Unless you have razor-sharp vision, zero sense of humor and oversized sunglasses glued to your face, eventually little, wispy lines are going to form around your eyes. Better known as “crow’s feet” (the not-so-nice term) or “laugh lines” (an optimist’s perspective), these inevitable wrinkles – brought on by squinting, smiling, sun exposure and (sadly) the everyday passage of time – can start sprawling from the sides of your eyes as early as your 20s. In fact, they’re often considered one of the first signs of aging.
While you really can’t stop them, there are some things you can do to slow down the crinkling and soften their look—and I’m not talking about Botox. Here are four potent natural products to help minimize lines under your eyes.
Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Eye Cream. Free radicals aren’t your friend. These out-of-control compounds form when sun hits your skin, when you smoke (or are exposed to smoke), when you breathe in polluted air or chemical fumes, and even when your body does some normal things like digest food. To keep them from attacking healthy cells – including precious skin cells – antioxidants are your best defense. This powerhouse serum brings the prize fighter – vitamin C – to the front of the line to protect vulnerable skin under your eyes.
Devita Natural Skin Care Under Eye Repair Serum. Thin is usually considered good, but not when it comes to skin. The reason your under-eye area starts to break down more rapidly than other parts of your face is that the skin is ten times thinner there than, say, on your chin. To promote plumpness, pump in moisture and antioxidants with a concentrated serum like this one from Devita. A multi-tasking must-have, it also combats dark circles with circulation-supporting vitamin K.
Derma e Hydrating Eye Creme With Hyaluronic Acid and Pycnogenol. When skin is dry, wrinkles all but scream out, “Look at me, look at me!” The solution? Say hi to hyaluronic acid. Known as nature’s moisture magnet, hyaluronic acid – a compound naturally produced by your body – is said to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Hush (and smooth) under-eye skin with heavy-duty hydration from derma e’s intense but lightweight eye crème. It’s additionally fortified with Pycnogenol, an antioxidant considered 50 times more powerful than vitamin E!
Reviva Labs DMAE, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester Firming Eye Serum. Thin under-eye skin isn’t just susceptible to dryness and free radical rampages; something even scarier is at work under the surface. Elastin and collagen, those magical proteins that keep skin taut, become less plentiful and effective over time—meaning skin won’t bounce back as nicely as the years go by. To keep creases and furrows at bay, dab on Reviva Labs Firming Eye Serum, which penetrates quickly to deliver DMAE, natural skin-tightening ingredient, along with a potent antioxidants, ALA and vitamin C.