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Beauty Bits | My Favorite Eye Creams for Day and Night

April 9, 2015

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My Daytime Eye Cream | Jan Marini Age Intervention

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My Nightime Eye Cream | Sisley Contour Eye Mask

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By Buffy York


I have been told that the skin underneath my eyes is super dry since I was a teenager bellying up to the Clinique Counter to get my Three Steps.  My loyalties to skin care have certainly changed over the years, but no matter what brand I was purchasing I was always told I needed a moisture rich eye cream.  Being young and dumb and invincible I never purchased eye cream because it was just another step and another expense, then I turned 40.  The crepey skin and fine lines and wrinkles that I would notice on other people’s faces have taken up residence underneath my eyes.  I have spent the past few years trying out several different eye creams that all offered the solution to my problems only to disappoint.

Last year I started using Neurotoxins (i.e. Botox/Xeomin/Dysport) for my crow’s feet and it certainly helps.  I also had the area around my eyes lasered with the Active FX laser last year, and while I did look like Zoro or The Green Lantern only with a red mask for a week or so, it also made a difference.  However, for the day-to-day maintenance I have finally found the “eye cream cocktail” that combines three different products and leaves the skin under my eyes soft and hydrated.

Step 1 for Day and Night 
First I apply hyaluronic acid (HA) that come is a cream form.  HA helps the skin hold moisture and plumps it up.  The photograph above is showing Hyalis Serum from Neocutis, but since these photos were taken I have discovered BioNect.  BioNect is a prescription strength hyaluronic acid cream that comes in a 3.5 ounce tube and will last me at least a year.  It will require a prescription from a physician but if your insurance company will pay for it, it will cost you around $40.  Compared to the Neocutis it is quite the bargain.  After applying the HA, I use a Clarisonic Opal.  With its vibrating silicon tip I tap the HA cream into the skin around my eyes.  The Opal uses sonic technology to maximize absorption of eye creams and serums.

Step 2 for Day
I have been using Jan Marini Age Intervention Eye Cream for 6 months and I love it.  While it is a rich hydrating eye cream, my makeup stays in place and doesn’t sink into my wrinkles or slide down my face.  It also contains a retinol that keeps the skin under my eyes feeling soft and smooth.  In Birmingham you can purchase Jan Marini Products at MD Wellness and Aesthetics.

Step 2 for Night
I just found out about Sisley Eye Contour Mask earlier this year when an aesthetician friend of mine recommended it.  I was a little skeptical because I have been so brain washed on “medical grade” products that I had all but turned my nose up at purchasing skin care from a department store.  However, I was in Saks one day and I just slapped a little bit of the eye mask on from the tester and went on my merry way.  That night when I was taking my makeup off I was blown away with how smooth the skin under my eyes felt.  I went the next day to buy my own tube.  While the directions say to remove the mask after 10 minutes I just use it as a night cream and sleep in it.  It’s amazing.

Everyone is different, but these are the products that I am in love with for the dry skin under my eyes.  The list of products I have used for eye creams is long and wide, from La Mer to Skin Medica, but these are the products that I have landed on that get the job done for me.  Let me know what your favorites are and I why.  I am a product junkie and love to try new things, but for now these are my fave.

Speaking of product junkies, be sure to check out my friends over on Stylebriefs, My Life Well Loved and My Scoop today for their monthly installment of Beauty Bits.

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    […] you enjoyed this installment of Beauty Bits! Make sure you pop over to visit Buffy from The Style Gathering, Martha & Caroline from style briefs and Amy from my scoop to see what those girls are […]

    […] bloggers for their beauty bits posts today.  buffy has the detes on an awesome eye cream at http://www.stylegathering.com.  heather, now in her second trimester, has discovered a fabulous skin care line that caters to […]

    I was already hooked on the Jan Marini eye cream (even before we started selling it at MD Wellness & Aesthetics)! But now, I’m also loving the Sisley eye mask for pm use…per Buffy’s suggestion a few weeks ago. Now, I’m off to get the HA prescription!!
    Mention Buffy’s post and get 20% off any Jan Marini…582-9216. Thanks, Buffy!

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