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Best eye care products to prevent bags/slow wrinkles

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MusicMum18 Tue 08-Mar-16 23:17:10


I am exhausted with little sleep with my 10 mth old Dd.

I look about 200 years old around my eyes...bags and wrinkles!

I have some clarins eye contour gel but it's rubbish and not sure it makes any difference!

Can anyone recommend good refreshing or soothing eye creams, gels, make up etc that will make my eyes feel and look better ?

Thanks from a very tired mummy x

Kirriemuir Wed 09-Mar-16 07:54:55

Place marking.

MusicMum18 Wed 09-Mar-16 10:50:07

Er what?

Kirriemuir Wed 09-Mar-16 12:22:59

Um, place marking = I am interested and would like to read other responses. Simples.

MusicMum18 Wed 09-Mar-16 12:46:39

Oh okay sorry I didn't know what you meant I am new to mumsnet! Let's hope we get some good recommendations! 😀

TheMagicToyshop Wed 09-Mar-16 13:13:04

Hmm I use a few things but I'm still not 100% happy with the results, so would like more recommendations also.
Things I use already:
Garnier perfect blur eye cream - use this as a primer under concealer and it works well.
Collection 2000 highlighting concealer - probably the best concealer I've tried and v cheap.
La Roche posay retinol cream - had a noticeable effect on lines without irritation, they do an eye version.
I've also tried various oils to wear overnight - the body shop do some good ones.

PollyPerky Wed 09-Mar-16 13:27:06

Nothing. If anything worked, no one would have eye bags.


MusicMum18 Wed 09-Mar-16 14:19:37

Thanks magic toy shop I'll look into those...polly you could say what's the point in using any beauty products as nothing will stop aging. But for me it's about making the best of what you have.

PollyPerky Wed 09-Mar-16 14:22:35

I would say that about almost all beauty products ;)
The best are those that block the UV rays and put a barrier against moisture loss on your skin.
You can't use anything to stop or get rid of eyebags. If you could, people would not resort to surgery, they just use eye creams. You can use products that tighten the skin temporarily, but that's it.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 09-Mar-16 15:02:19

At the moment I have a Superdrug Radience eye serum, a Boots Time Delay (slightly tinted) and a Boots Time Delay in a metal rollerball tube.

Can't really say one shines out but it depends which one I grab as to what gets used.

SBC Collegen gel as a night eye pack is nice.

specialsubject Wed 09-Mar-16 15:08:39

nothing will work - if it did, we might have heard about it. The beauty 'industry' is very good at writing 'helps challenge the signs of...' which means NOTHING. Look hard at the 'before and after' - either no difference or photoshop. Also look at the numbers of women (and it is always women..) used in the surveys; statistically nonsensical. A smile takes a decade off, as is obvious when you see how rough catwalk models look.

you need more sleep and to eat properly. Easier said than done at the moment, but that will be the cure when the baby is older.

creams with french names, high prices, sleb advertisers and little cute pots do NOTHING. It is all a clever con.

MusicMum18 Wed 09-Mar-16 15:29:23

Well I am eating properly and exercising. The problem is lack of sleep which I can't do anything about. I appreciate that most beauty products are a con, although not the case for skin care. I use Liz Earle and I love it it makes my skin feel wonderful.

Isn't that the point, that even if you don't look any better, it makes you feel better?

I just want to feel more refreshed around my eyes. I used cucumber slices the other night which actually did hel to reduce puffiness.

PollyPerky Wed 09-Mar-16 15:37:03

There are some products with retinol that will reduce the depth of wrinkles. But anything that says it tightens eye bags is lying- it may make the skin taut which usually means it's dehydrating it, so in the long term you will be worse off. if you want to reduce puffiness, cotton wool pads soaked in cold water are just as good.
As SS says, look at the actual language of advertising. It says 'reduces the appearance of ....' it doesn't say 'reduces wrinkles...' because it can't and would break the advertising code.

I've read loads on this over the years and some good dermatologists say all you need is Vaseline to keep water in your skin and sunblock to stop the UV rays.

You also need good food, no booze, exercise , no smoking, and sleep when possible!

Lilybensmum1 Wed 09-Mar-16 15:45:17

Honestly I find boots repair and protect really works. I use the advanced repair and protect serum, eye cream and day cream don't bother with night cream as find them heavy.

I know what someone said upthread about nothing works but I do genuinely believe these products work. I work nights too so not able to get the recommended sleep but these products are my saviour.

smit9 Wed 30-Nov-16 15:05:42

The best I have used is the Monsia skin renewal system smile

Jmangel Wed 30-Nov-16 17:47:20

Purorganica gel from Amazon is helping me with reducing bags and mine are pretty bad. Also origins no puffery eye mask gel put on first thing and left on (after the purorganica) - I can watch the bag going down.
Then if I really want the big guns - my perfect eyes is good but a tiny tiny bit - too much and there's white residue.
Then look up Wayne Goss YouTube video on how to conceal eye bags - basically a light light concealer under the bag only gives illusion of bag reduction.
Loads of water, sleep on 3 pillows, reduce salt and daily massage either with dermawand or just fingers.
Plucking up courage for tear trough filler but scared!
Wrinkles is Botox, SPF and any moisturiser - the purorganica softens lines. Oooh and sub q d by hylamide is an excellent serum for hydration. Botox unfortunately whilst eliminating wrinkles can make bags worse so swings and roundabouts.

slinkysaluki Wed 30-Nov-16 21:59:38

Haemorrhoid supposed to work !

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