Searching for the best K-Beauty eye creams? We’re discussing our top picks, as well as when and why you might want to start using one!
As the skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive on our faces, it’s usually where the first signs of aging show up.
Often, it’s when those first lines crop up that we think about incorporating an eye cream into our skincare routines. But in fact, there’s no harm in getting started even before then.
Here’s a fact – the skin around your eyes is around ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face.
This means that your eye skin gets less of the benefits of your natural oils. Sebum is the stuff that keeps your skin smooth and appropriately moisturised. On top of this, the effects of being outside (think urban pollution and UV rays) have an impact on your skin.
Although we’re all different and the effects of aging happen no matter how well we live, there are a few things that can speed the aging process up. These include:
Where the skin around your eyes is concerned, the reason fine lines and wrinkles show up is because of a gradual loss of collagen and elasticity.
Although it’s true that eye creams are moisturisers, not all moisturisers are eye creams.
What sets eye creams apart from your facial moisturiser is that eye creams are formulated especially for anti-aging. Ingredients commonly found in eye creams include Niacinamide, Peptides, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid.
Additionally, eye creams are made to be gentle enough to not trigger irritation on the particularly sensitive areas around your eyes.
This is not necessarily true for all moisturisers.
In addition, if you’re looking to get started with a preventative anti-aging eye cream while you’re in your 20s, you need to watch out for the formulation of your products. Typical anti-aging moisturisers are going to be too thick for young skin.
Softly and gently.
We like to lightly tap and massage eye creams onto our skin, making sure to give it enough time to fully absorb.
Although it’s tempting, don’t use too much cream each application. Eye creams have a minimum effective dose and going above it won’t get you better results. In fact, if you over-do it, you may end up with millia. These are unsightly little white dots caused by clogged pores from too much product.
We recommend using no more than a pea-sized amount.
For a luxurious eye cream that won’t break the bank, try APLB’s Daily Miracle Eye Cream. Addressing all the key concerns (eye bags, fine lines and puffiness), this eye cream revitalizes the skin around your eyes.
We also love the APLB Propolis Collagen Eye Cream. This is a seriously hydrating eye cream which is perfect for those who feel they need a lot of TLC around the under eye area.
A long time favourite of jet-setting flight attendants, d’Alba’s White Truffle Multi Treatment Eye Cream helps you fight the appearance of fine lines no matter where you are in the world. White Truffle revives tired skin and locks in moisture, smoothing out wrinkles.
If you’re looking for some additional brightening to reduce dark circles under your eyes, Purito’s Centella Green Level Eye Cream ticks all boxes. A great summertime eye cream, this lightweight formulation is 100% vegan and artificial fragrance free.
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"Here’s a fact – the skin around your eyes is around ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face."- STYLE STORY
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