No matter how often you apply sunscreen, prolonged sun exposure can wreak havoc on your skin. The result: Photoaging. The technical term for sun damage, photoaging occurs "when the ultraviolet light from the sun and or tanning beds permanently damages the structures of the skin," says Margarita Lolis, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New Jersey. Signs include brown spots, wrinkles, broken capillaries, and uneven skin texture (oh my!)—and the delicate skin under your eyes is one of the first places these concerns can start to show up. One of the best ways to repair photoaged skin in this area is by using an undereye cream, which is where Isdin's K-Ox Eyes ($97) swoops in.
The formula heroes four key ingredients: vitamin K, haloxyl, eyeliss, and hyaluronic acid. "Vitamin K stimulates the creation of collagen and blood vessels, which helps with wound healing," Dr. Lolis says. It also has antioxidant activity, fighting free radicals and environmental stressors, adds Elaine F. Kung, MD, a New York-based dermatologist. Meanwhile, haloxyl promotes firmness and reduces discoloration, eyeliss (a plant-based peptide) reduces puffiness and improves elasticity, and hylauronic acid draws water into the skin barrier to deliver plumper, smoother, more-hydrated skin. These ingredients work in tandem to reduce the appearance of dark circles, combat puffiness, and even out skin tone.
Given this, it's no surprise that Isdin shoppers rave about the results the cream delivers. "I really love this eye cream. Once I apply it on my skin, [it] absorbs it right away. I have noticed that my dark circles are less noticeable," says one customer. Another notes, "I love this product. Saw visible results within the first two weeks and incorporated [it] into my skin-care routine seamlessly,"
The cream comes in a 0.5-ounce tube (perfect for taking with you on the go) with a built-in cooling ceramic applicator. To use it, apply a small pump of product, roughly the size of a grain of rice, onto your fingertips. Rub the product between your fingers and gently dab under the eye.
At $97, Isdin's K-Ox Eyes is on the pricier side, but the formula is quite literally the creme de la creme, making it worth the splurge. To secure yours, order on isdin.com.
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