Choosing an Eye Cream

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I know this sounds crazy given how pricey and elaborate most eye creams are. However, I tend to have dry skin around my eyes that only serves to accentuate fine lines and wrinkles as well as making my eyes seem puffier and dark circles darker. I realized years ago that what works best is hydration: I massage Aquaphor around my eyelids in a circular fashion before bedtime to hydrate the skin and massage out excess puffiness. Since the Aquaphor can get pretty greasy on my pillow cases I may use the Neutrogena Hydro Boost for a less greasy finish.

Eye creams with SPF


I find this a really important topic to understand due to a really practical aspect about SPF and eye creams... most eye creams are meant for nighttime use. The goal is to help improve the texture of the skin overnight. SPF is not really on the minds of most products. There are several eye creams with an SPF however what they may be forgetting to include is a tint! If you are thinking about SPF around your eyes during the day, then chances are you are thinking about more than just preventing a sunburn. There are very few eye concealers with an SPF. It never made any sense to me because it forces people to use more than one product on this thin skinned, highly dynamic area where the goal should be to avoid products from caking up in the creases. For this reason I love Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector & Under Eye Concealer, Dark Circle Treatment Concealer Makeup with Soy & Vitamin E Antioxidant, Broad Spectrum SPF 25

By being smart about including  the concealer in the product this product is taking into consideration the multiple steps women take to address the delicate skin around the eyes.