What the best eye creams have

  • Ingredients that won't irritate your eyes. Fragrance, alcohol and several plant oils are known irritants and can bother the delicate eye area.
  • Ingredients that benefit the skin. Antioxidants protect skin from free radical damage. Experts say that eye creams should contain moisturizing ingredients like glycerin, propylene glycol hyaluronic acid and retinol, among others.
  • Opaque tubes or bottles. Because antioxidants and other important eye cream ingredients deteriorate with repeated exposure to air and sunlight, look for moisturizers enclosed in light- and air-blocking packaging to preserve their effectiveness.

Know Before You Go

Do you want to fight dark circles and puffiness? Such problems are unlikely to go away with just a topical treatment. While some cases can be alleviated with simple at-home remedies, more stubborn cases may require surgical intervention such as laser treatments.

Do you know which ingredients might treat your eye skin concerns? Make sure to pick a product that addresses your issues. Start by checking out the ingredients list. Hydroquinone and kojic acid have lightening properties, so if you want to lighten your dark circles, products with those ingredients may be a good buy.

Is your moisturizer sufficient? Specially formulated eye creams may not be all that special. A moisturizer with good-for-skin ingredients and no irritants may be all you need to address eye area concerns.

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