What do you need to know about skin around the eyes and how it is different from rest of the face?
Skin around eyes does not contain oil glands that can help to keep skin moist. Skin is thinner and shows signs of aging quicker than on other parts of the face. This thinness makes it more delicate and vulnerable, and it’s more prone to skin’s sensitivity than other facial skin. That is why ingredients for an eye cream should be selected carefully to be light consistency, deeply moisturizing, and full of active ingredients. Another important factor is- there should be NO fragrance, not even essential oils.
What ingredients to look for in an eye cream?
Antioxidants from Goji and Acai berries help to prevent free radical damage and protect delicate skin. Rejuvenating oil, like Rose-Hip, is useful ingredient to improve cell regeneration rate. Most powerful firming Peptides known to today are Argireline and Matrixyl-3000. Argireline peptide works through a unique mechanism which relaxes facial tension which reduces the appearance of superficial lines & wrinkles with regular use. In studies appearance of wrinkles was reduced significantly. Matrixyl 3000 Peptide – It is made up of two premium peptides, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide – 7. Matrixyl 3000 allows you to retain skin’s elasticity. Improves appearance of skin relief and fine wrinkles from the inside by rebuilding the skin where it is needed, particularly on the and crow’s feet. Hyaluronic Acid helps prevent water loss. Hyaluronic acid is a natural polysaccharide ( sugar molecule) that occurs in skin, joints and connective tissues. Responsible for tissue hydration, lubrication, & tissue stability, holds 500 times its own weight of water, so it helps to trap moisture within the skin.
The other way to multiply the benefits of active ingredients is to add Serums. Not all the serums can be used arount the delicate eye area. Hyaluronic Acid and serums with Peptides are the best choice to increase the moisture levels and face the lines.
At what age it is important to start using eye cream?
I would recommend start in early 20s. Natural ingredients also help to prevent future damage. It is way easier to prevent than reverse damage that is already done.