Made for mums: The amazing eye cream that makes me looks like I have actually slept
We have made it through the baby years, and my children now (for the most part) sleep soundly through the night.
However, this does not necessarily mean that I am getting any more shut-eye.
Far from it.
No, now, these days, once the children go to bed, that is my time to catch up on things I never got around to doing during the day, such as laundry/e-mails/The Crown/eating that banana bread I baked earlier/write out my shopping list for this weekend birthday party – you name it, I pretty much do it in that window of time that exists between my children go to bed and I go to bed myself.
The problem? This slot is far too short for all the things I need to do, and so I stretch them, going to bed later – much later – than what I should be doing, and regretting it immensely when my alarm goes off at 06.05 the following morning.
The problem? I have written about beauty and skincare long enough to realise the absolute havoc this is playing on both my body and my skin. And never mind the internal damage (lack of sleep slows your metabolism down, guys!), the real issue? My face – looking like I didn't sleep nearly enough last night. Which, let me assure you, I did not, of course. I mean; it’s hard for your eyes to look bright and perky without them having, you know, closed in the last 12 hours.
Sigh. What's a girl to do?
Well, I'll tell you what has been saving my life recently: This incredibly amazing new eye cream from Kiehl's.
No, really – I know that sounds almost too good to be true (and let's be honest, coffee is my other life-saver, of course), but really, as far as eye creams go, this one really does the job.
Say hello to Kiehl's' Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum – the only product have ever tried (and I have written about beauty for a long time) that has more and less removed my dark circles completely.
Vitamin C is a bit of a buzz word in skincare of late – and for good reason. This antioxidant helps brighten skin and make it more glowy and youthful, but trust me on this: Not all Vitamin C products are created equal.
This serum, on the other hands, delivered on every promise, and I was so impressed having used it, I have now recommended it to both my mother and my sister – and every one of my mum friends too.
The new Vitamin C enriched eye serum is formulated with 10 percent Pure Vitamin C, Tri-Peptide and Hyaluronic Acid, uniquely formulated for the delicate eye area. The potent serum did also almost completely wipe away my under-eye circles and trust me, within days, you won't even recognise the young and glowy person looking at you in the mirror.
In fact, the serum is so gentle, that even people who normally use contact lenses could still use this, and it wouldn't be a problem.
Even more impressively, my skin is always dry in the winter, but due to the Hyaluronic Acid & Glycerin in this serum, my under-eye area felt so much more hydrated and soft, and not dry and itchy, which is normally the case.
Crow's feet, dark circles and fine lines were all more or less erased after a few days, and honestly, I can't remmeber when my skin last looked like this.