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What can I do (non invasive!) for my crepey, fine line eyes?

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FrickOnAStick Mon 07-Nov-16 12:42:17

I'm 40 and have crepey/fine squint lines around my eyes. The skin around my eyes is very thin, fair and dehydrated. I'm a glasses wearer and probably do squint a lot (though my prescription is fine).

I'm a beauty product junkie and have loads of stuff but not it's not really helping.

Currently using,

Cleanser - jojoba oil + muslin
Acid - Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% (PM) - not near eyes
Serum - Ordinary Niacinamide & zinc (AM) / Ordinary Vit C 23% (PM) - not near eyes & Sarah Chapman Age Repair serum (skin & around eyes)
Moisturiser - Clinique Moisture Surge Mask (AM & PM)
Sunscreen - (not every day) Kiehl's spf50.

I drink loads of water and don't do sunbathing.

Tips gratefully appreciated smile

FrickOnAStick Mon 07-Nov-16 12:46:31

Oh, I do have retinols too. I have the Paula's choice one in the purple tube. 1% I think. It's ok but I have to mix it in with with my moisturiser as it's a bit much, otherwise (redness around eyes, spots everywhere else).

I have the ordinary retinoid 2% too. Not tried it yet. Working the others into my routine first and seeing how I get on. Would it be useful as a booster in a hyaluronic eye cream or would that be bad?

Jointhejoyrun75 Mon 07-Nov-16 13:51:46

Following. I'm exactly the same, same age too. I have the lines around my eye bags when I smile and hate them.

Just reading what you are using, if you are anything like me and have sensitive areas around your eyes due to using retinol, then your fine lines will look worse because of that. It should be temporary until your skin gets used to the retinol.

FrickOnAStick Mon 07-Nov-16 14:03:35

It's a total bastard, isn't it?

Luckily, glasses hide a multitude of crinkly eye sins most of the time but I know they are there and so does everyone else when I bother with contacts. I'd like to slow the landslide of time.

prettywhiteguitar Mon 07-Nov-16 17:59:23

I have found no cream that works unfortunately although L'occtaine immortalle system (makeup remover, toner and moisturiser) has juiced up my cheeks which definitely softened the ends of the lines. Botox is the only thing that gets rid of them fully.

FrickOnAStick Mon 07-Nov-16 18:05:17

Thanks pretty. I'm trying to put off Botox for as long as possible, TBH. Softening and plumping is good, I don't necessarily want total eradication of any character on my face. I don't want to pretend to be 22, just a less dried out me. grin

prettywhiteguitar Mon 07-Nov-16 19:02:50

Yes I am after the same effect ! Still looking my own age but not a dehydrated version grin

The problem is what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another, so it's a matter of trial and error. I know this l'occtaine range isn't popular on here because of the smell but I have done glycoloic, retin a and so I think my skin was primed for some super hydrating system.

FrickOnAStick Mon 07-Nov-16 19:25:40

I suppose we want the holy grail.

I like l'occitane body care as a rule but not tried their skin care, though I don't tend to react well to highly fragranced things.

prettywhiteguitar Mon 07-Nov-16 19:40:09

Well it is highly fragranced, but it is the active ingredient. My skin is hydrated and as an added extra looks much brighter somehow. You could ask for samples as altogether the kit cost £108 😬 I am justifying it by looking at it as an investment !

Ohchristmastreeohchristmastree Mon 07-Nov-16 20:12:01

You are probably doing all the right stuff.
I wouldn't be too worried about using harsher products around your eyes. I use retin a all over my face including under my eyes and my most sensitive (very occasionally slightly peely) area is my chin, far more sensitive than under my eyes. Although I appreciate that everyone is different.
Not seen much in the way of results yet however!

Suzietwo Mon 07-Nov-16 21:48:50

I'm 38 and have just thrown the book at my face. My last baby born 5 months ago appears to have drained me of Amy youthfulness and I look tired old and dried up. Ive also had horrific excema on my eyes for months and I look like shit. I work f/t and need to look Better.

Have gone back to dr haushka light rose cream for day moisturiser and will be using the night time one once my Ren rounds out. It's great for winter moisturising. But the miracle cream I've just discovered is kiehls avocado cream eye. Best 20 quid I've spent in years. My eyes don't look like piss holes in the snow any more.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 07-Nov-16 21:51:22

You are doing all the right things.

I suppose there's only so much we can do to keep up with ageing.
Not that you're old, of course, it's just the way things are.

ggirl Mon 07-Nov-16 21:57:07

my daughter bought me this kiehls cream for my birthday ..bloody brilliant stuff

Suzietwo Mon 07-Nov-16 22:02:52

That's the stuff I'm talking about too!

FrickOnAStick Mon 07-Nov-16 22:30:48

I've used the kiehl's avocado before but find the texture weird. Thick in the pot but then thins out when you warm it up between your fingers. I find it a bit 'draggy' under my eyes, felt a bit like I was adding to the problem pulling the skin about.

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