Kenneth Simpon | CEO
Chief formulator & Co-Founder of skin2skincare.com
No matter what your skin type or issues with your eye area there are several key ingredients to look for in an eye cream, gel, or serum. Eye serums and gels are just as hydrating and moisturizing as creams without the weight and they stay in place helping your makeup stay in place, unlike a cream that is a traveler and less likely to develop milia, small white bumps around the eyes.
Key Ingredients to look for:
Hyaluronic Acid and the best one to look for is Sodium Hyaluronate. Hyaluronic Acid is made up of two salts that can be extracted and one of them is Sodium Hyaluronate. The difference comes down to molecular weight. Hyaluronic Acid molecules are too large to penetrate the skin where it just coats the skin and prevents water loss, leading to better hydration.
Sodium Hyaluronate has a lower molecular weight. Making it small enough to penetrate the epidermis or top layer of the skin. It improves the hydration from the underlying skin layers for better hydration and anti-aging results.
Peptides, like retinol, also stimulate collagen and elastin production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s-feet and tightens and is gentler on the dermis and non-irritating.
Vitamins E and C, both are antioxidants and potent antiaging ingredients. While vitamin C aids in collagen production and skin elasticity, vitamin E soothes and protects.
Arnica Extract quickly reduces swelling or eye puffiness helping to speeds up the process of soothing and healing the skin.
Aloe Vera leaf extract juice an ultra-power antioxidant juice with 200 essential skin nurturant, that include multiple vitamins, amino acids, and essential amino acids, enzymes, and minerals.
Bio-Active Extracts such as Aldvine 5X and Lanachrys when combined in a formulation it addresses long-term puffiness, dark circles, bags improve the eyelid contour, and brightens dulling skin as we age.
Botanical Extracts are essential to the overall healthy younger appearance of the skin by providing essential nurturant, conditioners, toners, antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins.
It’s important that the ingredients are compatible with the skin and the actives are the right molecule size to penetrate deeper into the skin for the product to be effective. Many ingredients lay on top of the skin helping to prevent dehydration making the skin more hydrated. They are important components that skincare products need to function as good moisturizers / hydrators.