The second of Dermalogica‘s latest launches is the new AGE smart Age Reversal Eye Complex (R990 for 15ml) and I was most excited to try this new eye cream. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the human body. It also has fewer oil glands than the rest of the face, making it more susceptible to environmental factors. These are just two of the reasons you need to pay special attention to the eye area.
Add to that repetitive movements like smiling or screwing up your eyes in bright light and you’re likely to see fine lines and wrinkles in your future, if you aren’t seeing them already. As the years go by, facial skin also thins faster and we experience a loss of elastin and collagen. Common results include puffiness, fatty deposits or bags under the eyes, and sagging of the fatty area above the eye-crease. Using the right products under and around the eye area is essential to maintaining a youthful, bright-eyed appearance.
Why you’ll want it
The new formula makes use of microencapsulation technology and a unique firming complex to address multiple eye area concerns from fine lines and dryness lines to puffiness and dark circles. It works to make that paper-thin skin all the more resilient by strengthening underlying tissues, stimulating collagen production and thickening cell layers. The result? Plumper, fuller, smoother skin.
♥ Microencapsulated Retinol 0.1% – it has long been the hero ingredient of the skincare world and this multitasker is one hard-working betty! It restores the structural integrity of the skin and improves skin thickness, it stimulates collagen and elastin production, and it also speeds up cell renewal. The 0.1% concentration is of pure Vitamin A and the new microencapsulation technology basically ensures the overall stability, potency and controlled-release deep within the skin layers.
♥ Microencapsulated Niacinamide – another of my favourite all-rounders, antioxidant Vitamin B3 helps to control inflammation in the skin (something I suffer with particularly and which causes a lot of my pigmentation) reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles, inhibit glycation and reduce water loss through the skin.
♥ AGE Reversal Firming Complex – This exclusive formula includes:
- Palmitoyl Tripeptide–5 to strengthen collagen and firm tissue
- Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate tissues and soften appearance of wrinkles
- Dunaliella Salina Extract to stimulate epidermal cell renewal
- Panthenol/Provitamin B5 to stimulate cell regeneration
How to After cleansing, smooth and pat half a pea-sized amount around the eye area, working from the outer corner inward. For the first two weeks, only use it every second or third night as your skin builds up a tolerance to the retinol. Once your skin acclimates you can build up to applying it nightly.
Thoughts Read my full review.
*Dermalogica products are available in select skin treatment centres on the recommendation of a qualified professional skin therapist in addition to the brand’s concept spaces located around the world.