The Eye Cream That Makes Me Want to Apply Eye Cream

Victoria Moorhouse
jurlique eye balm

Photo: Jurlique

I’m fully aware that preventing wrinkles from happening in the first place is easier than fixing them later. And even at 24, I’ve taken action. I slather on anti-aging moisturizer religiously, have buckled down big time about SPF, take off my makeup every night (even if I roll in at 2 a.m.), and slap on a sheet mask at least once a week. But getting hooked on eye cream has been a little bit harder for me. That is, until I tried Jurlique’s Nutri-Define Eye Contour Balm ($90,

Because I’ve been so conscious about other aspects of my anti-aging skin care, applying it just always slipped my mind. But this product from Jurlique has made it something I look forward to doing. It’s 10 p.m.? Time for eye cream!

OK, I’ll get serious. I was immediately drawn to the product because of its name. Contour balm—what’s that all about? After reading about it, I learned it’s meant to be used around the entire orbital bone of the eye, not just where crow’s feet form. You slather this stuff under, above, and on the sides of the eye. Like you may have guessed, it’s made to address aging concerns like loose skin around the eye and skin texture and also to give added protection to this delicate area.

Because I don’t yet have visible fine lines, I knew I wouldn’t be able to attest to it making wrinkles disappear around my eye socket. But I can confidently say it has made this area feel incredibly smooth and well-hydrated. I apply the super light, fast absorbing formula at night, and when I wake up in the morning, that contour area feels nourished, tighter, moisturized, and cared for. That’s probably partially due to the compilation of ingredients like rosemary for rejuvenation and peppermint for improved texture, and horseradish for elasticity. It also includes other ingredients that help to even out skin tone and protect the skin in general.

It comes with a little metal ball you dip into the tiny tub and rub gently around your eye. Think of it as a self-massage, though sometimes I forget and just use my fingers. Either works and feels just as good. The entire process (and the product) feels luxe, and that’s probably why I’ve been so partial to adding the formula to my routine. And if that’s what it takes to get me committed to applying eye cream before I fall asleep, I’ll take it.

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