That feeling when you notice your first little crinkles around your eyes. Ugh. From crow’s feet to laugh lines to dark circles, getting older can cause a lot of not-so-fun things to creep in. Our eyes usually show signs of aging first, because of all the movement from squinting and blinking, plus the surrounding skin can be up to 10 times thinner than the rest of our face.
Fortunately, there’s a fix. “It’s not too late,” says Toronto dermatologist Dr. Sonya Abdulla of Dermatology on Bloor. “We can reverse some of the signs.” But your go-to moisturizer won’t do the trick: “You need to use specific formulations that are appropriate for the sensitive eye area and that penetrate more effectively,” Abdulla explains. So when should you start? “The earlier the better. When patients are in their mid-20s, that’s a great time to start being proactive.” Here are eight new anti-aging eye creams to help you look your freshest.