As we hurtle towards the next decade, it’s time to assess the damage of the past ten years to our minds and bodies.
The iPad(2010) Snapchat(2011) and Hoverboard(2013) have kept us sedentary or on crutches and we are fatter in spite of the veganism trend (2012) and the sugar tax (2018).
Upcoming Chanukah donuts won’t help, but chubby faces look younger. Fortunately the decade has given us more age-defying beauty products and with more to come, by 2030 we will look younger than we do now.
Remember age is most visible around the eyes, so invest in good creams and lift those peepers.
TEOXANE R [II] £54
Brightens the eye contour from the first application. Intensely hydrating for tired puffy peepers, the formula contains EPS Seafill, a wrinkle-filling marine ingredient and Escin, an antioxidant that holds collagen and elastin in the skin. The long bottle has wi a cryo metallic applicator for tapping, so no skin pulling.
Elemental Herbology Eye Elixir £44
A collagen booster to reduce the appearance of dark circles and make the delicate skin around the eye look smoother. It does repair work too on fine lines and crow’s feet.
Goldfaden MD’s Bright Eyes £48
After 40 years as a dermatologist Dr Gary Goldfaden knows about skincare solutions. This is the no1 best-selling eye cream at Space NK and talk of Instagram. The contents -Soy peptide, Vitamin K, Rice Bran Extract, Organic Red Tea and Jojoba Oil – reads like a stir-fry, but delivers intense hydration and firmness to make the eye area lovely, luminous and youthful.
Embryolisse Smoothing Eye Contour Care £18
When you get sent a sample and then buy it, there is no question it works. Declared a “high security” care product the mix of hyaluronic acid with vitamins A and E with soothing regenerating plants (sesame, cornflower and meristem) takes the edge off dark circles and wrinkles. Doesn’t cake under make-up either.
Perricone MD Eyelid Lift Serum(£89)
Only Dr Perricone could come up with a wish list product like this. The secret to fixing droopy eyelids is the potent Essential Fx Acyl Glutathione which also reduces the lid lines that age eye shadow. Perricone’s Firming & Illuminating Under-Eye Cream £129 with its powerful Neuropeptides and Vitamin B3 is the jewel in the crown as it allows skin to retain moisture as it deals with wrinkles, saggy under eyes, dullness and discolouration.
PRIORI® Tightening Eye Serum TTC fx330 £58
It is encouraging when the name incorporates your needs with bonuses. This contains a Triple Turmeric Complex as well as green tea, licorice and Gotu Kola Extract to counter loss of tone or sagging skin around the eyes. Easy to apply, it’s a master with puffiness and evens out ageing pigmentation.
Cetuem SCR Gold Anti Ageing, Anti Oxidant Serum (£155)
It’s great when an expensive product is a one-stop fix and this is it. High in salicins tannins and pure plant marine extracts, the founder of Cetuem is a biochemist who knows a special blend of willow bark, hyaluronic acid and vitamins A and C can combat ageing, normalise the skin’s balance and work as a natural UV protector on every bit of you including the eyes. Even the challenging decollate area is covered with just a few drops
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix(£49)
As the Jewish woman behind the eponymous cosmetic company Estée Lauder was still glam when she died aged 97. From such wisdom comes this nourishing, skin strengthening formula with’360° Matrix Technology to provide a cushion of plumping support for that eyes wide-open look.
Revitalash Aquablur £55
Renowned for growing lashes, Revitalash is the eye expert and this lightweight gel moisturises the delicate eye area while smoothing skin, blurring imperfections and creating the perfect foundation for under eye makeup application.