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  • Writer's pictureJulie Miller

Skincare Basics - Step 5 - Eye Care

Brighten Up Your Look: Why Eye Cream/Serum Belongs in Your Beauty Routine


The eyes are often called the windows to the soul, and taking care of the delicate skin around them is crucial for a bright, youthful appearance. While a good moisturiser is a cornerstone of any skincare routine, incorporating an eye cream can offer a range of benefits specifically tailored to this vulnerable area.


Why is the Eye Area Different?


The skin around your eyes is significantly thinner than the rest of your face. It also has fewer oil glands, making it more prone to dryness, puffiness, and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Here's how eye creams can help:


  • Hydration Hero: Eye creams are formulated with ingredients that deliver intense hydration, plumping up the delicate under-eye area and reducing the appearance of puffiness.

  • Wrinkle Warrior: Packed with antioxidants and ingredients like retinol, eye creams can help fight free radical damage and boost collagen production, leading to smoother, firmer skin.

  • Dark Circle Defence: Certain eye creams target the hyperpigmentation that can cause dark circles, leaving you with a brighter, more even-toned appearance.

  • Makeup Maestro: A well-hydrated eye area provides a smooth canvas for makeup application. Eye cream can help prevent concealer from creasing and settling into fine lines.


Finding the Right Eye Product for You


With so many eye creams on the market, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. Consider your specific concerns: dryness, puffiness, wrinkles, or dark circles. Look for ingredients that target those concerns, such as hyaluronic acid for hydration, retinol for wrinkles, and vitamin C for brightening.


While not a magic bullet, eye creams can be a valuable addition to your beauty routine. By providing targeted hydration and nourishment, they can help you achieve a brighter, more youthful look around your eyes. So go ahead, pamper your peepers and watch your whole face glow!


My Tropic recommendations


Eye Work Rejuvenating Serum


Brighten, depuff, and rejuvenate tired under eyes, all while enjoying a luxurious daily massage with this innovative serum and cooling application tip.


Packed with brightening vitamin C, awakening coffee cherry extract, and soothing tomato seed oil, this certified-organic formula increases undereye brightness with every application. 


With a bespoke ZAMAC applicator tip and patented cooling technology, it massages away puffiness smoother-looking skin.


Eye Dream Overnight Butterbalm


The most effective time for our skin cells to repair and regenerate themselves is during the twilight hours. With added melatonin, to rejuvenate tired eyes and improve your ability to relax for the most important part of your skin’s routine – sleep. 


This multi-antioxidant blend has been meticulously crafted with plant bio-retinol to address the signs of ageing and deeply nourish and restore the eye area.


Sumptuously folded with indigo leaf, which gives this luxe balm its hallmark blue hue, it moisturises, firms, plumps and awakens skin for a revitalised and more youthful appearance by morning.  


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