Eye cream. Do we really need it, want it, got to have it? Some pros say “if you can put it on your face, you should be able to put it on your eyes.” Others, like the editorial bunch at In The Groove, disagree. Our thinking is the thinnest most sensitive, most likely to show our age skin deserves more love, more hydration, and more attention. The skin around our eyes is also more sensitive to the active ingredients in facial products and benefits from the lower concentrations found in a specifically formulated eye cream. If you have been using a face product for a long time, without any negative reactions, it is probably safe to work your way up to using it around your eyes but with so many well-reviewed eye-specific game changers, we like the specificity of eye targeted magic.
It is ironic that even though most eye creams contain “less”, they cost way more but that’s the way it goes. When we look for eye creams, the criteria includes some slip—the kind that allows us to apply concealer without pulling, and some serious hydration as staying moist is the best way to at least eradicate the appearance of fine lines. Some creams have the added benefit of lightening up dark circles (we all have them) and others promise to deliver a skin-tightening effect. Peptides, hyaluronic acids, vitamins and are all part of a modern maintenance regime that we like for our eyes.
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