REN Keep Young and Beautiful Anti-Ageing Eye Cream

REN Keep Young and Beautiful Anti-Ageing Eye Cream, R549.

What they say: An ultra lifting, firming and replenishing eye cream that dramatically reduces the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet and deep expression lines around the delicate eye area. The eye contour appears smoother, tighter and revitalized.

What we say: Wow, wow, wow! Silly name, I think, but I can relate to the idea and what’s inside truly makes-up for it.

To be honest I never have any expectations about eye creams that promise to ‘dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles’. I normally think, “Pha! Whatevs!” Try it for a month, and see absolutely no results. But with this cream I saw results in just over a week. With the big 3-0 approaching fast and furious, I’ve been noticing more and more lines forming around my eyes. My grandpa used to say that it was a sign of a happy life – one spent laughing, but this has always been little comfort. So instead, I spend my life laughing while applying and trying every cream I can get my hands on.

I applied the cream around my eyes twice a day, and saw results in just 8 days. It has a silky, cooling formula that absorbs very easily and doesn’t leave any sticky residue, which you normally find with anti-aging eye creams.

Incredibly, the super ingredients that make the wrinkle reduction possible is little old wheat and its friend yeast, who have been having quite a hard time of it lately. So, in the manner of Price Charles and his famous ‘in defence of cheese’ essay, I am about to convince you that wheat and yeast are, in fact, not the devil.

The native peptides that are naturally occurring in wheat have the ability to fill fine line, expression lines and even deep wrinkles, while yeast contains implant collagens that help the skin retain moisture (very important in the eye area), as well as extract called Hexapeptide-11 that is found during the fermentation of yeast. This peptide not only reduces fine lines and wrinkles, it also helps strengthen the matrix, which in turn makes your skin firmer. So next time you have a wheat or yeast intolerance, think about what it could be doing for your peepers.

The best eye cream I’ve used in quite a while!