We are often asked by clients which products are the most essential in their skincare routine. Our answer is that all your products play an important role and add a different benefit to your skin.
We completely understand that skincare can be overwhelming with various products, serums, oils, cleansers, masks, and everything in between, so knowing what is essential or what to focus on can be difficult.
One product that is often overlooked, misunderstood and underestimated, are eye creams. Eye creams are important because they are formulated specifically for the delicate skin around your eyes.
A good eye cream will hydrate the area and deliver rich ingredients to brighten and firm your skin and reduce signs of aging and the appearance of dark circles.
Eye creams are great for people who have any under eye concerns such as puffiness, darkness or discolouration, and wrinkles or fine lines. Using an eye cream in your younger years will also help minimise the appearance of wrinkles in the future.
Additionally, good eye creams often protect your eyes from free radical damage and the effects of environmental pollutants.
Our go-to skincare brand for eye creams is Elemis. Elemis are the Number 1 British anti-ageing skincare brand and are renowned around the world. We have stocked and used Elemis products for many years, as one of the original and largest stockists in Australia, and swear by their products.
We stock various Elemis eye creams through our online store, and in our clinic, and want to run you through each of them, as well as their benefits and best use.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment - $103
This Elemis anti-wrinkle eye serum provides protein-rich actives and Amino Acids to firm and smooth the skin around your eyes, leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
It is a weightless serum created with an advanced formula using properties of Padina Pavonica and Blue Flower Linseed to deliver deep hydration and regeneration for younger-looking skin.
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Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal - $160
The Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal eye cream contains a concentrated blend of actives and botanicals to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leave your skin looking smoother and firmer under the eyes.
Packed with potent anti-aging ingredients including Padina Pavonica, Chlorella, Blue Green Micro-algae and Amino Acids, that work together to provide hydration, rejuvenating and nourishment to your skin. It also contains essential vitamins (B, C and E) and Beta Carotenes.
This lightweight Elemis eye cream uses a unique ingredient called Methylsilanol Mannuronate which is a derivative of seaweed. This powerful ingredient locks moisture into your epidermis to restructure the delicate skin and provide hydration for younger-looking eyes.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Definition Eye & Lip Contour Cream - $160
This incredible product provides a lift and firming effect for your eyes and lips. It combats dry and thin skin around your delicate areas, tightening the skin’s collagen and protecting your skin from environmental damage by supporting it’s defense barrier.
Formulated specifically to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the lips and eyes, this firming cream lifts, plumps and smoothes the skin. It provides deep hydration to renew the skin’s texture and improve skin elasticity.
The Elemis Pro-Collagen Definition Eye & Lip Contour Cream contains Edelweiss Stem Cells which support the skin’s natural structure as it is rich in antioxidants. It also contains a rich blend of Mafane Flower, Fucose and Brown Algae to deliver essential fatty acids, powerful antioxidants and amino acids to your skin.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask - $125
An ultra-lightweight, gel mask that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness under and around the eyes.
Infused with an antioxidant-rich and deeply hydrating blend of ingredients including Flash Filler Hyaluronic Acid, Watermelon Snow Algae and Bush Clover, this mask will provide a youthful, smoother complexion around your eyes.
You can use the Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask as an overnight anti-aging mask, a hydrating under-eye primer beneath your daily makeup or as a moisturiser throughout your day.
Elemis Peptide Eye Recovery Cream - $75
A sophisticated Elemis eye cream infused with skin-synchronizing Peptide to rejuvenate tired looking eyes, improve the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and fine lines around the eyes.
Natural ingredients of Hawkweed and Daisy Extracts work together to brighten dark shadows under the eye, whilst Star Arvensis Oil replenishes any lost moisture as well as improving the skin’s elasticity.
This Elemis eye cream is the first skincare product to use Night Scented Stock Flower, a powerful natural ingredient that is rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, that smoothes the skin and improves skin firmness.
This product is perfect to revive, restore and rejuvenate tired eyes through the power of active botanicals and science.
Elemis Superfood Matcha Eye Dew - $58
A superfood rich blend with powerful antioxidants, minerals and nutrients that refresh, brighten and nourish the delicate skin around your eyes.
Formulated to provide deep, immediate and continuous hydration to the eye contour area and to combat puffiness and boost brightness.
Containing natural ingredients including Kiwi and Honeydew Melon to nourish the skin and to reduce the visible signs of fatigue around the eyes. Natural prebiotics within the eye cream support and maintain the skin’s microbiome which is the very first defense layer.
This Elemis eye cream is easily absorbed, lightweight and layers nicely under makeup to keep your eyes revived and bright.
Elemis Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Eye Treatment Duo - $350
The ultimate wrinkle smoothing day and night duo formulated to rejuvenate, smooth and tighten the skin around your eyes.
Containing a powerful Line Fighting Complex that provides a visibly smoother eye contour and targets deep set wrinkles and lines around the eyes.
The Elemis Morning Eye Balm can be layered beneath makeup and uses an ultra smart triple targeted dermal complex to brighten darkness under the eyes, tighten the skin and reduce any puffiness.
The Elemis Evening Eye Cream is a rich and creamy formula that provides deep hydration and plumps the skin around your eyes using an ultra smart slow release dermal technology.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks - $116
Powerful Hyaluronic Acid gel eye masks that are formulated to dramatically reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin around the eye area and provide smoother, most moisturised eye contours.
Our Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks contain a powerful blend of natural ingredients including plankton extract, Padina Pavonica and Chlorella to provide an instant lift to the skin, whilst the Hyaluronic Acid works to brighten, hydrate and smooth.
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Elemis Time Defense Eye Reviver - $94
This Elemis eye cream is formulated especially for men with a lightweight, gel texture that smoothes lines and wrinkles and boosts hydration under the eye.
Developed with Intelligent Adaptogenic Technology, the line smoothing eye cream restores moisture where the skin needs it mosts.
It uses Ginseng, Hydroxyproline and Acacia to support skin elasticity and protect the delicate eye area from free-radical damage.
Sofie’s Skin Tip:
Eye creams are one of our most sought-after skin care treatments requested by our clients at Botanica.
Why, because the delicate under eye area is the first to show visible signs of the lifestyles we live. There are a number of contributing factors that play a role in the condition of our under eye area. Some can include lack of sleep or poor sleeping habits, medications, genetics, overexposure to sunlight, lack of water intake, shift workers and thinning of the skin under the eyes.
Everyone is different and responds differently to eye cream treatments based on the above lifestyle factors. It is really important to consider this when selecting your eye creams as you want to find the appropriate eye cream that will support your skin, especially under the delicate eye area through your lifestyle choices.
So whether your eyes are starting to show signs of aging, or you are prone to dark circles and puffiness, or if you just want to rejuvenate and protect the skin around your eyes, a good eye cream is an essential part of your daily skincare routine.
If you need help deciding which eye cream is best for your skin type, feel free to reach out and we will be more than happy to advise you.