No matter how often you apply sunscreen, prolonged sun exposure can wreak havoc on your skin. The result: Photoaging. The technical term for sun damage, photoaging occurs “when ultraviolet light from the sun or tanning beds permanently damages skin structures,” says Margarita Lolis, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New Jersey. . Signs include brown spots, wrinkles, broken capillaries, and uneven skin texture (whoops!), and the delicate skin under the eyes is one of the first places these concerns can start to show up. One of the best ways to repair photoaged skin in this area is to use an under-eye cream, which is where Isdin’s K-Ox Eyes ($97) comes in.
The formula highlights four key ingredients: vitamin K, haloxyl, eyeliss and hyaluronic acid. “Vitamin K stimulates the creation of collagen and blood vessels, which aids in wound healing,” says Dr. Lolis. It also has antioxidant activity, fighting free radicals and environmental stressors, adds Elaine F. Kung, MD, a New York-based dermatologist. Meanwhile, haloxyl promotes firmness and reduces discoloration, eyeliss (a plant-based peptide) reduces puffiness and improves elasticity, and hyaluronic acid draws water to the skin barrier for smoother, softer skin. and hydrated. These ingredients work together to reduce the appearance of dark circles, combat puffiness, and even skin tone.
Bearing this in mind, it is not surprising that Isdin buyers praise the results that the cream offers. “I really love this eye cream. Once I apply it to my skin, [it] absorbs it right away. I’ve noticed that my dark circles are less noticeable,” says one customer. Another comments, “I love this product. He saw visible results in the first two weeks and incorporated [it] into my skincare routine with no problem,”
The cream comes in a 0.5-ounce tube (perfect for on the go) with a built-in cooling ceramic applicator. To use, apply a small pump of product, about the size of a grain of rice, to your fingertips. Rub the product between your fingers and gently apply under the eye.
At $97, Isdin’s K-Ox Eyes is more expensive, but the formula is literally the cream of the cream, so it’s worth the splurge. To secure yours, order at isdin.com.
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