Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Wrinkle In Time (or at least under my eyes)

I always thought I would be one of those women that aged with grace-accepting wrinkles and all. However at the age of 31, that is definitely not the case! As my pores become more visible and my fine lines start to show, I am fighting them kicking and screaming! My worst enemy-the fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes!!!!

Recently I came across a wonderful article in the October 2009 issue of ShopSmart magazine (from Consumer Reports) that tested different eye creams. I loved the article, so I thought I would share its highlights with you. I haven't tried any of the products, but they are definitely on my shopping list!

Out of the 16 creams they tested, they deemed 4 of them "worth a try". They are listed below.

  • L'Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Revitalift Double Lifting Eye Cream-Price $40-Available at
  • Nivea Visage Anti-Rides Q10 Plus Soin Contour De L'oiel Avec Filtres UVA/UVB-Price $34-Available at
  • Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream-Price $60-Available at Sephora,, and
  • Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging Booster Eye Transforming Cream-Price $20-Available at Drugstores, supermarkets, discount stores, and on-line
The article also out-lined 7 Ways to Prevent Eye Wrinkles.
  1. Use a daily moisturizer with at least 30 SPF.
  2. Shield your face with a hat and sunglasses when outdoors.
  3. No tanning beds.
  4. Don't smoke.
  5. Try not to rub your eyes.
  6. Sleep on your back.
  7. Get an annual eye exam. If your vision is weak, you are more likely to squint.
Here's to keeping those pesky wrinkles at bay! Have a great day!!!


Teresa said...

Great BEAUTY tips Pink Chick!!
I've been using Retin A...1% strength for years and SWEAR by it!!!
Do pop over...Doogan is showing off his girlfriends...and I know how much you adore our fur babies!
let me know if you have any questions about RETIN A!! ;o)

Brown Girl said...

My mom swears by Oil of Olay and she looks fabulous at her age!

Jules said...

I am absolutely saving this post and must have missed that issue of Shop Smart (I love that mag). I’m 31 too and eye wrinkles are one of my biggest concerns.

Ann said...

Thanks for the info. I need it! I've heard that you should sleep on your back but I haven't found it comfortable at all.

Rachel H. said...

Hi...lets go to lunch before I go back to work! When are you available?

Katiebell said...

I am right there with you...I still use Mary Kay's eye gel and either age-fighting eye cream or firming cream TWICE a day! Both are a must!

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

I love Clinique all about eye. Not sure how great it is for wrinkles but it helps with my puffiness.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I want to say I'll be ok with wrinkles and coming of age and all that jazz too, but... not sure I will!! So thanks for the tips!