Eye Contour: The Most Vulnerable Part of Your Face
Approximately 5 times thinner than the rest of the face, the skin around your eyes marks more quickly. This thinness allows active ingredients in skincare products to penetrate easily but also makes the skin more receptive to allergens. With limited elastin and collagen fibers, the area is prone to sagging and puffiness. Constant muscular contractions from blinking affect the elastic fibers in the dermis, making expression lines appear.
Your eyes require special care and attention to maintain their youthful appearance.
Is Eye Gel, Eye Cream, or Eye Serum Better?
All three textures provide the under-eye area with much-needed moisture:
- Eye gel is perfect in the morning for a decongesting effect and sensation of freshness that wakes up your eyes.
- Eye cream is a favorite for sensitive and dehydrated skin, as it penetrates quickly and allows you to apply makeup right away. You can use it morning and evening.
- Eye serum is concentrated in active ingredients, making it ideal for morning and/or evening if your eye contour is marked or slack.
Many products have hybrid textures that combine the benefits of all three.
Which Star Active Ingredients Should You Look For in Eyecare Products?
To reduce aging signs around the eyes or fight dark circles and puffiness, caffeine is a star ingredient that drains, reduces swelling, and decongests the eye contour.
To combat wrinkles and fine lines, three ingredients are particularly effective:
Moisturizes and plumps surface wrinkles.
An antioxidant neutralizing free radicals, the primary cause of aging.
An anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant active known for its soothing and brightening action, as well as its ability to prevent & correct hyperpigmentation.
Your choice of eye skincare and ingredients will depend on the main concerns you want to address.
How Exactly Do You Apply Your Eye Cream?
Avoid rubbing or dragging your skin even when in a hurry. Take a small amount of cream on your ring finger and apply it to clean skin with washed hands. Gently pat along the orbital bone to smooth your crow's feet. Start with the inner corner of the eye and delicately move outwards, avoiding the top eyelid and area directly below your bottom lashes. These gentle tapping and smoothing movements help activate micro-circulation and lymphatic drainage, revealing ageless, radiant eyes.
Whatever your age, your eyes worth a daily care
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