As the old saying goes, “the eyes are the windows to our soul” – which is why it makes sense that the delicate area around your eyes is the first place to show the stresses of everyday life. When you’re tired, or stressed or agitated, your eyes are the first area to be affected, whether from a lack of sleep or perhaps from rubbing them.
It’s fair to say that we humans have been obsessed with painting youthful eyes since time immemorial. The proof was in a recent discovery by archaeologists who, on a dig near the town of Aizanoi in Turkey, discovered a 2,200-year-old soldier’s tomb that contained a pot of eye cream made from an anti-inflammatory goji berry-like ingredient. Thousands of years on, the quest find the holy grail of eye creams remains high on our skincare to-do list.