Essential Eye Cream: Which one is right for you?


The windows to the soul. The first thing people notice. There’s so much to be said about your eyes, and yet they are generally the first sign of aging on your face.

The skin around our eyes is more sensitive and delicate than any other area of our face. This means that it is more prone to a variety of issues such as discoloration, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. The recommended age to start applying eye cream is in your early 20’s depending on your lifestyle and genetics. In your 20’s, “it is best to use a plant-based eye creams that build strong antioxidant defense systems to protect themselves from harm.” according to Celebrity aesthetician Nerida Joy.

Generally, eyecreams are made to target the following areas:

  • Dark circles:
    The dreaded tell-tale signs of a rough night, dark circles surface from a variety of causes such as heredity, allergies, fatigue, sun exposure (which causes the body to produce more melanin), aging and frequent rubbing of the eyes. La Mer’s The Eye Concentrate is one of the best we’ve found to lighten up dark circles. 
  • Puffiness:
    This is caused by the fluid buildup that can cause swelling in the tissues around your eyes. This, similar to dark circles, can also be a result of sleep deprivation, diet (ever notice that your eyes are extra puffy after that delicious slice of pizza at 2am?). Eye creams with caffeine, like Origin’s GinZing!, will help constrict blood vessels, which in turn will reduce puffiness.
  • Wrinkles:
    In your late 20’s and early 30s, you will start noticing tiny fine lines around your eyes- the ominous and infamous crows feet. To combat these, an eye cream with antioxidants, peptides, and retinol should help the lines from forming even deeper creases by promoting collagen production. We recommend Philosopy’s Miracle Worker to wrangle your wrinkly woes.

Apply your eye cream in the morning and at night under and over your eyelids. Dispense a pea size amount of eye cream onto your ring fingers and gently create 3 tiny dots on the lower and upper lid. Afterwards, massage it into the area. This is definitely one of the key products that should be started early on in your skincare routine if you are prone to having dark circles, lay out in the sun often or have a lifestyle that causes frequent stress to your body.


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