There are many serums and creams designed for the eye area that can treat and or prevent eye wrinkles.
The ingredients to look out for are:
- Patented peptides.
- Hyaluronic acid / B5 serum
Retinol helps prevent fine lines as well as smoothing the ones you’ve got. By stimulating your collagen and new cell turnover, it reduces collagen breakdown and stimulates the cells to work faster to create fresh, bright, non-wrinkled skin
It takes a few months of consistent regular use to see any impact on your lines. You will probably experience some redness, dryness, flakiness, within the first month or two of use.
To help reduce the side effects you can start off slowly and use a retinol one night a week for one week, twice a week for two weeks, three times a week for three weeks, and then every other day until you are able to tolerate the it and also get results. Then you need to continue for, well, life !!
A gentle retinol will cause less reaction but less results, stronger retinols will give better results but more reaction. This can be annoying but you need to tough it out for the anti-aging results. Stronger retinols are only available from clinics like Cheshire Lasers. You will be advised how to use the product and support is provided to help you achieve results.
Some people are very responsive to retinol but other people need high strength products to achieve results.
Our favourite retinol eye products are:
ZO Skin Health Intense Eye Repair
ZO Skin Health Hydrafirm
Because of the strength of these products we can not sell these online and they are only available in the clinic and a consultation with one of our Aestheticians.
Antioxidants control / prevent free-radicals. Free-radicals are the main reason for skin damage created by sun exposure, smoking, alcohol and other environmental factors. You can prevent free radical damage by consuming more antioxidants in your diet, usually found in fruits or vegetables deep in colour. Applying an antioxidant serum can also make a big difference.
Antioxidant products contain vitamin C, vitamin E and the new kid on the block Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) which is now considered to be one of the most potent antioxidants, possibly more effective than vitamin C.
Our favourite eye products containing antioxidants are:
Peptides are found in many effective anti-aging skin care products. While there is no singular, miracle ingredient that will give you those instant, youthful results we all wish for, peptides are an extremely important ingredient to look for in your wrinkle fighting creams, serums, and under eye products.
Peptides are short chains of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Amino acids are small allowing them to penetrate the outer layer of our skin and send signals to our cells to stimulate them to function.
Our favourite eye products containing peptides are
AHAs are alpha hydroxy acids sometimes referred to as fruit acids they can also be derived from nuts and milk:
glycolic acid, derived from sugar cane
lactic acid, derived from milk
mandelic acid, derived from bitter almonds
citric acid, natural found in citrus fruit but derived from many fruit and vegetables
tartaric acid, derived from grapes
malic acid, derived from apples and pears
AHAs work by exfoliating the top layer of skin allowing newer healthier skin cells to show through. They are particularly useful in dry skin and may help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles.
Studies have shown that AHAs may also stimulate collagen production and reduce the changes caused by the sun damaging the skin.
A newer more exciting product is a PHA they are similar to AHA’s in that they perform the same role of exfoliation, but unlike AHA’s, PHA’s are gentler on skin causing less irritation so common to many alpha hydroxy acids. A great product to use under the eye.
Gluconolactone is a powerful antioxidant and is the multi-tasker of all Polyhydroxy Acids.
Our favourite eye products containing AHA’s PHA’s are:
Hyaluronic acid / B5
Hyaluronic acid / B5 serums are a great way to reduce fine lines under the eyes. The particles act like a sponge pulling in water from the air to plump, hydrate and smooth your skin. They are lightweight, ultra-hydrating and work immediately with no irritation. The results are temporary, and the product needs to be used daily to maintain the effect.
Our favourite hyaluronic acid b5 serum is :
Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Serum
It may not be an eye product but it is great for rehydrating the skin under the eye area.
Our favourite hyaluronic acid b5 serum eye product is :
NeoStrata Eye Cream
Not sure which serums or creams are best to treat your eye wrinkles?
Why not arrange a skin assessment consultation with one of our Aestheticians.