What are eye creams and why do we want to use them?
Eyes and lips are the special needs parts of our face. The skin tissue is dramatically thinner and the dermis layer (the middle layer) is dramatically more thin and missing conventional oil glands that lubricate the top layer of skin giving it elasticity.
As lip skin is similar to eye skin, a little eye cream goes a long way to hydrating lips.
The most important ingredient in eye cream is a highly refined oil molecule that is small enough to penetrate and lubricate the top layer of skin. Without oil, skin loses most of its elasticity and thus easily stretched.
Skin under the eyes can be prone to puffiness if fluid builds up. Because the skin is more thin and translucent, underlying veins become more prominent and dark circles can form. Heredity, lack of sleep, too much sun exposure and aging may also cause dark circles.
As with all skin care, a little every day will work its magic. This is most true for the eye area. There is no need to apply a richly emollient cream around the eye. The oil cannot absorb into the skin. A lightweight, highly refined eye moisturizer applied at least twice daily will provide the care your eye area needs (and lips).
Here is my eye moisturizer that is suitable for under makeup or alone, day and night.
Caffeine is known to stimulate cell metabolism and increase blood flow while vitamins A & C provide
anti-oxidant benefits. Also excellent for lips as the refined oil molecules in this cream penetrate the
similar thin skin tissue of the lips. Paraben free • Sulfate free • Gluten free. Made in USA.
Constricts small blood vessels and reduces inflammation to minimize dark circles and puffy skin under the eyes.
Vitamins A & C
Antioxidants that prevents and repairs damage to your skin caused by free radicals such as the sun, pollution and smoke.
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CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.
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