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The best anti-ageing eye creams

Goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles

18 july 2013 | yours.ie

Every woman fears the onset of fine lines and wrinkles, however unlike the dramatic discovery of your first grey hair, fine lines and wrinkles tend to sneak up on you over a protracted time frame.

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Advertising has educated us, or perhaps manipulated us into tackling this problem but it can be a minefield finding the most suitable anti-wrinkle cream. To help you stay young and beautiful we have highlighted a few of what we consider to be the best on the market.

No 7’s Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum

no 7s protect perfect beauty serumA 2009 documentary sent shoppers into a frenzy following the first reliable clinical trial of a High Sreet anti-aging product. It confirmed that No7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum was scientifically proven to work and actually reduced wrinkles.

No 7 state that it has been independently proven to restore skin structure, visibly improving deep lines and wrinkles by 50% with regular use. After 6 months of use, the skin is shown to rebuild and over time elasticity is improved. All of this at the affordable price of €24.95. It is available at Boots stores nationwide.

Dermalogica Total Eye Care

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Hailed by one Beauty Consultant we talked to as 'the equivalent of washing your face in the fountain of youth'! It’s aimed at mature skin (40+). It tightens, reduces bags and puffiness, smooths lines and moisturises any dry skin patches.

Dermalogica also do an Age Reversal Eye Complex for mature or prematurely ageing skin around the eye area. It targets wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness and dark circles. They retail at €28.95 and €63.99 respectively for 0.5oz and are available from all good Beauty Salons or from online Irish retailers - such as kudosbeauty.ie.

Roc - Retinol Correxion eye Cream

rocFounded by a French pharmacist in 1957 ROC is adored by the women of France. As French women are loved by men worldwide, we can only assume they are doing something right! This eye cream from Roc is clinically proven to reduce signs of aging around the eyes.

This non-greasy moisturising cream reduces wrinkles and crow’s feet in 12 weeks, evening out dark circles and reducing puffiness in 4 weeks. Retailing at aprox €29.00 in Chemists & Salons. It is also available on line at Amazon.co.uk.

Clinique - Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream

clinique repairwear intensive eye creamThis anti aging cream focuses the skin’s energies on repair. It targetsthe appearance of lines and wrinkles, replenishes antioxidants and strengthens vulnerable skin for a brighter vibrant look. It retails at €40 from stockists nationwide. They also have a new kid on the block - Clinique Anti Gravity Firming Eye Lift (if it’s truly anti-gravity is it safe to unscrew the lid?). This is a densely hydrating cream which lifts and firms around the eyes.

It helps erase the look of lines, builds cushion into time thinned skin and brightens the area. This retails at €36.50

The specialist's recommendation

On the scientific side, specialists in the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have a view on all of these over the counter creams. Their recommendations are:

  • Choose a product with a built in sunscreen, at least SPF15 to protect from UVA & UVB rays.
  • Moisturisers - Use them! Dry skin turns plump skin cells to shriveled ones, creating fine lines.
  • Don’t smoke - it causes narrowing of the blood vessels & damages collagen & elastin.
  • A healthy diet - evidence suggests that certain vitamins in diet help protect the skin (A, C, B3, E).