Reasons why you should use eye cream
The skin around the eyes is thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the rest of the face and should be taken care of more delicately. That is why investing in an eye cream that softens, cares for, and protects sensitive skin is a good idea. Eye creams can have different qualities that target different problems such as dark circles, bags under your eyes, or fine lines and wrinkles. Here are our best tips.
How you choose the right eye cream
Before choosing an eye cream, consider your eyes' needs and find an eye cream that suits those needs. Perhaps you have bags under your eyes and need a soothing eye cream that reduces swelling, or you would like to minimize wrinkles and fine lines that are becoming increasingly more prominent. You can use different eye creams morning and night to really tailor your skin care needs accordingly.
Eye cream for dark circles under the eyes
Dark circles under the eyes occur because the skin is so thin that the underlying blood vessels become more visible. Lack of sleep, genetics, vitamin deficiency, stress, and age can also have an effect. If you want to reduce dark circles, we recommend using an eye cream that contains light-reflecting pigments and ingredients that strengthen the capillaries. You can find these in both the Ageless Eye Cream and the Ultimate Eye Cream. Our Vitamin C 10 Booster also works great under the eyes as it has a brightening effect. Also, remember to protect the skin with SPF as sun damage can cause pigmentation spots, which appear as dark spots around the eyes.
Eye cream for under-eye bags and swollen eyes
Who hasn't woken up with swollen eyes? Under-eye bags can be caused by many different things. It can be genetic, lack of sleep, improper diet, medication, or a slightly too festive and late evening. Our Moisturising Eye Gel contains caffeine, which counteracts swelling under the eyes by increasing circulation in the skin tissue and has a slight tightening effect. A tip is to store it in the refrigerator for an extra cooling and anti-puffing effect! The Ageless Eye Cream and the Ultimate Eye Cream also contain ingredients that counteract swelling.
Eye cream for fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes
Fine lines under the eyes are usually one of the first signs of aging you notice. It is entirely natural, and over time, they become more prominent. This is because elasticity decreases due to reduced collagen production, and the skin becomes thinner and drier as we age. If you want to counteract fine lines around the eyes, you should aim for an anti-aging eye cream that strengthens the skin, tightens it, and provides proper moisturization. If you have just started to notice a few fine lines, our Ageless Eye Cream is perfect. We recommend using the Ultimate Eye Cream if you have mature skin with more prominent wrinkles and fine lines.
How to apply your eye cream
Remember to gently pat or dab the eye cream under the eye and avoid pulling the skin. Also, avoid applying too much product on the eyelid itself, as there is often a relatively high production of oil there anyway. Finally, remember that it takes a little patience and regular use both in the morning and evening for a while to see a real difference.
Tip from Emma
"With a good eye cream, you can go a long way, but remember that a good night's sleep, good food, and laughing with friends are equally important."