While working with makeup artists who used banana powder to illuminate and brighten, I saw how the golden hue would lift the eyelid and open the eyes. I also saw it used as a highlighter on the cheekbones and I thought, ‘what if I create an eye cream that combines the benefits of skincare and makeup? One that would be illuminating with reflective pigments along with the benefits of jojoba seed oil, goji berries, sea buckthorn, and all the other humectants and deeply nourishing extracts and in Banana Bright Eye Cream.’
It was very hard to actually get it right but ultimately, we won our battle and it became a bestseller overnight. During the first six weeks in Sephora, it was the number one selling product of any product category, period. It has now landed as the number one selling eye cream in all of the Sephora stores around the world.
Next, we thought, ‘we’ve got to do a primer’ – one for all skin pigments, that would not mattify or dull but would again give a golden, radiant hue to the skin and combine the benefits of skincare and makeup
Environment, lifestyle, and the ravages of time can have a direct impact on the delicate eye area. The skin around the eye is extremely elastic, quite thin and has comparatively little connective tissue. This is why variances in your skin appearance such as eye circles (surface blood vessels) fat deposits (lachrymal sacks and tiny blood vessels are much more visible in this area than anywhere else on your skin.
The same applies to swelling of the eyelids which is caused by water retention, or the other way around with the formation of wrinkles on the lower eyelids caused by dehydration. is some of the thinnest and most fragile and is also subject to constant micro-movements, which is why it’s often the first part of your face to start showing the signs of ageing. Loss of elasticity eye muscle fatigue and Aging can cause the micro-vessels in the eye area to weaken and become permeable. Eventually, this fluid leaks out, pooling and building up under the eye which presents as puffiness. so as you can see there is a lot going oncause more problems in the eye area.
Skin cleansing & peeling
It is inevitable that also natural protective substances of the skin are removed during skin cleansing. Ideally, only lukewarm, soft water is used. Most of the time, however, this will not be sufficient because of the make-up applied on the skin. An excellent alternative is non-irritating cleansing milk based on vegetable oils without emulsifiers. Subsequently, it is suggested to rinse the skin with pure water.
Peelings should be sparingly applied in the eye area. Whether abrasive bodies in form of wax particles or enzyme peeling are used, it is inevitable to carefully cover the eye area. Fruit acid and chemical peelings should only be applied by experienced dermatologists with respect to the specific indication.
the eye area should be massaged very gently in order to prevent stressed skin. It already starts with mild tapping at the beginning of the treatment.
Dry spots and wrinkles caused by dehydration (lower eyelid): amino acids, urea, minerals salts and D-panthenol support the natural NMF. They should be assisted by a superficial film of gelling agents like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, d with additional smoothing effects.
Lachrymal sacks: They form because the connective tissue is slackening with the result that the developing pockets subsequently fill with fat tissue. Lachrymal sacks are hereditary and do not respond to cosmetic treatments. Frequently they are only swellings on the lower eyelid caused by water retention. They are very often observed in the morning after getting out of bed and vanish after the microcirculation has been stimulated with the breakfast coffee or tea. Their regression can be supported by cucumber, green tea or eyebright extracts or alternatively by applying cucumber slices, teabags or compresses. Liposomes accelerate the process.
Dark circles: The brownish or bluish shadows make a person look tired. The fairer the skin the more visible they are. These eye shadows can be effectively treated with butcher’s broom extract respectively the saponins contained therein. Dark circles can be concealed with a light foundation after the shadows have been neutralized with a complimentary color shade before.
Atrophic skin and loss of elasticity: Beneficial here are the recovery-supporting vitamins A, C and E, coenzyme Q10 as well as matrikines. The microcirculation is stimulated with tea products. Butcher’s broom has a stabilizing effect on connective tissue and blood vessels. Skin tightening effects are achieved with cucumber, horsetail and kigelia extracts.
As we age, it is natural for our skin to become drier, as levels of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin deplete over time. Whilst dryness may seem like a lesser concern, when coupled with dehydration, it can cause fine lines to appear
The gentle massage action of the rollerball offers a lymphatic drainage massage to the area, improving circulation and tempering any fluid build-up.
Eye Lift is light and easily-absorbed gel. Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Caffeine, it works in synergy with Revital Eyes; creating a ‘double shield’ as it nourishes, hydrates, and protects against daily assaults.