In 2018, what is believed by scientists to be eye cream was found in a tomb in Turkey that’s over 2 000 years old. They believe that it was used to relieve dryness (but it’s unlikely that it helped to reduce the appearance of undereye bags, too!).
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The eye cream formula that we have come to know in modern times has been popular for generations. A lot of people, however, aren’t sold on the hype and believe that it is just facial cream repackaged and rebranded as something else to encourage more spending. However, this is not true. Many formulas contain active ingredients that can target and treat skin concerns specific to the eye area, such as dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. This is necessary because the skin in this area is thinner than the rest of your face so it can show signs of ageing more quickly. As such, a blend of ingredients that focuses on treating and restoring the skin is a good investment.
Nowadays, it’s not just cream that can be used on this delicate area to keep it looking youthful. Eye serums are also now available and, when used in tandem, they can deliver radiant results.
Before applying your cream, reach for an eye serum. A more recent invention, they have a lighter formula that is often a fast-absorbing water consistency or gel. What’s great about them is that they deliver a more concentrated dose of active ingredients to your skin to guarantee even better results.
The eye product that started it all, cream for this area is a staple in many a skincare routine. As they have a thicker consistency than a serum, they should be used afterwards. They usually contain emollients, which help to moisturise and plump your skin (bye-bye, fine lines!) and keep it soft.