Whether it be a trip to the gym, a few minutes outside, or a mug full of your favorite latte, we can only hope your morning routine leaves you feeling energized and ready to tackle the day. If feeling tired wasn’t enough, there’s nothing worse than looking tired. I can assure you we’ve all been there and SLFMKR is ready to help. By introducing a dose of caffeine to your eye care regimen, you will begin to look as good as you feel.
Is Eye Cream Really Necessary?
We get it, you already have a counter full of face oils and moisturizers so you’re wondering whether an eye cream is really worth your time and investment. While face creams and eye creams carry some of the same ingredients, eye creams are specifically formulated to target the delicate skin around your eyelid. As many of us have noticed, the skin around our eyes has shown signs of aging sooner than other areas of our face. Sigh. To address the changes in your under eye area such as dark circles, puffiness, or wrinkles, it’s time to make space for an eye cream.
Meet Our Newest Caffeine Obsessions
To kick off the new year, Herbivore Botanicals and ILIA launched eye creams that will wake up your eyes, making them instantly brighter. The main ingredient that each eye cream shares is caffeine which is known to awaken and revive your eyes by depuffing. As an anti-inflammatory, caffeine optimizes cellular energy leaving your eyes looking as fresh as you (hopefully) feel. It didn’t take long for people to begin raving about Herbivore Botanical’s Super Nova and ILIA’s Bright Start. The hype is there and so are the results.
How are they similar?
- formulated for all skin types
- contain caffeine
- instantly brighten the look of dark circles
- reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- layer well under makeup
- price point
- non-toxic, eco-friendly, and cruelty free (of course they have to support the SLFMKR standards)
How are they different?
- form of application
Meet Herbivore Botanical’s Super Nova 5% Vitamin C + Caffeine Brightening Eye Cream
Super Nova is powered by caffeine, THD vitamin C, and turmeric. Together, these ingredients work to improve the look of dark circles, de-puff eye bags, and even skin tone leaving your eyes looking instantly brighter and awake. This light weight cream has been formulated specifically to wear smoothly under concealer.
Meet ILIA’s Bright Start Activated Eye Cream
Bright Start is made up of caffeine, sea fennel extract, upcycled avocado extract, and peptides. Together, these ingredients work to visibly brighten, firm, and smooth skin while reducing dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. With the help of a cooling ceramic tip, you can massage the weightless texture into your skin before applying your makeup.
Other Go To Eye Creams
While Super Nova and Bright Start are new to our shelves, SLFMKR has several other eye care products that have some of the same benefits. Whether it be the price point, ingredients, brand, or form of application, we have something for you!
- Berlin Skin Cocoa Eye Butter
- OSEA Ocean Eyes
- Odacite Ba + S Eye Contour
- OY-L Crystal Eye Serum
- Ursa Major Forest Alchemy Eye Cream
We all need a reminder to slow down and make time for self-care. Your morning skincare routine is just as valuable as what gets you out of bed and energized. It’s time to replicate how your cup of coffee makes you feel and wake up your eyes too.