The eye area is one of the first to show the signs of aging. At
times, it can also be a reflection of your daily lifestyle, such as
puffiness or dark circles due to lack of sleep or poor diet.
The skin under the eye does not have much support structure,
which is why it wrinkles easily and isn't very elastic. The eye area is
also surrounded by some of the thinnest and most delicate skin on the
body, and is surrounded by the shallowest skin on the face. Having very
few oil glands to lubricate the area, it can always use the help of an
Unfortunately there are no miracle creams that will vanish your dark circles and puffiness forever.
However, many products specifically targeted for the eye area can
help reduce puffiness, diminish the signs of aging and control dark
The skin under the eye is so thin, it needs special care. A basic
moisturizer will do well to hydrate the area under the eye, but if your
goal is to treat things such as crows feet, puffiness and circles, you
will need something specific.
What to Look For in an Eye Cream
To avoid irritation, eye creams are made with lower levels of
active ingredients. They also contain substances found in face creams,
such as caffeine to reduce puffiness, vitamin K for dark circles, and of
course retinol or alpha hydroxy acids to stimulate collagen growth. Eye
creams also contain ingredients such as silicone that act as temporary
How to Apply Eye Cream
For optimal results use an eye gel or cream both morning and at
night. Apply it along the orbital bone which is located directly under
the eye, applying it also to the brow bone. Gently pat it on, being
careful to not drag or pull the skin.
Which Eye Cream is Best?
It is never a bad idea to try an eye cream that can target
several things, yet actually works! M U V A Z I's Oxygenic Eye
Cream helps minimize the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, while
firming and reducing fine lines around the eyes. It contains human
growth factors, antioxidants and soluble collagen to reinforce tone and
elasticity and signs of aging.