One my biggest all-time skincare finds is retinol, which probably comes as no surprise to most of you as retinol is truly amazing and one of those products that I think everyone should find a way to include in their skincare routine – it takes a while to show any benefits but it really is worth persevering!
My biggest skincare find of this year so far is retinol eye creams, as they tick so many boxes for me: the first one, rather obviously being that they contain retinol which I just feel like every part of my face needs, but another thing I like about retinol eye creams is that they’re usually designed to go all around the eye area and not just on the orbital bone like a lot of other treatments, so you can really work it in and start seeing results.
I’ve picked three retinol eye treatments (one’s a bit of a cheat as it isn’t technically retinol) to share with you, but I also want to give a couple of honourable mentions to the Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic and Retinol Eye Cream (£68 here – link) and The Inkey List Retinol Eye Cream (£8.25 here – link) which are both my collection, but I haven’t had a chance to fully test them out yet; however, I wanted to include them as all the reviews I read are raves.
The Ole Henriksen Wrinkle Blur Bakuchiol Eye Gel Creme (£42 usually, but currently down to £33.60 at Boots here – link) is my cheat inclusion as this isn’t actually a retinol eye cream, but Bakuchiol is apparently a very gentle ingredient that performs similarly to retinol, so for anyone who’s nervous about using a retinol product around the eye or has overly sensitive skin, this is a lovely product to try.
I think many would agree that the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum (£72 here – link) was one of the early introductions we had to high street retinol options, and this eye treatment is still one of their best sellers, promising hydrating and brightening benefits with results in as little as four weeks. That’s the key with retinol, it really does take time to work and you need to stick with a retinol treatment to see what it can do.
Finally, the bareMinerals Ageless Phyto-Retinol Eye Cream (£40 here – link) which I think may well be my favourite eye cream ever as it’s so just so perfect; you can use it liberally without it making your eyes sting, it sinks in well and I really have noticed a difference in the skin around my eyes after using this nightly for a couple of months; the skin looks a lot less crepey, smoother and more even, so I’ll be topping this up when I run out.
I really hate sticking my finger into pots of cream (especially when I have long nails!) and I can be a bit cack-handed when I apply eye cream, so I purchased a cheap little applicator (this one here – link) from Amazon and it’s so good for working product in, giving the area a cooling massage and helping me avoid sticking my finger in pots. It rolls around the skin really smoothly and at less than a tenner it’s a real bargain!
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