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What Is Eye Serum?
Serums are lightweight, highly concentrated, activated facial products that sink into the skin deeply to help with various skin conditions like the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, or puffiness. Eye serums contain less oil than an eye cream for example, and that’s why they can easily seep into the skin. A good way to think of serums is that they are pretty much like the skin’s form of nutritious food, and you can fully decide what kind of food you’d like to feed your skin.
Eye serums, specifically, are a great skin care routine tool. Besides reducing the appearance of wrinkles and the look of under eye dark circles, the more you use an eye serum, the more it can help the skin around the eyes appear more radiant, awakened, and brightened. They are also believed to deeply hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes while evening its tone due to the high concentrations of activated ingredients and the smaller molecular weight of a serum.
What Does an Eye Serum Do?
There are many functions and benefits that an eye serum can take on:
It tightens and hydrates the skin around the eyes
Most eye serums contain some activated ingredients intended to brighten, soothe and tighten the skin around your eyes. Our eye serum’s pineapple-derived ceramides and sake peptides offer restorative properties by locking in moisture. They also help reduce the look of puffiness under the eyes, retexturize the skin, and reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone, while brightening and revitalizing it.
Restores a youthful and radiant appearance
Using an eye serum with a retinol or vitamin A alternative (like our bioactive-A Complex, Revitalize, in our Concentrated Boosting Elixirs) reduces signs of aging and addresses damaged skin by making it appear restored for a youthful and radiant look.
Decreases the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet
When you use an eye serum with anti-aging properties (like pure CO2 extracts, seed oils, and specialty ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or lingonberry stem cells), it helps plump up your skin and helps eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also boosts hydration and brightens the area (around the eyes), giving it a radiant appearance.
Lessens the look of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes
Ingredients like chamomile, cucumber, and lavender soothe the skin around the eyes, so your complexion will look and feel well rested, giving you that revitalized glow. These ingredients help plump up the skin, hiding away signs that result in that tired look.
How to Use an Eye Serum?
After cleansing and toning your face, apply your eye serum, then you can follow it up with a face serum, facial oil, then sunscreen. Yes, you can still use your eye cream in tandem with your eye serum but you’ll want to do so after you apply your facial serum (as the general rule of thumb is to apply products in the order of thinner to thicker texture).
When using our Fruit Ceramide Eye Serum, you’ll want to make sure the skin around your eyes is still slightly damp from the toner to enhance the absorption of your serum. Place a pea-sized amount of eye serum on your ring finger or middle finger, then dab it around the area under your eye to apply the serum. Start from the inside corner of your eye, patting it while moving to the outer parts. You can use the excess serum on the brow bone.
If you ever wonder why we use these fingers, it’s because they are the weakest fingers and won’t apply too much pressure on the area around your eyes. Applying too much pressure on this area can stretch the skin, which is not what we want to do, as the area around your eyes is paper thin and easy to agitate—making it more prone to getting wrinkles if not dealt with delicately.
When to Apply Eye Serum?
You can apply an eye serum at night and in the morning. You should check your eye serum for guidance, because there are eye serums you can use during the day only and others you can use at night only.
Also, when it comes to the best age to start applying an eye serum, you should start before the signs of aging begin to show. This means somewhere in your 20s if you can. It’s better to use eye serums as a preventative measure, rather than hoping it whisks away all of your problems later on. But if you start using it after you’ve seen signs of aging, the eye serum, along with proper skin care, nutrition, and lifestyle, can still help reverse some of those signs and prevent the appearance of wrinkles from getting any worse.
If you start using your eye serum in your 20s or 30s, you will be keeping the area around your eyes hydrated and protected from all signs of aging; and even when these signs want to show, the serum will help by slowing their development.
An eye serum will save you a lot if you start applying it early. It’s the best product to avoid under-eye concerns like the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles. Considering that eye serums mostly contain anti-aging properties and have a smaller molecule size, they easily sink into the skin, keeping the area hydrated and youthful-looking. By now, you may be asking yourself if it’s essential to use an eye serum in your skin care routine. We say yes! It is such a great addition to your skin care regimen (we love to apply our Fruit Ceramide Eye Serum both morning and evening for optimal results).
Get yourself a quality eye serum to enjoy the activated ingredients that come with this type of product and see true results. You can learn more about our organic eye serum in this article!
Frequently Ask Questions
Is an eye serum necessary?
Yes, it is; especially in a skin care routine looking for anti-aging benefits. An eye serum will directly address skin concerns like the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. The eye area is very delicate and thin, so because of this, it is typically the first area in your face where the signs of aging start to show.
Is an eye serum the same as an eye cream?
No, they’re not. Eye serums are thin and contain a lot of water, which is why they can easily seep into the skin. On the other hand, eye creams contain oils and lower water content. They also tend to be thicker in texture. If you have both, you can use an eye serum first, then seal it off with an eye cream. The cream will help retain the benefits of the eye serum and keep the area moisturized all day.
How long does it take for an eye serum to work?
In about four weeks with consistent use of a product that works for your skin, you can start to see visible changes around your eye area. The look of dark circles will fade away and so will the appearance of puffiness.