With the stress and uncertainty you’re facing in your day-to-day life right now, the thing that often gets disrupted the most is your sleep. You either can’t switch off, which leads to a terrible night's sleep, or you aren’t able to squeeze in the recommended eight hours of sleep every night and wake up to a tired-looking face staring back at you in the mirror.
While slowing down, having a tech-free hour before bed, and getting to sleep at a reasonable hour will help ensure a restful night, your skin care routine can also help nix those visible signs of fatigue.
If there’s one area that’s giving away your poor sleep secret, it’s your eyes. Rather than using makeup to mask the problem, consider confronting the underlying cause with an eye serum. Not only will you be able to help prevent darkness and puffiness from appearing in the first place, but a hardworking formula like L’Occitane’s Overnight Reset Eye Serum can visibly address your top concerns, without resorting to copious amounts of concealer or hiding behind sunglasses!
L’Occitane Overnight Reset Eye Serum doesn’t waste any time. In just one night, it addresses signs of fatigue (78 per cent of participants in the brand’s study reported reduced signs of fatigue after a single application), and after one week, 85 per cent of participants found their dark circles looked brighter and 91 per cent noted their fine lines were less visible.
The driving force behind these impressive results is L’Occitane’s signature ingredient: immortelle essential oil. Sourced from 100 per cent organic producers, it helps correct signs of ageing, provides protection against pollution, and leaves the delicate skin around your eyes looking fresh and youthful. You see those golden bubbles inside the bottle? That’s the immortelle essential oil which has been encapsulated to ensure its efficacy from the first pump to the very last drop.
Another ingredient in this eye treatment for your tired eyes to drink up is marjoram extract. This plant extract helps wake up and reset your skin after daily exposure to environmental aggressors.
Last but by no means least, the formula has been boosted with caffeine to perk up your under-eye area so you look more awake, a bit like how your morning cup of coffee works!
Besides the powerhouse of botanical ingredients working on all your top eye concerns in one (in addition to your dark circles, it also addresses puffiness, skin texture, and lines and wrinkles), it’s the eye serum’s texture that will win you over. The skin around your eyes is low in sebaceous glands, which means it struggles to produce the sebum that’s necessary to keep the skin nourished and supple. This oil-in-serum formula helps make up for that and feels luxurious on skin, but never greasy. And it’s fragrance-free so it won’t irritate sensitive eyes.
L’Occitane Overnight Reset Eye Serum (15mL), $89, does its best work overnight, so apply it at night after cleansing and before your eye cream (or use the eye serum on its own).
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.