Tuesday, 27 August 2019 09:41

Do you really need an eye cream?

Good skin care starts with the three steps – cleanse, tone and moisturise, and of course, in South Africa, applying a high-factor sunscreen if you are going to be spending more time outside than on an average day. There comes a time when the basics are not enough, and specialist anti-ageing products are needed.

But do you really need an eye cream?



Most skin experts and dermatologists agree that you do.


The delicate skin around the eyes is a bit different, and needs special care from as early as your 20s. It’s 40% thinner and loses moisture 50% faster than the skin on the rest of your face. It’s also the least elastic part, so it doesn’t bounce back as much, and ages faster.

It’s also more sensitive; you can’t just use any cream so near your eyes. Anti-ageing face products are more likely to cause irritation when used near the eyes, due to high concentrations of active ingredients. The eye area also has specific problems – like dark circles, where you can see the blood pumping through the skin, and puffiness caused by less elasticity.

Our Advantage Rejuvenating Eye Cream tackles problems in three ways – adding much-needed moisture with allantoin, and including a green algae extract called chlorella vulgaris, sea fennel and buckwheat seed to help reduce under-eye puffiness and stimulate better circulation. Innovative light deflection technology literally helps scatter light reflected from the skin to help brighten the eye area, and soften and ‘blur’ the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.


Step 1 of 3: Cleanse

Step 1 of 3: Cleanse

Step 2 of 3: Tone

Step 2 of 3: Tone

Step 3 of 3: Moisturise

Step 3 of 3: Moisturise

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