I have heard these questions asked numerous times. What is the best daytime anti-aging eye cream? What ingredients should I avoid in my daytime under-eye cream? I will answer these questions and more in this blog post. Get a cup of green tea and let us get started 🙂
Using an anti-aging eye cream is beneficial. Introducing an eye cream to your skincare regime will help protect, treat, and rejuvenate your under-eye skin. The under-eye skin is very fragile. This is why you need a specially formulated product that will hydrate and nourish the under-eye. Regular use of eye cream can minimize wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and dark circles.
You should be aware that there are specific ingredients a good daytime anti-aging eye cream should not have. This blog post is to help you navigate the maze of finding an eye cream that will work the best for daytime use.
Top Ingredients To Avoid In Your Daytime Anti Aging Eye Cream
Here are two ingredients you need to avoid in your daytime anti aging eye cream.
Retinol / Retinyl Palmitate
Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A, which is unstable in the presence of sunlight. Retinol/ Retinyl Palmitate and all its forms thin out the outermost layer of dead skin cells. This makes it easier for the harsh UV rays to penetrate your skin, leading to sunburn and skin damage. Do not be deceived that you can apply sunscreen to negate the negative effect of retinol and the sun. Your skin is prone to sun damage even after applying sunscreen. It should be noted that retinol makes the skin sensitive to the sun. I will advise you not to use products with retinol during the day.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) is a naturally derived acid that chemically exfoliates the skin. A few examples of AHA include glycolic acid, Lactic acid, etc. They remove the build-up of dead skin cells from the topmost layer of the skin. The under-eye skin is very delicate, the exfoliating effect of AHAs wears it down. This makes it more susceptible to ultraviolet (UV) radiation even on days you don’t use them. Avoid AHAs in your daytime anti-aging eye cream to prevent the sun from reacting with this ingredient and damaging your skin.
Top Ingredients To Look For In Your Daytime Anti Aging Eye Cream
Take a look at some ingredients your under-eye cream must have.
This rockstar ingredient has intense moisturizing benefits. Why is it great for daytime use? The consistency is lightweight, almost water-like consistency that doesn't feel heavy on the under-eye area. Hyaluronic acid penetrates deep into the inner layers of the skin. It draws water to the under-eye skin for supple and smooth skin throughout the day. This makes hyaluronic acid a must-have in your Daytime Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Vitamin C Ester
This is one of our favorite ingredients here at WENmedics. It is the best of good old vitamin C without all the harshness and skin sensitivity. The benefits include its ability to reduce the appearance of dark spots, powered by its antioxidant benefits which protect the skin against free radicals.
A good daytime anti-aging eye cream should have Vitamin C Ester as one of its ingredients to give the under-eye skin all the care and protection it needs. Vitamin C ester is not harsh on the skin. It works gently on the skin, yet delivers the stunning results you want to see.
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