The skin around the eyes is different from the rest of the face. Thin and delicate, it requires specific treatment. Many people may question the use of eye contour cream and face cream. Should a distinction be made between the two, or is one cream sufficient?
Should we differentiate our face cream from our eye contour cream?
- Why is facial moisturising cream not suitable for the eye contour area?
- Which cream for the eye contour?
- How to apply eye contour cream?
Why is facial moisturising cream not suitable for the eye contour area?
The skin around the eyes is thin and vulnerable to UV rays and other external aggressions. This area is also one of the most used parts of the face, with over 10,000 alignment movements per day. Furthermore, the skin around the eyes has fewer sebaceous glands compared to the rest of the skin. Therefore, a facial moisturiser alone will not be sufficient to nourish and hydrate this area.
With needs that differ from the rest of the skin, the eye contour requires the use of a specific care product. As a result, a day cream or night cream for the face is not sufficient to care for the eye contour. Moreover, eye contour care is formulated with ingredients that present a minimal risk of irritation due to their proximity to the ocular mucosa. Eye contour care products hydrate, smooth and prevent the appearance of crow's feet, dark circles, bags and wrinkles around the eyes.
Which cream for the eye contour?
To combat dark circles, puffiness, or even wrinkles, there is a multitude of treatments for the eye contour. Caffeine, prickly pear, or even hyaluronic acid are some examples of ingredients used to create eye contour treatments.
Our eye contour cream contains a concentration of coenzyme Q10 and prickly pear oil. Q10, or ubiquinone, is a coenzyme naturally present in the body. It stimulates cell regeneration and prevents the degradation of collagen as well as the loss of skin elasticity. It has antioxidant properties that help combat wrinkles and fine lines. Moreover, it is suitable for the thin skin that characterises the eye contour.
Known for its richness in Vitamin E, prickly pear oil is a firming and tightening treatment. Containing essential fatty acids, it stimulates cellular regeneration, thus promoting the repair of the epidermis. Moreover, thanks to its antioxidant properties, it protects the skin from free radicals. Prickly pear oil also has toning virtues. It revitalises the skin, restores its elasticity while nourishing it.
How to apply eye contour cream?
Here are the steps to apply the eye contour cream:
Take a small amount of cream and apply it under your eyes morning and evening after your usual serum.
Gently massage the treatment into the skin around the eyes using circular motions.
Focus on the areas where crow's feet are located.
It is recommended to start using an eye contour cream enriched with Q10 from the age of 30 to prevent the onset of wrinkles and fine lines.