I Can’t Believe My i’s!

Beautiful eyes can make your significant others melt when they stare into those liquid pools of blue. But remember Kenny Rogers’ horrific eyelid surgery that made him look like a Mattel creation seriously gone wrong? The eyes are also the first areas to make cringe.

Since the age of 19, I have tried a more lotions and potions for my eye zone than I would care to legally disclose to my boyfriend. My skin has gone through trench warfare from the constant use of dermatological acids, injections and laser treatments. So when I discovered the incredibly potent quartet of products from Emerge Labs called the “i” line, I felt St. Peter had kicked me through the pearly gates of heaven.

As you get older, evidence of aging usually catches up to the eye area first. No one knows this better than Cleo Londono, director of Metamorphosis Day Spa in New York City, who swiftly proceeded to create four weapons to combat aging and to fight fine lines, dark circles, puffiness and discoloration around the eyes while promoting rejuvenation and protection. Here is his arsenal:

* iRevitalizer reduces dark circles and puffiness while helping combat fine lines and wrinkles;
* iBrightener helps eliminate discoloration under the eyes and at the same time, hydrate and firm the skin under the eyes;
* iLift reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness and diminishes dry crepe-like skin around the eye by “lifting;” and
* iProtect prevents photo aging of the eye area by shutting out UVA and UVB rays. It also promotes healthy skin by repairing, treating and preventing the aging effects of environmental exposure.

I used all four and particularly loved the iBrightener and was able to see results within two weeks. The iLift worked faster than a quick-drying top coat for your nails (note that you should ideally use products for at least four weeks to see any results.)

I really put these products to the test by staying up for 24 hours (full disclosure of activities available upon request) and my eyes were none the worse for the wear. But, be careful. I did get an allergic reaction when I (accidentally) combined my glycolic acid lotion with the iBrightener. Blame that tequila…

Oh, and if fighting the hands of Father Time is not enough of a good thing, purchasing any of these i-treatments will enable Emerge Labs to give back 10 percent to Plant for the Planet’s Billion Tree Campaign. Visit www.emergeskincare.com to purchase and learn more about the alternative to blepharoplasty.