1. What’s your eye-Q?

     Ask any woman who is serious about skin care and she will tell you that eye cream is essential. I have used one since I was 16, and each passing year, I am glad I have done so. 

    The eye is surrounded by delicate tissues that age quickly if you don’t care for them, so wear sun block, sunglasses, remove your eye make-up, and wear eye cream. Not removing your eye make-up can lead to irritations and infections and it looks revolting in the morning. Be gentle and use a non-oily remover. If you are lazy or a party girl who collapses into bed, keep one-step make-up remover towelettes by your bed. They’ll take off all your make-up. Try Olay Daily Facials Express Wet Cleansing Cloths or L’Oreal RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes.
    Finding the perfect eye cream can be hit or miss. I always use a few different ones at the same time. There are many excellent choice at many different prices. Here are a few we really adore and why. There are too many to do them justice in just one item, so we will share more of them in the next few weeks. One may be perfect for you.
    Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex is part of the new Olay Professional Pro X line. It’s sold in drugstores, but don’t be fooled; this eye cream is luxuriously silky and effective. Olay used a team of top scientists and 14 dermatologists to create a skincare line that rivals those sold in dermatologists’ offices. The eye cream has caffeine to help moisturize and reduce puffiness. Patented peptides help stimulate cell growth and diminish wrinkles, improve skin quantity and repair sun damaged skin. There is niacinamide or B3 helps to repair skin damage. Make-up glides over this eye cream. It can cost more than $40, but there are always specials and online coupons. 
    Relastin Eye Silk
    Many top dermatologists recommend Relastin, but it also is the secret weapon of celebrity makeup artists. This skin-firming, wrinkle-smoothing eye gel does double duty as a makeup primer and anti-aging cream thanks to its anhydrous gel formula. Many Oscar nominees received Relastin Eye Silk and Relastin Ultra Emollient totake home after the show.
    The line has only three products. Relastin Skin Revitalize is a light moisturizer with the zinc firming complex. Relastin Ultra Emollient is a vitamin-rich hydrating cream. Its ingredients include Zinc Firming Complex, which helps your body "kick-start" elastin production. Vitamin C helps brighten, moisturize and encourage collagen production, while Vitamin A encourages collagen production and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Peptides help visibly reduce surface wrinkles and firm skin. Ultra Emollient can be used all over the face and under the eyes, too!
    These products cost from $69 to $99. You can get a free Relastin Eye Silk right now, if you buy any two products directly from the company.
    Environ Ionzyme C-Quence Eye Gel is from of one of my favourite skin care regimes. South African plastic surgeon, Dr. Desmond Fernandes created it. Using just the three core products from this line can transform skin. The eye gel contains three powerful peptides — argireline, matrixyl and dermaxyl — which are proven scientifically to combat the appearance of wrinkles. The super luxe formula also contains Vitamins A, C, and E, with soybean and Rosemary extracts.
    I usually loathe eye gels as they leave my eyes tight and dry. Environ’s eye gel leaves you looking fresh. The skin is smooth and any puffiness and bags are banished. I have several friends who are addicted. It is $69.99 -79.99 CND
    The Cor Silver Series is a relatively new skincare regime based on the healing and anti-bacterial properties of silver. It also contains silica, to exfoliate skin.
    Cor’s Silver Eye Cream also contains palmitoyl pentapeptide to help renew the skin, generate new collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans. Acetyl Hexapeptide is an amino peptide added to relax muscle contractions. It reduces the frequency of contraction. The formula also includes macadamia ternifolia seed has a high concentration of palmitoleic acid, a naturally-occurring fatty acid produced by the sebaceous glands. Also included are the antioxidants Vitamin E and C. Ascorbyl glucoside is a stabilized Vitamin C derivative for brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. Rosehip oil is added for its high concentration of Vitamin C, and for its moisturizing properties. Vitamin C helps to prevent and fade discoloration from hyper pigmentation. This is fabulous eye cream when you need results fast. It seems to reduce puffiness immediately and isn’t greasy or irritating. $115 USD
    ABS Skincare from Dr. Craig Austin also has a great eye cream. AB eye has all the right stuff: anti-oxidants, Vitamins A, C and E, green tea extract, and CO-Q 10. It has a super luxe feel due to its high hyaluaronic acid content. It hydrates instantly; you can even use it to plump your lips. Austin is one skin doctor who did not miss a trick. This is a fabulous eye cream if you have dry skin and fine lines they will seem to disappear. $55 USD