Do I really need a separate eye cream when I already have a moisturiser for the face ?
The skin around the eyes is thinner and shows signs of aging more quickly than other areas of the face do. This thinness makes it more delicate, vulnerable and prone to allergic reactions than other facial skin. This is why the delicate skin around your eyes needs an extra dose of TLC, which a regular face moisturiser might not be able to deliver.
Why is the eye contour area so delicate?
The skin around your eyes also gets a much greater workout. Every time you move your eyes, whether you squint, smile or widen them in surprise, you're using muscles around your eyes. Over time, factors like dryness and loss of collagen and elasticity lead to the formation of small wrinkles near your eyes, commonly known as 'crow's feet'. Smoking and exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays can also contribute to wrinkle formation.
What does an eye cream do?
Incorporating an eye cream into your daily skincare routine can help minimise the appearance of these wrinkles as well as tackle other skin concerns like dryness, puffiness, dark circles and pigmentation.
When should i start using one?
The best time to start using an eye cream is before you think you need one. It’s easier to prevent signs of aging than correct them, so we recommend investing in an eye cream starting in your 20’s.
How often should i use it?
We recommend pplying an eye cream such as WINK STEM CELL LIFT twice every day for optimal results.
What ingredients should I look for in an eye cream?
Some key ingredients to look for are caffeine, hyaluronic acid , retinol or vitamin A. Caffeine helps shrink under-eye bags by constricting the blood vessels and reducing inflammation. While retinol and vitamin A boost collagen production, making your skin plumper and more youthful. Since the skin around your eyes has very few active oil glands, hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalane and ceramides are essential for drawing in and sealing in the moisture.