Like a serum, people often ask if an eye cream is a required step in their skincare routine.
First things first, the skin around your eyes is a lot thinner and often more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your body. Because of this, it needs to be treated even more delicately both in what types of skin care products are used around the eyes, and how they are applied.
One of the many benefits of using eye creams is that they’re specially formulated for this thinner, more sensitive area around your eyes, and can address problems specific to your eye area, such as dark circles, puffiness and sagging.
Our own Chamomile & Carrot Seed Eyecream (£10 for 15ml) is packed full of antioxidants and vitamins to repair damaged skin, reduce puffiness and all-in-all help fight against the signs of ageing. Key ingredients include Rosehip Oil, which penetrates into lower layers of the skin and increases collagen production, Chamomile Essential Oil is a very gentle muscle relaxant which helps with fine lines, and Carrot Seed Essential Oil, which contains a huge amount of antioxidants and works to repair damage.
Like the skin on your lips, the skin around your eyes is some of the thinnest in your body and as such, very delicate. Therefore you need to be incredibly careful not to pull or stretch your eye area, to avoid sagging - yikes!
To effectively (and carefully!) applying eye cream, take a small amount of eye cream on your ring finger (which is the most 'gentle' out of all your fingers - random/fun fact!) and rub between your other ring finger, to warm up the product. Then take time to dab the cream in a circular 'circuit' around your eyes (even over the eyelids and up to the eyebrows), and continue doing so until the cream is absorbed. The massaging effect of the dabbing motion will also help stimulate circulation and go to work against puffiness.
We personally love eye cream (our own in particular, of course) - do you?