Aging around the eyes is probably my biggest skincare concern. I don’t really suffer from puffiness but dark circles, fine lines and loss of radiance are all my sworn enemies. I’ve tried to use a good eye product every day since my early twenties and, while I’m happy to experiment with cheaper versions of just about any other product, eye cream is one area I would never scrimp on.
So I sat up and took notice when I was sent Giorgio Armani’s new ‘innovative weapon for the eyes.’ Aimed at women in their 30s and 40s, the Regenessence range contains Armani’s [ 3.R ] technology: a combination of Linseed extract, Proxylane and Vitamin C along with yeast extract, caffeine, and something intriguingly called ‘tensor agents’ to target puffiness, dark circles, and lines and wrinkles.
The serum comes in a sleek pink and black tube but the best part of the packaging is the silver bevelled applicator that ensures easy application, improves circulation and apparently serves to reduce puffiness under the eye.
The applicator is really lovely to use: it feels cooling and refreshing and helps smooth out the product so that it’s absorbed almost instantly. The serum itself has a pleasant, light texture and doesn’t feel too heavy for daily use on such sensitive skin. I’ve been using it morning and night for about a month now and have noticed definite improvements.
The product is apparently amazing for puffiness but, as I said, that isn’t one of my main concerns. I’m convinced it’s made a difference to my dark circles which appear less pronounced and it has also helped with the little dehydration lines close to my nose. Most noticeably it has smoothed out the appearance of the deeper line under each eye that I’ve started to feel very conscious of: these are less obvious under makeup and my concealer doesn’t settle into the cracks the way it used to.
Mr Armani, it’s a thumbs up from me.
The Giorgio Armani Regenessence skincare range launched last month and is available exclusively from Brown Thomas Dublin and Cork. Prices as follows: Multi-Corrective Rejuvenating Cream, €85; Youth Regenerator Serum , €95; Eye Rejuvenating Serum, €60; Cosmetic Water, €40.