Critical thinking is key when it comes to digesting information found on social media. Skincare content is no exception, especially when it comes to the question “Is eye cream really necessary?” Our multi-award-winning Marine Algae Eye Cream turns four this month, making it the perfect time for us to take on this controversial skincare topic with input from board certified dermatologist, Dr. Muneeb Shah.
Is Eye Cream Necessary? Dr. Shah Weighs In
"There's a lot of debate online about the utility of eye creams,” says board certified dermatologist Dr. Muneeb Shah. “I personally think they have value if used deliberately.”
So what does “deliberate” use look like? Dr. Shah advises consumers to look for eye creams with treatment ingredients that address concerns specific to the fragile undereye area. “The skin around the eyes is actually quite different from the rest of the face,” says Dr. Shah. “It’s much thinner and has fewer oil glands.”
This thinner, dryer skin can show signs of aging — such as fine lines and wrinkles — earlier than the rest of the face, warranting extra TLC and targeted ingredients. “Many eye creams are specifically tested and targeted to the undereye area, These include ingredients like peptides to help brighten and tighten the under eye skin.”
“The Marine Algae Eye Cream is incredible,” says Dr. Shah. “It’s brightening, non-irritating, and helps with depuffing and fine lines.”
3 Reasons Why You Need Eye Cream
1. Delicate under eye skin can become dehydrated more quickly.
The skin produces sebum — its natural oil — to lock in hydration. Because the undereye area has fewer oil glands, it’s more susceptible to dehydration and dryness and therefore may need a richer moisturizer than the rest of your face.
2. Under Eye skin can be more sensitive.
“Many eye creams are specifically tested and targeted to the under-eye area,” says Dr. Shah. This can reduce your chances of irritation, especially if your skin is on the reactive side.
3. Eye cream can help with dark circles.
Using a targeted product can help you address concerns like dark circles that are specific to the undereye area. This can help you look refreshed and awake, even when you’ve skimped on sleep.
Minimal Effort, Maximum Results
Tighter, brighter under eyes can make your whole face appear healthy, refreshed and vibrance, making eye cream a quick and easy way to get better results out of a simple skincare routine. Our Marine Algae Eye Cream lifts upon application while plumping, smoothing, and brightening tired undereye skin. Its whipped texture melts in on contact to deliver deep hydration and leave behind a perfect canvas for makeup.
Our Science-Backed Ingredients
The secret to our bestselling eye cream’s award-winning efficacy lies in our innovative, clinically-proven ingredients:
Paracress Extract: A medicinal floral extract known as “Nature’s Botox,” this innovative ingredient stimulates muscle fibers to naturally relax wrinkles and fine lines.
Pink Marine Algae: Marine complex visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.
Squalane: Derived from sugarcane, it mimics body's natural hydrating oils to provide weightless moisture and deliver active ingredients deep into the skin.
How to Incorporate Eye Cream Into a Simple Skincare Routine
The five seconds you spend tapping eye cream onto your orbital bone yield dramatic improvement in the look of tired, crepey undereye skin. Here’s how to work it into your daily routine:
Step One: Cleanse with our Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser. Pat Dry.
Step Two: Using your ring finger, tap a small amount of Marine Algae Eye Cream onto the ocular bone beneath your eye.
Step Three: Apply a dropper full of our Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum to deeply hydrate and instantly plump fine lines and wrinkles.
PM Only: Swap your serum for a pea-sized amount of Retinol Night Serum. Our innovative time-release formula encapsulates our powerful retinoid blend to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots without irritation.
Step Four: Moisturize with Omega Barrier Repair Cream.
Optional: Cocktail a drop or two of Vitamin C Rose Oil into your cream for additional moisture and glow.