The skin under and around the eyes is some of the most delicate and thin skin on your body. And the eyes are the first part of the face to show age. Puffiness, wrinkles, crow's feet and dark circles betray your age.
Because this area lacks oil glands, using creams specific to the eye area can help it look revitalized, less puffy and brighter. When choosing an eye cream, look for these particular proven ingredients to keep the eye area looking younger, longer!
Hyaluronic Acid: This superstar ingredient hydrates and holds up to 1000 times its weight in water and is key in moisturization of the eye area. Look for it as one of the first five ingredients in any eye cream.
Retinol: A proven ingredient to help regenerate skin cells and turn over old ones, retinol has been used in skincare for years, and for good reason. Regular use of retinol can reduce wrinkles and help keep new ones from forming.
Vitamin C: A top notch antioxidant, Vitamin C helps stimulate collagen production, which keeps skin firm and not sagging. Very important! Vitamin C also provides some photoaging protection, meaning it helps supplement (but not replace) your SPF. Not only that, Vitamin C helps fight free-radical damage due to excessive sun exposure and daily pollution.
Vitamin E: Another fabulous antioxidant, Vitamin E helps sooth and nourish the skin, keeping dryness and irritation away.
Peptides: Peptides help skin cells regenerate and stimulate both collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for keeping skin firm and tight. Look for peptides like argireline and matrixyl.
The eyes are the window to the soul. So keep that window youthful and bright with these ingredients.