How I Apply My Favorite Eye Creams

How I Apply My Favorite Eye Creams

As each year passes, I have strengthened my belief in the less is more approach when it comes to my skincare. I still like to try different products and my skincare cabinet is full of 30+ products, however, I’ve evolved from feeling the need to use all of those products simultaneously. 

Instead, I try and pay close attention to my skin and what it needs and move on from there. Which can be a bit of a challenge sometimes with my sensitive and reactive skin, but nonetheless, I’ve certainly gained patience and a minimalistic approach with all things skincare lately.

That being said, there is one thing that I’ve realized does not adhere to a less is more approach and that’s eye creams. Not the amount I apply, but the amount of products I use.

I’m currently using three different eye creams, all with different purposes and one with a different placement.

Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream

A.M. (sometimes) P.M. (always)

How I Apply My Favorite Eye Creams 1

A perfectly luscious eye cream, this Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream is incredibly moisturizing, without feeling goopy or too thick. I couldn’t love this cream anymore. I apply to my under-eye only in the evenings or if it’s a no makeup day at-home where it can still do it’s thing. When I apply this in the evenings, I wake up and I can feel my under-eye so hydrated and soft.

How I Apply My Favorite Eye Creams

This one is for the outer part of the eye. I’ve been committed to using retinol creams around my eyes for a while now and this Dr. Brandt 24/7 Retinol Eye Cream has been one of the best I’ve ever used. I apply this to the contour of my eye, right along the orbital bone. Just tap, tap, tap working inward. I see brightened and softened skin wherever I apply this. Remember, you won’t see the brightness on your under-eye, since that’s not where you apply this. Leave it to the next cream to brighten that area. This brighten and smoothes the eye contour, a place where wrinkles and lines settle.

OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème

How I Apply My Favorite Eye Creams

And now for the best eye cream to wear under makeup that I’ve ever used. This OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème does exactly what it says, brightens your under-eye. It’s the best daytime cream, because not only is it working hard to fight the signs of aging, but it also has light-reflecting pigments that literally lighten your under-eye immediately.

As you can see, each eye cream above has a pretty specific purpose and I’m really happy to have found these three eye creams that work in perfect harmony.

Edit: I just recently saw that there was a chat happening over on a beauty review instagram and many people were having bad reactions to the banana bright eye cream. However, many (including myself and some of the beauty bloggers/blogs I trust the most) swear by this product. So, this is just an example of how skincare products are truly subjective and personal. As I mention constantly, I have insanely sensitive skin and react poorly too many products and have never done so to this product, so I still stand by it.

This is why I like to shop at Sephora, because their return policy is amazing AND this is why I test products out on only a very small patch of skin first!

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