Say goodbye to tired eyes

They may be the windows to your soul, but the skin around your eyes is also a window to your age and lifestyle. Here are 3 great eye-opening treats

By Ingrid Wood
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Skoon Sleep Depuff Eye Gel Pen Ⓒ Wellness Warehouse

Best for dark circles

I will admit to being very partial to an eye roll-on and am slightly addicted to the cooling, soothing effect of the metal roller ball. Which is why when I saw the Skoon Sleep Depuff Eye Gel Pen (R600), I clicked pay in the blink of an eye. It contains caffeine (which encourages circulation and accelerates blood flow hence a good pick for reducing dark circles), as well as youth-boosting peptides and soothing, moisturising Bulbine frutescens to minimise fine lines and improve the complexion. It can be applied morning and night, ideally followed with an eye cream.

Why we love it: It’s a multi-tasker, targeting all those pesky signs of fatigue and ageing – and the effects are visible. Plus, if you pop it into the fridge for 5-10 minutes it turns into a deliciously refreshing ritual.

Sothys Anti-Puffiness Cryo Roll-On Ⓒ Sothys

Best for puffiness

Also a roll-on, Sothys Anti-Puffiness Cryo Roll-On (R765) has three metal “cryo-effect” roller balls that work on decongesting the area around the eyes. It contains flax seed extract, which helps protect the skin barrier, a Regenerating Complex to soothe, hydrate and target wrinkles; the puffiness fighting caffeine; as well as red algae for its decongestive action.

Why we love it: It can be used on sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. You can get a double whammy by booking the 45-minute Sothys Cryo Eye Professional Treatment, which uses the Sothys exclusive Modelling porcelain spoons to massage and soothe. It’s the ultimate fatigue eraser. Contact 021 701 2900 for a spa or salon in your area.

Lumi Glo The Eye Plumper – Eye Masks Ⓒ Supplied

Best for fine lines

The Lumi Glo The Eye Plumper (R110 for 3 sets) is an absolute bargain that delivers premium results. The mask strips – which are soaked in a cocktail of CBD extract to hydrate and calm inflammation; aloe vera which tackles dark circles and puffiness; and collagen to plump out fine lines and wrinkles – are applied under each eye for 15-20 minutes. Eye fix while having a power nap!

Why we love it: Because it works! There is a generous amount of serum so you can rub in the excess when done and leave overnight. In addition to the Eye Plumper, there are three more eye masks: The Eye Brightener, The Eye Glow Up and The Eye Illuminator, so you can choose according to your need.

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