When a massive publication like Elle Magazine gives it’s skin beauty tips, everyone is bound to listen. While big publications such as Elle don’t have the staff or insight we pride ourselves in having on the eye cream industry, an article they wrote about eye creams was dead on. The article was titled “Skin Care: Best Eye Cream Ingredients.” We’ve broken down the highlights and spelled them all out for you right here on our eye cream research portal.
The article talks about how facial fat around the eyes starts to fall off before anything, according to Rod Rohrich, MD, the chairman of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The combination of thinning skin, as well as other elements such as the cold, wind, and sun, drain the tissue around the eyes and they quickly lose their plumped look as we age.
For this reason, Elle Magazine talks about the importance of hyaluronic acid, something we find as a base in many of the best eye creams we discuss and review here on a weekly basis. In case you haven’t read past entries detailing the importance of hyaluronic acid, it’s worth pointing out that it “draws moisture from the air and holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water.”
Although more commonly found in anti wrinkle creams, retinol is another ingredient highlighted in the article. If your skin can handle it, (many women find this to be a challenge), retinol will essentially stimulate collagen production and enhance the plumpness of the skin.
Other ingredients discussed in the article include vitamins C and E, as well as neuropeptides, which Dr. Nicolas Perric0ne says “In studies applying various neuropeptide preparations directly to the skin, exciting clinical benefits were observed almost immediately upon application. There was visible improvement of the skin’s resilience, tone, and texture.”
Our full eye cream review archive discusses many of the top eye creams, and our findings are in line with what Elle Magazine found. Hyaluronic acid is perhaps the most important base in any skin cream, perhaps most important in eye creams.
So, the question is, how much hyaluronic acid does your eye cream have?
There is an easy way to find out. If your eye cream is made in the USA, the ingredient list will display concentration amounts in the order of most active to least active. Simply look at your label and look to see where hyaluronic acid falls into place.