We’re always told that our eyes are the windows to our soul. Oftentimes when you meet someone the first thing you see are their eyes. In the last two years, having to wear a mask all the time, most of your face has been hidden, save for your eyes. It’s no wonder more and more of us are spending more effort making our eyes look good! Here are our options for the best eye creams to help combat dark circles and make your peepers look vibrant and luminous!
If you’re looking for a clever, do-it-all eye treatment, nothing comes close to our eye repair. Unlike typical eye creams, our founder Dr Georgia Lee did not want to create anything thick or heavy for everyday use. Instead, she designed one that had the most luxurious, serum texture, while giving the same brightening, anti-aging, and hydrating benefits of a traditional cream. How? It all came down to the formula. From her patients, she knew that many of them experience Millia seeds when they use certain eye creams, therefore it was also important to create one that had good hydrating properties but would never cause milia. So instead of an emollient cream, we wanted a lightweight, oil-free texture instead. It took many iterations to successfully formulate an eye “cream” that is supercharged with the best botanical ingredients for maximum efficacy, minimum fuss. First up, we have used Strawberry Geranium Extract. This powerful antioxidant brightens skin and keeps skin around the eyes firm and taut. We love it for preventing skin from getting slackened, and droopy. Next up, we’ve used Arginine, a natural amino acid that has potent antioxidant, hydrating, and anti-aging properties. It’s a powerful anti-ager that keeps our eyes looking youthful and radiant. We’ve also added Swertia Japonica Extract. This botanical improves microcirculation and helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Best of all, it’s also known for boosting lash growth! How many eye creams can claim to help your lashes grow longer and thicker too!
If your eyes are feeling dryer and tired, it might be a good idea to layer your eye care for extra oomph. At DrGL®, our most impactful and richest moisturiser is DrGL® Moisturiser Collagen Boost. Not only is it the ideal cream for dry and dehydrated skin, it’s also recommended for use around the eye area. The potent ingredient? HA-Triplid. A cocktail of three different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, that allows hydration to penetrate into the multiple layers of skin. Added to this is a base of Sea Buckthorn Oil. This vitamin-rich, omega-7-rich oil is perfect for moisturising dry skin while preventing breakouts. Especially around the eyes, you definitely don’t want the risk of breakouts or dermatitis. Just a tiny dab is perfect to help keep dry eyes well-hydrated and nourished.
Sometimes, your dark circles can look more severe if your eyes are especially dehydrated (a concern if you’re always in air-conditioned spaces). Not only that, fine lines and wrinkles can also be more pronounced. Dehydration occurs when there is a lack of water skin, while dryness is due to a lack of oil in skin. When the skin lacks water, it’s important to restore hydration by adding weightless moisture like what is found in DrGL® Collagen Essence. If you live in a humid climate like Singapore or similar, you’re probably used to being in air-conditioned spaces most of the time. That can be a cause of dehydration. Collagen Essence is made with Sodium Hyaluronate, Soluble Collagen and Hydrolysed Elastin in our doctor-formulated formula to plump skin, boost collagen production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve skin’s natural tone while maintaining skin’s elasticity.
Overall, while we hope that just a single product would be sufficient to keep your eyes in the best condition, it’s always good to have options, and these are options that you can also use on the rest of your face!