Key Ingredients to Look for in An Eye Cream | Choosing the Right Eye Cream And Skincare Products

Key Ingredients to Look for in An Eye Cream | Choosing the Right Eye Cream And Skincare Products

The skincare world can be overwhelming. Between the brands, the products, and everything in between, there’s so many options – but how do you know which is the best product for your skincare routine, and more specifically the right eye cream for you? The eye area is one of the most sensitive areas of the body, so it’s important to know what active ingredients to look for to make sure you’re using an eye cream that is most beneficial to treat the skin around the eye.

What Ingredients to look for In an Eye Cream or Under Eye Patch?

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic Acid is naturally in our skin and joints and has been shown to have topical surface benefits  , including hydrating and rejuvenating the skin. Moreover hyaluronic acid has been associated with improved skin elasticity, softness and even the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • All-trans Retinol: at the appropriate level for the delicate eye area assists to improve firmness and elasticity. Retinol overall helps to increase our skin cell turnover while also exfoliating skin and stimulating collagen production, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reversing signs of aging and giving skin a younger appearance.
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also helps slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage, and improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, dark circles, and acne.
  • Caffeine: Caffeine has been associated with its anti free radicals effects and anti aging , increasing skin circulation and reducing inflammation. Caffeine is very popular in skin care products.
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E has been associated with anti-inflammatory antioxidant and skin barrier protective properties. By protecting from environmental toxins, hydrating the skin, it may reduce the appearance of aging.
  • Green tea: Green tea is another strong, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It also helps skin protection from UV radiation and pollution. Moreover, green tea is associated with antimicrobial effects, aiding certain skin conditions and acne. Green tea may also reduce the effects of enzymes that caused the breakdown of collagen, which leads to promotion of improve skin, elasticity, and less wrinkling
  • Arnica: Arnica is associated with anti-inflammatory, and reducing bruising – thought to be by inhibiting the inflammatory process and increasing blood flow and lymphatic drainage. By increasing blood flow and improving the lymphatic drainage  it is believed to aid in the reduction of swelling and bruising.
  • Ceramides: Ceramides are popular in that they are thought to aid in the skin barrier – protecting against environmental toxins and reducing dehydration of the skin.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide): Vitamin B3 is an aid in improving elasticity and increasing the skin barrier as well as improving pigmentation and discoloration of the skin.

When choosing the “best eye cream”, it is best to seek an evaluation and recommendation from a skin specialist (dermatologist) to ensure you’re using a product with the best ingredients.

What If Using Eye Cream Isn’t Helping the Skin Around My Eyes?

The skin around your eyes is a very sensitive and difficult to treat area. Applying eye creams, moisturizers and eye mask patches or sheets may provide a temporary fix.  In many cases topical eye creams and under eye patches can’t get rid of puffiness, dark circles, or under eye bags. If this is the case, under-eye filler treatments such as EyeRise™ may be the best route for you. Using a customized combination of cosmetic fillers, it treats the tear trough with specialized Hyaluronic Acid fillers such as Belotero and addresses volume loss in the mid-face with a firmer filler like Radiesse, which doesn’t cause water retention. This approach treats the entire area and leverages the balancing effects of multiple dermal fillers, but it’s best performed by an experienced cosmetic injector with a medical practice solely dedicated to injectables with a core practice in treating under eye bags non-surgically.

If you believe you are a good candidate for tear trough filler, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stephen Bracci. To make your consultation, call us at (212) 355-1705 or book online by using our online booking system. 

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