We ask skincare experts for a lot of advice here at Style Salute — and every time, we are surprised at how much we can learn from the pros. Hearing professionals share their secrets for the best application processes and their top products for looking great is something we love to do.
And recently it hit us: Why have we never asked our experts on the pro tips for eye cream application? By now, you know that cream should be an essential part of your daily beauty regime. But, what is the best way to apply eye cream to minimize dark circles, puffiness and keep pre-mature wrinkles at bay? To help explain the best way to apply eye cream for major results, we reached out to Style Salute contributor and skincare consultant Cindy Lang for her take on this age-old question.
Read on to find out exactly how to apply eye cream, plus shop Lang’s picks for the best eye creams for your 20’s and 30’s.
PRO EYE CREAM APPLICATIONS TIPS:
STEP 1: Using your ring finger, dot the product around your bone area.
STEP 2: Using your ring finger, gently apply the gentlest pressure in a half-circle dabbing around your eye like the letter ‘C.’ Why your ring finger? Because of your five fingers, your ring finger is the weakest finger–and when it comes to applying eye cream, a gentle touch is necessary.
STEP 3: Repeat for 60 seconds, taping (not rubbing) the eye cream around the bone area of the eye.
STEP 4. Wait for the eye cream to dry before applying makeup.
Top Eye Cream for Your 20s
Make sure to protect your under eye area from harsh UV rays with the Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream. The mineral rich eye cream not only prevents photo-ageing around the eyes, but also hydrates, firms and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Shiseido’s White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream has unique light diffusing properties to instantly bring luminosity to the eye area.
The Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream is deeply hydrating thanks to its cooling gel-cream texture that dissolves rapidly into the skin.
Tackle puffy under eyes and eye bags with the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream.
The Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum contains a powerhouse of ingredients to tackle the major signs of ageing around the eyes. Black tea ferment and copper peptides work together, supporting firmer looking skin.
Reveal even skin tone under and around the eyes with Olay Eyes Illuminating Eye Cream that reduces the appearance of dark circles in just two weeks. Its lightweight formula is fast-absorbing and ophthalmologist tested.
Top Eye Cream for Your 30s
Retinol is a holy grail ingredient for its anti-ageing properties. The Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum contains both ferulic acid and retinol that work to reduce wrinkles and puffiness.
This luxurious eye cream by La Mer provides deep hydration, softening the look of lines for a smooth, healthy complexion.
The Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream is composed of burnet extract that helps improve your skin’s natural protective barrier.
The rich gel-cream texture of this Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream is developed with patented ChronoluxCB technology that maximizes the power of skin’s nighttime renewal.
Algenist’s Complete Eye Renewal Balm is formulated with alguronic acid, vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe and green tea extracts to prime and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate can be used “temple to temple”, targeting the entire eye zone area. The formula works to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, puffiness and fine lines between the eyebrows.
Made with antioxidant-rich seabuckthorn berry oil, the Fresh Creme Ancienne Eye Cream offers both protection and restoration. Its free from parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances.
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