Have you ever stared into the mirror after a long day (or late night) and cringed at the sight of your tired, puffy, or wrinkly eyes? Don’t worry; it happens to the best of us.
Sadly, it’s only bound to get worse as you get older as your delicate eye area becomes more prone to fine lines, sagging, and discoloration, especially when you hit your 30s.
But while the thought of getting an in-clinic fix, like an eye lift, may sound tempting, it’s not exactly for everyone, given the cost, the risks, and the needles involved.
Enter our latest find: the Skin Doctors Instant Eye Lift, P1,999, an eye-lifting serum that instantly smoothens away bags, puffiness, and wrinkles—for up to eight hours.
How it works: Its formula is powered by a skin-tightening complex (Biocare SA, which is composed of albumin and hyaluronic acid, plus Skin Tightener ST and Sodium Silicate), which works to moisturize and lift the skin for a literal ~eye lift~ sans the need to go under the knife. Plus, it forms a water-retaining, elastic film that keeps the skin smooth, plump, and hydrated.
But it’s important to note, though, that this treatment is a temporary fix, and is not meant to replace your eye cream. Once applied, you will feel feel a gentle tingling sensation that can last for two to three minutes, as the tightening formula does its magic. After five minutes, you can already see a visible lift, which can last all day!
Bonus tips: Make sure you read the application instructions thoroughly for best results, and to do a patch test on your wrist in case you have allergies. To use, just apply a thin layer under the eyes and look straight ahead—don’t make dramatic facial movements, such as smiling or laughing, until the serum has dried up. It’s also best to wait at least five minutes before layering with makeup.
If eye puffiness is your main problem, here’s another treatment you can try: Skin Doctors Eye Tuck, P2,499, is a cosmeceutical-strength formula that’s designed to painlessly reduce the appearance of puffy eyes in just a few weeks.
Its key ingredient, the tetra petide eyeseryl, works by decongesting the dreaded eyebags by reducing the pooling of water in the area. Plus, it also has Apricot Oil and Shea Butter to help improve skin hydration and elasticity of the skin.
For those suffering from perpetually dark circles under the eyes, there’s Skin Doctors Eye Circle, P2,499, for you!
It’s formulated to dramatically reduce the appearance of darkness under your peepers in just four weeks. Its active ingredient, the matrikine peptide Haloxyl, works to brighten, smoothen, and firm up skin on the delicate eye area, while the Walteria Indica extract and fruit acid complex act as natural skin lighteners and softeners.