Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Eye Balm

Elemis just keep ‘em coming in this 25th anniversary year, don’t they? Rocketing straight to the top of our own eye-soothing, eye-smoothing charts is this illuminating balm, which can ‘lift’ the appearance of dark circles and shadows faster than you can say ‘Paul Daniels’.

With a blend that includes botanical extacts of bird of paradise flower, penstia powder, apricot kernel oil and a chamomile and arnica extract, It’s nourishing, refreshing, light-reflective, cooling – instantly, blissfully cooling, actually – but most of all we love the fact that it comes with a smooth metal ‘iron’ on the end for de-puffing. Just ‘iron’ around the eyes, and watch that fluid drain away…

We were doubtful about Elemis’s advice that it can be applied over make-up, but actually, it works just fine: the eye area’s re-illuminated (and you can just pat into skin, to blend seamlessly).

We excavated quite a collection of lip balms from the bottom of the handbag (do they breed in there?) to make room for this, and are just so pleased we did.

UK readers find Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Eye Balm at www.elemis.com/£34 for 10ml