We often hear that the skin around our eyes is delicate and that we need to pay attention to it because it is often overlooked. However, to properly incorporate effective eye care into our routines, we first need to understand the importance of eye creams and the benefits they offer.
In this article, we will explore the importance of using an eye cream and the benefits of specific ingredients.
Understanding Eye Creams
You may be wondering why regular moisturisers are generally not suitable for the skin around your eye area and why you need to look for a specific eye cream.
Firstly, the skin around your eyes is very delicate and is actually 10x thinner than the rest of the skin on your face. Because normal moisturisers are formulated for the whole face, they can often be too ‘harsh’ and heavy for your eye area and cause irritation and build-up. In addition, regular moisturisers may lack the consistency, absorption rate, and eye-targeted ingredients to prove beneficial to the area around your eyes. This is why brands like Fresh Face Skin formulate their eye creams specifically for the delicate area around the eyes and to address the concerns that are common in this area.
Importance of Using Eye Cream
The skin around the eyes is delicate and also lacks oil glands, making it more susceptible to dryness. Eye creams are specially formulated to provide hydration and moisture with the right consistency and absorption rate to prevent the risk of clogging the delicate pores of this area. Another benefit of moisturising eye creams is that they also help to prevent the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and eye-bags, as well-hydrated skin often appears firmer and more youthful.
Reduces the appearance of dark circles
The main factors that contribute to dark circles are genetics, lack of sleep, and poor circulation. Eye creams containing ingredients that improve puffiness, skin tone and reduce pigmentation can significantly reduce the appearance of dark circles. Again, these ingredients need to be specially formulated into an eye cream as their presence in regular moisturisers can prove to be too much for the delicate skin around your eyes.
Aids in premature ageing
The skin around your eyes can be prone to premature ageing, this could be due to constant movement of your eyes or exposure to environmental stressors. To combat this, eye creams often contain ingredients that can help improve the elasticity of the skin around your eyes and reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well as containing antioxidants to help protect the area from its environment.
We have all had puffy eyes at some point in our lives. This could be due to lack of sleep, allergies, or fluid retention, but whatever the cause, puffy eyes can make you feel self-conscious and look tired. Eye creams specifically formulated to reduce or prevent puffiness often contain ingredients that can help relax the muscles while improving circulation around the eyes, resulting in less swelling. This reduced swelling can promote a more vibrant, revitalised appearance.
As we age, the skin around our eyes can begin to lose elasticity and sag. Eye creams containing ingredients with natural firming properties can provide an immediate lifting effect, improving the firmness and tightness of the skin around the eyes and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Key Ingredients in Fresh Face Skin’s Eye Cream
NaturePep Quinoa is a natural extract derived from quinoa seeds. It contains high levels of amino acids that help to nourish and brighten the skin surrounding your eyes. This ingredient works to reduce pigmentation and uneven skin tone, making it an excellent addition to eye creams that target dark circles and discolouration. This ingredient is also proven to reduce under-eye bags and puffiness by 37% after just 28 days of use, helping to reduce the appearance of tired eyes fast!
L22 is a patented blend of botanical oils that replicate the lipid barrier profile of healthy, young skin. By restoring the skin’s lipid barrier, L22 helps to improve moisture retention, elasticity, and firmness, as the skin’s lipid barrier is responsible for retaining moisture and protecting against external environmental aggressors. Therefore, eye creams containing L22 can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dryness by reducing moisture loss and protecting the overall health of the skin around your eyes.
As mentioned above, because the skin around the eye is subject to movement and environmental factors, it can be susceptible to premature ageing and fine lines forming.
Argireline is a peptide that works to reduce muscle movement and prevent the formation of expression lines. By reducing the excessive contraction of the muscles around the eyes, Argireline helps to minimise the appearance of premature ageing symptoms such as crow’s feet and wrinkles.
Easyliance is a natural firming agent derived from acacia gum, which is especially beneficial for reducing puffiness around the eyes while tightening and softening fine lines. Easyliance works by forming a thin, invisible film on the skin, providing an immediate lifting and firming effect. Eye creams containing Easyliance can help reduce puffiness, tighten sagging skin, and improve the overall appearance of the eye area.
These ingredients mentioned are just some of the active ingredients found in the Fresh Face Skin Bright eyes eye cream that can target multiple concerns around your eyes that regular moisturisers cannot.
In summary, as the eye area skin is 10x thinner and is proven to age 36% faster than the rest of the face, it is important to give your eyes extra attention by incorporating an eye cream into your daily skincare routine. Eye creams are essential for maintaining the health and vitality of the delicate skin around your eyes. Brands such as Fresh Face Skin, founded by Amelia Goff, work hard to incorporate ingredients that work on multiple levels, such as minimising fine lines and wrinkles, brightening tone and reducing pigment formation, preventing puffiness, providing firming and lifting effects, and more. By investing in a quality eye cream and applying it consistently, you can maintain the vitality of the skin around your eyes, while reducing premature ageing.