What is eye cream? And should I be using it?

Now we know that products are constantly popping up, claiming to be your skincare essential but eye cream is no new wonder, so if you don't own any, start thinking about it now. 


So, you ask, why? 

Right so the skin around your eyes is thinnest on your whole body and far more fragile, this is because there are few oil glands in the area. This skin is also prone to dryness and the appearance of this leads to quickening age and fatigue. As you would expect your eye area is the first to show age, due to our constant blinking and squinting and unfortunately there's nothing we can really do about that, unless we just, say, sleep all day.

So eye cream helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by keeping this fine skin hydrated. Our StemCellution Eye Serum, is not only a best seller but is loved by the celebs. It contains ingredients which increase collagen production, reduce wrinkle depth,  and increase skin thickness.

Dark circles under the eyes are usually genetic, but can also be made worse by sun damage, age, and if the skin is very fine, the veins that run under the eyes can be seen through translucent skin.

Sodium ascorbate, or vitamin C, can help thicken the skin and help the appearance of dark circles, nothing works overnight, but with continued use, results can start to be seen after about 6 months. Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is a great hydrtaor and kojic acid can lighten dark circles.

Puffiness is a build up of fluid that collects around the fat pad under the eyes. Some studies show that caffeine can help circulation, which could reduce puffiness. Other studies show that cold temperatures are just as effective to treat puffiness. That's why some people refrigerate their eye creams.

You always need an eye cream/gel for a smooth, hydrated and firm appearance around the eye area. We would suggest using an eye cream from as early as in your 20’s. Start early, to prevent. If you are already seeing the signs of ageing, start now! Its never too late.

When buying eye creams, you need to be looking for these key ingredients: 

Peptides: to improve cell function and regeneration, boost collagen production, increase firmness and reduce the look of wrinkles

Antioxidants: To help fight pollution and prevent the free radicals damage that it can cause your skin.

What’s the difference between serum and cream?

A serum is extremely lightweight, very good for puffy or sensitive eyes. A Cream is slightly heavier, and in some cases you could use a serum as an anti ageing treatment with a heavier more hydrating cream over it.

Apart from eye cream what’s the next best thing?

If you are puffy, try thin slices of cucumber over closed eyes for 10-15 minutes.

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