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skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

skin ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels on Belle Belle Beauty

I just completed one of the most exhausting and draining weeks of my professional life. And it was great. Fun, educational and adventurous. But the exhaustion showed and my under eyes were a mess. Thank goodness I had skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels on hand.

I had a dry and wrinkled mess AND puffiness on top of that… lovely. But these cooling gel patches nourished the skin and brightened and firmed. The skin was soothed and rejuvenated. Elastin restores tone, ginkgo biloba leaf improves blood flow, and Coenzyme Q10 combats premature aging with free radicals.

I’m not alone either:

Like a caffeine jolt to the face, they top my list as a must-have beauty necessity… achieving the effect of an instant eye lift in minutes! Perfectly sized for on-the-go! 

I keep mine on for the recommended ten minutes. They are easy to wear and remarkably effective. At $30 for eight pair, they aren’t a bad deal either! Cruelty-free and vegan. Available at Ulta and Amazon.

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Cle de Peau Beaute Concentrated Brightening Eye Serum

Cle de Peau Beaute Concentrated Brightening Eye Serum on Belle Belle Beauty

I knew it was going to take a lot to get me off this eye cream bandwagon, but I figured no time better than “sinus infection time” to give another version a roll. I was faced with puffiness (which I usually don’t have to deal with) and dark circles. So, it was Cle de Peau Beaute Concentrated Brightening Eye Serum to the rescue.

This luxe eye cream is housed in a chic grey pump with the classic Cle de Peau elegance. The serum (which is almost creamy in my mind) is designed to provide brightness below the eyes while casting it with an infused light. While some might want to save this for AM application because of that point, I found the serum so hydrating and soothing that I use it at night too.

The formula contains Cle de Peau’s Illuminating Complex that emphasizes both moisture and radiance. It also works against pigmentation – my persistent foe. The best effect is a certain dewiness that I find especially hard to achieve on the under eye – I am always battling that “crape”-iness. Somehow this masked my puffiness as well, eliminating that nasty “shadow”. While I don’t think I had immediate de-puff effect, my skin looked so much better, I no longer noticed it. This one is worth the splurge.

Samples generously provided by Neiman Marcus as part of the Beauty Ambassador Program. I consult for Neiman Marcus which is affiliated with the Neiman Marcus Group, but as always, opinions are my own.

Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask

Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask on Belle Belle Beauty

I’m one of those freaks that needs loads of sleep. If I had my druthers, I’d get nine hours every night. But we know sometimes that just isn’t possible. I used to be able to fake that “rested” look with my beloved NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer, but I’ll be darned if I am starting to need some extra help as I approach the big 3-5.

While I have tried tons of eye creams and masks, I haven’t really found something that provides a more immediate result. Enter Chantecaille’s Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask. While I feel like I should note this is truly a luxury item, it is both a short-term solution and long-term investment.

Using all natural seaweed as a base, the formula is infused with an anti-aging gold serum. The transparent gel masks provide a cooling sensation. After one use, lines are minimized and puffiness is gone. The revealed radiant skin replaces dark circles. Longer term, gold works to protect DNA and boost collagen.

I am wearing my third set of masks as I type and one of my favorite features is that they disappear on your face. I have no fear of frightening the FedEx man if he happens to knock on the door. I also appreciate the the small crescents adhere to the under eye area without slipping and sliding. They stay put for the entire recommended 20 minutes.

Paraben free, fragrance free, petrochemical free and cruelty free. Includes 8 pairs of eye gels per box. Apply 3-4 times a week.

Samples generously provided by Neiman Marcus as part of the Beauty Ambassador Program, but as always, opinions are my own. 

mybody Calm After The Storm Soothing + De-Puffing Eye Cream

myBODY Calm After the Storm

I fell hard for a little skin care company called mybody last summer. Their thoughtful collection of skin care products spoke to the science nerd in me. mybody was founded by a makeup artist, the founder of Philosophy and an experienced retail maven. Their pedigree is balanced with a heavy focus on technology, and the scientific focus shines through in their products.

Calm After the Storm is just what the doctor ordered. With the change in seasons, I am welcoming the most annoying of allergies. With that comes the dreaded puffy eyes. Calm After the Storm offers a gentle and hydrating cream that goes after circles and puffiness with a legion of active ingredients.

The highlight for me is the cooling applicator that in itself can improve the look on my eyes. I work in the cream for a good 10-20 seconds and then use a clean finger to smooth in any excess until absorbed. It is so gentle, I don’t hesitate using it on my eyelids as well.  Here’s the lineup of key ingredients – told you this line was science oriented!

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These products are available at dermatologist offices. You can find your nearest physician here.


COVER FX EyePrep Anti-Age Smoothing Primer

Other than through social media, I had not been exposed to the COVER FX line of makeup and skincare.  But I was immediately intrigued as it was rave reviews from dermatologists – surely they know what they are doing?!  I was able to pick up a few products at The Makeup Show, but my favorite is the EyePrep Anti-Age Smoothing Primer. This is like a triple duty wonder tool: anti-aging benefits, lightweight primer to be worn alone or under eye makeup AND improves the look of the undereye.  It is not your typical, silky primer.  You can really detect hydration, and because of this, the skin around my eyes appears smoother and brighter.  I can even get away with a this primer and a little Touche Eclat Radiant Touch.

And, making me love this company even more:

Cover FX Donates to the Skin Cancer Foundation

This month, Cover FX is giving back to help skin cancer research. Every time you buy the SkinTint FX SPF30, BritePrep FX SPF50 or “Like” them on Facebook, they will donate money to The Skin Cancer Foundation.