Best Eye Cream Ingredients

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Part of the process of finding the best eye cream for you is to look into the ingredients that they should have. This will give you an idea of what a particular ingredient can do for your skin—decide whether it might be helpful for you or if you can do without it. While it is always best to go for products with natural ingredients, you might as well learn about what certain solutions can do. Don’t be so quick to write off ingredients that you can’t pronounce just because you don’t know what it is and how it works.

Hyaluronic Acid

Best Eye Cream Ingredients

One of the latest, most revolutionary ingredients in eye creams is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid works by drawing moisture from the air towards it. This active ingredient is key in maintaining the skin’s moisture and plumpness that is often associated with youth. If you are looking for a good anti-wrinkle eye cream, you should check if it has hyaluronic acid in its ingredients list.

Squalane

Squalane (sometimes referred to as squalene) is a popular ingredient found in many eye creams and moisturizers because it has been found to be quite effective in promoting cell repair, preventing age spots and an antioxidant. Squalane is attributed to being found shark liver, however, it can also be found in plant sources. It is true that the squalane that comes from shark liver is more potent, but not a lot of manufacturers use this due to animal rights. The more animal-friendly alternative would be to choose squalane that comes from plants.

There is high demand for squalane because it is very effective and is easily absorbed by the skin. Some studies have shown that it can counteract the harsh chemicals that penetrate the skin throughout the day. This means that not only does it maintain the moisture of the skin, it is also helpful in skin rejuvenation.

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Aka Argireline)

Argireline is one of the best ingredients to look for in eye creams. It is an ingredient that is usually found in eye creams, known to deliver the same effect as botox. This ingredient may be particularly interesting to those who are looking for anti-wrinkle solutions, but are not privy to using injectable fillers and other invasive procedures.

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide is an important ingredient to look for in eye creams because of its restorative functions. A brief lesson in skin care will let you know that as skin ages, it loses its elasticity, and cell repair process slows down. Palmitoyl Oligopeptide facilitates the production of elastin and collagen, both of which are important in keeping wrinkles at bay.

Skin Stem Cell Serum

Stem cell treatments are widely known for being one of the most effective treatments in skin rejuvenation and renewal. Skin stem cell serums will help activate your dormant cells in your skin, and in so doing help bring out your skin’s natural beauty. Skin stem cell serums are quite expensive, however, given that this product has been proven to be effective, then spending a few extra bucks might be worth it. Taking care one’s skin must be an investment that everyone should definitely look into.

Arnica

Arnica is one of the most well loved ingredients in skin treatments that one must have at home. Arnica is usually applied on the skin to sooth muscle tension, reduce* swelling and to treat* bruises. Arnica is included in eye creams to address under eye puffiness. This puffiness is usually caused by eyestrain and lack of sleep. These conditions can by solved by getting enough rest, but putting eye cream that contains arnica will help speed up the process of healing.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is commonly known for its function as an agent that helps the blood to clot normally. It is also known for promoting the health of blood vessels, preventing the calcification of certain minerals so that blood can flow properly. It is often used in skin care products for this purpose—skin that has proper circulation looks radiant and healthy.

Dipeptide Diaminobutyrorl Benzylamide Diacetate

Dipeptide Diaminobutyrorl Benzylamide Diacetate is a synthetic ingredient commonly used in skin care creams for its anti-aging properties. It is known to prevent the formation of wrinkles. This means that eye creams that contain this ingredient is best used early (sometime in the mid-twenties) as a preventive measure.

Conclusion

Searching for the right eye cream for you can a daunting task. Apart from looking at product reviews, one of the best ways to go about it is to do research about the best ingredients to look for in eye creams. This way, you can decide whether or not a certain brand might work for you, without having to buy the product. Read through the benefits of these ingredients to see it is what you need!

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