There has been a long-running discussion in the beauty world about the best eye cream on the market and whether or not we even need an eye cream. Some people find it necessary to use an eye cream to care for the delicate and sensitive skin around the eyes, while others claim that it’s an expensive additional step in your skincare routine. So should you be using a CBD eye cream? Let’s talk about why it’s worth considering if you’re not sure which side you stand on. 

The Skin Around Your Eye Is Different

You’ve probably noticed that the skin around your eyes is different than the skin on the rest of your face. The thinnest skin on your entire body is under your eyes and on your eyelids. It is only 0.5 mm thick! With skin this thin, it’s no surprise that it tends to be more delicate and reactive, meaning certain products that work fine for your face may cause irritation around your eyes. There are no virtually oil glands in the eye area, so this skin is prone to becoming dry, but using creams that are too heavy can cause milia, aka tiny white bumps, around the eyes. Also, as if anyone needs to be reminded, but the skin around the eye is the first area to show signs of aging (hello, crows feet…)

Eye Cream is Different Than Face Cream

There are tons of face creams, lotions, gels, and serums on the market, but are any of them right for use around your eyes? The main purpose of a face cream is to moisturize skin by keeping water in the skin, so it doesn’t dry out. Similar to how you likely don’t use the same moisturizer for your face as you do for the rest of your body, your face cream may not be the right texture for what your eyes need. You may need a more lightweight face cream paired with a richer eye cream or vice versa. Also, many eye creams are specifically formulated to fight fine lines and wrinkles, since that is usually a main concern around the eyes, so they will contain different ingredients than your face cream.

Face Cream Can Irritate Your Eyes

Depending on what kind of face moisturizer you use, it could contain ingredients that are too harsh for the sensitive skin around your eyes. If your face cream contains any of the following you might notice that it causes irritation when applied around your eyes:

  • Higher amounts of retinol
  • Fragrance
  • Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
  • L-ascorbic acid 
  • Alpha and beta-hydroxy acids
  • Oxybenzone
  • Avobenzone

Eye Cream Can Target Specific Concerns

When it comes to the skin surrounding your eyes, there are a variety of concerns you may have. Unfortunately, wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes are the first indicators of aging on the face, so you may notice them first and be wondering how to combat them. An eye cream containing certain active ingredients like peptides is more effective than a hydration-only face cream if you’re worried about wrinkles. There are various eye creams on the market now that are formulated with ingredients like licorice root extract to target particular concerns, such as puffiness and under-eye bags. 

Try CBD Eye Cream from Color Up

The Bright Eye Cream from Color Up is specifically formulated for the delicate and sensitive skin around your eyes. With its peptide-based formula, not only does it stimulate collagen synthesis, but we believe you’ll find this smooth cream to be very relaxing, rejuvenating, and extremely moisturizing. This CBD eye cream is ideal for keeping the skin around your eyes hydrated and looking young. Visit our website to learn more and order yours today! 

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