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I'll bet many of you share the same dirty secret: Sometimes when you've taken off your makeup at night, cleansed, applied the antioxidant serum, a retinoid treatment and possibly the moisturizer, I'll wager that you often don't have the energy to apply an [Link Removed] .  And, it's probably most of the time, which might explain the sudden realization that those little lines around the eyes have become a bit deeper and noticeable. An eye cream should be in your future but now comes the tough part: deciding which one to use.

Staff pick: [Link Removed] .  Formulated with scientifically proven ingredients, our eye gel helps prevent the signs of aging while correcting existing photodamage.  The hyaluronic acid makes this especially good for dry, sun-damaged skin around the eyes. And with three powerful antioxidants (5% vitamin C, ferulic acid, and algae extract), this gentle, soothing gel fights free radicals and boosts collagen production to improve the skin's elasticity.

Customer favorite: [Link Removed] .  When dark circles and under eye bags are the issue, this is the one that we get the most feedback from our customers.  This multi-tasking treatment contains an arsenal of anti-aging ingredients, including 0.05% retinol and peptide Matrixyl for fine lines, wrinkles and crepey skin.  Its unique formulation also includes a de-puffing agent and skin brightener to lighten up those dark circles that are often so difficult to get rid of.  Neostrata's All in One Eye Contour Serum also recently made it onto Chatelaine Magazine's 100 Best Beauty Buys for 2013.

Cult following: [Link Removed]  with BioDyne has long been an industry secret for fighting wrinkles and under eye puffiness.   Although marketed as a hemorrhoid treatment, the active ingredient BioDyne has been isolated as a protein fraction containing a mixture of several peptides.  And we already know that peptides have many skin beneficial actions.  

Daytime choice: [Link Removed]  is the go-to product when using an eye cream during the day.  The SPF 15 protects the delicate eye area from sun damage while vitamin E, panthenol and avocado extract work to improve skin hydration.  And if that weren't enough, Reversa has also included its key ingredient, glycolic acid, to stimulate exfoliation and promote the renewal of skin cells, allowing the healthier cells to rise to the surface more quickly.  Like the other eye treatments, this one can be used equally as part of your evening routine.

It only takes another 10 seconds to dab on a little eye cream at night.  And the rewards are certainly worth the investment of time.   No more excuses, I'm starting tonight.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti-aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed].
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