3 eye creams to try: Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil, Alcheme Personalised Eye Care, and Sabon Anti-Pollution Eye Cream
Don't scoff at the unassuming eye cream. Some of the biggest A-list ladies even have Holy Grails they swear by. Men aren't off the hook either, with skincare brands coming out with eye care products specially tailored for the gents, as the male complexion is 25 per cent thicker than a woman's, which calls for a more concentrated formulation. In fact, the most luxurious and pampering eye care treatment can run up several hundred dollars — and no, it's not La Mer's famed Lifting Eye Serum even though that's an 'oldie but a goodie' we love to bits.
And if you wonder why one tiny bottle can burn a hole in your pocket, the answer is that eye creams have preventative anti-ageing benefits, and the science that goes into these isn't cheap. FYI, in case cost is largely the veto factor in your purchasing decision. This isn't even mentioning the rare premium ingredients (and the occasional skincare patent) that go into the best formulas. But if you're looking to change your stance on eye creams starting forth from this sentence — or if anti-ageing has climbed to the top of your priority list —then here are three new, next-gen eye products to invest your dollar in, each with its own unique ingredients and textures to suit your preferences:
THE ONE THAT NOURISHES WITH RICH BOTANICALS
Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil, $57 for 10ml
If it's good enough for Miranda Kerr, then it's more than enough for us plebian non-supermodels. Dispensed via a roller ball made from rose quartz to provide an extra soothing boost, it softens fine lines and crow's feet, revitalises circulation to help reduce puffiness and dark circles, and all-around brightens the eye area.
It bottles... certified organic noni, tomato fruit, and marine bamboo extracts
Available exclusively at all Sephora stores
THE ONE WITH ANTI-POLLUTION PROPERTIES
Sabon Anti-Pollution Eye Cream, $67 for 15ml
Naturally sourced from the ocean by Israel's best-selling bath and body brand (they do amazing sea salt scrubs), this here is a genius eye product for the urban woman. Besides hydrating the eye area and slowing down the skin's ageing process, its complex of powerful ingredients gives you another layer of protection against harsh environmental aggressors.
It bottles... North Sea seaweed extracts, Omega 3, 6 and 9, hyaluronic acid
Available at the Sabon boutique at Ngee Ann City Shopping Centre
THE ONE'S THAT CUSTOM-MADE FROM SCRATCH
Alcheme Personalised Eye Care, $65 for 15ml
About as novel as it gets, this is the first customised eye serum on the market and it's proudly local to boot. Using active ingredients that penetrate to the deepest level of the dermis, each pump is a made-to-order blend unique to you and your exact eye contour needs, determined via the brand's intelligent online skin consultation AI.
It bottles... your personalised recipe of natural and traditional botanicals and herbs