Why Should I use an Eye Cream?
Skin around the eyes is very thin, because of this under eyes can retain moisture and look puffy. It will often be the first area you begin to see the effects of ageing.
Unlike the rest of the face, the eyes have no sebaceous glands so can often become dry. There is also less Collagen and Elastin in this area, so as we age it becomes harder for the skin to just ‘bounce back’ into shape.
Eye products are specialised for use in that area, often in different consistencies than facial products. By using the same products we use on the face we could cause irritation and puffiness.
How Should I apply an Eye Cream?
Always follow the advice of your skincare practitioner as well as manufacturers guidance.
When you use moisturiser- ensure you do not apply it higher than the orbital bone. After you apply moisturiser, apply your eye cream. A small amount of product should be used. Dot the product along the brow bone and just above the orbital bone. Gently smooth into the skin, do not rub vigorously- the eyes are very delicate. Some products like Obagi Elastiderm Eye Cream can be applied over the eye lid.
Most Common Eye Concerns
- Dark Circles
Prevention eye products contain antioxidants. Antioxidants help to prevent free radical damage, skin cell damage that occurs from the environment.
SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel
Phloretin and Ferulic acid, provide antioxidant protection. AOX Eye Gel reduces the signs of ageing due to environmental damage. For use during the day, another eye cream can be used at night.
Dermaquest C Infusion Eye Cream
Vitamin C combined with peptides protects against free radical damage, brightens and reduces dark circles and puffiness.
Correction products target eye concerns including eye bags, puffiness lines and wrinkles.
Dermaquest Peptide Eye Firming Serum
Anti-ageing Peptides and Antioxidants stimulate Collagen and Elastin production. Firms and smoothes the eye area.
Madonna Lily plant stem cells along with peptide Melanostatine 5, brightens dark circles whilst reducing dark circles, pigmentation and puffiness.
Obagi Elastiderm Eye Cream
Daily use encourages the production of Collagen and Elastin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Blueberry extract provides antioxidant protection against free radical damage.
SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex
Suitable for mature skin, contains a combination of Peptides to correct the effects of Glycation. Great to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and reduce puffiness.
Are other Eye Products with similar ingredients the same?
No, we only use cosmeceutical products. Cosmeceuticals are different from regular cosmetics as they are:
- Higher strength
- Medical grade formulations
- Extensively clinically tested and researched
- Able to penetrate deeper in the skin
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