While many supermodels’ main tip for getting radiant, gleaming skin is to drink a lot of water, Miranda Kerr is realist. After all, she founded the skin-care brand KORA because she knows that the right nutrients in serums and moisturizers can make a big difference for the health of skin. One such product that she added to her skin-care routine when she turned 30? An eye cream—and she recommends that everyone entering the decade do exactly the same thing.
“I’m all about preventative skin care so I recommend using eye products as a staple in your skin-care routine,” says Kerr. She recently launched the KORA Organics Berry Bright Eye Cream ($54), which is power-packed with a long list of ingredients to help stave off signs of aging around the eyes. “It contains a 5.5 percent active vitamin C blend consisting of cloudberry, Kakadu plum, and ascorbyl glucoside that helps brighten, hydrate, and firm the skin around your eyes to help fight under-eye bags, puffiness, and fine lines, and wrinkles,” she says. According to dermatologists, she’s hit it out of the park with this formula, because vitamin C makes a great addition to your a.m. under-eye care regimen. The ingredient helps to neutralize the free-radical damage in our skin from environmental stressors, like pollution and can help diminish dark circles as well as under-eye lines and wrinkles.
In addition to vitamin C, Kerr’s go-to eye cream also contains red ginseng and kangaroo paw flower, which she says, “improves circulation, restores balance, and rebuilds your skin.” The result, Kerr adds, is that “the delicate skin under your eyes really feels strengthened and moisturized.”
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The skin around your eyes happens to be the most delicate on your face, which is why signs of aging start to appear sooner in this area than in others. “Eyelid skin is thinner, which means it has less collagen and elastin [than the skin elsewhere on your face], and is definitely more prone to sun damage,” says Mona Gohara, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in Connecticut. Because of this, starting a prevention routine early—around the time you hit 30—can help stave off the effects of this damage on your skin. So let us take a page from Kerr’s book by adding an eye cream into our routines.
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