6 posts tagged "Eve Lom"
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 www.spacenk.com.
Eve Lom’s eponymous cleanser is a cult favorite. But for those among us who haven’t been able to experience the British facialist’s skincare genius firsthand, because a balm is simply too dense for our moody complexions, Lom has a solution. Her new Morning Time Cleanser is a lighter alternative to the original, but still manages to pack a serious punch—rather than having a solid balm texture, this one feels like a combination between a milky cleanser and a lightweight oil on the skin, and it doesn’t require the muslin cloth applicator of its predecessor. The paraben-free formula is packed with potent naturals like exfoliating papaya enzyme; decongesting hops, eucalyptus, and chamomile; and
vitamin A-rich oil, and feels soothing and revitalizing on the skin. Looks like another winner for Lom.
Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser, $60, at Space NK, www.spacenk.com.
There are certain things that we’ve incorporated into our beauty regimen over the years because at a very base level, they just feel good on the skin. The cooling sensation of Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap after the beach and the cathartic effect of massaging a quarter-size dollop of Josie Maran’s Argan Oil onto a freshly cleansed face before bed are both on this list. And now so is Eve Lom’s new TLC Radiance Cream, which we test-drove this past weekend. Somewhat of a diffusion effort from the Czechoslovakia-born facialist, it’s a lighter version of her rich TLC Cream and therefore wears a bit easier, making it a better bet for daytime use. The super-hydrating, lifting formula has both rosehip seed oil to boost collagen production and essences of Bulgarian rose Otto for a sweet, crisp fragrance that works almost as well as the aroma of coffee grounds when it comes to providing morning rejuvenation (almost). Small silica mica flecks act as optical diffusers to soften lines and imperfections while ingredients like oat kernel help restore firmness. There are abundant claims of increased elasticity, free-radical protection, and crow’s-feet reduction in the press release, but it’s the way that the cream just seems to melt into the skin, dispersing its fresh scent as it glides over every facial contour, that keeps us coming back for more.