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8 Best Anti-Ageing Eye Creams

8 Best Anti-Ageing Eye Creams
Holly James
Beauty Writer3 years ago
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Though our eyes don't change or grow as we age, the skin around them definitely does and can be one of the biggest tell tales of our age, lifestyle or a bad nights sleep. Fine lines and wrinkles or 'crows feet' around the eye area are one of the biggest concerns for all consumers along with puffiness and dark circles and are all more common around the eyes due to the skin on this area being thinner and more fragile and therefore more prone to dryness and fluid retention which causes 'bags' underneath. Specially formulated for this delicate skin, eye creams are targeted to brighten, firm and hydrate the eye area, to leave you looking younger and more awake.

Why do you need a cream specifically for the eye area?

As the skin under the eyes differs from that on the rest of the face, it is important to use a cream or serum specifically designed for this delicate area. Eye creams are formulated to often be thicker and more sensitive than regular face creams and contain the correct ingredients and amounts to target concerns such as wrinkles, dullness and puffiness without irritating the skin or eyes.

What makes a good eye cream?

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the skin, made up of amino-acids. It is responsible for maintaining the skin's elasticity and keeping it looking fuller, firmer and smoother. As we age our collagen production tends to decrease; this can also be affected by our environment and lifestyle choices such as smoking which rapidly depletes our collagen.

A good eye cream contains all of the ingredients needed to help stimulate and maintain healthy collagen production to keep the skin looking youthful. Look out for ingredients such as:

  • Retinol: Encourages cell turnover, helping the skin to produce collagen at a healthy rate and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Read more about retinol here.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Holds up to 1000x its weight in water and penetrates deep into the skin to hydrate all layers, plumping the complexion. Read more about Hyaluronic Acid here.
  • Ceramides: Effective in locking in moisture and preventing water loss to keep the skin hydrated, essential for healthy collagen production.
  • Vitamin C: Encourages collagen production, is high in antioxidants and protects against environmental aggressors which can contribute to dryness and under eye circles. Read more on why you should add Vitamin C to your beauty regime here.
  • Caffeine: Stimulates circulation which helps to move fluid underneath the eyes, reducing puffiness and dark circles.
  • Peptides: Help to reduce inflammation which can contribute to the appearance of puffy eyes or 'bags' under the eyes.
  • SPF: Sun damage can prematurely age the skin and damage it's natural collagen production. Apply an SPF all over the face daily to keep skin healthy and protected.

What are the best anti-ageing eye creams?

We have picked out some of our top wrinkle reducing and brightness boosting eye creams on LOOKFANTASTIC packed full of the above ingredients that will leave the skin around your peepers looking plump, smooth and youthful.

    Holly James
    Beauty Writer
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    Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.