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The first signs of ageing generally show around the eye area due to the skin being thinner here, with the epidermis (the outer layer you can see) being around 0.5mm, compared to 1.5-2.0mm on other areas of the face and body. Unfortunately this means the eye area is much more vulnerable to premature ageing, resulting in lines and wrinkles usually showing here before other areas of the face. Here’s a guide to Anti-Ageing Eye Creams For Men.
Read more about eye ageing and vascular damage HERE.
Here are my top picks for anti-ageing eye creams for men (not necessarily from men’s ranges but suitable for men. Sometimes guys the ladies keep the good ingredients for themselves!). They range in price to suit all budgets from High Street to High End and Professional.
Please note, they all have a type of ingredient in common. Peptides are proteins made from chains of amino acids. They have the ability to penetrate to the deep layers of skin and communicate with the skin on a cellular level. Think of them as messengers, each one carrying a different type of instruction. While peptides alone are not miracle workers, they’re definitely a good start with eye treatments, especially when combined with other ingredients.
Anti-Ageing Eye Creams For Men from the High Street
Indeed Labs Eysilix Instant Eye Rescue is a 5-in-1 anti-ageing eye cream, claiming to treat lines & wrinkles, reduce puffiness, minimise the appearance of dark circles, firm the eye area and eliminate signs of stress and fatigue.
It contains an impressive 10 peptides, which considering the low price point is unheard of. It also contains light reflective Mica, so helps to discreetly conceal dark circles without it looking like you’re wearing makeup!
Indeed Labs Eysilix is available from Boots and retails at £24.99 for 15ml.
Anti-Ageing Eye Creams For Men – High End
Zelens Triple-Action Advanced Eye Cream is also a multi-tasking product to tighten the skin, diminish the appearance of line & wrinkles, minimize puffiness and reduce the appearance of dark circles.
More of gel-cream texture so lightweight, this also contains Peptides, however going for quality rather than quantity. As mentioned, a good formulation is not just about one class of ingredient, so this also contains antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and plant extracts.
Zelens Triple-Action Advanced Eye Cream is available from Space NK and retails at £75 for 15ml.
Anti-Ageing Eye Creams For Men – Professional
CosMedix Eye Genius is another 5-in-1 anti-ageing eye cream to treat lines & wrinkles, improve firmness, increase hydration and reduce dark circles and puffiness.
This too contains a number of Peptides (5 in total), brightening Mica, Vitamin A and plant extracts but it also contains a couple of ingredients you wouldn’t find in high street skin care. Perfluorocarbons (PFC’s for short) have the ability to dissolve and carry gasses like oxygen to the skin, providing an oxygenating, detoxifying and plumping effect to the eye area, targeting wrinkles & dark circles. Also Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone to support and protect capillaries and veins, again improving dark circles and puffiness.
CosMedix Eye Genius is available from Medico Beauty and select Medi-Spa’s and retails at £58.88 for 7g.
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