It’s very important to take care of your eye area. The area around our eyes tends to be a lot drier than the rest of our face. This area also has less layers of skin. For this reason, it’s very beneficial for you to use an eye moisturizer 2x/day keep it healthy and to reduce the appearance of concerns such as dark circles, wrinkles, and puffiness. There are also serums that are helpful in treating eye area concerns.
What’s the difference between a moisturizer and a serum? Serums are typically lightweight in consistency and more concentrated to focus on treating a particular concern. You usually get quicker results from using serums than moisturizers. Moisturizers primary focus is to hydrate and repair the skin’s moisture barrier. The moisturizers may have other benefits but the main feature is to hydrate.
How does this relate to make up? Well, the better your skin looks, the better your make up will look. This is especially true when applying concealer under the eye. Sometimes if you don’t use an eye moisturizer before applying the concealer, the concealer won’t glide on as smoothly. It may even look cakey and make the area look worse than it did before you applied the concealer. This is very true for people who have dry skin.
So what are my recommendations for eye moisturizers? My favorite eye moisturizer is All About Eyes Rich by Clinique.
The only con of using his product is that it’s in a jar and I prefer squeeze tubes because they are easier for me to use and much more sanitary. On a good note though, you can be sure to get ever bit of it out before throwing it away. 🙂
I also like Fast Response Eye Cream by M.A.C. (this product is VERY similar to Clinique’s original formula of All About Eyes)
I’ve only used one eye serum and it was Clinique’s Repairwear Deep Wrinkle Concentrate. It worked to smooth out my eye area. Now I can’t say that I actually have a lot of lines/wrinkles, so I won’t pretend that it addressed that issue. I will say that it made my skin more smooth and I noticed I didn’t have to use as much concealer. I checked the Clinique website and it appears that this product has been replaced by Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector. (whew that’s a long title huh? LOL!) I haven’t tried this one but the way that it’s described on the website suggests it’s an even better product.
Do you currently use an eye moisturizer? If so, which one and what have you noticed changed as a result of you using it?