How Do I Choose the Best Moisturizing Eye Cream?

Dee Jones

When buying a moisturizing eye cream, it’s important to keep certain things in mind. First, consider what you want the eye cream to help repair, as there are eye creams designed specifically for dark circles under the eyes, fine lines and wrinkles, and under-eye puffiness. Many eye creams can be worn at any time, while others are designed to be worn either during the day or overnight. Try wearing a moisturizing eye cream that contains sunscreen and is designed to correct one problem during the day, and an eye cream designed to correct another problem overnight. Before buying an eye cream, make sure it doesn’t contain fragrance or coloring agents, and won’t cause irritation.

Eye cream.
Eye cream.

Cosmetics are often designed to address specific skin issues, so it is important to shop for a moisturizing eye cream created to treat your problem. To reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging, choose an anti-aging moisturizing eye cream, one that contains ingredients like alpha-hydroxy and retinol. To get rid of dark circles under the eyes, choose an eye cream that contains ingredients like hydroquinone and Vitamin K. Eye creams are also specifically designed to get rid of under eye puffiness, and generally tone and firm the skin beneath and around the eye.

To combat dark circles under the eyes, choose an eye cream containing ingredients like hydroquinone and Vitamin K.
To combat dark circles under the eyes, choose an eye cream containing ingredients like hydroquinone and Vitamin K.

Another thing to consider is when the eye cream will be worn. While some moisturizing eye creams can be worn at any time, others are specifically designed to be warn either during the day or at night. Some people use both a daytime and nighttime moisturizing eye cream, each one targeting a different problem area. For example, choose an eye cream that contains sun protection and reduces fine lines and puffiness for daytime wear. Then, at night, apply an eye cream designed to make dark circles under the eyes fade.

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.

Generally, choose an eye cream that doesn’t contain unnecessary fragrance or coloring agents. Next, read the label carefully before you wear an eye cream. If the label warns that the eye cream could cause irritation, choose another, gentler eye cream instead. After buying a new moisturizing eye cream, test it out. If there are no visible results in a few weeks, consider trying a new eye cream, as the new cream might turn out to be more effective.

Fragrance-free eye creams may be best for people with sensitive skin.
Fragrance-free eye creams may be best for people with sensitive skin.

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