The skin around your eyes can become saggy and wrinkled as you age. Eye skin is thin and fragile, and applying an eye cream can nourish skin and help lessen the effects of aging, says Elle. However, if you have sensitive skin, some eye creams may irritate or dry out your skin. You can find products made with milder ingredients, as well as those designed especially for people with sensitive skin.
Perricone MD Neuropeptide Eye Contour
If you have sensitive skin, Nicholas Perricone, MD, recommends you use an eye cream that contains neuropeptides instead of retinol, according to Elle. Retinol can be harsh on your skin, and Perricone says studies have shown that neuropeptides can improve "skin's resilience, tone, and texture." Elle recommends trying Perricone MD's Neuropeptide Eye Contour. This eye cream promises to firm sensitive, sagging skin while lessening the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also claims to reduce any puffiness around your eyes, as well as dark circles and other discolorations. It contains anti-inflammatory and hydrating ingredients that promise to help soothe and nourish your dry, sensitive skin. The company touts that this cream will make the skin around your eyes look younger and healthier.
Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Firming Eye Cream
Vitamin A is the main ingredient in eye creams that contain retinol. But if your skin is too sensitive for retinol, you can still get anti-aging benefits from vitamins. Vitamin C increases your skin’s collagen production, and Vitamin E calms and protects skin, according to Elle. The magazine recommends Dr. Dennis Gross’s Hydra-Pure Firming Eye Cream, which claims to combat wrinkles by increasing collagen and fighting against free radicals. The company promises their cream will deeply moisturize your skin, help treat any damage around your eyes, and then work to prevent future damage from occurring. This eye cream claims to firm your skin as soon as you apply it, as well as detoxify and rid your skin of impurities.
Neutrogena Clinical Eye Lift Contouring Treatment
Eye creams can help nourish and firm the skin on your eyelids as well, and products like Neutrogena Clinical Eye Lift Contouring Treatment have been designed especially for eyelid skin, according to Marie Claire. Some firming products may contain caffeine, which can dry out or irritate sensitive skin. However, Neutrogena’s gel serum promises to moisturize eyelid skin while also firming. It claims it will smooth skin that has sagged due to lost collagen and work to reshape the area around your eyes, making the skin appear brighter and smoother. The company states that this effective but gentle product can be used everyday to minimize lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging around your eyes.
Lynne Sheldon has over 12 years of dance experience, both in studios and performance groups. She is an avid runner and has studied several types of yoga. Sheldon now works as a freelance writer, editor and book reviewer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and art history from Boston University and recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in writing from Pacific University.