November 11, 2008
Well, BigSis, I have to admit that I’m not completely satisfied with my eye regimen either. I have some “tried and true” favorites, but lately it seems like I need a little more. Maybe we’re just in denial that we aren’t in our 30s anymore!
Here’s the “scoop” on the products I’m using now:
- I have the same problem with nighttime eye cream. If it’s too heavy, the morning puffiness is noticeably worse. So, right now, before bed, I’m using Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Eye Serum.
It is lightweight and moisturizing at the same time. I can’t say that I wake up without any puffiness, but I think it would be worse if I weren’t using this product. I haven’t found anything more moisturizing that isn’t too heavy. This .5 oz. bottle is $43.50, but it lasts for months.
First thing in the morning, I use one of two products depending on the amount of puffiness under my eyes.
- BigSis turned me on to the Replenix Intensive Eye Lightening Serum and I use it most mornings right when I get up. I also order this through skincarerx for $54.95. You literally only use a dot under each eye. I’ve probably had my bottle for over six months now.
- If I’m more puffy than normal, I’ll use the Origins No Puffery Cooling Mask for Puffy Eyes that I keep in the refrigerator. This feels so refreshing underneath tired eyes when it’s kept cold. I think it does the trick. This 1 oz. tube is only $21.00 and lasts for months.
I really like both of these products, but I don’t use either one of them underneath my concealer. I leave these on for a few hours, then wipe off in the shower. (I’m up very early!)
- Before my concealer, I dab on a little of this Chanel Rectifiance Intense Eye. I really love this product! It’s rich and creamy and my concealer goes on very smooth on top of it. I really think that is has helped prevent some deeper lines around the “crows feet” area of my eyes.
I realize that the Chanel Rectifiance Intense Eye is not the cheapest product available. This jar is $72.00 and it, again, lasts for months. For me, it is worth every penny.
Yes, I do use three different products on my eyes every day. I admit that it might be a “teeny, tiny” obsessive but I consider it preventive medicine. It’s cheaper than a plastic surgeon!
That’s my daily routine for tired, puffy eyes! BigSis, should we continue this skin care conversation and talk about moisturizers?
If anyone has a fantastic product recommendation for puffy eyes, we would LOVE for you to comment on this post or send us an email!