Full disclosure: Here at The Clinic we are definitely on #TeamEyeCream. As a team of registered nurses and skincare specialists, we see the premature ageing that occurs around the delicate eye area on a daily basis. It’s a personal choice, but we highly recommend using a product that is both preventative and restorative in reducing wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. Here we explore all the reasons to love eye creams, masks and serums, and which product is the right one for you.
WHY DO I NEED AN EYE CREAM?
Unfortunately, the eye area is one of the first parts of the face where we show signs of ageing. The skin around our eyes is extremely thin and delicate, and is therefore vulnerable to sun damage, pollution and other environmental factors. The skin around our eyes is naturally prone to dryness, wrinkles and a loss of volume because it does not produce as much natural oil (or sebum) as the rest of the face. Having fewer sebaceous glands in this area can result in dryness, crepey eyes and wrinkles.
ARE MEDICAL GRADE EYE CREAMS MORE EFFECTIVE?
Although some might say any moisturiser will do, here at The Clinic we recommend using a specialist eye care product - ideally a medical grade eye cream. This delicate area of the face requires a lighter product formulation to provide maximum hydration without irritating the skin or eyes. Eye creams and serums differ from your regular moisturiser as they use active ingredients to target specific concerns such as puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. At The Clinic we use medical grade eye creams as they contain more active ingredients, less preservatives and are more effective at achieving anti-ageing results.
WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO START USING AN EYE CREAM?
Depending on the strength of product, eye creams and serums can be used at any (adult) age. We recommend starting to use an eye cream at the first signs of ageing to achieve maximum, noticeable benefits from use and more improvement over time.
WHICH EYE CREAM IS RIGHT FOR ME?
BEST EYE CREAMS AND SERUMS FOR DARK CIRCLES:
Dark circles can be caused by a range of factors, including genetics, circulation, and hyperpigmentation. So while your dark circles aren’t going to be eliminated completely, these creams can help minimise or reflect them.
SKINBETTER SCIENCE INTERFUSE TREATMENT CREAM EYES Pregnancy & breastfeeding safe. A cutting edge blend of messenger peptides, Vitamin C and Niacinamide helps to relax the appearance of crows feet, improving firmness and brightness around the eyes, while caffeine assists to reduce puffiness.
COSMEDIX OPTI CRYSTAL EYE SERUM Pregnancy & breastfeeding safe A blend of liquid crystals and powerful antioxidants provides deep hydration to the eye area while reducing dark circles, fine lines and crows feet. The reflective properties of this luxurious eye serum also help minimise the appearance of dark circles.
THE CLINIC BEST EYE CREAM FOR LINES AND WRINKLES:
To treat under eye wrinkles, invest in an eye cream which contains retinol. This powerful ingredient reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen.
COSMEDIX ELITE EYE DOCTOR Not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding. A unique blend of antioxidants, liquid crystals and retinol helps to reduce fine lines, crows feet, discolouration and puffiness around the eye area. Best suited to thinner, lined skin, the liquid crystals provide hydration and nourishment to tired, dehydrated eyes, while retinol encourages firmer, younger looking skin.
THE CLINIC BEST EYE PRODUCT FOR DRY EYES:
To replenish dehydrated eyes and reduce the appearance of lines, look for a product with sodium hyaluronate, the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. Being smaller than hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate is able to move deeper into the skin, attracting and holding water to provide maximum hydration.
ASPECT DR EYELIFT Pregnancy & breastfeeding safe This rich, hydrating eye cream contains a peptide complex which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. It gives antioxidant protection and contains sodium hyaluronate to help replenish lost moisture from the eye area.
THE CLINIC BEST EYE PRODUCT FOR REDUCING PUFFINESS:
If you are looking to minimise puffy eyes, we recommend opting for a cooling, soothing eye product like a disposable gel eye mask.
SOCIÉTÉ EYE PEPTIDE GEL MASK Pregnancy & breastfeeding safe A unique combination of anti-ageing peptides and plant-based stem cells help to revitalise the eye area by reducing puffiness, dark circles and minimising fine lines and wrinkles. Cooling plant based, barrier repairing stem cells and polypeptides work to reduce redness and puffiness.
THE CLINIC BEST ALL-ROUND EYE PRODUCT:
A fan favourite here at The Clinic is the Cosmedix Opti Crystal Eye Serum. Loved by our Director Lisa who has used it for years, this luxurious wonder product is suitable for all signs of ageing, minimising dark circles, fine lines and puffiness, while replenishing damaged thinning skin around the eyes. Pregnancy & breastfeeding safe A blend of liquid crystals and powerful antioxidants provides deep hydration to the eye area while reducing dark circles, fine lines and crows feet. The reflective properties of this luxurious eye serum also help minimise the appearance of dark circles.
If you are still unsure about the right eye product for you, we recommend consulting a skincare professional for a tailored eye care recommendation.
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