Choosing one that works for you
UltimaSkin Anti-Aging Lifting Eye Cream
This rich eye cream moisturizes, diminishes fine lines, brightens dark circles and helps to reduce under eye puffiness with effective antioxidants like alpha lipoic acid, Vitamin C, DMAE, glycolic acid and arnica – Learn more
| You wouldn’t think that a region as small as the eye area would generate as many questions as it does.From minimizing wrinkles to moisturizing, diminishing puffiness and eliminating dark circles, it seems that looking after this one tiny part of the face generates a considerable amount of confusion.
Is the eye area any different to skin on the rest of your face? Do you need an eye cream? And if so, how do you choose one that works?
Skin around the eyes
The area around your eyes isn’t that different in make-up to the skin around the rest of your face except that it tends to be thinner. Because of this it may be more prone to irritation from smoke and other factors such as lack of sleep. This irritation may lead to dilated blood vessles which can swell and appear darker through this thin skin.
Drinking too much alcohol can cause dehydration which may lead to puffiness. And lack of sleep may result in puffiness as well as under eye dark circles.
Wrinkles around the eyes may be a result of your genes, lifestyle (excessive sun exposure and even facial expressions). Fight back with big wrap around sunglasses, SPF protection and other effective ingredients. Use a concealer if you can’t beat dark circles.
8 Eye Creams that Work
It is important to moisturize around the delicate eye area and if you don’t have particular eye concerns such as puffiness or dark circles, for example, then you may find that your regular facial moisturizer is adequate. Many women prefer creams designed specifically for the eye area which may deliver ingredients for helping to treat puffiness, under eye dark circles as well as fine lines.
If you enjoy using eye creams or you have specific concerns that you want to address, here are my top picks.
|1. UltimaSkin Alpha Lipoic Acid Lifting Eye Cream
Suitable for all skin types, this cream moisturizes and helps to address eye concerns including puffiness, dark circles and fine lines.
|2. Credentials Eye Nourisher
Eye Nourisher is loaded with antioxidants including Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q10, and Retinyl Palmitate to protect the eye area from free radical damage. Soothing botanicals and skin brighteners pampers and hydrates the skin, plumping it to perfection.
|3. Active C Eyes
Formulated with 5% active Vitamin C concentrate and ideal for women 30+. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights free radicals that lead to skin damage and studies have shown it be useful in the synthesis of collagen, which helps to reduce wrinkles.Topical Vitamin C also improves skin texture.
|4. Redermic Eyes
Formulated with 5% active Vitamin C concentrate plus madecassoside, a botanical, Redermic Eyes is ideal for women 40+.Redermic Eyes provides the same benefits as Active C Eyes. Madecassoside, a plant extract has been shown to enhance collagen synthesis, thereby increasing the effectiveness of this product.
|5. Neostrata Wrinkle Defense Eye Contour Gel
Formulated with Matrixyl (a peptide that has been shown to be effective in minimizing wrinkles) plus emollients.Also contains hyaluronic acid, a very effective skin moisturizer. Ideal for dry skin types.
|6. Reversa Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream 4% with SPF 15
Formulated with glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that smooths skin by helping to eliminate dead skin cells at the surface. Studies have also shown them to be effective in increasing skin thickness.Also contains moisturizers and SPF protection.
|7. Neostrata Dark Circle Serum
Formulated with Vitamins K and A (retinol). Clinical studies have shown this combination to decrease dark circles under the eyes as well as improve fine lines and wrinkles.
| 8. Preparation H Cream with Biodyne
This ‘beauty secret’ is used by those in the know to help reduce wrinkles and under eye puffiness.The Canadian version of Preparation H contains biodyne, also known as Live Yeast Cell Derivative (LYCD), which accelerates wound healing and is biologically active on skin cells. In fact, a clinical study conducted at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati Burns Institute, Ohio, demonstrated that topical application of LYCD accelerated the wound healing of diabetic mice (100% wound closure with biodyne vs 31.4% without biodyne – a significant difference).The active ingredient in biodyne has been isolated as a protein fraction containing a mixture of several peptides. Some peptides have been shown to reduce wrinkling.