Eye Cream or Eye Serum?
Be sure to apply a very small amount of eye cream - a little goes a long ways. Eye Creams usually contain some of the following active components:
- Eyeliss – this is added to reduce dark circles under the eyes. It works to strengthen the veins and capillaries. While doing that, it firms and makes skin more elastic which prevents swelling.
- Matrixyl – this functions to increase the production of elastin and collagen in the body. It reduces wrinkles and lifts the skin.
- Haloxyl – this gets rid of discoloration around eyes by removing pigments that originated from blood
- Chamomile Extract – protects and soothes skin to return it to its normal state.
- Vitamin K – for years this has been known to reduce the appearance of things like varicose veins. It, also, helps the body heal dark circles, skin discoloration, age spots, and sun damage
- Vitamin E – this is a powerful aging fighter that reduces wrinkles and lines while protecting the skin from UV damage.
- Caffeine – while this may seem like an odd addition, it is great for eye care. It often depresses puffy eyes, is a natural antioxidant, and just refreshes the face overall.
Because eye serum is in liquid form, it can easily absorb into the skin without leaving clumps of residue. Eye Serum often contain:
- Hyaluronic Acid – this is in most serums because it absorbs moisture into the air. After doing this, it fattens the skin and fills in wrinkles and lines so that they will not be as noticeable.
- Retinol – comes from vitamin A roots. It stimulates the production of collagen and speeds up cell turnover in the skin. This reduces lines and wrinkles.
- Neuropeptides – proteins that, also, encourage the production of collagen which fights against sagging skin.
Some of these ingredients are in both and some products go in a completely different direction. When understanding the difference between eye cream and eye serum, always remember that serums are designed to penetrate deeper and contain more nutrients than cream.