Do you need an eye cream? Or are they simply a waste of money?

Under Eye Cream

It is logical enough to think that skin is skin whether its under eye skin, face skin or body skin. But its not the same. Unlike face skin, our eyelid and under eye skin is delicate and thin and can show signs of ageing sooner than any other areas of our face. Therefore, it is essential to moisturize and take care of the delicate skin around the eyes. Not all moisturizers are safe for our under eyes. Some ingredients like retinol and exfoliating acids can prove to be harsh for the eye area, so keep it at a safe distance.

On the other hand, sunscreen is that one face cream that is safe for the under-eye skin. However, it is always better to patch test by using it at a small area for three to five days and monitor for any unwanted reactions.

Do we really need an eye cream?

Yes, we definitely need an eye cream.

Some people believe that eye creams are just normal moisturizer in smaller packaging and higher process. But it is not.

Eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eye, so they are thicker. They contain more hydrating ingredients and have many active ingredients for the problems around the eyes.

What are under eye issues? Why do you get under eye issues? Which ingredient you should look for in your eye cream?

Here we will look deeper into the major under eye issues and its solution.

Fine lines & wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles occur due to a loss of collagen — the protein that gives our skin structure — and elasticity as you age. While measures like sun protection and avoiding smoking are important in preventing fine lines and wrinkles, eye cream also helps. 

Which ingredient will work on it?

To reduce fine lines and wrinkles, its ideal to pick eye cream with ingredients like-

  • Hydrolyzed collagen, Vitamin C, peptides and retinol boost collagen production.
  • Hyaluronic Acid helps in hydration, adds suppleness and improves elasticity.

Dark Circles

Dark circles occur due to sun damage, blood build-up, with age and also it comes in genes.

 Which ingredient will work on it?

To reduce dark circles, its ideal to pick eye cream with ingredients like-

Grapefruit Extract and Ronacare Cyclopeptide-5 prevent pre-mature ageing and pigmentation.

Regu-age, Niacinamide or vitamin B3 and Kojic acid lighten the dark circles.


Puffiness occurs in people who have high salt diet. It is also due to loss of firmness, genetics.

 Which will work on it?

To reduce puffiness, cold compresses and caffeine based under eye solutions/creams work the best.

What is FCL Skincare solution for your under-eye concern?

FCL Eye Refining Matrix

Eye Refining Matrix is designed to perfect and nourish the eye contour. Rich moisturizers condition the skin for a supple texture while antioxidants protect against environmental and free radical damage. Potent anti-ageing ingredients smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, diminish puffiness and lighten the appearance of dark circles for a brighter and more youthful finish. The eye area is left with a smooth, radiant, and younger-looking tone and texture.

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