Weekly Must-Have: Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacing Eye Serum
I am an avid eye cream connoisseur. It literally is my favorite product to apply as I really believe that I am seeing results (or maybe, because I have been an eye cream user since my teens, I simply have no wrinkles to see!). If you aren’t using eye cream, start immediately. And if you think you are too young to get crow’s feet or a few fine lines, think again. The best eye creams not only diminish signs of age, they also prevent further ones from showing.
While skin care experts may differ on the exact application process of eye cream, there are two rules that no one is disputing: First, to handle the eye area with care and second, to moisturize morning and night. I turned to Peter Thomas Roth, founder of the eponymous skincare line and my current favorite eye cream, Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacing Eye Serum, for advice. This serum, made with 43% Dragon’s Blood (so don’t be afraid of the red hue), is light weight, refreshing and will show results almost instantly. “In just 4 weeks, 96% of users saw improvement in the appearance of under eye puffiness; 96% of users saw improvement in the appearance of under eye dark circles; and 92% saw improvement in the appearance of crepiness/crinkled skin.”
So what is a foolproof and effective way to work an eye cream? “Pat under the eye using the ring finger,” explains Roth. “You use the ring finger because it is your weakest finger and you use the least amount of pressure. Continue to the upper lid and (if desired) to the temples to address all areas of the skin surrounding the eye.” Another interesting fact that I learned from Roth: There are no pores in the immediate area surrounding the eyes, hence the reason why it is such a delicate and sensitive area of our face. This also means that all of you oily skinned folk can rest assured that a heavy cream or serum will not compromise your skin concerns. So when it comes to the eyes, easy does it.
PRICE TAG: $58.00 (A lot less than an eye job — or botox!).