August 28 2014

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Keep Your Eyes On The Prize


We believe in the power of eye cream—always have, always will. Long before we began taking any other preventative skincare measures against the inevitable onset of aging (think: antioxidant-charged serums, retinoids, etc.), we relied on that little jar. There’s just something about the act of patting it on that has always made us feel instantly better. And according to dermatologist Dr. Doris Day, our devotion is not without merit. “Lines around the eyes are often one of the earliest signs women notice of aging,” she says. “The skin there is the thinnest on the body and, as a result, this delicate area is more prone to aging than other areas of the face. Additionally, over time, the skin under the eyes loses elasticity and what we begin to see is loose skin called bags. Couple this with manual stress like rubbing and pulling and an eye cream is extremely important.” The sooner you start using one, the better, as far as Day is concerned. “Studies show that signs of aging around the eye area can occur in your early twenties,” she points out—a revelation that is a little disheartening. But it’s never too late to get on the right track. Here, our five favorite new launches to help keep crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness at bay.

What: Skinceuticals AOX+ Eye Gel

Why: This gel-serum hybrid uses phloretin, Butcher’s Broom extracts, and caffeine (a favorite ingredient of Day’s—”it works well as an anti-inflammatory”) to seriously diffuse swelling.


What: Eve Lom Eye Cream

Why: “Products with ingredients like vitamins and peptides can help moisturize and strengthen the skin around the eye as well as improve discoloration,” says Day, and Eve Lom’s first foray into eye cream happens to be peptide-packed.

$75, at

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How To Make The Sun Set On Sun Spots


Here’s a cruel beauty fact: No matter how many applications of triple-digit sunblock you slather on, you can still end up with “sun spots,” or brown patches of discolored skin speckled around your eyes, nose, and cheeks—even with the seemingly permanent gray skies that have settled over Manhattan of late. Genetics, hormonal changes, and a host of other factors can trigger the release of pigment-producing cells that create that tea-stained effect on your face. But complacency is not your only option. It is possible, albeit difficult, to deal with this incredibly stubborn affliction that affects women of all ethnicities. To help you figure out where to start, we talked to New York City-based dermatologist Doris Day, who has developed a unique regimen that could put a more even-toned complexion well within your grasp.

Why is skin discoloration so common, even if you avoid the sun?

Because any kind of change to your skin’s balance—from trauma, hormonal fluxes, or inflammation—can lead to pigment alteration. Even a simple thing like scratching a pimple can do this. The sun makes everything worse; just a little time outside can deepen a few faint spots. That’s why you need to be diligent about your SPF. It should be at least 30, and broad-spectrum to protect against UVA/UVB rays.

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