Top product picks for universal eye beauty problems


If the eyes are ‘the window to our soul’ the eye area is a reflection of our age, health and skin care regime.  There are five universal eye problems.

Fine lines around the eyes are caused by the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin plus years of exposure to the harmful UV rays from the sun.  They first tend to appear around the eyes in your thirties.

Eye wrinkles are caused by the same aging factors that reduce collagen and elastin production elsewhere in the skin, including genetic aging, environmental aging and hormonal aging.

Dark circles and pigmentation under the eye have many causes including genetics, aging, dry skin, working for long hours in front of a computer, stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet.

Puffiness around the eyes is caused by the swelling of the tissues around the eyes called the orbits. It is almost exclusively caused by fluid build-up.  Eyes tend to get puffy due to water retention which is caused by a high concentration of salt in the area.

Hooded eyes come about as a result of the skin losing elasticity.  After 30 the skin loses collagen and elastin fibres.  The resting tension of the muscles in the upper eyelids decreases, causing the eyelids to drop.

Here are our favourite products to help sort these problems out:

PAYOT Uni Skin Yeux et Levres
PAYOT Uni Skin Yeux et Levres acts every day to combat complexion disorders (dark spots, dullness, marks, redness), revive radiance, smooth and visibly fill fine lines. Apply to the contour of the eyes and lips every morning and evening. Day after day, your complexion will become increasingly luminous and even. PAYOT Uni Skin Yeux et Levres – 15 ml RRP €37 Available in pharmacies nationwide and at

Delarom Decongesting Hydrating Eye Gel
Delarom Decongesting Hydrating Eye Gel delivers a sensation of instant freshness.  It helps reduce the coloration of dark circles, soothe the eyes and reduce signs of fatigue with instant brightness.  A smoothing texture which is totally absorbed by the skin, a high tolerance formula composed of natural active ingredients to soothe and hydrate the eye contour.  Containing among other things horse chestnut and ivy extract and decongesting cornflower distillate. Delarom Decongesting Hydrating Eye Gel:  RRP €35 - Available in pharmacies nationwide and at

Uriage Isodense Eye Contour is a light, non-greasy formula for the eye contour which visibly reduces puffiness, conceals dark circles and diminishes wrinkles in the crow’s feet area. Denseine concentration is doubled for reinforced anti-puffiness benefits.  Made with soft powders and specific active ingredients, this product conceals dark circles. Uriage Isodense Eye Contour:  RRP €34.50 - Available in pharmacies nationwide and at

IDC Ideal Eyes Specific Serum is an energizing anti-fatigue serum, formulated with natural and biotechnological extracts.  It targets the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, crow’s feet and reduces skin slackening   It offers a formulation actively and proactively targeting the appearance of all the signs of skin aging.  This is the ideal serum for the eye contour. IDC Ideal Eyes Specific Serum: RRP €47.95 - Available in pharmacies nationwide and at

These all look fantastic. I have the IDC and the Delarom to try and will be updating you all as soon as I have trialled these properly.

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