A high-quality eye product can make a world of difference in the appearance of the eyes. That said, how are you supposed to determine whether an eye serum or cream will work best for your needs? Here is everything you need to know about comparing eye creams vs. eye serums, and how to choose the best product for your routine.
Understanding the Eye Area
Despite being such a small treatment area, the skin around the eyes is prone to a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Many people deal with multiple issues at some point in their lives, including fine lines and wrinkles, bags, dullness, dark circles, and puffiness.
The skin around the eyes is thin and delicate, which means proper eyelid and under eye care is crucial for treating the area. This includes using a targeted serum or cream, and applying your product of choice on a regular basis.
Eye Serums: Pros & Cons
Eye serums are potent treatments made with high concentrations of active ingredients. There are formulas addressing a wide range of concerns, including sagging skin, under eye bags, dark circles, puffiness, and more. Typically, they have lightweight gel or water-like consistencies, and absorb quickly into the skin.
For some people (especially those with particularly dry skin), a con of eye serums is that they aren’t always moisturizing enough for their skin. However, there are eye serums made with moisturizing ingredients – you just need to seek out the right formula. You can also layer a moisturizer on top of an eye serum to add extra moisture to the area.
Eye Creams: Pros & Cons
Much like eye serums, eye creams are made with active ingredients that target specific concerns. However, in many cases they are less concentrated with these ingredients. Instead, the main focus of eye creams tends to be deeply moisturizing the skin. They have richer consistencies, and help moisturize to fight dryness while plumping and softening the skin.
The major con of eye creams is that, compared to eye serums, they are typically made with a lower concentration of active ingredients, which means they may not be the most effective option for those looking to tackle under eye bags, dark circles, lines, or similar issues. The thicker consistency of eye creams also means these formulas aren’t always suitable for daytime use – especially for those that wear makeup.
Ingredients to Look For
While each eye formula will vary depending on the specific concerns it is designed to treat, there are a handful of ingredients that are particularly great for supporting overall skin health. Here are some of the ingredients to look out for:
Choosing the Right Products
When it comes to choosing the best eye serum or cream for you, you need to first consider the issues you’re looking to tackle. You should also keep in mind whether a serum or cream might work best in your routine. From there, you can start looking for high-quality formulas that are specifically designed for your unique needs.
Many seek out an eye serum or cream that is formulated to tackle multiple concerns, eliminating the need to use more than one product in their routine. One example of this is the Adoring Under Eye Serum, a lightweight formula designed to be suitable for all skin types. The innovative product is powered by our patented Proprietary Triple Peptide (P3P) Delivery System, and is formulated to help soften fine lines and wrinkles while reducing puffiness and deeply moisturizing the skin.
For those looking for dramatic anti-aging results, the groundbreaking DNA Complex Eye Serum is one of the best options on the market. Formulated with ingredients like peptides, lactic acid, and glycerin, the serum helps visibly reduce wrinkles and bags instantly upon application, while also helping to rejuvenate the skin over time for youthful, tight skin.
Tips for Application
Given how delicate the skin around the eyes is, it’s important to be especially gentle when applying your product. Here are a few quick tips for application:
- Use your ring finger, which has the lightest touch.
- Gently tap (rather than rub) the formula into the under eye and eyelid area to avoid tugging on the skin.
- Use your product of choice two times per day for the best results.
No matter whether you choose an eye serum or cream, a high-quality formula can transform and rejuvenate the eyes. With continued use, you’ll be on the road to eyes that both look and feel their best.