Ah, the age old question. Should EYE, or shouldn’t EYE… use an eye cream? Well, we’re here to answer that question once and for all: you absolutely should.
I know what you’re wondering: why can’t I just use my facial moisturizer around my eyes too? Well, do me a favour and pinch the skin on your cheeks, or even your jawline. Now, lightly pinch the skin under your eyes. They don’t feel the same, do they?
The skin around our eyes doesn’t contain oil glands, which makes it more prone to feeling dry and dehydrated. It’s also up to ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. So, doesn’t it make sense that this area would require a different product?
How do eye creams work?
It’s important to have realistic expectations of the results eye creams can deliver. Eye creams cannot correct or reverse issues related to genetics, vascularity around the eyes, festoons (little waterbed-like pockets under the eyes), or ptosis (upper lid hooding), though some may help to improve these issues. They can, however, improve skin quality and tone, over time. As with any new product you should allow 12 to 18 weeks before being too critical of your results; incremental changes can be hard to see, especially when we’re up close and personal with the lines, bags, and darkness we’re trying to correct. Try taking your own before and after photos to see the changes over time!
When is the right time to start using an eye product?
If you’re asking this question, then it’s time to add an eye cream to your current routine!
Which eye product should I use?
There are so many eye products on the market, and deciding which one is best depends on your skin type, your preferences, and the concerns you’re trying to address.
For dark circles…
Consider an eye cream that contains optical diffusers to reflect light and create a more even tone. An eye cream containing retinol can also help improve your skin’s quality and tone.
We love: SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex
For lines and wrinkles…
Look for products with peptides, growth factors, and/or retinol to help improve the quality of your skin and improve fine lines and wrinkles.
We love: SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair
For puffy under eyes…
Eye creams that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients or caffeine are important to help reduce fluid build-up and puffiness.
We love: Colorescience Total Eye® 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy
Book a skincare consultation with us!
If you need help finding the perfect eye cream, we’re here to help. Advice is always free at Wonder Skincare!