Anti Aging for Eyes | 6 Effective Tips & 6 Ingredients You'll Want

anti aging for eyes

anti aging for eyes 

Super Tips and "Can't Live Without" Ingredients for Better Anti Aging Eye Care 

I started to notice fine lines around my eyes as I approached 30.  My soon to be husband then mentioned that “it’s the only thing” you “might want to worry about as you get older”.  Nice comment, but it was the truth.  😊  Since then I’ve been diligent about keeping my eyes hydrated 24/7, exfoliating properly and gently, and infusing my eye skin with the ingredients it needs for things like puffiness or dark circles (things we all suffer from, from time to time at least).

There are some interesting anti aging eye and skin care details you might appreciate and find some humor in before we move on…

Interesting Historical Anti Aging Eye Care Facts

Around 60 BC, Cleopatra would take baths in donkey milk to help keep her skin soft and radiant.  Unfortunately this would take about 700 donkeys in the stable to maintain such a routine.  Milk is a great exfoliant and skin softener.  I don’t personally use or consume animal milk products, but if you do, this might be an ingredient to consider when concocting your own skin care treatments at home.

Around 150 AD a doctor devised the first “cold cream” made of olive oil, water, and beeswax, to help loosen dirt on face and cleanse the skin while maintaining some softness.

Around 1600, Elizabethan women place slices of raw meat on their faces to minimize wrinkles.  (Yuck).

Around 1700, the women of France use wine on their faces to create a more youthful appearance, which ends up being a good exfoliation option.

1995 the US develops Retin-A, which is devised to treat wrinkles.  Because it’s the strongest form of retinol, it’s discovered to make skin look and feel very irritated.

6 Anti Aging Eye Ingredients You Need

Retinol.  As mentioned above, Retin-A is an option but often an uncomfortable one especially for the eye area, and most doctors will tell you to avoid the eye area anyway.  Instead, there are over the counter forms of retinol that are extremely effective for the eye area.  Our eye cream contains retinol (vitamin a) and does a great job gently infusing delicate eye skin with the right amount of this nutrient to keep eyes looking youthful and helping reverse accumulated damage.

Hyaluronic Acid.  Hyaluronic acid has the ability to help skin hold moisturize several times more than without, which is a huge benefit to helping skin look and feel plump and hydrated. When skin is hydrated, it can continue with effective cell production, since it’s not busy and sidetracked trying to fight dehydration.

Peptides.  Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of certain proteins needed by the skin, like collagen and elastin. Using a serum or moisturizer that contains peptides can lead to firmer, younger-looking skin.

Sunscreen.  It’s a proven fact that 90 percent of skin damaged is caused by sun exposure.  It’s a great reason to put some thought into incorporating some sunscreen to your skin care routine.  But as noted below, make sure you find one that feels good around the eyes, and doesn’t cause burning and discomfort.

Niacinamide.  Improves skin color, decreases inflammation, improves blotchiness, increase firmness, and can lighten skin per the National Library of Medicine.  

Caffeine.  Caffeine is soothing, anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictive, which can decrease redness and puffiness.  By narrowing blood vessels and calming skin, caffeine can reduce under-eye bags and give skin the break it needs to work on healing and repairing.  It’s like trying to double task: if you’re trying to do two things at once, neither of those things is going to turn out as well as you’d like.

6 Anti Aging Eye Care Tips

Moisturize.  Moisturizing is one of the top and obvious things you can do for your upper and lower lids.  Just like a piece of fruit or a grape, if they sit out and start to lose moisturizer, they’ll start to dry up.  It’s the same with our eye skin.  Keeping them hydrated is a key strategy to keeping them looking healthy and feeling supple.

Dot and Tap, Don’t Tug.  It’s not uncommon to want to whip through your skin care and cosmetic routine to get on with your day.  I have a short and timely routine that I do each morning.  I can be finished with everything in 5 minutes if I need to be.  But being in a hurry can lead us to drag our fingers and products across our eye area without much thought.  Instead, take a few seconds on each eye to dot creams and cosmetics on, and just keep tapping.  As long as you keep gently tapping, your products will be properly placed and absorbed so that you can move onto the rest of your face.

Remember sunscreen.  There are two things I can personally say about this step:  Find a non irritating sunscreen you feel you can comfortably put around your eyes without fear of the dreaded stinging that can happen when you touch your eyes throughout the day or when your eyes might tear (allergy season is a big eye tearing time period for me).  Once you find a sunscreen that you’re comfortable with, make sure you put a good layer in, or double it up, as I often do if I know I’m heading outside at some point during the day (which I do every day to get my cardio in).

Treat.  If you’re confused about where to start with an eye cream or eye product, think about what issues you’d like to improve.  That will be a great place to start, in terms of finding a truly healthy, all natural product to address those issues and moisturizer properly. 

Exfoliate Properly.  Non abrasive exfoliation is the best option for the delicate eye area.  You can apply certain kinds of ingredients to the eye area and those layers of skin will eventually and gently cause an exfoliation effect that will help reveal fresher layers of youthful skin.

Keep it Cool.  In our house, we keep a jade roller in the freezer for those mornings we didn’t get enough sleep or those infrequent times when we didn’t eat as well as we’d like.  It’s amazing how what we eat can directly affect the appearance of our skin and cause us to retain toxins and water.  You can keep your favorite eye cream or some aloe in the refrigerator for some quick cooling comfort.

Our anti aging eye cream is an excellent choice for accomplishing all of your eye skin care goals:

Natural Anti Aging Eye Cream | Repair and Renew with Active Ingredients

DESCRIPTION

Our natural anti aging eye cream fulfills your need for rich hydration, suppleness, and relief for dry, crepey skin around delicate eyes.

Improve the signs of aging and puffy eyes with important plant extracts and active ingredients like argireline, blue green algae, niacinamide, DMAE, L-carnosine and resveratrol to repair, soothe, and hydrate. 

BENEFITS

  • Repair Stressed Eyes and Damaged Skin
    • Soothe Puffy Eyes
    • Increase Hydration

.35 ounces

HOW TO USE

Tap a small amount of our natural anti aging eye cream all around eyes with AM and/or PM.

Each product is made fresh the day you order it. 

Enjoy free shipping in the US. 

Chemical free, synthetic free, paraben free, sulfate free, cruelty free.  Organic and earth derived ingredients. Made with love, one order at a time.

INGREDIENTS

Algae Extract, Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Althea officinalis (Organic Marshmallow Root) Extract, Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Distillate, Aphanizomenon flos-aqua (Blue Green Algae) Tincture, Argireline (Peptide: Acetyl Hexapeptide-8), Avena sativa (Oat) Extract, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil, Camellia sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) Oil, Carnosine, Citric Acid, Cocos nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Centella Asiatica, Coenzyme Q-10, Cucumber Extract, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline / Sepilift (Plant Derived, Ecocert), DMAE, Green Tea Extract, Frankincense Essential Oil, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel), L-Carnosine, Lavendula angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Distillate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Melatonin, Neroli Essential Oil, Niacinamide, Persea americana (Avocado) Oil, Reservatrol (Vegan), Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Salix nigra (Black Willow Bark) Extract, Silybum marianum (Organic Milk Thistle) Extract, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Stellaria media (Organic Chickweed) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tomato Seed Oil, Urtica dioica (Organic Nettle Leaf) Extract, Ulmus fulva (Organic Slippery Elm) Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin A, Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Xanthan Gum

HIGHLIGHTS

Our natural anti aging eye cream feels a lot like a creamy balm, and will soften fine lines and infuse skin with vital nutrients and active ingredients to soothe dry skin and reverse damage caused by aging and sun exposure. 

Here are some ingredient highlights:

Coenzyme Q10: Is proven to even skin tone, reduces sun damage, improves skin hydration.

DMAE:  The benefits of DMAE in dermatology include a potential anti-inflammatory effect and a documented increase in skin firmness with possible improvement in underlying facial muscle tone. 

L-Carnosine:  Carnosine is medically proven to reverse sun damage, offer significant wound healing, it is a strong anti-oxidant, and stimulates collagen growth.

Melatonin:  Melatonin is an anti-oxidant for the skin and can prevent and even reserve UV damage.  

Plant Derived Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline: This wrinkle-correcting agent will moisturize and smooth the signs of aging skin. It firms the tissues by stimulating the contraction of collagen fibers, by protecting the skin fibers from breakdown and scavenges free radicals. 

 

Conclusion

I can attest to the great feeling of having eyes look more awake and rested, and following these tips and looking for some of these ingredients can help you reach that goal.  When we look like we’re ready to do life, we feel more confident.

Jeanette @ Claribelskincare.com | Owner, Formulator & Herbal Expert

Resources

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