Did you know that the skin around your eyes ages more quickly than the rest of your face? Maybe you noticed in photos those fine lines forming; growing more pronounced with age. The eye area is typically one of the more neglected when it comes to your skin care routine, but now is the time to change you ways – with a sumptuous eye gel from our own backyard. Newport’s own Farmaesthetics, known worldwide for its authentic, sustainable, 100% natural formulations, introduced its Watercress Eye Gel last year and beauty editors and fanatics quickly took notice.
When PureWow and Blink Beauty teamed up for their second annual Indie Beauty Awards, a quest for the very best under-the-radar hair, skin and nails products, their team of industry insiders tested more than 200 products over five months and Watercress Eye Gel by Farmaesthetics was named The Best Eye Cream of 2019 (clink, clink)!
Naturally, with its Newport roots, I wanted to give it a try. It’s little but lux – thick in texture, like a serum, but cool; the gel is gentle and soothing (not sticky at all). Made with watercress (hello, new favorite antioxidant with vitamins A, C, E, K and copper), cucumber (vitamin C and caffeic acid, which fights inflammation), caffeine (tightens and brightens), arnica (a Fashion Week favorite) and aloe (so many skin-soothing qualities), the gel reduces dark circles, fine lines and puffiness. Sometimes I use it before my moisturizer and makeup, but it’s gentle enough to use just before heading out the door for a nice a dewy glow. Basically you can use this to refresh, hydrate and lift the eye area anytime – even a mid-day self-care moment or pick me up. So it’s basically the OSCAR of skin care.