In my personal and extremely humble opinion, one of the skin care products you should start using as early as possible is an eye cream. If just one night of not having had enough sleep leaves noticeable dark rings under the eyes - imagine what years of a hectic lifestyle, the weather and just having a good old laugh could do. Daily moisturisers and serums are wonderful in all their glory, but since the skin under the eyes is thinner and doesn't have any oil glands to help keep the area supple, it's more sensitive and as it dehydrates it's easier for fine lines and wrinkles to appear. That's why it's great to use eye creams, which usually are quite rich and creamy - exactly what the under eye area needs. Since life is all about having a good time and making the most of every hour of every day, I'm always on the hunt for a good eye cream that will help keeping those nasty wrinkles at bay as long as possible, and my latest love is the famous Creamy Eye Treatment from Kiehls (£33).
I make up my mind about a skin cream depending on how my skin feels mid afternoon. If my skin is as hydrated as it was after my morning routine, we're on to a winner and for eye creams I also check for crepeness that can come after under eye concealers, powder etc. When I've used this cream the eye area feels protected, nourished, bright and soft - and this lasts even after having cleansed my face in the evening. I've also used this as a masque for the eye area, applying a slightly thicker layer of it (you still only need very little of it) and then let it absorb for the next 15 mins, wiping away any excess. This cream is so lovely to use and I couldn't wish for a better protector for the eye area to see me through the winter.