Is It Essential to Have an Under Eye Cream In Your Skincare Routine?

by Lisa DMello on February 27, 2023

Yes, we watched Alia Bhatt's skincare routine and saw the part where she doesn't use under eye cream and you're probably thinking, she has great skin why should I, right? We actually really loved her skincare routine and how knowledgeable she was about her skincare but the one part we have to differ on, is the use of under eye cream and here's why. 

Did you know that your under eyes don't product sebum (or your skin's oil) unlike the rest of your face? On top of that the skin around our eyes is more delicate and thin, making it more susceptible to damage and aging than other parts of our face. As we age, we start to notice fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles forming around our eyes, which can make us look tired, aged, and dull. That's where under eye creams come in, offering a range of benefits to help you maintain a youthful, vibrant look. In this blog post, we'll explore the top reasons why you need to use an under eye cream.

  1. Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles

One of the most common concerns people have about the skin around their eyes is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These signs of aging can be caused by a variety of factors, including sun damage, stress, and natural aging and the movement of skin around the area when your face emotes. Fortunately, under eye creams can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by providing nourishment and hydration to the skin. Look for creams that contain retinol or hyaluronic acid, both of which can help improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin.

  1. Diminish Puffiness

Another common problem that people experience around their eyes is puffiness. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including lack of sleep, dehydration, and allergies. Under eye creams containing caffeine or green tea extract can help reduce puffiness by constricting blood vessels and reducing inflammation.

  1. Minimize Dark Circles

Dark circles are a major skin concern, especially for Indian skin tones. Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, aging, and stress. Under eye creams containing, licorice, niacinamide, vitamin C or kojic acid can help brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of dark circles. These ingredients work by inhibiting the production of melanin, which is responsible for the dark pigmentation. 

  1. Hydrate the Skin

The delicate skin around our eyes needs more moisture than the rest of your face and is prone to dryness, which can exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Under eye creams containing ingredients such as shea butter, jojoba oil, or glycerin can help provide much-needed hydration to the skin, keeping it supple and healthy.

  1. Protect from Environmental Damage

Finally, under eye creams can also help protect the skin from environmental damage, such as pollution and UV radiation. Look for creams that contain antioxidants such as vitamin E, which can help neutralize free radicals and prevent damage to the skin.

Under eye creams are an essential part of any skincare routine, offering a range of benefits to help maintain a youthful, vibrant appearance. Whether you're looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, diminish puffiness and dark circles, hydrate the skin, or protect from environmental damage, there's an under eye cream out there to suit your needs.  Our multifunctional Skin Brightening Under Eye cream tackles dark circles and wrinkles with licorice and niacinamide whilst keeping you super hydrated with rich shea butter for soft and nourished looking under eyes.  So why wait? Start incorporating an under eye cream into your daily routine today, and see the difference for yourself!