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Look alive: It’s our bestselling eye creams

The eyes get a lot of attention, and for good reason. They convey information about your health, your emotional state, even your secrets. In terms of beauty, the skin around our peepers is significantly thinner than the rest of our face, and therefore more susceptible to stressors that make us look tired and, well, older. MECCA stocks an extensive range of 103 dedicated eye treatments, some of them devoted to addressing darkness, wrinkles, puffiness or all three, but here we’re training our eyes on the top five sellers. Now you can tap, dab and gently massage your orbital area with the best of them.

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Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Serum

This serum-gel is powered by retinol to correct signs of ageing. The other main player is ferulic, a retinol supercharger and sun damage fixer, but the real point of difference is that it’s designed to use all over the eye area, lids included. Which is great, because lids need love too. When using the product in the morning, be sure to follow with a slathering of SPF since retinol makes skin more susceptible to sun-damage.

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Korres Wild Rose Face And Eye Serum

This one’s a multitasker but we’re featuring it here because MECCA customers repeatedly snap it up for its eye benefits. It imbues skin with a healthy dose of rose oil-derived vitamin C, which brightens and tones. It has a floral fragrance; something to keep in mind if you’re sensitive to scent. Five-star reviews say they noticed a reduced appearance in the number, depth and length of wrinkles after using it, hence the continued “add to cart”.

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Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum

Arguably the most talked about eye treatment, from one of the most talked about skin brands, this serum targets all your concerns: fine lines, crow’s feet and sun damage. The star ingredients are black tea ferment and copper peptides that stimulate collagen production, smooth the eye contour, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It’s a real youth-booster, and skincare devotees often layer it with other eye creams for maximum results.

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Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

This is the treatment MECCA customers reach for when combating tired, dull-looking eyes after a late night, long flight or general exhaustion. Formulated with coffee bean-derived caffeine, it’s akin to a double espresso for your face. It calms swelling and reduces signs of fatigue with natural optic brighteners, so it’s an excellent option when you’re burning the candle at both ends.

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Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

The apple of our eyes? This extremely nourishing cream is powered by hyaluronic acid, which smooths fine lines and replenishes bleary eyes. It also contains a host of botanicals, including aloe vera and safflower seed oil, to boost radiance. It plays well with makeup, and more than one intrepid fan has dabbed it all over her face mid-winter. Aside from the fact it’s an affordable luxury, this wonder is a godsend for crepey eyes.

Words by Alexandra Whiting

July 2018

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