How do I Choose the Best Anti-Aging Eye Cream?

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

To choose the best anti-aging eye cream, it is important to consider options that offer a number of anti-aging properties, while also addressing your specific skin issues. In addition to improving the appearance of the skin around the eyes, it is also key for an anti-aging eye cream to protect the skin from elements that can cause it to sag and wrinkle. This means that a good cream should include some level of sun protection, while also including ingredients such as emollients and anti-oxidants that can protect the skin from further signs of aging. Finally, a good anti-aging eye cream should address your specific skin conditions such as dryness, sensitivity, or blemishes.

Anti-aging eye cream.
Anti-aging eye cream.

If you have very dry skin, you should choose an anti-aging eye cream that is very moisturizing and will deliver emollients to the eyelids, the skin just under the eyebrows, and the skin underneath the eyes. On the other hand, a person who has very sensitive skin may want to choose an anti-aging eye cream that will help to reduce irritation around the eyes. Ingredients that are known to soothe the skin include chamomile and aloe. A person who is prone to blemishes should not choose a very heavy cream. Heavy cream can cause excess oil, blemishes, or acne at sides of the eyes or the upper areas of the cheeks.

An individual who has dry skin should use a moisturizing anti-aging eye cream.
An individual who has dry skin should use a moisturizing anti-aging eye cream.

Many people experience dark circles under their eyes, puffiness in the skin around the eyes, or both. There are a number of anti-aging eye cream products that can target one or both of these issues. Some creams have ingredients that help reduce inflammation in the skin surrounding the eyes. Others include ingredients that help reduce the dark circles under the eyes and also brighten the skin in that area. Gentle massage is known to help reduce with puffiness as well as dark circles, so some creams come with a small rolling massager that can be used to treat these two conditions while also delivering product to the skin.

When choosing an anti-aging eye cream, it is also important to consider when the cream will be used. There are some creams that can be used during the day and night while others, which are thicker, are best for use at night. Some people choose to purchase two creams, one for day use and another for use before bed.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for wiseGEEK, Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

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