If Looks Could Kill: Our Updated Eye Kit
Sometimes, even the classics get upgrades–and this year, the eyes have it. Our Killer Eye Kit is sporting a major makeover in 2023, and coming in hot just in time to save us from the aftermath of the holidays.
As we know, our eyes are the first to show signs of aging and stress and the fragility of this area makes them more vulnerable and prone to irritation and allergic reactions that can manifest into dark circles and puffiness. Dehydration, sun exposure and environmental factors also show the most in the eyes. Long story short: the earlier you implement an eye care system, the better. A good eye gel or cream with skin-restoring ingredients will get the job done and address your complexion concerns. But what does that routine look like?
WHAT’S IN THE KIT
Eye Stand Corrected
First in our glorious lineup is Eye Correct Firm & Lightning Gel. While having the lightest formula of the group, this eye gel is a definite champion in combating dark circles. Discoloration around the eyes can be a result of various factors, including heredity, stress, smoking, sun exposure, pigmentation, you name it. Things like Ginkgo biloba and licorice can help combat skin discoloration and promote cell turnover, while ingredients like peptides can help plump up the skin to get rid of any shadows. This is the first step in your eye routine.
Gotta Keep It Fresh
Puffiness underneath the eyes comes from fluid buildup that causes swelling in the tissues around your eyes. This can come from allergies and sinuses, but it can also be a result of lack of sleep, diet, and again -just plain old aging. While lifestyle changes might also be in order, look for ingredients that aid in reducing inflammation. Our Fresh Eyes DePuff Moisture Lotion contains anise oil designed to reduce inflammation, while sunflower oil helps moisturize the area.
Time For An Eye Revival
Thinner skin mixed with constant muscle action can lead to fine lines and wrinkles, which make us appear mature possibly faster than we would like. Make sure to look for antioxidant rich ingredients such as goji berry to maintain brightness, and firming ingredients like tripeptide-37 to help boost thin skin and smooth out fine lines. Our Eye Revive Firming Peptide Cream targets fine lines and wrinkles, and provides the skin with a softer and lifted look. This is the last step in your eye care routine, as it is also the thickest formula of the bunch.
EYE CARE = LIP CARE
So why does it make sense to use eye cream on your lips? Quite simply: the skin around our eyes and on our lips are similar in that both of these areas are made up of the thinnest skin on our face. Because it's so thin, these areas also lack sebaceous glands, which actually serve a purpose they help keep our skin hydrated.
Now that we know the skin on our lips and around our eye area doesn’t produce much oil, we have to acknowledge that both areas are prone to dryness/dehydration which aids in aging faster. To add the cherry on top, remember that both our eyes and lips get a much greater workout than the rest of our face, because these areas show the most expression. Thus, it’s best to make the most out of your eye care investment and spread the love from your eyes to your lips.
GLAMOUR-EYES AT HOME
Give your eyes the five-star treatment and recreate Tuel’s Glamour Eye Treatment with an at-home version. Repeat this regimen once a week to brighten, tighten and de-puff with these quick steps.
- Apply Eye Correct Firm & Lightning Gel, Fresh Eyes DePuff Moisture Lotion, then Eye Revive Firming Peptide Cream to the entire eye area.
- Massage the area for 5 minutes with a layer of your favorite moisturizer boosted with 1 drop of an essential oil. Always ensure that these products are appropriate for your skin type.
Apply a layer of Lift Up Firming Mask. Leave on for 10 minutes or allow to sit overnight and rinse in the morning.
For an advanced version of this treatment, book a facial with a Pore Star to receive the full Glamour Eye Treatment. This includes an exfoliating enzyme peel and tea eye soak.
- Make sure you’re applying your eye care in order of viscosity; essentially applying the product from your lightest to heaviest formula.
- While using the pad of a finger is typically the best way to apply your eye care, try implementing physical tools that not only help with portion control, but can also assist in lymphatic drainage.
Swipe any extra product off of your fingertips or tools onto your lips afterward. If you need a little more moisture on your lips, add a small amount of Eye Revive for some added hydration.