What’s the deal with eye cream? Who should use one? Is it just another step in a skincare regimen that might yield visible results? We’re here to answer all the questions surrounding eye cream, because there are a lot of opinions out there — some that say “YES! You should absolutely use an eye cream” and others that suggest, “They don’t work whatsoever.” We find the latter opinion to be inaccurate and we’ll explain why.
When should you start using an anti-aging eye cream?
It’s not hard to pinpoint when you should start using an eye cream. If you see fine lines, crow’s feet, puffiness or dark circles, you should start applying eye cream. And because we use our eyes constantly, fine lines can begin to appear in one’s early twenties. We squint a lot, we rub our eyes when they’re itchy and we blink. All of these things cause wear and tear on the delicate skin on and around our eyes, so it’s totally normal to see changes the older we get. Keeping that thin, delicate skin moisturized and protected is key.
If moisture is key, can I just use a moisturizer as my “eye cream?”
The short answer is no. Because the skin around the eyes and on the eyelids is some of the most delicate skin on our entire bodies, it often tends to be super sensitive to some products — even products that won't irritate the rest of the skin on our face. Certain products not meant for the under eye region can irritate and cause a burning sensation around the eyes, so it’s important to choose a product that is specifically for your under eyes.
What should you look for in an eye cream?
When searching for the best eye cream, you should look for ingredients that will actually treat dark circles and puffiness, which is essentially water retention and sometimes inflammation in your under eye area. eb5’s Eye Cream features REGU-Age, a bioactive ingredient, that protects the delicate skin surrounding the eyes and works to reduce dark circles and puffiness. It includes soy and rice peptides to aid in removing dark circles and puffiness, and of course, Vitamin E to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
The nourishing and moisturizing ingredients in eb5 Daily Repair Eye Treatment work double duty to eliminate excess fluids and reduce dark circles. And, it’s an eye cream for wrinkles, too that smooth out fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet.
How do I use eb5 eye cream?
The Daily Repair Eye Treatment is a product where a small amount goes a long way — seriously, a very small amount. You’ll want to dip your ring finger into the eye cream, gently to pick up a small amount.
PS - Use your ring finger because it has the lightest, gentlest touch when applying eye cream, and even concealer!
Pat the eye cream under your eyes, avoiding eye lids, until it’s rubbed in and absorbed.