‘You look tired’
‘You need touche eclat’
It would be very impressive if one of these lines had never landed your way. For those of us who have been a lucky recipient, take heart. Eyes will always give us away. It's got nothing to do with them being the window to our soul, it’s actually basic skin construction. Under the eyes, our skin is much thinner and more delicate. For this reason, lines, sagging and puffiness, not to mention dreaded dark circles, are much more noticeable.
If mainlining an americano could wake-up tired eyes as it does our tired body, we’d all be rocking the 6am commute. Since it doesn’t, we have another way.
If an energy-boost to wake-up, de-puff and smooth out tired eyes is what you're looking for, then skincare super ingredient, vitamin C, is the one for you. As one of the few skincare ingredients that has been scientifically studied, vitamin C is an amazing antioxidant that’s full of skin-improving benefits.
But Which Vitamin C Eye Serum Works Best?
When it comes to your eye reviving skincare, our top recommendations are vitamin C-packed serums and vitamin C ampoules. Where vitamin C ampoules and serums really come into their own is through a quick and efficient delivery system into the deeper layers of the skin.
Here’s how they brighten, tighten and illuminate your eyes with maximum efficiency:
- A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C eye creams defend against stressors such as UV and pollution that accelerate skin ageing and break down collagen production. Because the signs of skin ageing are more prominent under and around the eyes (think crow’s feet, deep lines and shadows), applying lightweight serums and ampoules doesn’t overload the skin dragging it down, or clog the surface causing dullness and puffiness.
- We all know that sun exposure damages the skin more than any other stressor that comes its way. Skin under the eyes is no exception to this damage. Vitamin C serums are brilliant at stimulating cell renewal to speed up the process of producing new, healthy skin cells to sweep away the UV-damaged ones that dull the skin’s surface.
- Vitamin C anti-ageing properties are highly effective at stimulating the production of collagen. It triggers the chain of communication that tells the body to start healing itself, promoting the production of collagen that’s needed to keep the skin plump and firm with less lines.
- Vitamin C disrupts the abnormal pigment production process, effectively cutting the lifespan of dark spots short. This is especially useful under the eyes where rubbing, fluid retention, lack of sleep can contribute to hyperpigmentation and the appearance of dark circles.
Aside from all these wonderful skincare benefits, one killer benefit of vitamin C is that it works super quickly. Typically, within 8 weeks of correct use, you’ll be able to see a visible difference around the eyes. Don’t believe us? Try Dr Levy's Eye Booster Concentrate for high impact results. Fondly labelled "quite possibly the best thing since botox" by Tatler, this serum is enriched with hyaluronic acid, retinol, peptides and a multitude of vitamins, to combat crow’s feet, diminish puffiness and eliminate fine lines.
For an instant de-puffing, lifting and smoothing effect, we love the FaceGym Signature Sculpt Workout. It releases tension around the eye area and uses lymphatic drainage techniques to de-puff. If getting into the studio isn’t an option, the great news is that you take the online FaceGym Brow & Eye Lift Class to learn tips and massage techniques that keep the eye area looking bright and youthful.
Wake-up and revive tired-looking eyes with a daily dose of vitamin C infused skincare.