Our eyes are often said to be "the windows of the soul"; and if the soul is timeless then maybe it's possible for the eyes to disguise ageing, too. These four eye creams are each designed to combat various problems - from wrinkles and sagging to "panda eyes" - and help you achieve a healthier, more radiant look.
DermaQuest's Stem Cell 3D Eye Lift (HK$1,000/14.8ml) contains plant stem cells and algae extracts, which work together to combat puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles. Red algae, in particular, is said to act as a shield around the cells to give a lifting effect, while silver ear mushroom extract is a source of hyaluronic acid, which provides hydration. The yellowish product is lightweight and absorbs quickly, but those who have drier skin may prefer something more nourishing.
Sulwhasoo's Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream (HK$1,280/25ml) contains extracts from ginseng leaves, stalks and roots, which are said to help protect skin from environmental radicals, enhance elasticity and promote cell renewal and blood circulation. The cream has a subtle, pleasant ginseng scent and, although it is a bit sticky, skin feels well nourished after use. Sulwhasoo, which draws on traditional Korean medicinal philosophy, suggests applying the cream in a circular motion five to six times, before massaging the Yintang acupuncture point (located between the eyebrows) to further stimulate blood circulation.
Murad's Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture (HK$600/15ml), with its oil-free formula, claims to lock in moisture for an optimal eight hours, thanks in part to its "Osmolyte technology", apparently. Collagen Support Complex plumps skin, while other ingredients such as avocado, sunflower and olive fruit oils, vitamin A and shea butter improve texture and tone while stimulating cell renewal. The cream is soothing and rich without suffocating the skin.
Dior's Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Eye Treatment (HK$700/15ml) is a dense yet silky cream which absorbs quickly. It smoothes, firms and illuminates the area around the eyes with the help of Longoza-Cellular Complex - a natural anti-ageing ingredient - and Secale c. A vitamin E derivative and rice extract work together to protect skin and encourage cellular regeneration. Skin feels supple and hydrated after use.