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Yes, You Do Need an Eye Cream. Here Is Why.

Eye creams contain targeted ingredients and formulated specifically to be used on the delicate skin around the eyes. The skin around the eyes is often the first part of your face that shows up your age, tiredness, dehydration, fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.
Algologie eye care products are nourishing and nurturing to your skin and can help with fine lines and wrinkles when applied twice daily.

We are all rather protective of our peepers, and most of us have spent money on eye serums and creams in the past to help combat signs of ageing around our eyes. But there are some people who insist that eye creams are a waste of money. Here is why we disagree…

The ads all suggest that a good eye cream can reduce the signs of ageing. Some products even claim to be able to erase them completely. If you look in the mirror and see fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles you are probably thinking that an eye cream is the answer to your skin care problems. But are they really worth it? Or are eye products just a form of expensive moisturiser?

Not necessarily, although you do have to find one that is right for your skin to get the effects you are looking for. Eye creams are not just standard moisturisers at all, in fact they are formulated specifically to be used on the delicate skin around your eyes. For this reason, eye serums and creams often tend to be thicker than standard moisturisers.

They are also more nourishing and nurturing to your skin, usually containing more oil than a standard moisturiser. They are packed with targeted ingredients designed to get to work on the skin around the eyes, too, which you will not necessarily find in a facial moisturising cream or lotion.

Because the skin around the eyes is more fragile than elsewhere on your face, it is often the first part of your face that shows up your age, tiredness and dehydration. The eyes are always moving, too, and this constant movement can bring on wrinkles and lines over time. Added to that, your under-eye area is prone to a build-up of fluid which leads to puffiness and dark circles. This is where eye products can really help.

What to Look for in an Eye Skin Care Product

Dark circles

Dark circles are often genetic, but they can be exacerbated by sun damage, ageing and even a build-up of blood and fluid. Look for eye creams and eye serums containing Pelvetia Canaliculata, a seaweed extract to reduce dark rings by microcirculation. Another ingredient to look out for is Chlorella Vulgaris which also assists to reduce the size of blood vessels to lighten dark circles.

Fine lines and wrinkles

These can partly be blamed on sun damage and are also a result of your skin making less collagen as you age. Collagen helps to keep your skin supple and elastic, and eye creams containing Laminaria, Chlorella Vulgaris and Marine Biopolymers have been found to help boost collagen production. Hyaluronic acid-based products may also help as they prevent water loss, provide exceptional hydration and also improve skin’s elasticity.

Puffy eyes

Your eyes can appear puffy when there is a build-up of fluid and/or blood under them, showing through the skin. Look for eye creams and eye serums containing Arnica and Guarana, as combined they work to reduce puffy bags under the eyes. Another ingredient to look out for is Chrysanthemum Extract which assists in reducing eye puffiness. There have been some studies that found cold temperatures are also an effective way to treat puffiness, so double your advantage and put your eye creams in the refrigerator!

For advice on eye skin care products, speak to Pamela your beauty therapist at Au Naturalé Beauty Therapy.

Algologie Skincare Range

We stock and use Algologie skincare products. At the heart of all Algologie product formulas, the exclusive bio-mimetic complex ALGO 4® replenishes the skin continuously to restore radiance and energy, while high-performance marine ingredients help the skin recover all its natural moisture.

It does not matter what type of skin you have, Algologie has the right product for you including an eye cream or eye gel.

Hydra Plus Range - Refreshing Eye Gel

An ultra-fresh fragrance free, melting creamy gel for all skin types including sensitive more nourishing and richer than a gel. But, a gel like this is quicker acting and faster absorbed. Very popular too for younger women because leaving a matt finish it allows immediate application of makeup. Enhanced with the latest natural ingredients to illuminate and refresh the eye area, help reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles when applied twice daily.

Key Ingredients

Algo4 Complex: To nourish, stimulate and protect the eye area.

Gulf Stream Sea Water: Remineralises skin.

Hyaluronic Acid: Provides exceptional hydration.

Pelvetia Canaliculata: A seaweed extract to reduce dark rings by microcirculation.

Arnica and Guarana: Combined to reduce puffy bags under the eye.

Rivage Anti-Ageing Correction Skincare – Wrinkle Filler Eye Contour Cream

A light easy to penetrate cream with fresh light fragrance. This is a light reflecting cream which will visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark rings. Day after day the eye area looks more youthful.

Key Ingredients

A Unique Creamy Emulsion: Allows these tightening and anti-wrinkle active ingredients to act as an immediate wrinkle filler. The eye contour area is immediately brightened, softer, smoother and younger looking.

Algo 4 Complex: Algologie’s patented complex of 4 marine extracts to protect, oxygenate, nourish and stimulate.

Chlorella Vulgaris: A Green Micro-Algae extract rich in peptides and amino acids. It promotes the synthesis of both collagen and elastin for specific action on crow’s feet and lines around the eye area. Also reduces the size of blood vessels to lighten dark rings.

De la Presqu’ile Global Anti-Ageing for Mature Skin – Redensifying and Plumping Eye and Lip Balm

A white, creamy balm with a targeted high-performance treatment for full, plump lips and eyes that radiate youth. A 3 in 1 balm so as to help reduce dark circles, puffiness and fine lines and wrinkles.

Key Ingredients

Algo 4 Complex: Comprised of Undaria Pinnatifida (Brown Algae), Porphyridium Cruentum (Red Micro Algae), Alpine Sea Holly and Sea Fennel. To protect, oxygenate, nourish and stimulate the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid: Outstanding, unequalled hydrating properties.

Gulf Stream Seawater: Rich in 96 minerals and trace elements.

Laminaria: A seaweed extract with anti-oxidant properties, helps collagen production and to plump fine lines and wrinkles.

Marine Biopolymers: Reduces the fragility of the delicate eye contour, reduces puffiness and dark circles. Create microcirculation and boost collagen synthesis.

Botanical Biopolymer: (Chrysanthemum Extract) Reduces eye puffiness.

Contact Us

If you would like to book a beauty treatment or if you would like advice on Algologie products to suit your skin condition and type, contact Pamela on 0493 041 057. Alternatively complete our online enquiries form and we will be in contact within 24 hours.


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