If there is one part of our body that deserves to have it’s own specially formulated skincare products, it’s our eyes. Our eyes do an incredible amount of work for us each and every day, and the skin that surrounds them is constantly subjected to rubbing, squinting, expression, and blinking, just to name a few things. While all this is good, and all in aid of keeping our eyeballs, and therefore our sight, healthy, while helping us communicate our emotions to the people around us, the effect on our eyes overtime is definitely noticeable. Of course, there are other factors that affect the skin around our eyes, such as UV rays, genetics, external stress, and lifestyle choices, but just because these other things going on it doesn’t mean you should just give up on your eyes forever.
Despite the constant work that this part of our body does, the skin around our eyes is actually thinner and more delicate than anywhere else on your face. So why do so many of us neglect to treat this area with any more care and attention than we put into our main skincare routine? Why do so many of us just accept dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness as something we cannot avoid? Well, you don’t have to anymore! With our specially formulated products, it is easy to care for the delicate skin around your eyes, and you can do it all with our locally made skincare products, without having to spend a fortune.
Imagine that your skin is like a grape. When a grape dries out, what does it become? A raisin of course! And with your skin, exactly the same thing happens, and the result of this lack of water, and lack of moisturisation, is that fine lines and wrinkles start to form. When you put that moisture back into the skin it will start to rehydrate and help it to plump up again, preventing those dreaded fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Keeping the skin around your eyes moisturised is especially important because the skin in this area has no oil glands, so is unable to hydrate itself.
When choosing what products to use for your eyes it is important to remember that the skin in this area can be more sensitive than the rest of your face, so a gentle eye cream is the best thing to use. We have developed a luxurious natural eye balm - a richly hydrating formula, meaning a tiny amount goes a very long way. Our gentle eye balm helps to hydrate the delicate eye area which will support your skin to maintain elasticity and help to keep those fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Our balm contains beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, geranium oil and rosehip oil, all of which are very beneficial for our skin.
Beeswax is well known for its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties, all of which are essential in healing dry and damaged skin, and preventing bacterial infections. When applied, beeswax forms a protective layer which seals in moisture and hydration, but without smothering and clogging up the pores. Coconut oil also has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is also readily absorbed into the skin, making it another excellent source of hydration. Shea butter is the third ingredient that helps to lock in moisture, and when applied it creates a smooth barrier and yet another layer of moisture to nourish the delicate eye area. Shea butter also has a high level of linoleic, oleic, and stearic acids which all help to fight the effects of environmental toxins on your skin.
Geranium and rosehip oils are also ingredients in our eye balm, and while geranium oil is known for its excellent ability to balance hormones and alleviate anxiety, it also has properties that can help to alleviate acne, soothe irritated skin, and reduce the chances of skin infection. Rosehip oil is also very supportive of our skin, as it helps to reduce puffiness and dark under-eye circles.
Another very effective way to care for the skin around your eyes is to use a rose quartz roller. This soothing crystal is known to improve skin tone and circulation, improve elasticity, and promote lymphatic drainage. By rolling the smaller end of the crystal roller over the area under your eyes you can reduce puffiness and dark under-eye circles while tightening and reducing pore size. Our rose quartz roller becomes extra soothing if you use it straight from the refrigerator, giving you a cool spa treatment experience.
It is never too early or too late to start looking after your eyes and the skin that surrounds them, and it’s easy to include this as a part of your daily skincare routine. When you use our Natural Face Cleansing Lotion or best Oil Cleanser, Natural Hydrosol Toner, and our Natural Face Cream, all you need to do is finish your skincare routine each night with our Natural Eye Cream Balm. When you relax into sleep the nourishing ingredients will be absorbed by your skin, helping it to restore and rejuvenate overnight.
Remember it’s important to always be gentle when cleansing or applying a cream to your eye area. Always use your index finger to dab the eye balm onto your skin, in a circle around your eye area, and don’t forget to include your upper eyelid. When you start using our eye balm we know it won’t take long at all for you to see an improvement in the condition of the skin around your eyes, and we don’t want you to wait a single moment longer! Make the decision to start caring for your eyes today, and try out the best eye cream in New Zealand - we’re absolutely sure you will love it.