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Ladies, face it – in this day and age, skin care is one of our top priorities. With all the demands of our careers and lifestyles, it isn’t any wonder how much our skin would need some extra lovin’, considering all the abuse we’re putting it through (this is a great time to cut on the junk food, smoking and stress, by the way). Especially in this day and age, premature aging is an issue – somewhere in our early thirties (and before we even get to blow out our 35th candle), some signs of aging become imminent.


Especially our under-eye area – it might hold the greatest testament to all the stress, bad habits and lack of zzz’s we’ve been through. That being said, it’s about time we paid extra attention to this delicate part of our face – eye creams, for example, can provide all the nourishment and moisturization it needs. But how do we choose the right one, out of all the brands that are promising more or less the same benefits? Allow us to help you with that as we come up with a guide for you to help you choose the right eye cream for you! Read on, sister.


To keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay…


Since the skin surrounding the eye area is very delicate, it can be the target of a lot of damage due to constant activity we do with our eyes (blinking, twitching, smiling). Even bad habits, like rubbing our eyes vigorously, can cause fine lines and wrinkles to show. Yikes!


If this is your primary concern, consider choosing eye creams with active ingredients that help in collagen building. Retinol, a Vitamin A derivative, as well as 24k gold particles are potent ingredients known for their ability to smoothen out any fine lines and wrinkles you have. Expect to see a firm and taut eye area with continued use!


For tired, puffy eyes… 

Puffy eyes are attributed to fluid buildup in this area because of bad habits, most especially, lack of sleep, alcohol and eating salty food (ugh, talk about bloated!). To reduce swelling, look for products with active ingredients like cucumber extract or caffeine, which not only invigorates tired eyes, but also constricts the blood vessels in this area, diminishing the puffiness. Choosing eye creams that are specific to this problem can help a lot.


For dark circles… 

While a change in diet and getting enough sleep can help lighten up your dark circles, it is best to find a product that could actually diminish its appearance.  In choosing eye creams, consider products with brightening agents, like Vitamin C, licorice extract and kojic acid, that can help with the discoloration and uneven skin tone. Peptides and green tea extract can also help, since they plump up and reduce under eye shadows and improve circulation in that area. What an invigorating way to kiss those dark circles goodbye!


For deep moisturization and nourishment… 

Most eye creams usually contain an emollient/humectant base which is great if you need an adequate amount of moisturization and nourishment. If you have extremely dry skin, you might need to read the labels first – find a ‘moisturizing eye cream’, since it is packed with more active ingredients and a richer consistency that can combat dryness. 

There you have it folks! Choosing eye creams can be a tasking activity, but we hope that this guide has given you a jumpstart. Thank you for reading and happy shopping!


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