What does eye cream do? One of the most common questions we hear from our customers is about eye cream. Or, more specifically, “Why can’t I use regular moisturizer for my eyes?”.
The answer is: Face care does not offer the targeted benefits that a specific eye product can provide. Not to mention that they are not ophthalmologically tested on this fragile and sensitive area that is the area around the eye.
1. Why use Eye cream?
The eye contour treatment is applied, as the name suggests, around your eyes. Whether in the form of a cream, gel or roll-on, it is a specific treatment designed to protect the thin, sensitive and fragile skin around the eye area. Its purpose is to moisturize and prevent the formation of dark circles, bags and fine lines in this area that is not satisfied with a classic face cream. Thanks to its recognized virtues, this little accessory has made a place for itself in our beauty routine!
1.1 Why use an eye cream for the eye area?
The skin around your eyes is particularly thin and fragile. Your facial cream is not suitable for him. Generally too aggressive, even allergenic, it tends to irritate this sensitive area and does not adequately treat the problems that concern it, namely dark circles, bags, tightness and wrinkles.
Eye contour care is therefore particularly suitable for these minor inconveniences. It contains anti-fatigue active ingredients to decongest and prevent swollen effects and dark circles. Its moisturizing principles are non-irritating and act in-depth to intensely nourish the area. Finally, their smoothing and toning action help slow the appearance of fine lines.
1.2 A targeted application using simple gestures
The eye contour care, whether in the form of a gel, cream or roll-on, is applied with simple gestures. Place a drop of the product under the eye and gently tap the tip of the index finger from the outside of the eye towards the inside. This small gesture which consists of tapping stimulates blood circulation, which promotes the penetration of active ingredients while toning your tissues. Then make circular movements around the eye to complete the action and make the excess product penetrate.
Repeat the application morning and evening for best results, on clean, dry skin, well removed from make-up, after having carefully washed your hands and nails!**
1.3 Which active ingredients are suitable for this specific treatment?
A good eye cream contains a moisturizing, soothing, decongestant, stimulating and anti-aging active ingredients.
The skin around the eyes is thin and particularly exposed to external aggressions and to makeup. To slow down its drying out and premature aging, it should be protected with moisturizing active ingredients such as Perilla oil, Argan oil, orange blossom, vegetable glycerin, poppy, etc.
To avoid signs of fatigue and irritation, the eye area must contain soothing and decongestant active ingredients such as aloe vera, caffeine, arnica, witch hazel, crocus, cornflower, seaweed green, guarana, dermochlorella, evening primrose oil, lily, etc.
To limit the effects of aging, it is advisable to apply a toning, plumping, antioxidant and stimulating treatment based on vitamins C and E or even rose water, sweet almond, acacia gum, fig tree, raspberry pulp, etc.
1.4 The advantages of opting for an organic eye contour treatment
The skin around your eyes being thin and fragile, it needs specific, gentle, non-irritating and anti-allergenic care. However, some classic specialized treatments are aggressive and damage the most fragile, tired or mature skin.
Choosing an organic eye contour protects you against these risks. Thanks to their soft hypoallergenic texture and their natural active ingredients from organic farming, they do not irritate the skin and do not present any risk of allergy.
They protect the eye area, hydrate your skin, soothe and tone it effectively and gently.
From crow’s feet to puffiness through dark circles, to puffiness, there is a whole series of issues specific to the eye area, which can be cured using an eye cream.
the daily use of targeted eye cream is necessary to meet the specific needs of vulnerable eye skin to help prevent and treat wrinkles. Regular and early use will give you the best results. Using an eye cream in the morning will help protect the single eye area from damage from UV rays and free radicals, in addition to sunscreen and sunglasses. Using it at night will help the skin’s natural repair processes for optimal renewal. Living a healthy lifestyle in combination with a regular skincare routine will always provide the best results.
2. IS EYE CREAM REALLY NECESSARY?
The skin around the eyes has special requirements that a face cream cannot meet optimally: its ingredients are suitable for areas of the face with a higher content of adipose tissue. In addition, it often contains care oils that can penetrate the eyes during facial movements during the day.
Eye cream: soft and delicate
The care formulas of eye creams are precisely tailored to the specific needs of delicate skin. They take care of the skin gently and generally do not contain perfumes or UV filters thatcan irritate sensitive skin. In addition, their texture is very fluid, so that they are particularly easy to spread, quickly absorbed and form a pleasant protective film.
Not all creams are created equal
Crow’s feet, dark circles or swollen eyelids - there is a skincare product for every need. When the first fine lines of a smile appear, the skin especially needs hydration, which can be provided by a nourishing eye cream with formulas with highly concentrated active ingredients. If the skin around the eyes has dark circles or the eyelids tend to swell, a cooling gel will help.
2.1 WHEN IS AN EYE CREAM NECESSARY?
Usually, the first wrinkles around the eyes appear around the age of 30. An eye cream must then be part of the daily care ritual. In this way, you can slow down the apparent aging of the skin and prevent wrinkles.
2.2 TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL EYES
Gently: with special eye makeup removers such as Micellar Cleansing Wipes, mascara and eyeliner can be removed effortlessly and without rubbing.
Sunglasses with UV filter: the filters protect the sun’s UVA and UVB rays and therefore against light-induced skin aging.
Get enough sleep: at night, cell regeneration is in full swing. Let your body rest - your skin will feel fresher in the morning.
balanced diet: beautiful skin is also the result of a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole products.
Drink a lot: To eliminate toxins and strengthen skin cells, the body needs fluid. It is advisable to drink at least 1.5 liters of water or unsweetened tea per day.
2.3 HOW TO USE YOUR EYE CREAM PROPERLY
Good times for eye care in the morning and in the evening
The most effective way to use the cream is to apply it morning and evening. The right time for this: after cleansing and before day or night care - because eye creams and serums are absorbed particularly quickly.
Apply the eye cream well: by tapping
You can enhance the effect of an eye cream by applying it in small strokes and lightly tapping. Massage stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic flow. Dark circles and puffiness are reduced and the skin receives many of the nutrients it needs for regeneration.
Roll-ons for the eyes, a practical beauty accessory
Roll-ons for the eyes are particularly smart care products. They evenly apply the texture of the treatment to the skin thanks to the rotating ball while pampering it with a light massage.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why use a specific treatment for the eye area?
Thin, fragile and extremely stressed, the skin around the eye has certain peculiarities that justify the use of suitable products. These eye contour treatments help preserve the radiance of the eyes, or even erase dark circles and bags that make you look black!
Why do we have dark circles and swollen eyes?
Dark circles under the eyes and swelling can be caused by lack of sleep or lifestyle imbalances. The microcirculation around the eye is very poor, so the evacuation of metabolic waste is easily disturbed. Lack of sleep and alcohol consumption can cause such disturbances, which results in swelling. In order to get rid of substances that cannot be assimilated, the arteries dilate. The skin around the eyes is very thin, so the arteries become visible, forming purplish shadows.
Can an eye cream eliminate these phenomena?
Yes it’s possible. By applying a refreshing cream around the eye area, you can visibly reduce dark circles and swelling. But on one condition: to be regular and patient. The results on the eye area are visible after several weeks or even months.
When should you start using an eye cream?
The skin around the eyes is particularly thin and sensitive; fine lines and wrinkles usually appear in this area first. The skincare products are specially formulated to meet the specific needs of the eye area, thanks in particular to the absence of certain ingredients (perfume, light chemical filters, etc.) or to special formulations preventing the cream from entering the eyes. by diffusion.
From 25 years old, it is recommended to use special care against dark circles and swelling. It will also act as a preventative anti-ageing treatment. And as soon as the first fine lines appear, use a special anti-wrinkle cream for the eye area.
On the one hand, the skin around the eyes is thinner (about 1/3 compared to the rest of the face), poor in sebaceous glands and almost devoid of a protective hydrolipidic film. This makes it very vulnerable to external aggressions, dryness and the first signs of aging. The dermis is also very thin with elastin and collagen fibres which form a less dense network.
Eye creams and serums are uniquely formulated to help hydrate, smooth, soften and/or specifically target the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness or dark circles around your eyes.