3 Reasons NOT To Buy An Eye Cream

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the truth about how eye creams are not worth the money

The skin under and around the eyes is the thinnest on your face and the most vulnerable to developing wrinkles, dark spots, and other signs of premature aging (looking older than you actually are). Many eye cream ads will use this fact to persuade customers that the eye area needs extra care aka another skin care product.

Reason #1: Eye Creams are Overpriced, Glorified Moisturizers

Almost all skin care companies that sell an eye cream sell them at more expensive prices ($ per milliliter) than their face moisturizers. Eye creams are usually thicker and heavier in texture so less is more; however, there is no significant difference between eye cream and face cream formulas as they are both moisturizers. Instead of buying another skin care product, investing in a more potent, anti-wrinkle face moisturizer will cost less while providing all the benefits of an eye cream all over your face.

Reason #2: Eye Creams Can Cause and Worsen Milia

If you look very closely at your under eye area near the inner corner of your eyes, do you see tiny white bumps on your skin? If not, lucky you! If so, you are not alone and these bumps can be removed naturally. These tiny bumps are called milia and they are excess keratin (skin protein) build-up from too much pore-clogging oil and dead skin cells. Most eye creams are too rich in oil for the delicate under eye area and this can cause unsightly milia to form or worsen existing milia.

Suffering from milia? Gentle exfoliation with AHA and BHA infused toners, avoiding moisturizers that are too rich, and hydrating the area with serums can help remove milia while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.

Reason #3: Extra Moisturizing Doesn’t Erase Dark Circles and Wrinkles

Dark circles and fine lines around the eyes are both caused by loss of collagen and water-based hydration levels in the skin. Blue-ish dark circles are due to the veins beneath becoming more visible from loss of collagen and natural fat under the eyes. On the other hand, darker blotchy dark circles are actually dark spots and uneven skin tone on the under eye area from too much sun exposure. Moisturizing with an extra-rich cream does not help improve the appearance of both types of dark circles because it is not targeting the root cause of collagen and hydration loss in the skin. 

Instead of wasting money on a pricey eye cream that has more potential downsides than benefits, invest in a higher quality face moisturizer.

The right moisturizer can work miracles on all skin types to deliver visible benefits. The most effective formulas nowadays include wrinkle smoothing peptides usually reserved for face serums. Moreover, the best face creams not only provide oil-based moisturization with nourishing oils and butters, but also include water-based hydrating ingredients such as betaine or sodium hyaluronate. Betaine is a hydrating ingredient naturally sourced from sugar beets that helps immediately replenish water-based hydration levels like sodium hyaluronate. However, what makes betaine better than sodium hyaluronate as a skin care ingredient is its added benefit of helping improve our skin cells’ ability to hold onto hydration longer.

The Forté Cream is made with a perfectly balanced base of hydrating betaine and moisturizing luxury grade shea butter to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Shea butter is naturally rich in nourishing vitamins A and E while providing balanced moisture for all skin types even sensitive. Moreover, the Forté Cream features a unique Nourishing 9 Peptides™ complex that powerfully stimulates collagen growth to help reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.

Peptides are proven, potent ingredients that help stimulate collagen growth to combat eye wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. Advanced peptides go above and beyond with dark circle brightening benefits as well. The 2 most advanced and hard to find peptides that are featured in the Nourishing 9 Peptides™ complex are:

Nonapeptide-1: a brightening peptide, which helps suspend excess melanin (natural skin pigment) production at a cellular level to assist in brightening dark circles and age spots.1

Tripeptide-29: a potent peptide that supports the growth of fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen) to help smooth puffiness and fine lines around the eyes1.

Why not also treat your forehead, cheeks, and jawline to the rejuvenating benefits of smoothing, lifting, and firming reserved for eye creams? Eyes are the windows to the soul, but to see an overall improvement in your complexion, the entirety of your face needs to be treated with the best skincare ingredients—not just the eye area.

Natural, Powerful Ingredients for Youthful-Looking Skin at Any Age

Shea Butter

Naturally rich in vitamins A and E, shea butter moisturizes even the driest skin and boosts collagen growth to help smooth wrinkles

Brightening Botanicals™

Four natural extracts work in synergy to help gently brighten dark spots and restore radiance without harsh acids or exfoliants

Betaine

Sourced from sugar beets, betaine is gentle and hydrates while improving skin’s ability to retain hydration

Sh-oligopeptide-1 (EGF)

Stimulates the skin’s natural renewal process and collagen growth to fight stubborn wrinkles, fade dark spots and acne scars

Panthenol (vitamin B5)

Helps the skin hold onto hydration and strengthen sensitive skin barriers for smooth, supple skin that is resilient against wrinkles and redness

Nourishing 9 Peptides™

The potent combination of peptides help support collagen growth to help smooth wrinkles while restoring firmness and elasticity

Get Brighter, Youthful Eyes 

1 Gorouhi F, Maibach HI. Role of topical peptides in preventing or treating aged skin. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. 2009;31(5):327-345. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2494.2009.00490.