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Brighten & tighten skin under eyes without surgery

Part of what makes your eyes so engaging is how they convey expression, whether that’s a friendly laugh or icy glare. Unfortunately, this activity depletes collagen stores and can prematurely age your eyes. 

Fine lines and eye wrinkles (also known as crow’s feet), eye puffiness, and dark circles under your eyes are common complaints.  

We’re here to share with you exactly what can be done to brighten dark circles, smooth fine lines, and calm puffiness for beautifully brilliant eyes. 

Take Action Early for Younger Looking Eyes 

The earlier you give your eyes the love and special care they deserve, the greater your results will be. Just like most thingsit’s a case of prevention being better than cure.  

If fine lines have already started to appear, don’t fret, simply follow our guide to brighten and tighten the skin under your eyes starting today. 

Gentle Eye Makeup Removal 

remove makeup

The first step in any skincare routine is to gently wipe off any makeup, sunscreen, or build-up from the day. Handle with care when removing eye makeup, as aggressive rubbing stretches your skin and leads to eye wrinkles. 

TRI-PHASE CLEANSER is gentle enough to use on your eyes every day. After applying to your dry face, add water and feel how it transforms into a milky consistency that easily washes off. No rubbing or scrubbing required. 

Lightly Massage in Eye Serum  

eye cream anti ageing

You want to be targeting your eye-specific concerns with a daily serum. From a texture perspective, you need something thin and easily spreadable but that won’t slip off the skin. 

Anti-ageing eye serums contain potent ingredients selected for effective eye rejuvenation. They’re thinner than a cream, and your skin can absorb them more easily. Apply in small dots along the orbital area from the corner of the eye to brow bone, avoiding your eyelid and your eye. Dab it in until completely absorbed using your ring finger for the lightest touch. Then repeat the process with a specialty anti-ageing eye cream. 

R.E.R. (RAPID EYE RESTORE) EYE SERUM contains a potent time-released form of Vitamin A — Retinaldehyde — boosted by Bakuchiol for intense rejuvenation. These potent ingredients are tolerated in the sensitive eye area thanks to the refreshing HylaFuse HA delivery system. 

This eye-lifting serum comes in a rollerball pen dispenser offering you the added benefit of lymphatic drainage massage upon application to improve blood circulation to the area. The result is improved skin density, lighter skin, and an overall anti-ageing effect. 

CBD R.E.R. EYE CREAM is an anti-ageing eye cream that visibly lessens the appearance of eye wrinkleseye puffiness and dark circles under eyes. Fatigued eyes are comforted, cooled and revived. The rejuvenating CBD isolate, as well as potent anti-inflammatories and antioxidants (Vitamin C, Camellia Sinensis, Argania Spinosa Callus Culture Extract), are effectively delivered to optimal skin layers thanks to dual Calphasomes and HylaFuse delivery systems. 

Cover Up Problem Zones 

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Like all good things, reducing crow’s feetdark circles and eye puffiness takes time and regular application. If you’ve had a late night at work or the baby has kept you up until the wee hours, you want to have a handy cover product that will actively improve the tell-tale signs of fatigue or ageing. 

COVER RECOVER offers peppermint-fresh protection, recovery and camouflage all in one genius product. The Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide provide an organic physical SPF barrier, while Copper Peptides boost collagen and Vitamins A, C & E rebalance and normalise the skin. Available in 11 shades that miraculously blend to suit all skin tones and colours, it’s your go-to cover for daily wear. 

Nourish Eyes with Regular Masks 

younger looking eyes mask

Treat your hard-working eyes to masks just like you would the rest of your face. Rubbing your eyes can stretch out the skin and encourage premature ageing and dark circles, so when you feel the itch grab an eye mask instead. 

R.E.R. EYE MASK is your must-have mask for intense hydration around the eyes. Each mask is shaped to perfectly hug the contours of the region, soaking that delicate skin in a cocktail of rejuvenating HA, Retinyl Palmitate, and Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate. (Don’t let that long name put you off, it relaxes the underlying muscles in the facial area to smooth and prevent wrinkles from within. Genius!) 

COVER RECOVER BLENDERS can be popped in the freezer and placed over eyes for instant coolness. This is our secret hack to refreshed eyes so you can resist the itch! Whenever you feel the urge to rub your tired or irritated eyes, grab your icy masks, lean back and relax for a few moments until the urge has passed.  

Pack Your Sunnies 

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Regularly wearing sunglasses has a multitude of benefits. This fashion accessory helps you avoid squinting, which can lead to deeper eye wrinkles over time and protects your eyes from harmful UV rays. They also minimise your risk of dark circles forming under eyes due to UV-induced pigmentation. 

Why Eyes Age Easily 

eyes ageing wrinkles

The skin that surrounds your eyes is different from the rest of your skin. Its delicate nature makes it prone to wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. Unfortunately, this very same delicacy leads to sensitivity, which is why you can’t rely on the same skincare you use on your face.  

The simple act of blinking, which we all do thousands upon thousands of times a day, eventually takes its toll on the fragile skin. 

There’s another structural difference in the skin around eyes. It lacks oil (sebaceous) glands and, as a result, dehydrates more easily. Dry skin is more likely to wrinkle, so you need to make a conscious effort to replenish the moisture stores with an anti-ageing eye cream or serum.

Common Cosmetic Eye Concerns  

Eye Wrinkles, Fine Lines & Crow’s Feet 

crows feet eye wrinkles fine lines

As we age, our skin begins to produce less collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for giving our skin its structure, suppleness, and smooth texture. This natural process is sped up by several environmental factors, including:  

  • Sun exposure 
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol 
  • Sleep deprivation 
  • Dehydration 

Excessive rubbing of this area also contributes to the breakdown in elasticity, resulting in an early onset of crow’s feet 

If you’re reading this after you’ve started to notice fine lines develop, rest assured there are potent active ingredients and non-invasive procedures that can help tighten the skin around and under your eyes.  

Dark Circles Under Eyes 

dark circles under eyes

Even if you’re a pro at applying concealer, dark circles under eyes can be hard to hide. Ruining the rest of your artfully applied makeup, they can make you look tired and older than your years.  

Dark circles can be the result of thinning skin. It looks dark as the blood vessels underneath are more visible. But the other culprit could be hyperpigmentation caused either by: 

  • Inflammation after excessive rubbing 
  • Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays 

There are procedures and active ingredients that combat this troublesome feature so you can ditch the concealer and still enjoy clear eyes that pop. 

Under Eye Puffiness 

eye puffiness

You might be genetically prone to eye puffiness, or perhaps fluid retention is to blame. If you’ve been indulging in salty meals, too much or too little sleep, a light massage could improve circulation, drain excess fluid and reduce undereye puffiness. 

While massage, sleeping well and drinking plenty of water can help, there are also some mighty actives suitable for reducing the puffiness.   

Solving Your Eye-Specific Skin Concerns 

Microneedling Eye Bags

Microneedling eyes

Dermapen microneedling is highly effective in improving the appearance of the skin around your eyes. The non-invasive procedure kickstarts a natural boost in collagen and elastin production which plumps the skin, improves the texture, and reduces pigmentation. The results of Dermapen microneedling eye bags are diminished pigmentationfine lines and wrinkles. As a bonus, thicker skin also helps disguise any tiny blood vessels, reducing the appearance of dark circles under your eyes. 

We don’t recommend microneedling delicate skin near your eyes yourself. If you want to know more about Dermapen microneedling eyes, book a consultation with a Dermapen Authorised Treatment Provider near you.

Eye Skincare Active Ingredients 

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) 

hyaluronic acid ingredient hydration agent

One of the most powerful ways to rejuvenate the eye area is with an effective humectant in your anti-ageing eye cream. These ingredients attract water molecules like a magnet, restoring hydration and plumping the skin. HA is great for this, with the potential to absorb 1000 times its weight in water. Look for a formulation that contains small enough molecules to penetrate deep into the skin. 


Vitamin A Derivatives 

vitamin a ingredient reduce appearance fine lines

Also known as retinoids, these powerful actives in anti-ageing eye creams and serums stimulate collagen production to prevent or reduce the appearance of fine lines over time. However, many forms of Vitamin A are too irritating to be used on the eye area.  

Retinaldehyde concentrate is a skin-compatible, active Vitamin A which when encapsulated in a superior skin delivery system is gentle enough to be used on this area, yet potent enough to reverse eye wrinkles 

Featured in R.E.R. EYE SERUM. 

Retinyl Palmitate is a gentler form, which when applied to the skin is converted by enzymes into Retinol then to the active component of Retinaldehyde and Retinoic Acid — the more potent forms of Vitamin A — to aid collagen production and tighten the skin under your eyes. 

Featured in R.E.R. EYE MASK. 

Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate 

dipeptide anti ageing

This powerful anti-ageing agent works by relaxing underlying facial muscles that move regularly, such as in your forehead and around the eyes. 

Although the name is long, the molecule is small and can penetrate easily into your skin. It’s a great alternative to invasive treatments like botulism toxin injections. It’s been used to great success in products that help reverse the visible signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines. 

Featured in R.E.R. EYE MASK. 


antioxidants rich food fresh skin

Free radicals steal electrons from other molecules in your body, damaging cells in the process, and setting off a chain reaction where the molecules they’ve stolen from turn into free radicals themselves and cause more damage. UV light, smoking and pollution can all increase the amount of free radical damage to your skin.  

Antioxidants donate electrons to neutralise free radicals or stop them from forming in the first place. Applying antioxidants such as Vitamin C and B3 (Niacinamide) in aanti-ageing eye cream all help keep free radicals under control for dewy fresh skin. 

Vitamin C 

vitamin c ingredient bright skin

Vitamin C firms and brightens your skin by enhancing collagen synthesis and decreasing the melanin contentLike most antioxidants, it also helps calm and hydrate skin, so it’s better able to withstand the environment’s impact on how your skin looks and feels.  

Featured in CBD R.E.R. EYE CREAM. 

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) 

vitamin b3 ingredient anti ageing

Niacinamide has been clinically proven to improve the look of ageing skin and uneven tone. It’s anti-inflammatory, depigmenting, and hydrating properties make it an ideal candidate for anti-ageing skincare. 

Featured in R.E.R. EYE MASK. 


peptides active ingredient repairing damaged skin

If your eye wrinkles are a bit more advanced, consider adding a blast of collagen- and elastin- stimulating peptides into your eye skincare routine. Peptides are also fantastic for repairing any damage and soothing inflammation, which can improve the texture of your skin. 

Featured in R.E.R. EYE MASK. 


bakuchiol ingredient target wrinkles fine lines

Studies have shown Bakuchiol is comparable with Retinol (Vitamin A) in action. Bakuchiol targets fine lines, wrinkles, lack of elasticity and firmness. It’s also powerful against hyperpigmentation and is gentle on your skin, perfect for sensitive areas. 

Featured in R.E.R. EYE SERUM. 


caffeine coffee ingredient reduce dark circles

As well as a favourite pick me up in the morning, caffeine works wonders when applied topically under the eyes, making them look as bright as you feel after your morning cup of Joe. It helps constrict the blood vessels, reducing redness and dark circles. 

Featured in R.E.R. EYE SERUM. 

Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide 

sunscreen spf ingredients protection

If you want to keep your eyes looking young, you need to invest in a good sunscreenLook for one that contains the physical barriers Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide for superior protection without irritation. Investing in a tinted sunscreen helps conceal any dark circles under eyes. 

Featured in COVER RECOVER. 

Effective Delivery Systems 

moisturise eye cream sensitive skin

Your regular skincare products may contain many or all of these ingredients. Still, if you try to apply them near your eyes, you’ll immediately notice they’re far too aggressive for this delicate area. And while all these actives are vital for brighter younger-looking eyes, they won’t do you any good if they can’t penetrate your skin to the deeper layers. 

Dp Dermaceuticals anti-ageing eye creams and serums boast superior delivery systems that encapsulate the potent actives and ensure absorption. 


moisturise skin hylafuse

This intelligent proprietary Hyaluronic Acid formulation consists of three weights of molecules. The smallest molecule is responsible for delivering the active deep into the skin and releasing them at an ideal level. At the same time, HylaFuse benefits an area that’s prone to dehydration with a luxurious burst of moisture for up to 8 hours after application. 



protect skin barrier ingredient

This suspending agent enhances the penetration of the actives into the skin. Calphasomes work together with HylaFuse to improve the transdermal delivery of bioactive ingredients in both water- and oil-based formulas. Calphasomes also work as a barrier to the hazardous and negative effects of ultraviolet radiations from the sun.  


Embrace Your Refreshed Appearance 

tighten skin under eyes without surgery

It might make up only a small zone of your face, but the area around your eyes makes a huge impact on how you look and feel. Don’t let crow’s feet or dark puffy circles under your eyes steal the attention away from one of your main features. Incorporate some of these tips into your beauty routine, for radiant, younger-looking eyes. 

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