Ingredients to look for
Hyaluronic Acid: This ingredient helps to increase hydration and elasticity around the under-eye area, which helps to keep fine lines at bay. To improve moisturisation and reduce water loss, choose an eye product that contains a combination of smaller and higher molecular Hyaluronic Acid.
Vitamin C: This holy grail ingredient aids in the production of collagen, the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, and the evenness of skin tone around the eyes. We highly recommend the BioLumin-C Eye Serum – this supercharged serum delivers Dermalogica’s ultra-stable Vitamin C complex to the skin’s most vulnerable areas, brightening and firming to address fine lines and wrinkles at their source. The end result is brighter, firmer and more resilient skin around the eyes.
D’Glucosyl Gallic Acid: It is a lesser-known ingredient and is activated by the skin’s natural microbiome that works to brighten dark circles and energise the skin around the sensitive eye area.
Sea Water Extract and Arctic Algae: These have a toning effect that helps to prevent the formation of wrinkles and heavy bags.
Dos and Don’ts for under eye care
Apply eye cream/serum on cleansed and exfoliated skin
Apply eye cream/serum on the orbital bone working from the outer corner inward
Use the ring finger to apply the eye product as it exerts light pressure
Gently massage the eye product until absorbed in the skin
Follow the product’s direction of use
Do not rub your eyes too much
Do not use alcohol-based products around the eyes
Do not use products with comedogenic ingredients
Do not pull or stretch your skin while cleansing or applying a product around the eye area
Do not use excess product
Do not apply the eye product near the lash line
With inputs from Hinaa Khan, Head of Education, Dermalogica India.