Should You Replace Your Eye Cream With An Eye Gel, Eye Oil, or Eye Serum?
An eye moisturizer is (or should be!) a core product in your anti-aging arsenal. Your eyes are, after all, the windows to your
soul age. But as the weather warms up and you lighten up the rest of your skincare routine, don’t forget about your eyes too.
Sure, your eyes need moisture all year long, but just as your face thirsts for a richer cream when the bone-barring chill threatens to pull every last bit of hydration from your pores, your eyes too crave a deeper hydration in the dead of winter. But now that the weather is (FINALLY!) warming up, it’s time we lighten up – and not just our face creams but our eye creams too.
So, move over eye cream, spring and summer eye care is all about gels, oils, and serums and here are a few we’re loving!
Eye Gel >> Skin Owl Eye Gel ($46). This cool gel is just what summer eyes need to look fresh and perky (and, yes, younger too). With hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate, cucumber to dupuff, and aloe to smooth, this eye gel makes for the perfect day and night eye gel when applying heavy eye cream feels oh, so yucky in the hot, sticky, summer heat. Plus, when it dries to a silky finish (which it does) we swear it shrinks out fine lines into oblivion too!
Eye Oil >> Josh Rosebrook Oculus Formula ($70). You’ve jumped on the facial oil bandwagon and now it’s time your eye routine followed suit. Unfortunately, your facial oil won’t do the trick since your under-eye are has finer pores and thinner skin. Enter Oculus Formula, an organic antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory-packed proprietary formula loaded with fatty acids and phytonutrients from camelina oil, hemp seed oil, alfalfa, blueberry and more to boost collagen, smooth fine lines, brighten, reduce puffiness and protect your delicate eye area.
Eye Serum >> Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Serum ($78)
Whether you’re looking to give your favorite eye cream a boost or to skip the cream altogether, eye serums are one of the next big trends in the beauty world – and for good reason since the pores around your eyes are so small, many eye cream molecules are too large to penetrate. Kahina Eye Serum infuses your delicate under-eye area with peptides, antioxidants, and active botanicals to increase lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness, increase microcirculation to minimize dark circles, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and restore collagen and improve elasticity. Even if you’re not interested in giving up your eye cream any time soon, you can apply this eye serum underneath your favorite eye cream for added benefits – heck, the eyes are the first place to show signs of aging so why would you use fewer products around your eyes than on the rest of your face and not more?!