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Why is it important to treat the skin around our eye area?

The eye area is one of the most sensitive parts of our body and should be well taken care of because it is so delicate and vital as it is responsible for allowing us to see our surroundings.

Let’s start from the beginning…

The skin is the largest organ in the body and constantly works to protect the internal organs against infections, free radicals, UV rays, injuries, pain, and various other unpleasant sensations. It is imperative to ensure that the skin stays hydrated in order to keep the skin’s barrier strong and intact. When the skin loses its moisture it is more prone to injury and accelerated signs of skin concerns such as acne, ageing, chronic redness, and pigmentation. Any good skin care regime includes targeted areas where the skin is more vulnerable compared to the rest of the face.

How the skin around the eyes is different from the skin on the rest of your face

The eye area is one of the most sensitive parts of our body and should be well taken care of because it is so delicate. Unlike the skin on the rest of your face, the eye area does not have oil glands that can help keep the skin around your eyes moist, making it essential to use an daily effective eye cream. The skin around the eye area is thinner and more delicate, and therefore more prone to the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The tissue below the eye area does not have the essential elements that strengthen the skin which decreases the ability to protect itself as much as the rest of the skin in the face and body. In addition, the eye area covers the hollow space of the eye socket which increases the visibility of wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness as well as the accelerated experience of ageing before any other part of the face. Every time you move your eyes, squint, smile or widen them in surprise, you are giving the skin around your eyes a workout. Over time, this skin dries out and forms small lines and wrinkles. Other factors that encourage fine lines and wrinkles include smoking and exposure to the sun's UVB rays. Genetics, lack of sleep, too much sun exposure and aging are all factors that will also cause those dark circles under the eyes.

Using the correct eye skincare products will slow down the aging process and address dark circles and puffiness.

When and how to apply your eye treatment?

For ultimate results, apply your eye treatment every morning and evening after cleansing the skin – only a pea-sized amount is enough. Tap the eye care treatment gently to the area around the eye and allow a minute for the treatment to fully penetrate and absorb. Apply your day or night cream, followed by broad-spectrum sun protection.

By stimulating the circulation, hydrating the skin and exfoliating, one can improve the appearance of dark circles to a brighter eye area.

Stress not – with pHformula’s meticulously formulated skin resurfacing treatments, you have the opportunity to restore your youthful look. Say yes to eye treatments, whether prescribed as an in-cabin treatment or for home care.

Your eye care maintenance regimen

Your eye care maintenance regimen consists of E.X.F.O Cleanse, followed by the E.Y.E recovery and the SOS Eye Rescue.

E.X.F.O Cleanse


A gentle cleansing exfoliant for all skin types, which assists to effectively remove makeup and impurities. Contains a specific combination of actives, which assist to loosen rough keratinized cells and therefore is ideal to use in combination with all the pHformula skin resurfacing treatments.

Benefits & Ingredients

• Lactobionic Acid - is a film forming polyhydroxy acid which has shown to be non-irritating with strong moisturization and water binding properties.
• Rooibos extract - contains 2 particularly potent lavonoids (quercetin & luteolin) and polyphenol antioxidants which are potent free radical scavengers.
• Vitamin B5 - is a humectant which easily penetrates into the stratum corneum. Has calming and anti-inflammatory properties and is an excellent hydrating agent.
• Urea - skin conditioning agent and humectant.
• Papain enzyme - assists in degrading the corneodesmosomal linkages between damaged or dead cells.

Your eye care maintenance regimen

E.Y.E. recovery

A powerful but gentle formulation containing a unique peptide complex, which assists to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. One can also use it under the brow bone for an immediate lifting and tightening effect.

Benefits and Ingredients

• Arginine – Increase blood circulation and improves hydration
• Chrysinimide – a combination of active ingredients able to absorb and eliminate coloured blood pigments in the skin which are responsible for dark circles under the eyes. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect and emphasises firmness and tone of the eye area
• Peptide complex – a powerful combination of two peptides that work synergistically and act as a cell messenger to stimulate the wound healing process. The peptide complex provides a smoothing effect on expression lines and dismisses eye-puffiness and dark circles, erasing any signs of fatigue
• THPE – provides visible anti-ageing efficacy on skin firmness

E.Y.E. recovery

SOS eye rescue

This award winning eye cream assists to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as puffiness and dark circles. The weightless cream helps to improve skin elasticity and hydration. A light-reflecting formula glides across the lid and instantly brightens the skin around the eye contour. Ideal to prep the eyes for a smoother and longer lasting eyeshadow application.

Benefits and Ingredients

• Chrysinimide – a combination of active ingredients able to absorb and eliminate coloured blood pigments in the skin which are responsible for dark circles under the eyes. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect and emphasises firmness and tone of the eye area
• Peptide complex – a powerful combination of two peptides that work synergistically and act as a cell messenger to stimulate the wound healing process. The peptide complex provides a smoothing effect on expression lines and dismisses eye-puffiness and dark circles, erasing any signs of fatigue
• Skin identical Ceramides – provides superior protection by restoring the compromised lipid barrier function, while improving elasticity and hydration
• Vitamin E - excellent moisturiser, a powerful anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties from Light-reflecting eye make-up primer

**top eye-tip: for superior results apply E.Y.E recovery followed by SOS eye rescue.

The SOS eye rescue was nominated for its unique peptide complex and light-reflecting technology in 2018 at the most prestigious event, Swedish Beauty Awards, for beauty and cosmetics in the Facial Skincare Category, and awarded Best Day Eye Cream Award by the Woman & Home Beauty Awards 2019.

SOS eye rescue

Protect the skin around your eyes!

The eye area has some layers of skin that protect it. While the eyelids, eyelashes, and other parts of the eye area work together to make sure the eyes are moist, protected and functioning well, we should also make sure that the skin around the eyes is protected - a simple daily eye skincare routine will do just that!

Connecting with your pHformula skin specialist for the correct prescription for your topical eye treatment will keep those signs of ageing at bay!

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