don't moisturize after, simply because of pure laziness. Of course, my skin gets dry and I find that my makeup doesn't go on as nicely. But something dawned on me one day. I was putting on my mom's makeup and noticed how wrinkly her eyelids are. I love my mom to pieces but, seriously, she has the weirdest eyelids - you literally have to gently pull the skin up on her eyelid so you can get eyeshadow on. Afterwards, I began to panic. "This is going to happen to me one day," I thought!

So I hightailed it over to Sephora and talked with a skincare specialist about what I could do to prevent eye wrinkles. Since I am still young, she suggested Clinique's All about Eyes Rich eye cream, a rich and creamy moisturizer that should be applied in the morning and before bed. I bought it for $28.50 and so far I'm loving it. I don't apply it directly to my eyelids - I apply it underneath my eyes and around my orbital bone - all the way up to my eyebrows. I'm not sure if it's in my head or not, but I do feel a certain tightness in the area I apply it to after a few minutes.

Clinique's All about Eyes Rich eye cream says it "diminishes the look of undereye circles, shadows, fine lines - instantly and over time. De-puffs, calms with botanicals. Helps boost natural collagen production. Strengthens skin's moisture barrier against common irritants. Ophthalmologist Tested."

I guess time will tell as to whether it works or not!


  1. Ooo I was just thinking that one thing I don't have is an eye cream, might take a look at this one next time I'm at a shopping centre. It sounds pretty good :)

  2. I looove this one! It's the only one that I could actually tell a difference. It does an amazing job with dark eye circles too! :P