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Best Ingredients in Eye Creams

Shakespeare wrote, “The Eyes are the Window of the Soul”, but they are also the first place that shows aging, in both men and women.

The best eye creams come with the best ingredients like Vitamins A, C and E . Besides vitamin A, vitamins C and E are potent antiaging ingredients. While vitamin C aids in collagen production and skin elasticity, vitamin E soothes and protects. Listed below are some other beneficial ingredients to look for.

Hyaluronic Acid- For plump skin cells nothing beats hyaluronic acid, which draws moisture from the air and holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water.

Retinol- – If you can tolerate retinoic acid you should use it! A vitamin A derivative, retinol, stimulates cell turnover and collagen production, helping to strengthen skin and reduce complexion imperfections like sun spots and fine lines. Just remember that a little goes a long way; retinol creams make skin more sun-sensitive and can be overly drying, so apply sparingly before bedtime only.

Peptides- Super sensitive skin types might opt for a peptide-packed eye cream instead of a retinoic acid one. Like retinol, neuropeptides also stimulate collagen and elastin production, but are gentler on the skin. They provide improvement of the skin’s resilience, tone, and texture.

Argireline- prevents the formation of expression wrinkles by inhibiting muscle movement. Ever heard of Botox in a Jar?

Vitamin K- helps to specifically treat dark circles due to its ability to reduce the flow of blood to the skin.

Remember, not all eye creams are created equal. Make sure you look for the specific ingredient best suited to your needs, whether it is Argireline for wrinkles or Vitamin K for dark circles. Also at night look for a cream that has a heavier, more emollient base to really hydrate the thin skin under your eyes.