Part Three of the Eye Rejuvenation series is about improving and preventing eye wrinkles.
In part one and two we looked at dark circles, bags and under-eye puffiness. Today is all about eye wrinkles, fine lines and crows feet. Some of the advice may sound the same, and to a degree it is, because protection is a must. Protection against damaging UV rays and free radical damage can never be stressed enough.
However, for many people, it’s a case of trying to reverse/repair eye wrinkles and sagging that’s already there. If that’s you, don’t worry. There are many ingredients in skincare products these days that can make a big difference.
Prevention – it’s Never too late to Start
Before we get to the nitty gritty of improving lines and wrinkles that are already gracing our face, let’s touch on some important factors that help to prevent lines/wrinkles and sagging around the eye area.
Antioxidants are absolutely key in preventing premature ageing of the skin. I’ve written an in-depth blog post about antioxidants. But, in a nutshell, a diet rich in antioxidants and possibly also support from a carefully selected supplement that is rich in antioxidants, will make a big difference. Antioxidants fight damaging free radicals that form in the skin from a variety of factors. These include, stress, alcohol, toxins, medication, illness, sunlight etc. If there aren’t sufficient antioxidants to neutralise free radicals, they cause all kinds of chaos. The result is premature ageing of the skin. This results in the formation of lines and wrinkles and sagging skin.
Topping up with Antioxidant Rich Skincare Products
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to invest in antioxidant rich skincare products. This ensures that antioxidants are getting exactly where they need to be, to do the job that they need to do. As well as antioxidants, carefully selected products will also contain specific active ingredients that help to increase collagen production. This will help in firming the skin and also help to decrease fine lines and wrinkles.
Wear Sunglasses and Sun Protection
One of the key ways to prevent wrinkles and crows feet is to protect your skin from UV rays. Damaging UV rays break down collagen and elastin, which results in the sagging of skin and the formation of lines. I’m guilty of not doing this myself many years ago, and also of not always wearing sun protection in the form of sunglasses. I’d be squinting away in bright sunshine, all of which contributes to eye wrinkles and crows feet from the repetitive squinting. How I wish I’d invested more effort in protection myself when I was younger. The wrap-around sunglasses are particularly helpful as they cover the area at the side of the eyes (where crows feet form).
So, protection aside, we’ll now look at the products and ingredients that will help to reduce lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Skincare Products that Reduce Eye Wrinkles and Firm Skin
As looked at in the previous posts – NCN’s Eye Fix, is the targeted eye treatment serum from NCN. It addresses dark circles, bags, puffiness, lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. It has a very impressive list of beneficial and effective ingredients. Two star ingredients are Regu-Age and Eyeliss. It combines its targeted ingredients with antioxidants too. They all work in synergy to really improve the skin around the eyes – giving you a more youthful appearance.
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and is essential for skin cell renewal and repair. If you’re serious about increasing cell turnover in your skin and would love a reduction in lines and wrinkles – Retinol is amazing. NCN’s All-Trans Retinol is formulated to be encapsulated and time-released. Because of this, there is no irritation or dry and flaking skin. This can be an issue with some retinol products. NCN All-Trans Retinol is also blended with other skin-loving and calming ingredients such as, avocado oil, aloe leaf juice and cucumber extract. However, what really makes a big difference is the additional ingredient – Trylagen.
The Additional Ingredient – Trylagen
Retinol itself boosts collagen type l, but Trylagen boosts l, lll and lV. This helps to compensate for the decrease in collagen production which occurs as we age. It also protects the collagen that we already have and maintains the quality of collagen. In clinical trials, a cream containing Trylagen proved to significantly reduce the depth of wrinkles around the eyes. This was due to an improvement in the quantity of collagen being produced and also the quality improving. When you combine Retinol with Trylagen, you have a very powerful formula for improving the quality and health of your skin.
The amazing thing about this serum also, is that it can be used all around the eye area, including on the eyelids. When I use the retinol serum on an evening I definitely feel the difference in my skin the next day. If you’d like to read more information on Trylagen, you can find it here on the NCN Blog. As stated in this post, Trylagen can also be found in Skin Tight Lifting Elixir.
Multi-Active Peptide Matrixyl Serum 25%
This serum is a powerful combination of peptides, including the whole family of Matrixyl’s. These are – Matrixyl, Matrixyl 3000 and Matrixyl Synthe 6. Each do wonderful things individually, but combined together and also with other ingredients – it’s a real powerhouse product. Matrixyl serum decreases wrinkle depth and fills wrinkles out from the inside. It improves collagen production, reduces eye bags and dark circles and firms the skin. This serum, although not a targeted eye product, can be used all around the eye area and the eyelid to help improve eye wrinkles.
Other Products that can Help to Improve Eye Wrinkles
Most of the NCN products are able to be used around the eye area, although Copper Peptides should only be used on the crows feet area. There have been reviews from happy clients that find the Vitamin C Serum has helped to reduce wrinkles. DNA Serum and also Multi-Active Accelerator are also firm favourites.
NCN products are all formulated to boost collagen, protect collagen and improve skin health. So, whatever you choose to use will undoubtedly help you in improving your skin.
Just to remind you, if you’re simply looking for an eye product, Eye Fix is the one product that is specifically formulated to target all eye concerns. However, if you’re wishing to use an overall product, one of the others or a combination of others will bring you great results.
Help to Reduce Eye Wrinkles From the Inside out
As well as using amazing skincare products in the form of serums and creams, we’re able to supplement with targeted supplements too. We choose to stock Pure Elixir 01 as it’s clinically proven to reduce lines and wrinkles. In tests, it showed and improvement in not just lines and eye wrinkles, but also skin tone on the face and the body.
Pure Elixir offers the link between skin care and nutrition. As stated by Pure Elixir:
“Just one capsule a day with water, helps deliver the skin you deserve“.
Pure Elixir is a combination of ingredients that include, Marine Collagen, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Lycopene, Soya Isoflavones and Hyaluronic Acid.
You can find out more information on Pure Elixir – here.
Just to round off the post. I’d like to add, and you most likely realise this – but little reminders can be good. Hydration makes a big difference to those pesky lines. I know when there are times that I haven’t drank as much water, or perhaps after a long haul flight, lines and eye wrinkles will look worse. So, top up as much as you can on natures best (and free) wrinkle filler – water!