They say the eyes are the ‘windows to the soul’.
They also say that the eyes can be a window into someone’s stressed out, sleep deprived state. When people say, “you look tired” one of the biggest giveaways is your eyes and your surrounding eye area. Whether it’s dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, blood shot eyes or sagging eyelids our eyes are our biggest give away.
One of the first beauty creams my mum ever introduced me to, was eye cream. She taught me it was a mandatory, anti-ageing preventive that I needed to start using in my late teens. Now, I wasn’t as disciplined with my skin routine as she was, which is probably why at 54 my mum looks like she’s barely hit 40 and I’m 26 but keeping getting told I look sooooo much older (that stops being a compliment once you hit a quarter century, everyone).
So, what is eye cream and why do we absolutely need it?
The skin surrounding your eyes is much more fragile and thin compared to the rest of your face. It is also prone to dryness and is the first to show signs of age and fatigue.
This is due to the overactivity of the skin surrounding the eye area. Think about it, we’re blinking, squinting and rubbing our eyes all day long. The constant movement of the eyes hasten the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Fluids also collect under the eyes and cause puffiness and dark circles. You therefore need to nourish this delicate skin with quality product to hydrate and soothe the area.
The Dr. Spiller Silk Contour Eye Cream is an anti-ageing, lifting and firing eye cream designed to re-contour and tone the appearance of the eye area. When it comes to eye cream ingredients you want to look for a product with active ingredients to stimulate cell turnover.
The Dr. Spiller Silk eye cream contains silk peptides which are botanically rich in amino acids. The silk peptides have wound healing, moisturizing, re-building and anti-inflammatory properties.
When do I apply eye cream?
The silk Contour Eye cream should be applied morning and night. After cleansing, toning and correcting, you apply 1 pump to clean finger tips and gently pat around the eye area. Eye cream placement is almost as important as the product. Think of the area between the top of your cheek bone (directly under your eye) and the bottom of your eyelid as tissue paper. If you apply eye cream here, the cream will travel during the day or night as your skin heats up and could seep into your eye.
How to apply the Dr. Spiller Silk Contour Eye Cream
Use your ring finger.
The muscles in this finger are generally weaker) and dab in sideways motions along the bottom and top of the eye socket until the product is absorbed. Make sure not to neglect certain areas such as the corner of your eye extending out to your temple, as this is where fines lines and crow’s feet form.
Pro tip: if puffiness is an issue for you, keep your eye cream in the fridge. The naturally anti-inflammatory biomimetic peptides that are in the Dr. Spiller Silk Eyecream will also work to intensely hydrate and calm the skin.
This silk contour eye cream is a beauty cabinet essential. It is suitable for all skin types, but particularly for aged skin. The instant plumping and tightening effect will visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst the peptide complex and hyaluronic acid helps the impaired tissue by reducing puffiness and lightening dark circles.