The skin around our eyes is thin, delicate and suffers from our eyes' constant micro-movements. It's both where our skin often first shows dullness and damage and also the trickiest part of our faces to help.
While there are so many approaches and formulas addressing everything from sagging skin to dark circles, we have focused on these key ingredient families for our Eye Cream - Intense:
- Peptides; and
These are also called humectants, or ingredients that draw in moisture from the environment to help plump skin. The most popular are hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acid and glycerin, any of which are typically found in good eye creams. The best hydrators, in our opinion, plump skin without weighing it down.
Moisturizing ingredients add moisture and weight to the eye structure. The most common tend to be fruit extracts, essential oils and shea butter. In our opinion, these should be used with hydrators so as to not bring too much weight to the eye area while restoring moisture and plumpness to look firmer and fresher.
Ceramides are a naturally occurring class of lipid fats in our bodies that act to prevent moisture loss while also battling environmental irritants within our skin barrier - a two way door that keeps in moisture while keeping out environmental irritants and bacteria. Over time, we need to replace these healthy fats to reinforce a healthy skin barrier.
Peptides are protein molecules that our bodies produce to help with increased collagen production. The more collagen our bodies produce, the firmer and smoother our skin becomes. While collagen production naturally fades over the years, several new skin care peptides have demonstrated their ability to boost that production.
Antioxidants play a key role in removing skin damaging free radicals and helping to stimulate the body's natural repair processes. Because environmental irritants cause or exacerbate existing skin damage, antioxidants play a vital support role in eye firming and repair creams.
Our Eye Cream - Intense brings all of these active ingredient families into a single thoughtful formula that plumps and restores skin around your eyes. Let us show you how we balance all the considerations into a light touch with effective results.