TAKE 5: Open Your Eyes

Take 5: Eye Creams

Eyes give away your age and they certainly give away the number of hours you managed to sleep last night, so it is important to keep them in top form. Eye cream is the prefect weapon against dry, puffy, dark and lined looking peepers. Applying eye cream twice a day to clean skin makes such a difference. So, slather away!

OUR RATING SYSTEM
1 – Lackluster
2 – Not the worst of the bunch
3 – Getting there …
4 – Almost perfect
5 – Knock-your-socks-off good

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm
The Claim: Combats fine lines around the eye area. Vitamins C, A and E help to improve the elasticity of the skin and leave the eye area smooth.
The Truth: The soft, thick gel goes on easily and evenly. It does double duty as it can be used on the lip area as well as around the eyes.
Hydration: 4.5 out of 5
Firming: 4 out of 5
Puffy Eye Reduction Power:
3 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4 out of 5

Dermalogica
www.dermalogica.ca www.dermalogica.com
Available at salons and spas across North America

Lisa Hoffman Night Eye Serum
The Claim: Clinically proven ingredients help fight the appearance of wrinkles, lines and dark circles around the eyes.
The Truth: The rich texture spreads on with a light touch. It does not pull delicate eye area skin. The lavender scent is refreshing and pleasure to put on.
Hydration: 4 out of 5
Firming: 3.5 out of 5
Puffy Eye Reduction Power: 3.5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 3.5 out of 5

Lisa Hoffman
www.lisahoffmanbeauty.com
Available at Bergdorf Goodman and Apothia at Fred Segal in the U.S., and online at lisahoffmanbeauty.com

Biotherm Multi Recharge Yeux
The Claim: Promotes younger looking with vitamins C and E, pure ginseng extract, caffeine and ginkgo to prevent dark circles and puffiness.
The Truth: If you want to wake up looking rested apply a small amount of this gel-like cream before bed to the eye area. It has a slight cooling sensation when first applied.
Hydration: 4 out of 5
Firming: 4 out of 5
Puffy Eye Reduction Power: 3 out of 5
Effectiveness: 3.5 out of 5

Biotherm
www.biotherm.ca www.biotherm.com
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Sears in Canada or online at www.biotherm.com

Nivea Visage DNAge Eye
The Claim: The combination of folic acid and creatine regenerate the look of skin. It becomes firmer and puffiness and wrinkles are reduced.
The Truth: Light and fast absorbing, this cream is a good daily option. It boosts moisture and feels great on the skin.
Hydration: 3.5 out of 5
Firming: 3.5 out of 5
Puffy Eye Reduction Power: 3.5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 3.5 out of 5

Nivea
www.nivea.ca www.niveausa.com
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada, and CVS in the U.S.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Eyes
The Claim: This cream hydrates, soothes and fortifies the eye area with Vichy Thermal Spa water. Eye bags and dark circles are diminished.
The Truth: The water-like texture and fast absorbing formula make this perfect wear under a full face of makeup. A little bit goes a long way.
Hydration: 3 out of 5
Firming: 4 out of 5
Puffy Eye Reduction Power: 4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4 out of 5

Vichy Laboratoires
www.vichy.ca www.vichyusa.com
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada, and CVS in the U.S.

And the winner is: Dermalogica multivitamin power firm!

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