Why take so much care of our face, mainly the eye area, as early as possible ? Essentially because this type of treatment has its share of moisturizing, soothing, draining and anti-aging properties. More clearly ? We avoid the signs of aging by offering our skin an exfoliating, purifying, nourishing, soothing, hydrating and firming treatment !
Zoom on the skin around the eyes ?
Why more than the other areas ? We blink an average of 20 times per minute, or about 28,000 times per day or 10.2 million times per year. The blink of the eye not only cleans the eyes, but also with each blink, the brain rests. It's all well and good a rested brain, but the more you blink the more you crumple ! Think immediately of a pair of pants that undergo all the movements and movements of everyday life ! Let's not add more, let's dry our tears and think about solutions, that is to say, choose THE eye contour cream that will make the difference, a significant bonus, even more in the midst of a change of season !
How does it all work ?
The skin of the eyelids is one of the most fragile areas of the face. The skin is very thin there, and it is poor in sebaceous glands which produce the sebum in charge of protecting the skin from dryness and external aggressions. Result ? We have an area even more prone to skin dryness, irritation but also allergies.
Can someone in the room explain to me why I have a hot air balloon in front of me ?
Research everywhere says it, in order to get rid of substances that cannot be assimilated, the arteries dilate. The skin around the eye is very thin, so thin that the arteries become visible, forming purplish shadows. The appearance of colors under the eyes can also be explained by a lack of sleep, but also because of genetics, poor blood circulation or even hygiene of life, since it is a bit of a secret. polichinelle, smoking, unhealthy diet, stress and alcohol greatly increase the signs of fatigue.
The secret ?
Man or woman, use once a day minimum, a cream specifically designed for the area around the eyes, with carefully selected ingredients, and as natural as possible as this will be applied near the eyes and we therefore want to avoid any irritation or reaction. Fast and effective results ? Yes but no ! Of course, botanical active ingredients, laboratory-controlled extracts and precious raw materials will provide instant effects such as a well-felt tightening effect, but for the thin skin around the eyes to be strengthened, there is only one condition: be regular and patient. The results are especially visible after several weeks or even months.
PS: Any good skincare routine should start with the application of a serum that is intended to be a cocktail of highly concentrated active ingredients that are applied in small quantities before the eye cream to maximize its effectiveness. Formulated with hydrating and revitalizing ingredients, the serum helps plump the skin, stimulate regeneration and counter the sagging caused by lack of sleep, age or pollution !
Now let's go in depth !
While facilitating drainage of the eye area, the eye cream targets crow's feet, wrinkles, redness, dark circles and bags. An important point to remember is that its formulation, which is less rich than that of a face cream, absorbs quickly and is unlikely to spread into the eyes.
In ours here, comes first, the pomegranate! It is rich in antioxidants, mainly found in the tannins of the arils (grains that we eat), and it helps to slow down skin aging and the appearance of dark spots. Integrated in cosmetics, pomegranate extract is known to activate cell renewal and help the skin fight against free radicals and oxidative stress.
The team grows with the presence of caffeine ! The antioxidants contained in coffee, the polyphenols, are very powerful and have the advantage of being very well assimilated by the body, even more so when it comes to the finest skin such as that around the eyes. A true unsuspected natural anti-aging ingredient, caffeine has not escaped the notice of our dear "Sherlock" Anne from Jardins Phlox ! Its vasoconstrictive and diuretic powers reduce the size of blood vessels and therefore the appearance of wrinkles, bags and dark circles. I was able to personally learn more about coffee and its virtues during a previous trip to Nicaragua in 2015 to hone some culinary knowledge in a previous business where I often cook with coffee.
To add to the presence of rose, pomegranate and caffeine, this contour cream would not wear its divine halo without the cucumber extract that Les Jardins Phlox adds ! Cucumber extract is softening, diuretic, emollient, purgative and tonic. The flesh of cucumbers is mostly water but also contains vitamin C and caffeic acid, which prevent water retention, help soothe skin irritation and reduce swelling. The tough skin of cucumbers is rich in fiber and contains a variety of beneficial minerals including silica, potassium and magnesium. The silica in cucumber is an essential component of healthy connective tissue, which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones. Cucumber extract also helps reduce freckles, improve skin tone and then tighten open pores. Gone is the vacation destination of impurities in your pores ! We close the doors to make room for the shine of their satin surface !
Finally, one last among the impressive list of ingredients selected by Jardins Phlox, the botanical extract of green tea ! It helps reduce all signs of aging around the eyes, including the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. It naturally tones the skin to give it a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Free radicals, pollution, the sun, and more stimulate physical aging, so protecting and reviving the skin with powerful nutrients and firming agents is essential. Green tea is exceptionally rich in proanthocyanidins, powerful antioxidants that are twenty times more powerful than vitamin C and fifty times more powerful than vitamin E1.
In your eyes, ready, go !