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The key to remember about eye creams is understanding the anatomy of this area and what can and can’t be helped with a cream! Many issues that people complain about around their eyes are ‘structural’- they are a result of the way our eyes sit in the eye socket, there can be a fat pocket that develops under the eyes, excess upper eyelid skin can droop,and the under eye area can appear darker because of how close the muscle sits next to the skin to give a bluish hue to the under eye area. A cream can’t fix these things!
Eye creams can help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate the skin to minimize the dark circles under eyes, and reduce puffiness. Be really cautious about product claims that are simply too good to be true and be cautious of really pricey products.
Remember- when it comes to eye creams the focus should be hydration. Products with lots of alpha hydroxy acids can be a bit too harsh for the thin skin around the eyes. I like this affordable eye cream for its hydrating ingredients like glycerin and Shea butter in addition to its anti inflammatory ingredients such as green tea extracts that can reduce puffiness.