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Why eye creams are a must have skin essential?

We all know that cleansing, moisturising, and sunscreen are the basics when it comes to looking after your skin. However, you might just be ignoring one of the most effective anti-ageing products. Eye creme does a lot more than you think.

If you don't know, the skin surrounding your eye is the most delicate area in your face. It's prone to dryness, line appearances, the formation of dark circles and wrinkles and the first part to show signs of ageing. All these are caused by the constant movement of the eye, squinting, and fluids that accumulate under the eyes.

Eye creams help to correct these issues. Unlike regular moisturiser, eye cream tends to be thicker and contains more oil. The active ingredients in the eye cream target the problem you may have around your eyes.

The importance of knowing eye cream ingredients

The first step to finding your best eye cream is understanding the ingredients. It gives you the idea of what specific ingredient will do for your skin. That way, you can decide whether it is helpful or if you can do without it. You are even able to learn what a particular ingredient can do. Therefore, don't be quick to write off an ingredient just because you can't pronounce or don't know how it works. Remember, it's always advisable to go for the products with natural ingredients.

Why eye cream is a power player in your skincare routine?

The skin around your eyes ages quickly

The skin around the eye ages faster due to constant eye movement hence the formation of wrinkles around the eye. When looking for an anti-wrinkle eye creme, check if the cream contains Hyaluronic Acid in its list of ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid is the most innovative and latest ingredient in eye creams. It works by attracting moisture from the air and drawing it (moisture) towards it. This active ingredient performs a vital role as it maintains skin moisture and plumpness linked with youth. Firming Eye Lotion is such a perfect solution. The presence of Hyaluronic Acid increases hydration to smoothen skin around the eye. It also strengthens the skin naturally to renew and revitalize the eye contour. As a result, it leaves your skin visibly toned and lifted. It also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Above: La Mav Firming Eye Lotion RRP: $42.95

Awarded “Finalist - Best Eye Cream” of 2019 by Australian Nontoxic Awards, the Wrinkle Smoothing Firming Eye Lotion is what you need if you want to stop the clock. This organic velvety crème visibly rejuvenates and transforms the delicate eye area. Formulated with organic Hibiscus and Pisumsativum extract to increase elasticity & to smoothen lines and wrinkles around the eye, leaving skin visibly lifted and toned.

It's thinner and more delicate skin

The area around the eye is fragile and 40% thinner than the rest parts hence prone to noticeable fatigue. As the skin ages, the cell repair process slows down, and it loses its elasticity. To solve such an issue, you need to look out for eye cream with palmitoyl oligopeptide (blend of glycine, several fatty and amino acids that are normally used in making cosmetics and anti-aging creams) because of its therapeutic functions. It facilitates the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential in keeping wrinkles at bay.

It loses hydration faster

Unfortunately, the area around the eye is the driest part of your face, it actually loses moisture 50% faster. Even though the skin is very fragile, it doesn't show patchy dryness like the other parts of the face which often means you don't realise it is dry until wrinkles appear. Squalane is a popular ingredient found in moisturisers and eye cream and is proven to be effective in preventing age spots and promoting cell repair. Studies show that it has the ability to neutralise pollutants that the skin absorbs throughout the day. Meaning, it maintains skin moisture and rejuvenates the skin all day long.

You'll finally combat dark circles

Puffiness and dark circles around the eye can make your eyes appear 20 years older than the other parts of the face. Dark circles occur because the layers around the eye are thinner than the rest parts. Arnica is the most loved ingredient in skin treatment that you should look out for in your eye cream. Once included in eye creams, it addresses under-eye puffiness and dark circles caused by either lack of sleep or eye strain. By applying eye cream that has arnica, helps to hydrate the skin inside out hence brightening the area around the eye.  Besides, it speeds up the healing process in case you already have dark circles. 

Above: La Mav Anti-Dark Circle Eye Gel RRP: $42.95

A light cooling gel to revive and lighten the delicate area around the eyes. Helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles while preventing visible signs of ageing.

La Mav is an Australian leading anti-ageing certified organic skin brand.

Top image by Photo by Angelos Michalopoulos


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