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AHC Eye Cream For Face reviews

The world of K-Beauty is packed with famously effective products, but it’s fair to say that some of them may seem a little unusual. From ‘snail slime’ to egg-inspired moisturisers, there’s plenty to be perplexed by when it comes to Korean skincare.

The latest brand to hit our shores has one product with especially weighty cult appeal in its hometown. AHC, a brand that was originally developed for use in aesthetic clinics, sells a tube of its quizzically named Eye Cream For Face every three seconds.

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Hydrating Essential Real Eye Cream for Face

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£26.00

So, what exactly is it – and crucially, where does it go? The answer is simpler than the name suggests. Eye Cream For Face is simply a brilliant all-over moisturiser designed with the same gentle hand that an eye cream requires, so it’ll deliver results while respecting sensitive, congested or easily upset skin.

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The Best Black Eyeliners and Eye Shadows to Shop Now

As the threat of a second lockdown loomed in Paris this week, there was little in the way of statement makeup at the COVID-safe outdoor presentations and in the virtual videos that replaced the city’s traditionally packed show spaces. Faces were kept bare for the most part, with one notable exception: Black eyeliner got plenty of traction.

It’s no coincidence. Throughout history, eyeliner has been many things to many people, helping us express a range of era-specific characters. Very few makeup staples can so seamlessly skew sleek and elegant, à la a classic ’60s-era cat eye, and simultaneously subversive in homage to the ’80s-era punks, goths, and the New Romantics, with their messy, kohl-rimmed eyelids. In the shadow of an unusual spring collections season, makeup artists seem to be gravitating toward these humble pencils, pens, and pots for their ability to telegraph all the feelings of the coronavirus era—and offer

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ELLE Beauty Director, Katy Young, On The Eye Creams That Actually Work

When you get paid to test beauty products for a living, what do you actually pay to use? ELLE’s Beauty Director Katy Young comes clean.

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Forgive me, reader, for I have sinned. It’s been four weeks since my last confession, but it’s been going on a lot longer than that. The truth is, I’ve never seen the point in eye creams. I’ve always just taken whatever cream I have been using right up to my lash line, assuming that what was good for the rest of my face would work fine around my eyes. Skin is skin, right?

Well, yes. But also no. It’s skin that is 10 times thinner, more sensitive to UV rays, drier, prone to eczema, psoriasis and allergies, and subject to almost-constant micro-movements, blinking 4.2 million times a year. Not to mention the fact that a surprising amount of products have the instruction ‘Avoid eye

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