The debate over whether eye creams really work has been on going and there does not seem to be an end in sight. There are several factors as to why this is an ongoing debate but the key reasons seem to be that there are an overwhelming amount of choices on the market. A second reason is the wide price range of these creams. One can purchase an eye cream from $10 to the hundreds. Are the products priced at $50 better than the ones priced at $25? With so many brands offering essentially the same thing, what should you look for when choosing an eye cream? Here are a few tips on what to focus on when choosing the best eye cream:
Look for an eye cream that hydrates.
Dryness is a common problem for sensitive eye-area skin. Use a hydrating eye cream can help reduce the negative effects of dry skin, including eye irritation and discoloration.
Consider products made for sensitive skin.
When using a product around your eyes, it is important to find one that does not burn or irritate the eyes or the eye-area skin. Products that use the word “sensitive” or the phrase “tested by ophthalmologists” are more likely to be gentle on your eyes and eye-area skin. Remember how truly sensitive your eyes are.
Choose an eye cream that meets your specific needs.
If you are looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging, choose an anti-aging eye cream. If you want a product that will help treat under-eye circles or puffiness, look for products that are made specifically with these concerns in mind. Some products treat a combination of problems and concerns and can make your skin-care routine easier.
Read and understand ingredients.
When choosing an eye product, it is a good idea to consider the ingredients. Think hydration, hydration, hydration. Water should be a main ingredient for products that hydrate, and in most quality eye creams, it is one of the first ingredients listed. Glycerin, shea butter, oils and vitamins are also common in eye creams and can be very beneficial. Natural ingredients are great for use around sensitive eye-area skin, and antioxidants can help with a number of common eye-area problems.