I’m diligent with my cleansers, serums, peels and hydrators, but I’ve never been one to rave about an eye cream. Isn’t taking moisturizer up around your eyes (but not too close, I know!) enough? I thought so, probably alone, but I did—until I saw the results from Peter Thomas Roth’s newest eye cream.
Unlike many other eye creams that are focused on solutions for overall anti-aging or brightening, the Vital-E Microbiome Age Defense Eye Cream ($55) has a different goal in mind; one that somehow also ticks all the usual boxes we’ve come to expect: caring for the skin’s microbiome.
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The microbiome is a protective layer of “good” bacteria we all have on the surface of our skin. When disrupted with common culprits such as indoor blue light from our tech devices, as well as environmental damage (ie pollution and climate change), it, along with the skin’s barrier, is thinned out and stripped. The result: more visible lines and wrinkles (hello, crow’s feet), an overall dull appearance, a dip in elasticity and heightened puffiness.
This is where the power of this eye cream comes in. A cocktail of caffeine, the brand’s Gamma E Antioxidant Technology and Syn-Eye Complex work quickly to reverse all of these less-than-ideal effects by detoxifying the area and replenishing.
I, like many others, spend a full eight hours (sometimes more) in front of a computer screen, only to resort to my tiny computer called an iPhone for the rest of the day’s hours, so my ears instantly perked up at the blue light–shielding promises. And after taking one look at what a simple extra step can do in just four weeks, I was officially hooked.
New Year New Me officially has meaning. Hi, my name is Danielle and I’m an eye-cream aficionado.