How important is eye cream in a skincare routine

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The skin around the eyes are the most delicate and sensitive part of the face. The amount of times the skin and muscles around the eyes move throughout the day is phenomenal. The skin here tends to deteriorate the quickest than the rest of the face. Also, the lack of oil ducts and natural lubrication makes our eyes prone to wrinkles.  The appearance of stressed out skin tends to show up here first. Remember looking into mirror at the end of the day and seeing those baggy eyes? We should consider addressing skincare for our eyes sooner than later, especially whilst we are young. Prevention is always more effective than treatment.


There are many types of eye care on the market today. From different types of creams, ingredients, methods and targeting of concerns. Whether you need to improve puffiness, dark circles, brightening, appearances of fine lines or wrinkles. Many different eye care products specialise in addressing some or multiple concerns, whilst considering only gentle ingredients for the delicate skin.


Tips for applying eye cream


  • Try keeping eye care towards the end of your skincare routine step.


  • Use it day and night if the product manufacturer allows, otherwise night is preferable.


  • Take your time whilst applying product to eyes to avoid damaging the delicate skin, gentle is key.


  • Use only a small amount at a time.


  • Use the smaller fingers to gently dab product onto skin for maximum absorption


  • Work from the inner corner of eye towards the outer corner.


  • Use the orbital bone around the eye as a guide for coverage area.


  • Give it time to absorb before adding any other product to the same area.


  • Avoid getting any into your eyes as this may cause irritation.



Check out some of the best Korean skincare brands and their eye care products


Benton Fermentation eye cream


Attain youthful eyes with this high quality dermatologically tested cream. With wrinkle improvement abilities and skin barrier protection that the eyes naturally lack. A healthy formulation of nutrient dense fermented ingredients. A product that has blacklisted 20 harmful and provocative ingredients that are usually found in eye care products. Some of these blacklisted ingredients include volatile alcohol, PEGs and silicones. This cream contains sh-Oligopeptide-1, which carries wound healing and skin repairing abilities. Plus, ceramide which has highly beneficial anti-ageing properties. Also, its ability to form a protective layer over the skin to help prevent moisture loss and damages occurring from environmental factors. Lastly, hyaluronic acid which is naturally produced in the body to keep skin tissue lubricated, moisturised and healthy.

Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream


Remember those baggy eyes earlier? Here’s the solution! Diminish those appearances of dark circles and puffiness with this non-heavy, mild and nourishing eye cream. Fuelled by ingredient such as snail secretion filtrate to rejuvenate the soft skin around the eyes. Niacinamide to brighten up the unappealing dark circles around the eyes. Peptide complex-5 to boost collagen production, for healthier skin. Feel good knowing that this product is cruelty free, paraben free, sulfate free, mineral oil free, artificial fragrance free and alcohol free.


Laneige eye sleeping mask


A technology driven and innovative eye care product by Laneige. A product with the fundamentals of a skincare mask but made specifically for the eyes. The smartest way to care for the eyes throughout the night’s sleep and the mornings call. The product is applied through a special ceramic ball applicator which massages all the nutrients onto those unattractive eye bags. Ingredients such as caffeine, vitamin P and oligosaccharides together help to lessen the puffiness. Laneige’s unique eye moisture wrap technology creates a thin breathable film that drives hydro ion mineral water to keep the eyes highly moisturised whilst you snooze.


Innisfree Jeju orchid eye cream


South Korea’s pristine island of Jeju is a gift from nature. Innisfree’s long-lasting relationship with this island had initiated their efforts with the island’s unique orchid plant. In its own right, the orchid on Jeju island are able to flower even in the most toughest of snow conditions. Resulting, in the development of Innisfree’s Orchidelixir. Orchidelixir is antioxidant rich and mixed with active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid from the Jeju green beans. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance made by our own body to help retain water. So treat your eyes with just the right balance of texture and nutrients for firmer looking eyes.



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