Can I just apply my regular moisturiser to the eye area?
The simple answer is no, you can’t.
There has been some confusion about why we can not simply use aface cream or a face serum around the eye area.
The reasons is that a face moisturiser is not targeted as only an anti-ageing treatment and will not prevent the signs of ageing in the eye area.
When it comes to serums, most face serums have strong ingredients that can cause stinging, burning, or irritation if applied to the eye area.
On the other hand, an eye cream is formulated specifically to target certain skin concerns using a particular delivery system that ensures the ingredients are absorbed into the skin around the eyes effectively.
Ingredients to look for in eye creams:
Invest in a good quality eye cream containing ingredients such as Peptides and Vitamin C which will stimulate collagen synthesis.
Another ingredient to look for is Retinol. Retinol will smooth the skin's surface and minimise the appearance of dark circles.
Hyaluronic Acid is another hero ingredient when it comes to the under eye and eye area. It will retain moisture and avoid the dry wrinkled look.