Avène Keeps Its Eyes On the Prize
Eyes may be the window to the soul, as the old adage goes, but they can also be the ultimate window to your age: Fine lines, dark circles, and sagging skin might as well be rings on a tree trunk. While such unsightliness may drive you to consider drastic measures, tread carefully: The skin around your eyes is four times more delicate than on any other part of your body and must be treated with the utmost care. Creams that are too abrasive or oily can damage the sensitive area, which is why Avène’s new Eau Thermale Eluage Eye Contour Care is such a revelation. As gentle as it is effective, the antiaging formula boasts a potent combination of collagen-stimulating retinaldehyde (a form of vitamin A), moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid fragments, and dark circle and puffiness-reducing agents to brighten and lighten tired eyes with a silky texture agreeable to even the most reactive complexions. Slather on liberally and brace yourself for an, er, eye-opening experience.