How To Find The Best Eye Repair Cream
Creams that claim to repair the eye area are nearly everywhere these days, as the eye area is often one of the first places on your face to really start to show the signs of age. It can take time to really sort through all of the available options, and the seemingly endless amount of ingredients, to find the ones that have proven results.
Luckily, MiamiMD has done all of the hard work for you, so you can feel confident that you have made the right choice in eye repair creams — spoiler: we’re experts on it!
What Are The Main Issues That Eye Repair Creams Address?
Most people who are seeking out an eye repair cream are looking to treat one or more of the following issues:
- Wrinkles and/or sagging
- Dark Circles
It’s important to really pinpoint the eye issues that you’re hoping to treat before choosing a cream.
While there are some eye repair creams out there that work in a more general way across the entire eye area, finding one that can specifically target your issues can help you find one that is even more effective. It’s worth doing the extra research, and learning what ingredients can help (and how they help).
How To Find The Best Eye Repair Cream
With your specific eye concerns in mind, it’s time to look for an eye repair cream.
If your main concern is contending with wrinkles, sagging or puffiness, you’ll want to find a product like MiamiMD’s Intensive Eye Repair Serum that is full of peptides known to have specific anti-aging benefits.
There are many different peptides that make claims to help boost and firm the eye area, but not many of them can live up to their claims.
Look for ingredients that have been the focus of targeted research, like Eyeliss and Haloxyl.
Eyeliss combines three different peptides, hesperidin methyl chalcone, dipeptide valyl-tryptophane, and lipopeptide Pal-GQPR. Each of these peptides performs a different function to help lift and smooth the area around the eyes, while also reducing puffiness and improving the skin’s elasticity.
Haloxyl is another peptide-based ingredient. It can help to both thicken and brighten the under-eye area, so that dark circles are less prominent. It also helps to improve circulation to the area, which helps to trigger collagen production and flush out any toxins that may be accumulating there.
Progeline is another interesting ingredient that helps to tackle wrinkling and sagging in the eye area because of the way it works. It targets a specific protein known as progerin, which is a mutated version of lamin-A (which protects and maintains the nucleus of the cell). Progerin however, unlike lamin-A, becomes toxic to the cells and starts to effect the DNA. This speeds up the aging of the skin, leading to an increase in the visible signs of aging. Progeline can help to dramatically reduce the amount of progerin in the body, slowing down aging in the process.
Dark circles also require a specific approach, as they are not always just the result of the natural aging process.
Taking a look at any lifestyle changes that you can make, like making sure that you are getting enough sleep and dealing with any allergies that may be plaguing you, can be a good place to start. However, even the most strict, healthy lifestyle may still leave you with under eye circles that make you look tired even after a full night’s sleep. In those cases, you’ll need to find a product that can help tackle them head on.
Chondrus crispus is a skin conditioning ingredient that can help to brighten the under eye area. It is actually made from seaweed, and can also help reduce swelling and puffiness. With less swelling, the area won’t draw as much attention and you can focus on making those lifestyle changes while the chondrus crispus works its magic.
And finally, don’t forget about vitamin C.
Vitamin C is a product that can tackle multiple different concerns at once, as well as helping to fight off the damage that free radicals can create in the body. It’s a potent antioxidant that can help significantly reduce visible signs of aging.
Knowing what to look for on an ingredient list can help you find an eye repair cream that will work the way you want it. Don’t settle for a cream that doesn’t target your specific concerns, use one that can tackle them head on.
Common Eye Repair Cream Mistakes
Even after you’ve found the perfect eye repair cream for your targeted concerns, using it the “wrong” way can negate many of those positive effects and ultimately waste your money.
To help, we’ve put together a list of some of the more common mistakes people make with their creams, and how they can use them more effectively to maximize their results.
Using Too Much Product
Using more eye repair cream doesn’t mean you’ll get better (or quicker) results.
If you really stop and think about it, the under eye area is actually fairly small. When combined with the fact that most creams were designed to be as potent as possible, a little bit can actually go a long, long way.
Use no more than a pea-sized amount of product total for both eyes to get the same results while also getting more bang for your buck.
Rubbing Too Hard
You don’t have to rub your eye repair cream in to make it effective. In fact, rubbing can tug and pull at the skin around the eyes, increasing the risk of developing fine lines and wrinkles and worsening dark circles.
When applying the cream to your eye area, a pro-tip is to use your ring finger. You’ll put less pressure on the area while still getting the cream where it needs to go. Use a tapping (or patting) motion instead of rubbing it in.
Applying It Too Late In Your Routine…
There is a generally recommended order to putting on your skincare products, in order to increase all of their effectiveness and promote maximum absorption into the pores.
Eye repair creams should go on after your overall face serums and before your moisturizer.
Applying it after you put moisturizer on makes it incredibly difficult for it to be absorbed, as it will have a nearly impossible time being able to penetrate through the moisturizer to reach the skin of your eye area.
…Then Not Waiting For It To Absorb Before Applying Makeup
After you apply your eye repair cream (and moisturizer), another of the biggest mistakes that people make is not giving it enough time to dry before applying makeup.
Unfortunately, when you apply makeup on top of still wet skincare products, it’s more likely it will settle into any fine lines and wrinkles and exacerbate the problem. In addition, makeup applied on top of moisturizer and eye creams has a tendency to pill, washing both the product and your makeup.
What Else Can I Do?
Just like you should always wear sunscreen, wearing sunglasses is essential if you’re going to be out in the direct sunlight. The eyes, and the under eye area, are particularly sensitive to ultraviolet radiation. This area also shows the signs of aging a lot sooner than much of the rest of the body, so taking care of it is key to keeping it looking as youthful as possible.
Drinking enough water is also helpful. With how much dehydration exacerbates the signs of aging, hydrating appropriately keeps your body functioning properly both inside and out. You’ll be surprised by how much drinking water can help! It helps to replump the skin, reduce dark circles, and decrease the risk of developing fine lines and wrinkles in the future.
And finally, you may want to consider taking a supplement that is designed to support healthy skin, hair, and nails. Treating your body from the inside out helps you both look and feel healthier, and can reduce many of the common complaints that most people have about their under eye area and the aging of their face in general. It also is great for your body in general! Many people like to look for collagen in their supplements as well, which can help promote collagen production which is a natural remedy for aging skin.
The best eye repair cream is the one that you purchase that is catered to your specific areas of concerns.
MiamiMD has multiple creams meant for different problems, like our Intensive Eye Repair serum that helps with fighting off eye bags and dark circles, improving fine lines and wrinkles, and firming and toning the entire area.
Knowing the best practices to make your eye cream work for you can help you take an already amazing product and make it last even longer while making it more effective. Give yourself the gift of a younger, healthier, brighter eye area.