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Hi i was just wondering if anyone out there has used or heard of good eye cream to firm up eye area and help with lines?

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Hi i was just wondering if anyone out there has used or heard of good eye cream to firm up eye area and help with lines?

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I use Cellex-C around my eyes which has prevented any lines or wrinkles. I have tried lots of eye creams but the one I continually go back to is Olay Regenerist -- and I normally don t use that line.
 

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Thanks mari i looked at this and the pro x one but however seems to get very mixed reviews which always worrys me bit! Iv also looked at almay and is clincal! Has your olay one firmed up eye area nicely then? I am tempted

Is cellex c your vit c serum yeah?

However i do use Olay 7 signs moisturizing cream or there definity one!

Thanks though for recomending Hydra B5 it is good! Been using this before using face oils and goes on nicely!

 

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Thanks mari i looked at this and the pro x one but however seems to get very mixed reviews which always worrys me bit! Iv also looked at almay and is clincal! Has your olay one firmed up eye area nicely then? I am tempted

Is cellex c your vit c serum yeah?

However i do use Olay 7 signs moisturizing cream or there definity one!

Thanks though for recomending Hydra B5 it is good! Been using this before using face oils and goes on nicely!

I've been using Cellex C for about 3 years -- I credit it for either getting rid of eye wrinkles or preventing them. The eye area is very delicate and I find that the Olay cream goes on easily and I don't have to put on too much. As far as I'm concerned it's better than some $100 creams that I've bought -- but I always say -- it's good for my skin but it may not work as well for someone else.
 

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Here's an interesting take on eye creams I read on another forum.

"Contrary to what the cosmetic industry want us to believe there is really no need for special eye creams, nor throat, hand or bust creams. Of course they want to sell 15 ml of an eye cream for the same price as the 50 ml jar. It´s great business for them and a total waste of money for you.

The eye area doesn´t differ from the rest of the facial skin other than that it´s thinner. This is automatically taken care of as you apply less of your cream to the eye area.

As long as you don´t put strong acids, too emollient creams (can cause milia, clogged pores) or heavily perfumed creams on your eye area you can, and should, use your face cream all over your face and neck. This is what I myself and many derms do."
 

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Peri i dont disagree with you and so far iv made sure that none of my olay moisturizer are unperfumed but however my eyes just seem to be very sensative but suppose that everyones are and so far i have just been using normal moisturizer but however i have been told that this can lead to puffiness in eye area and you should just put cream under the bag area so to speak and not actually on it, I dont know how much of this is true though!

I suppose i could just use my firming moisturizer still and normal creams but i just know that obviously once you get lines here they wont go away, at least i dont think so?!

Do you just use your ret cream peri and vit c on the eye area may be this is enough? I would just like to avoid any crows feet forming if possible!

Mari do you use the regenerist serum? I know what you mean though if you can get cheaper stuff for some bits of anti aging why not, if it works it works, Know everyones skin is different but for you do you think olay worked better than cellex then or did cellex firm up skin nicely? Unfortunatly though we cant get cellex c in uk anyway!

Thanks guys for all the info though!
 

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Peri i dont disagree with you and so far iv made sure that none of my olay moisturizer are unperfumed but however my eyes just seem to be very sensative but suppose that everyones are and so far i have just been using normal moisturizer but however i have been told that this can lead to puffiness in eye area and you should just put cream under the bag area so to speak and not actually on it, I dont know how much of this is true though!

I suppose i could just use my firming moisturizer still and normal creams but i just know that obviously once you get lines here they wont go away, at least i dont think so?!

Do you just use your ret cream peri and vit c on the eye area may be this is enough? I would just like to avoid any crows feet forming if possible!

Mari do you use the regenerist serum? I know what you mean though if you can get cheaper stuff for some bits of anti aging why not, if it works it works, Know everyones skin is different but for you do you think olay worked better than cellex then or did cellex firm up skin nicely? Unfortunatly though we cant get cellex c in uk anyway!

Thanks guys for all the info though!
This was not my opinion necessarily, but I tend to agree with it. Yes I use both those items around my eye.
You know, I am not using any individual moisturizer. That being said, my DIY C serum has moisturizers in it as well as my sunscreen. That's good enough for me.
I do somewhat wonder whether not using a moisturizer after my retin-a at night is a great idea. Even after waiting an hour or so. It probably wont hurt after an hour but I've read that you should not apply anything else cause it could interfere with it's actions. I doubt there is any exact answer to this as far as science is concerned.
 

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Well i know that fawnie said when i start using the green cream try not to use anything after this so i wont il just moisturize better in morning! Let us know though if you do and how things work out with that though pls!

Peri have you got any good anti aging ingrendients in your serums then just wondering if there is anything else i could look out while anti aging i know matrix is one and there are some others or is retinol enough normally!

Mari what was your cellex eye cream called at least this way i can look it up on the net see what reports they say about it even if i cant it in Uk!

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WellMari what was your cellex eye cream called at least this way i can look it up on the net see what reports they say about it even if i cant it in Uk!

Thanks guys for the help
I just use the Cellex-C serum around my eyes then follow that with Olay regenerist eye cream.

Cellex-C has expanded from a couple of products to quite a few now and they do have a Cellex-C eye gel (I've never used it). They also have an eye cream called GLA -- it's good but the Olay works form me and it's cheaper.

I haven't tried the Regenerist serum although I've heard it is good -- I'm trying to use up the products I have. I usually don't change products until I notice they're no longer effective and sometimes it's because the mfg. has changed the formulation.
 

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This was not my opinion necessarily, but I tend to agree with it. Yes I use both those items around my eye.
You know, I am not using any individual moisturizer. That being said, my DIY C serum has moisturizers in it as well as my sunscreen. That's good enough for me.
I do somewhat wonder whether not using a moisturizer after my retin-a at night is a great idea. Even after waiting an hour or so. It probably wont hurt after an hour but I've read that you should not apply anything else cause it could interfere with it's actions. I doubt there is any exact answer to this as far as science is concerned.
Peri,
Hi! I don't like to use a moisturizer after my Retin-A at nite simply because I don't want to dilute it. You COULD use one though, in the same way that Renova is Retin-A in an emollient vehicle. Not saying one way is right or wrong, just personal preference. Once i got used to a certain degree of "tightness" after applying the Retin-A at nite, I got used to it. It seems like my skin adjusted to not having a moisturizer and is not as tight-feeling now. I never peel or flake with Retin-A Micro anyway.

I use Viterol A for Eyes at nite after waiting about an hour after the Retin-A. This is the only eye cream I use anymore. I think any moisturizer is fine to use for the eye area - why buy separate ones? When did we buy into the belief that we need a separate product for every square inch of skin? Eye cream, face cream, neck cream....So silly.



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Mari: can you use cellex C serum under the eyes??
Yes, it's meant to be used around the eye -- I don't put it on my eyelid although the mfg. indicates it's all right for the upper orbital bone.

My skin is not great -- but I credit the use of Cellex-C for the fact that I don't have any lines or crow's feet around my eyes. That can't be said for other parts of my face. I concentrated on using the Cellex-C only around my eyes and I should have been putting it all over my face. If I had, I'm sure some of the problem areas I have would have been lessened.
 

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I know Paula Begoun has repeatedly given her view on eye creams the last few years and have gained followers. There are however very good arguments for creams that targets the eye area; depuffing agents like caffeine and green tea extracts; ingredients that target dark circles and streangthens the fine capilaries under the eyes. These ingredients are costly and mostly a waste in any other area of the face. Some find that certain anti-wrinkle ingredients actually worsen puffines under the eyes. On the other hand I agree with her point that avoiding unnecessary irritants in all skin care products is important, not just in the eye area.
 

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The aging process these days is so much more researched than it ever was before and now many of the processes that were once thought to be impossible to prevent are now proving to be avoidable after all.

This is so even if there are some signs of wear and tear are apparent.

For instance providing all day long protection from ultraviolet rays with the new cosmetic products now available may not only guard against future damage to your skin but it may well undo some of the damage already done.

My pennyworth of advice is that as always prevention is much much better than cure.

Start now before it is too late and get yourself hooked on a regular skin care regime, not just for today, tomorrow or a week but now and forever, you won't regret it.

Refrain from long periods of lying in the sun.
Don't smoke.
Eat a sensible diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds etc and don't eat too many take-aways and ready made meals.
Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise your skin on a regular basis.

However, if you do take the trouble to adopt a good skin care regime it also means that you need to adopt a realistic approach. Great looking skin is not necessarily skin without lines or wrinkles.

Ok yes, the face that you have lived with now for so long might well be showing signs of some wear and tear but so what, does it really matter too much? If it is well looked after,If the eyes are still bright and the complexion is clear, it will have the look of a beautiful 40, 50 or whatever year old and isn't that really all that matters?

So the moral of the story?
Act now to prevent premature aging skin, adopt a good skin care regime.
If however,you have a line or wrinkle or two already showing through don't threat too much just ensure you take good care of your skin from now on and what's more enjoy your life!
 

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Thanks for all the feedback guys, great info!


Fawnie is what your using available in the Uk or do you know of a good one i can get here for time being? I know what you mean why is it necessary to use an eye cream. but i do find my eye area to be very sensative so hence why i think this would be good!


Mari what was the name of the cellex c serum you used, i know we cant get it here in the UK but may be they have same in Skin ceuticals?


Do you think i could use the rederemic line by la roche posay (they do say this is for women over 40 so not sure if will be too strong?) or olay pro x anti wrinkle night cream till i get green cream, i feel like this may still while yet before i get it so have been trying to look at other creams, serum to use in its place but so far not having much luck!
 

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Hi Mari i just looked at the earth essentials alpha hydroxy cream and dermaglow just wondering if you know anything about these products or if there is a website that you know of where i can get reviews or people thought on these products! They do seem good but however you never know i suppose, thankyou for helping me out.
 

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IluvNY: I've been using the dermaglow eye cream for about 2 weeks or so, it's nice to put one, but not sure it does what it claims to do.............BUT I think you need to use it for a period of at least 4 weeks or so to see a difference...................
 

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Hi Mari i just looked at the earth essentials alpha hydroxy cream and dermaglow just wondering if you know anything about these products or if there is a website that you know of where i can get reviews or people thought on these products! They do seem good but however you never know i suppose, thankyou for helping me out.
I use earth essentials Vit E serum -- it's very hydrating. In Dermaglow I've used the upper lip treatment and yes it does help with fine lines.
 
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