Protect the Skin Around Your Eye to Ensure A Youthful Look

Men and women alike are now obsessed with caring for the delicate area around our eye.  We don’t like to see the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles (i.e. crow’s feet) or sagging (the bags under our eyes).

Will any product on the market effectively eliminate any of these issues completely? The answer is probably not. Products on the market can temporarily relieve and/or diminish these issues; however, to completely relieve yourself of puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and/or sagging, lifestyle changes must be incurred as well.

Confession I have never been one who has experienced puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and/or sagging but I’m always open to learning about different ways to prevent different issues.

I’ve used eye creams for a long time and have been very diligent. I do apply twice a day everyday. I want to prevent the signs of aging around this delicate area for as long as possible. 🙂

For individuals who do have puffiness in their eyes, here are some reasons why:

  • high stress level (modifiable factor)
  • high salt intake  (modifiable factor)
  • seasonal allergies
  • genetics
  • Aging/Loss of Baby Fat

What are some ingredients in an eye cream which can help with puffiness around the eyes?

  • Caffeine
  • Vitamin K
  • Chamomile
  • Witch Hazel
  • Haloxyl

For individuals who have dark circles under their eyes, here are some reasons why:

  • Lack of sleep (#1 reason)
  • Allergies
  • Stress (which can lead to lack of sleep)
  • Dehydration (Drink your water to maintain your skin’s elasticity!!!)
  • Genetics
  • Sun Exposure
  • Aging (which can lead to thinning of skin)
  • Alcohol and/or Smoking
  • Anemia

To help diminish the look of dark circles, here are some ingredients your product should contain:

  • Retinol
  • Niacinamide
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Peptides
  • Caffeine
  • Arnica

Some of these ingredients can lighten up dark circles and/or temporarily brighten up the skin. Don’t forget a good concealer can also cover up those dark circles temporarily. 😉

How does everyone deal with the fine lines under and/or around their eyes? We all look for products with claims like “minimize the look of wrinkles” or “anti-aging”. Here are some ingredients to look out for when trying to minimize the look of wrinkles:

  • hyaluronic acid
  • collagen
  • retinol
  • ceramides
  • coenzyme Q10
  • niacinamide

Many of these products contain ingredients rich in antioxidants and help with hydrating the skin.

Where else can you get antioxidants and hydration naturally? 😉 From your diet, of course! 🙂

Here are some products I normally love to use:

Shisheido Ibuki

As I mentioned earlier, I don’t suffer from any of the symptoms typically seen around the eye area. This cream reports to help decrease the signs of puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. I was attracted to this product as I find this product to be reasonably priced in comparison to other products I have used.

This product goes on light and is moisturizing. It’s creamy and is not a gel. I do also find that the cream has a pinkish tone but overall, I am happy with this product.


I’m addicted to Sephora as I am a Sephora VIB Rouge member but I am also happy to see this product available at Shoppers Drug Mart where I can collect my PC Optimum points. 🙂




La Mer

A friend first introduced me to this product and I was instantly hooked.

I have always been one not to shy away from price tags and am willing to splurge on skin products; however, as I grow older and have more responsibilities, I can’t always justify spending $265 on a little container. This is why I’ve had to explore other options; however, if I had the budget, I would use this every day of my life. The only other product I would be curious to try and compare is the eye cream by La Prairie.

Why do I love this product so much? I love how this is a gel. I also like how there is a special applicator to help put on the eye cream. This specially designed, silver-tipped applicator can help to improve natural microcirculation for an energized, awakened look. It is suggested to keep the applicator in the fridge for three to five minutes before application of the eye cream for rapid cooling refreshment and vibrancy. I’ve tried it once and it does feel oh so good. 🙂

la mer


Tata Harper

I know many individuals are concerned about chemicals put into skincare and have looked into all natural products. I, being a curious individual, am interested to see how effective these products are.

I went to the Detox Market recently and picked up the restorative eye creme by Tata Harper. It claims to have 27 high performance ingredients and is free of GMOs, toxins, fillers, artificial colours and/or fragrances as well as synthetic chemicals.

When putting this cream on, I like how it’s light and non-greasy. It does not smell as good as La Mer but it also is approximately half the price. Overall, this is a pricier product than Shisheido Ibuki but it’s half the price of La Mer. If you are concerned about chemicals placed into products, this is a very clean product.


Food For Thought: I am a curious individual and am open to trying many products for the face and/or eyes. My personal preference for any face and/or eye products is that it’s got to be gel based so that it’s extra hydrating. Gel based products are not for everyone.

Do You Believe In Using Eye Cream? What is Your Favourite Eye Cream?



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