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First signs of skin aging appear around the eyes – is a special eye cream necessary or is good care enough?

Braucht es eine Augencreme?
26th Mar 2024

Do You Need an Eye Cream?

Anyone who has ever applied a product specifically for the eye area has likely noticed the delicate nature of the skin in this region: The skin here is noticeably thinner compared to the rest of the face and often drier. This results from a lower density of sebaceous glands and an overall more delicate composition, making the eye region particularly sensitive. Early signs of skin aging, including crow's feet and fine lines, often first manifest in this zone.

Various external factors additionally contribute to the strain on this sensitive skin area. Lack of sleep, leading to increased visibility of dark circles due to paler skin, an unbalanced diet, dehydration, allergies, and the consumption of sodium-rich foods (salt) can cause irritations, dark shadows, and swelling.

Which Eye Care is Right for My Skin?

Basically: an eye cream, an eye fluid or an eye serum is not a must, but definitely a good idea if you have special needs. However, taking good care of the eye region is essential.

It's important to ensure that the care is mild and non-irritating, as well as free from fragrances – regardless of whether they are synthetic or natural (keyword essential oils). Moreover, it is advantageous if the eye care does not contain any creeping oils. Such "creeping oils" tend to migrate into the eyes and cause irritations. Often these creeping oils are foreign to the body, based on artificial mineral oils or silicones. Eye cosmetics should largely avoid artificial oils.

When it comes to moisture and proper care, many of our products are ideal for the eye region, such as our 'Autophagy Sebum Control Serum,' 'Multi Hyaluronic Serum' (hyaluronic acid + peptides!), or as a mask for an immediate moisture boost in between, like our 'Jelly Fill-up Mask' etc.

If the eye region has more specific needs, we recommend the following eye products:
  1. Luminous Hydrating Eye Treatment A lightly formulated fluid, enriched with delicate shimmer particles that conceal fine lines and wrinkles through light reflection, instantly brightening tired eyes. Includes intensive hydration.

  2. Caffeine +HA Eye Treatment: Especially recommended for dark circles (excluding anatomical causes) or swelling. Caffeine stimulates circulation, allowing cells to be better supplied with oxygen and nutrients. At the same time, it promotes the removal of trapped fluids. The serum primarily acts to reduce swelling and revitalize.

  3. Eye Contour Cream: A richer care that alleviates signs of crepey skin and volume loss.

When Should You Start Using Eye Care?

Dermatologists and skincare experts recommend starting no later than age 25 and integrating eye care products into your daily beauty routine, as well as taking into account the eye region during care. In your twenties, the moisture and fat content of the skin reduces, and circulation decreases. To prevent dry skin and subsequently fine lines, one should start using a moisturizing care from mid-twenties, which should become increasingly richer as needed with age.

How to Properly Apply Eye Care?

First things first: vigorous rubbing is absolutely prohibited here. Since the skin in the eye area is particularly sensitive, the product should be gently tapped from the inside out to the cheekbone with the ring finger. Proceed in the opposite direction at the eyebrow arch. This technique also stimulates the microcirculation of the skin right away (keyword: swelling).

What Else Can Be Done for the Eye Area?
Additional Care Tips for a Radiant Eye Area:

What generally applies to the skin, naturally also applies to the eye area. Our lifestyle affects skin health and beauty.

Adequate Sleep: Sleep is crucial for skin regeneration. Try to sleep 7-8 hours each night to prevent dark circles and puffiness.

Healthy Diet: A balanced diet, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, supports skin health from within. Special attention should be paid to foods that are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Omega-3 fatty acids, as these significantly support skin health.

Sufficient Hydration: Drink enough water daily to keep your skin hydrated and plump. Good hydration can minimize the appearance of dryness lines.

Protection from Sunlight: Sunscreen to protect the delicate skin around your eyes from UV rays is absolutely advisable. Sunglasses offer additional protection and prevent squinting, which can lead to lines.

Gentle Application: Special care should be taken when applying or removing makeup. The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate and particularly sensitive to pulling and stretching forces.

Final Tip: Chilled Application
For those struggling with swelling in the eye area, there is a simple yet effective trick to maximize the effects of eye care products: apply them in a chilled state. Storing eye creams, serums, and masks in the refrigerator not only provides a refreshing application experience but also enhances the products' de-swelling effect. Applying chilled care helps to constrict blood vessels, which in turn supports the reduction of swelling.