We absolutely adore the Thalgo eye cream, but how necessary are eye creams? When we moisturise our face, why do we need a separate cream for our eyes?
According to xojane, eye creams are needed, particularly for mature skin, but we need to be realistic in their capabilities.
“Eye creams need to be soothing to the skin by applying the proper moisturisation. They should create a smoothing effect on fine lines and wrinkles as they firm the skin by stimulating collagen production and promoting cellular regeneration,” says Dr. Malek. “A proper eye cream should also decrease darkness and puffiness of the lower eyelids.”
Is there a need for eye cream or can you use your regular moisturizer?
Dr. Malek explains, “The skin composing the lower eyelid is significantly thinner than the rest of the face and is much more sensitive to topical products. Moisturizers can be used around the eye area, but they may cause stinging or burning. The benefit of a cream specifically formulated for the eye area is that it will be less irritating than a typical moisturizer. A properly formulated eye cream will be milder and free of fragrances.”
OK, so eye creams should be free of fragrances. What else should you be looking for in your dream eye cream?
With so many different eye creams on the market (all of them promising basically the same thing), it can be overwhelming to find an eye cream. According to Dr. Malek, the below ingredients are what you should be looking for in an eye cream that, you know, actually does what it says it will.
“Hyaluronic acid (hydrates ), ceramides (retain moisture), retinol (promotes new cell growth or regeneration) and neuropeptides (increase the production of collagen and elastin production), vitamin C (collagen production), vitamin E ( nourishes and soothes skin).
Newer peptides and combinations of peptides and growth factors are continuously being formulated and introduced into the skinceutical market as we are up-regulating our skin’s own abilities to repair and renew itself. Other beneficial ingredients for benefits under the eye are vitamin K (inhibits bruising and diminishes dark pigment or cast due to broken down blood cells). Kojic acid, arnica, and hydroquinine, as well as licorice can diminish dark circles and lighten pigment under the eyes. Chamomile, tea extracts, and cucumber can help with puffiness.”