All about: Dermalogica’s new Phyto Nature Lifting Eye Cream

Some beauty insiders call them an afterthought, but I believe that a skincare regime isn’t complete without a great eye serum, gel or cream. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest you’ll find on your body as well as having fewer oil glands than the rest of the face, so needs extra special care when and where it can get it.
Most good eye creams and serums are formulated specifically for the skin around the eye, so tend to be a little richer and packed with active ingredients aimed at issues associated with that area. It is more fragile, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue. Squinting can hasten the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and fluids collect under the eyes and cause puffiness and dark circles.
A good eye-specific product can address at least some of these issues, but first make sure you are applying it for optimal effect. First, don’t overdo it. Follow instructions and go gentle - patting in with your ring finger is the best forms of application for this most fragile of areas, and allows your chosen product some time to sink in.
Which brings me to the newest formula that I’ve been lucky enough to have a play with, Dermalogica’s new Phyto Nature Lifting Eye Cream, the latest arrival in their beautiful Phyto Nature line. A transformative eye treatment with potent peptides (yes!!!) and phytoactives that delivers a more lifted look from just one use, I couldn’t wait to give this baby a whirl.

What sets this eye cream apart is that it is one of the few eye formulas I’ve heard of that can be used on the upper eyelid – which is where the “lifting” is most likely needed. Clinical testing of the newbie showed the 94 percent of the participants saw a visible reduction in wrinkles, while an amazing 97 percent showed lifting in their upper eyelids, plus a more even, brighter skin tone in the area overall. Pretty impressive, so sign me up!
The inimitable Caroline Parker, Head of Education for Dermalogica New Zealand says that the new eye cream “exceeds expectations, and key to its fast-acting formula is the cocktail of botanicals and powerful multi-peptides. Along with adaptogenic key ingredients such as Astralagus, Electric Daisy Flower and CoQ10, the lifting and firming eye treatment also contains quinoa seed extract to visibly reduce eyelid folds and refine skin texture.”
Also unique to the product is the fact that it works in several ways: lifting and smoothing the lids, re-densifying and firming skin to help reduce sagginess overtime, and replenishing and strengthening skin to moisturise and soothe. Used twice daily, warm a pea-sized amount between fingers then apply three dots under the eyebrow and three dots below the eye. Pat under the eye to absorb and massage in an upward motion from the orbital bone toward the temples. Et voilà!
I’ve been giving my eye area a little extra love by massaging the product in with a cooling eye roller, which has been a great de-puffer after a rough night’s sleep, and can’t wait to see the results unfold.

Dermalogica’s new Phyto Nature Lifting Eye Cream is available now.


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