How crucial a role does eye cream play in your skincare routine? Is it your primary concern or does it come last on the list of your favored beauty products? Surprisingly, when it comes to where some avid beauty consumers stand on eye cream, some are firm believers while others are simply indifferent.. This article will explore in reasonable detail the shocking reason we should all be using eye cream..
Do we really need to be making room for a separate targeted eye treatment?
To be able to dig deep into that matter, I would like to describe the nature of the eye area skin when compared to the skin on the rest of the face.. The eye area does not fall under the skin type category, that is why when it comes to choosing the suitable eye cream, one should momentarily disregard their general skin type, be it oily, dry or combination, and instead focus on the specific condition of their eye area..
The Eye Area Is…
- Very delicate. The skin is 10 times thinner than the skin on the rest of the face.
- More permeable, meaning it’s more likely to absorb product.
- Shows deep veins more clearly.
- Has less sebaceous glands, collagen and elastin fibers compared to the rest of our face.
- More prone to losing moisture and becoming dryer and showing wrinkles, as well as losing its springy, plump appearance.
The above is sufficient to guide you through the selection process of the most suitable eye cream treatment. It is quite essential to use a product formulated especially for this area..
Below are the most common concerns people usually aim their purchase accordingly.
1 || Eye bags or puffiness.
Surprisingly, (and besides the clear cause of developing eye bags like genes or extra salt in the diet), eye bags are generally caused by a build-up of dense creams around the eye, a result of leftover moisturizer, foundation and concealer collecting into squishy deposits. This is shocking, in fact many oculoplastic surgeons frequently find excess eye creams in the eye bags!
2 || Dryness.
Dryness in the eye area is very common during the winter months. The fact that the eye area skin is very thin, it is less able to retain moisture which makes it vulnerable to drying out. Extreme cases of dryness can take the form of itchiness, flakiness, soreness and swelling.
3 || Dark circles.
Those can be caused by anything from genetics to hyperpigmentation, poor circulation, hollowness or the sunken appearance of eyelids.. Weak capillaries are another cause and their exposure will create a shadow darkening the under eye area..
4 || Fatigue
General dullness and vitamin deficiencies can cause an unhealthy look for the area around the eyes..
5 || Lines and wrinkles
Age, facial expressions, dryness and loss of collagen and elastin are the main causes of wrinkly skin around the eyes..
After assessing and specifying the eye area concern, the next step should focus on choosing the most effective eye creams. Delivery systems must suit the thin and delicate skin. Which brings us to identifying the targeted actives that are required to treat the specific concerns in this area.
- Caffeine. Used to combat puffiness by reducing the build-up of lipids that lead to eye bags.
- Hyaluronic Acid. Helps to hydrate (which in turn will help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles), as it locks in any moisture and delivers smoothness
- Vitamin C. Helps to brighten and counter the signs of fatigue.
- Albizia Julibrissin. A bark extract that strengthens capillaries to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
- Retinol. Regenerates, rejuvenates, boosts collagen and elastin production and is considered the holy grail of anti-aging ingredients.
Application is important, since rough motions can encourage wrinkles. Always focus on lifting movements when applying your eye creams [which should be applied both under eyes and around the brown bone and eyelids] – avoid tugging, stretching and dragging the skin down. Use gentle movements and tap your product into the skin using your fingertips to maintain good elasticity.
The Bliss Of Concealers
Sometimes, and in the most stubborn eye area cases, concealer is usually all that matters. For example, shadows caused by pigment are usually brown, so using a slightly peachy of yellow concealer will help counteract them. By applying thin layers and avoiding concealer overuse, the right concealer should be your second go-to option after correctly dealing with your eye area condition.
The ‘Magical’ Eye Cream Does Not Exist
Always be aware, upon using any eye product that a perfect case scenario is farfetched. Don’t raise your expectations and instead understand that ‘reducing’ rather than ‘radically changing’ the undesired eye area concerns should be enough. The beauty industry is packed with misleading products that over-promise and under deliver. Any brand promising otherwise is not being fully transparent.
Below, our chosen eye creams for best results..
1 || For Puffiness
2 || For Dryness
3 || For Dullness
4 || For Dark Circles
5 || Anti-Aging *AVAILABLE AT CIIN ESHOP*