The short answer to this question is yes, and here’s why… Some people think that using a separate product for the eye area is a step too far and that their face cream can do the same job, but experts agree that it’s best to use a product specifically designed for this sensitive area.
The skin around the eyelid and under the eye is far thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of the face and is more vulnerable to showing signs of ageing, since it moves more than other areas; think about how you move your eyes when you squint or smile. This continuous movement, as well as factors such as declining levels of collagen can lead to wrinkles developing sooner than on other parts of the face.
Another key consideration is that the thinner skin in the eye area is more prone to sensitivity, which is why many of us experience allergic reactions in the eye area to products that the rest of the face seems to tolerate. Many, but not all, eye products are designed with minimal ingredients to reduce this risk of sensitivity.
When looking at caring for the eye area, there are two key considerations, the first, and perhaps the most essential, is to add hydration. The second, is to add a treatment to tackle a specific concern such as puffiness or dark circles. Eye creams, eye serums and eye masks that are designed for the highly sensitive eye area offer far less chance of causing stinging, watery eyes or rashes, especially for those with sensitive skin. They can immediately revive the eye area, creating a smoother skin surface and reducing the look of wrinkles or puffiness, often acting as a primer before make-up or sunscreen.
Many people prefer eye serums over eye creams, as they can both hydrate and treat at the same time. Serums provide an overall smoothing and moisturising effect, and they also contain a higher concentration of active ingredients to tackle specific concerns. They are also considered to be a better choice for wearing under make-up as they hydrate without making the area oily, which can sometimes cause eye make-up to run or spread.
The BIOEFFECT EGF Eye Serum is a multi-purpose product that gives an instant hit of moisture to the eye area and keeps it there throughout the day (and night) for long term, anti-ageing effects. It contains a hefty dose of Growth Factor Serum, derived from Barley, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, combined with Hyaluronic Acid to plump and smooth. It also has a clever stainless steel rollerball applicator, which has an immediate cooling effect on the skin. For extra cooling and de-puffing benefits, the eye serum can be stored and used directly from the fridge, providing the perfect antidote to puffy morning eyes.
There are also extra benefits to be had from the eye roller system as it has been proven that they can really help maximise product efficiency as the roller gives a mini massage under the eyes which helps to boost circulation as well as encourage lymphatic drainage leading to a much more ‘wide awake’ look.
Eye masks are another effective way of generating a hit of hydration around the eye area and can be used as part of a regular skincare regimen or as a weekly ‘treat’ for the eyes as they feature a highly concentrated dose of treatment ingredients. The BIOEFFECT Eye Mask Treatment, is a two-step anti-ageing eye treatment that uses a combination of Barley EGF concentrated serum that is ‘locked in’ with a hydrogel eye mask to deliver deep hydration to significantly maximise the plumping and smoothing effect.
So, whether you’re line fighting, de-puffing or just trying to look more awake, it would appear that an eye serum or eye mask could prove to be a wise investment.