When I worked in the Beauty Industry, the one thing I always heard was “Do I REALLY need an eye cream?’ and that is complicated question. Well in honesty, no, not really. Depending on your skin and your skin’s needs you MAY be able to get away with using your face moisturizer to hydrate the area around your eyes.
However, let’s talk a bit more about the skin around your eyes. It is very different than the skin on the rest of your face. For one, it is 40% thinner than the rest of the skin on the face. It lacks the thickness, depth, collagen and elastin that the rest of your facial skin has. So yes, I highly recommend a separate product to take care of the delicate skin around your eyes.
Types of Eye Creams
Just as everyone has different types of skin and different concerns, the same is true of the eye area. Some people are more concerned with fines lines and wrinkles, while others are more concerned with puffiness or dark circles. I recommend choosing an eye cream that addresses the needs of your eye area.
If you are battling dark circles or puffiness I would look for a lighter texture product that can minimize dark circles and help to reduce puffiness. Dark circles and puffiness can caused by extra fluid in the eye area, lack of sleep, dehydration, stress and many other factors. Look for a product to help with these concerns and has some brightening capabilities as well.
My favorite is the Bliss Eye Do All Things eye cream. This has a built in roller that is great at cooling and depuffing around the eye area. And the product itself does a great job at reducing puffiness and dark circles. You can purchase it at the link here.
If you’re someone like me who is more concerned about anti-aging in the eye area than I suggest thicker, richer creams that can hydrate, smooth and help to lift the eye area. Think of products that help to smooth the under eye area.
My favorite eye cream to use for smoothing the eye area is the Mario Badescu Glycolic Eye Cream. It’s rich texture not only hydrates but helps to refine the eye area giving it a smooth and glowing finish. You can check it out at the link here
Personally, I like to use one cream in the morning for darkness and puffiness and a separate cream at night to focus on minimizing fines lines around the eye areas. The eyes can be one of the first areas on the face to show aging, so take are of them will stellar products.
To learn more about eye creams as well as some tips and product recommendations, check the Skincare 101 video below. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments and I’ll be glad to help you out!