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Hello everyone,

I have been looking for a good eye cream or eye gel for a long time without success. The creams I have used before did nothing for me and I feel they just sit on my skin without any purpose at all!
In the morning when I wake up, I still have tired eyes and dark circles!!

Can somebody pls suggest which eye creams or gels they find effective at tackling tired looking eyes, puffiness , fine lines and if possible dark circles too or any one of these problems?

I would want to know of some effective DIY eye creams too if any.

Just wondering if it is a good idea to use facial oils as eye creams??

I would really appreciate your opinions and feedback.

Thanks in advance,
Pumi.
 

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Pumi i just put a light spread of my moisturizer on under my eyes and eye lids never actually under the eye as this can lead them to be puffy. apparently body shop wise women do a good one but personally have not found any yet! Look at No 7 though if you really want one if you dont have lines though i would not worry too much and just use some ice on that area and get more sleep!
 

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Pumi i just put a light spread of my moisturizer on under my eyes and eye lids never actually under the eye as this can lead them to be puffy. apparently body shop wise women do a good one but personally have not found any yet! Look at No 7 though if you really want one if you dont have lines though i would not worry too much and just use some ice on that area and get more sleep!
Cheers, NY. I didn't know ice were good for eyes. Do you have to rub it under the eye area? I'll do just that. Thankfully, touchwood no fine lines under my eyes yet.
 

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i just heard about it on one of the other posts dont know really try googling it thinks it helps get rid of any puffiness
 

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Ice cubes will definetly help you out for puffiness, but for firming under eye I use gentle eye gel by rarenatural, and nude skincare facial opil, I recommend to use oil and gel together to get the ultimate results. good luck!
 

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Ice cubes will definetly help you out for puffiness, but for firming under eye I use gentle eye gel by rarenatural, and nude skincare facial opil, I recommend to use oil and gel together to get the ultimate results. good luck!
Thanks for your help, Katrina.
 

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I've been using Viterol A for Eyes and Mouth made by DS Laboratories.

dslaboratoriessale.com | Viterol.A - for Eyes and Corners of the Mouth from DS Laboratories

The ingredients and usage instructions are on that link. It smoothes out the fine lines and plumps up the deeper lines but at the same time decongests the puffiness, if that is making any sense. ? It has "nanosome activity" so it is supposed to get into the deeper layers of the skin. I couldn't prove it, but it does seem to absorb well and leaves the area smooth and glowing in the a.m.

I use it at night an hour after applying my Retin-A. It's a violet gel and all it takes is a pinhead size amount for both eyes and the upper lip. For $33USD it's a steal. I usually don't buy ready-made products, but this was rec to me by a DIY maven as a good buy!



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Fawnie - how long does a tube last for you? I think that it said that it comes in a 15ml tube.
Well, it looks like it wiil last forever, but I have only been using it for 2 weeks. (shame on me for writing a review without using it for at least 6 weeks, I know.....)


I just noticed you are a Veteran now!!! Woot!!!



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Fawnie - I have some vouchers from the Skinstore from previous purchases (the BQ was a whopper!). Since I am not using many commercial products anymore, it seems like the best thing to do would be to get an eye product - and the Viterol A looks good.

I'll still have some $ left and I could use a better sunscreen. Any suggestions you can give to me? The Skinstore has a pretty good selection, so if you could give me a couple of suggestions chances are they will have one or all of them. The LRP Anthelios that I am currently using seems fine for spot treatment but I hate putting it on my whole face w/ any makeup products. Thanks.
 

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Wow lucky you Mireckca!!!
Yes, def get the Viterol A for Eyes. They changed the Face formula and it no longer contains ferulic. Bummer.

I don't see Avene on the list there, which would be my choice for a good sunscreen. Avene Emulsion SPF50+ may be locally available to you in Canada at a much cheaper price anyway. I agree LRP Anthelios XL is so sticky!
Mari likes Mexitan, but I don't see that either at Skinstore.

NIA24 would be good for a sunscreen, but it can't ship out of USA. Expensive too, so never mind. Olay Regenerist is just as good. It has niacinamide.

I really don't see anything else on that list that I myself would use, but you can always go with a LRP moisturizer I guess! Or lip balm. Depending on when the coupon expires, I'd probably hold onto it - you'll always find something you can't live without!!!!

I am so jealous!!!!! Go for it!!!!



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PS, Mireckca...the ingredients you want to look for in a sunscreen are

MEXORYL
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TINOSORB

These ingredients stabilize the chemicals so that they don't break down. You could go for a strictly physical sunscreen like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide but they tend to be rather whitish and leave a strange cast on the skin....not very cosmetically elegant, esp if you are going to be applying makeup over it.

In addition to UVB protection (SPF), we have to consider UVA protection (PPD). PPD is a European rating system. I don't understand it, so I rely on others' advice that Avene Emulsion has a high SPF and PPD rating.

I believe Lancome uses Mexoryl, and Avene uses Tinosorb (in the orange tube version). So if you are looking for a sunscreen, these would be the things to look for, IMO.

This is about all I know about sunscreens. I can show you the science about Tinosorb, if you give me a little while to look it up. CIBA makes it, so prob the studies came from them...

HTH! And, you are an optimist looking forward to sunshine in Canada in March!!!



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HTH! And, you are an optimist looking forward to sunshine in Canada in March!!!
No - actually I am expecting the GIANT snowstorm that we haven't had yet this season. It can come as late as April, and we've even had snow in May up here. I am concerned about getting a sunburn on a semi-sunny day with the glare off of all of that snow.


So - you wait an hour after applying Retin-A before applying other night-time products. That's good to know. I've been totally avoiding adding anything for fear of interferring with the action of the drug. I guess that you wait the hour so that you do not dilute it down even though it's been absorbed into your skin, eh? (Canadian for "right?").

Thanks for pulling all of that info. The key ingredients seem straightforward enough, but I am concerned about getting another product that feels horrible on my skin. You really don't know until you've tried it out. So - I'll take your suggestions and see what I can find up here.
 

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Do you reckon i could use this on my eyes or the dermaglow mari uses honestly my eyes are my worst features for line, my only fear is crows eye, no offence to those who have um! lol thanks
 

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Hello everyone,

I have been looking for a good eye cream or eye gel for a long time without success. The creams I have used before did nothing for me and I feel they just sit on my skin without any purpose at all!
In the morning when I wake up, I still have tired eyes and dark circles!!

Can somebody pls suggest which eye creams or gels they find effective at tackling tired looking eyes, puffiness , fine lines and if possible dark circles too or any one of these problems?

I would want to know of some effective DIY eye creams too if any.

Just wondering if it is a good idea to use facial oils as eye creams??

I would really appreciate your opinions and feedback.

Thanks in advance,
Pumi.
Try the Rulenia FX regenerating eye cream......from Seriesse International. I'ts pretty good...no bad feed back so far. pm me if you want to know more.
 

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I've been using Viterol A for Eyes and Mouth made by DS Laboratories.

dslaboratoriessale.com | Viterol.A - for Eyes and Corners of the Mouth from DS Laboratories

The ingredients and usage instructions are on that link. It smoothes out the fine lines and plumps up the deeper lines but at the same time decongests the puffiness, if that is making any sense. ? It has "nanosome activity" so it is supposed to get into the deeper layers of the skin. I couldn't prove it, but it does seem to absorb well and leaves the area smooth and glowing in the a.m.

I use it at night an hour after applying my Retin-A. It's a violet gel and all it takes is a pinhead size amount for both eyes and the upper lip. For $33USD it's a steal. I usually don't buy ready-made products, but this was rec to me by a DIY maven as a good buy!
I'm still leery about using nano tech cosmetics --- there has been some controversy about them and some have been sent back for retesting. The concern is they haven't figured out how or when some of the nano carriers will stop. Actually what I read was the scientists were more concerned about the environment when and if the products are disposed.
 

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What is nano tech mari, never heard of this before does not sound good though and what would you recommend for the eyes area can you use dermaglow all over? Im also looking for good eye cream, Thanks
 
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