It's been quite a few months since my last eye cream post (read here) so I felt it was time to do an update on what I have been using. Because my biggest skincare concerns are not typically with my eye area, I tend to stick with products I enjoy rather than constantly testing out new ones like I do with masks and cleansers. However, the one thing I do know from the testing I have done over the years is that I enjoy layering eye creams - using both a serum and cream together. Currently, I am using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum and the Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes together for both morning and night. Occasionally I will still bring out this eye cream from Tatcha, which I love and this one from Perricone MD, but the Estee Lauder and Goldfaden MD have been in regular rotation for quite a while.
1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum - Since I have never tried the original Advanced Night Repair for the face (I know, I am so ashamed), I was not sure what to expect from the eye serum. However, as soon as I began using it, I was instantly in love with how it felt on the eyes and the results it gave me. It's designed to basically target all the concerns possible - fine lines, crow's feet, dark circles, puffiness and dryness. The texture is lightweight and layers beautifully under any eye cream I use as well as under makeup. I find that it helps my eyes stay looking great - and targets any and every concern I have which is mainly preventing fine lines and occasional puffiness.
2. Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes - While the Estee Lauder serum helps to address a lot of my anti-aging concerns, the Goldfaden Bright Eyes is a great complement to it by giving me the hydration, nourishment and brightness that I need. The formula is a bit thicker, as you can see from the above picture, and really helps to deliver intense hydration while at the same time leaving the eye area looking luminous and bright. I can feel a slight instant firming effect when it's first applied (it's very minimal but it's there), and now that the temperatures in NYC have gotten frightfully cold, the rich texture is a welcome relief each morning and night. When used with the EL serum, the combination really helps to give my eye area the full royal treatment.
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