Eye Cream
Posted By: Lindsay Schroeder Posted In: dark circles Date Posted: March 8th, 2012 Comments: 9
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Eye cream is such an essential part of an effective every day skincare routine yet so often overlooked. Many think that using a regular facial moisturizer is enough when hydrating their skin but it’s not! The area of skin around the eyes is much thinner than that on the rest of the face and we have minimal oil glands in this area so it needs to be hydrated with something more emollient. This is the first place we show signs of aging so it needs to be treated well! A regular non-comedogenic  moisturizer is not commonly made to use around the eye area and can lead to irritation as well! In addition to hydrating the skin around the eyes, an effective eye cream will give you anti-aging benefits and brighten your eyes due to under eye dark circles or lack of sleep and minimize puffiness.

And let us make this clear…men and women should be using an eye cream. We at Acne Skin Site believe anyone age 16 and over will benefit from using one. So what active ingredients should you look for in a good eye cream? It depends what benefits you want. For filling in fine lines and wrinkles, look for silicone. Caffeine is known to help reduce puffy eyes. Vitamin K, over time, will help to lessen dark circles and brighten the overall eye area. And to stimulate collagen growth, alpha hydroxyl acids or retinol will do the trick. Always make sure to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with your dermatologist and ask for another recommendation if you are allergic to something mentioned above. If you would like to use more than one eye cream to receive maximum benefits, discuss mixing of products or ingredients with your pharmacist or dermatologist.

It is necessary to apply eye cream morning and night to receive the maximum benefits and to protect your skin from damage during the day and to restore your skin at night.  Use your ring finger, which is next to your pinky finger, to apply the cream because it is found that the least amount of pressure is applied with this finger. Make sure to gently tap the eye cream around your eye area, from below the eye to the top of the brow bone and around your temples to just outside your hairline in that area (where crows’ feet form). Don’t pull or tug at your skin because that will cause premature lines and wrinkles.  If you decide to use the eye cream on your eyelid, (consult with your doctor first), a concern we’ve heard quite a bit is how to keep eye makeup in place. Use an eye shadow primer after applying eye cream and before applying eye shadow and it will help hold your makeup in place and will not settle or “gunk up” in your crease. Our personal favorite here at Acne Skin Site is Urban Decay Cosmetic’s Eye Shadow Primer Potion.

So what are you waiting for? Invest in a good eye cream and take years off your face!


Let the discussion begin!

  • Sheldon Cook - March 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    I’ve tried just about every eye cream known to man. I don’t know how to get rid of my baggy under-eyes! 🙁

  • Krista Brown - March 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    I used to have a rather annoying problem with dry irritating skin along the bottom edges of my nose and where my glasses touched my nose . I tried Thentix – a Touch of Honey and immediately felt and saw improvements in these areas . I have been using Thentix for about a year now and find that it is less expensive than most other eye care creams and lotions and works better . Thentix on my hands every day and face in the morning are a routine for me and my skin is feeling and looking very youthful.

  • Eugene Rosales - March 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    My favorite eye cream is Elizabeth Grant’s Biocollasis Eye Cream. It reduces eye lines & certainly helps lids & upper eye to look tighter. It is only on the Shopping Channel.

  • Sydney James - March 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Well, my eyes are in pretty rough shape. I use an eye roller freezing cold to reduce the puffiness but it only works as a temporary cure.

  • Tony Lee - March 12, 2012 at 3:03 am - Reply

    I feel that in the morning is one of the best times of day to take care of your eyes, and apply some of the eye creams that you need to do. I think that the one thing that really causes some damage to your eyes would be the dryness in the air. This can be something that can cause you problems with keeping them not so “rough” and more.

  • the best eye cream for dark circles - April 30, 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

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  • Reema Abdul - May 25, 2012 at 6:54 am - Reply

    This is so true, and I can only say that because I’ve just recently started using an eye serum followed by an eye cream 1-2x a
    Week and I see a difference already in the quality of my skin around that area the product is by Gratiae amazing!! I’m 26 years old thought I was young for this kind of thing but after seeing the results already.. I question my thoughts on this topic. SooOoo… Great advice!! 🙂

  • Priya - June 21, 2012 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Does anyone know of any eye creams with vitamin k?

  • kausar - December 9, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Try the eye cream fr0m the b0dy sh0p. Make sure 2 ask the c0nsultant in 0rder 2 get the rite 1. They’re full with natural ingredients like aloe vera & helps heal th0se creases under the eye al0ng with lightening the skin. N0 m0re dark bags!

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