While we all have different eye concerns, wouldn’t it be nice to have an eye cream which targets not just one concern but every problem associated with our eye area? After all, eye creams are expensive and sometimes even more so than moisturisers which come in bigger tubs so having an eye cream which addresses all the concerns one can have with the eye contour has to be a must-have.
Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Cream has been specially formulated for Asian women. It contains the anti-wrinkle and firming complex which forms part of the brand’s Extra-Firming range. Clarins Research was inspired by the practice of independent experts in cosmetic medicine in Asia and identified two “triangles of youth” on the eyes. Most of the medical procedures in Asia are carried out on these two triangles.
Concern : smiling, squinting and blinking promote fine lines and wrinkles from repeated facial contractions. With ageing, this leads to the formation of crow’s feet because of changes in the elastic properties of the dermis. In addition, the upper eyelid, which is naturally heavy due to fatty tissue, collapses under the force of gravity and loss of firmness (drooping eyelid).
Concern : with ageing, the fatty tissue increases and lymphatic flow slows down. As the skin becomes thinner and loses its density, dark circles and eye bags appear and become more visible.
The Extra-Firming Complex is a Clarins exclusive which acts on the two “triangles of youth” of the eyes. The Extra-Firming Complex combines two very powerful plant extracts, organic green banana extract and lemon thyme extract, to reinforce the whole dermal structure of the eye contour and strengthen the links of firmness.
A discovery from Clarins Research, albizia extract delivers a new action on dark circles and eye bags linked to ageing and helps slow down their formation.
The benefits of albizia extract are reinforced by the presence of two other active ingredients:
caffeine, a leading lipolytic active ingredient
- escin from horse chestnut which helps stimulate drainage to limit the accumulation of water and pigments.
For total eye beauty, Clarins Research has optimized the instant moisturizing action of this eye contour care. Betaine (beetroot extract) helps retain water inside cells of the epidermis, encouraging moisturization of the eye contour. Shea butter, thanks to its high content of fatty acids, provides exceptional nourishing benefits to provide skin with unrivalled comfort.
This new eye cream delivers on all fronts, it hydrates my dry eye contour superbly, dark eye circles and fine lines are less apparent as skin becomes smoother with continuous usage and skin around the eye contour looks firmer and less prone to sagging. It has a silky smooth texture without being too thick, feels luxurious and absorbs into skin without any stickiness. I think it is the ideal eye cream especially for mature skins which are most in need of extra benefits in regard to eye care.
Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Cream retails at RM199/15ml.
Product reviewed is a press sample from Clarins Malaysia.