As we spend more and more time online, there is no escaping the eye fatigue that comes with it. From impaired vision to lines around the eyes, these are just two of the consequences of our ever-digital lives. While we can make a conscious effort to squint and strain our eyes less, sometimes we need a little extra helping hand to combat the signs of ageing.
Herbal Essentials’ Hydrating Eye Gel is a hydrating, refreshing and visibly plumping formula that instantly absorbs upon application, awakening the delicate eye area. Clinically proven to increase hydration by +184%, it contains Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acids big sister) that retains 1000 times its weight in water to deeply moisturise, Aloe Vera to calm and condition the skin and Shea Butter to nourish and soften.
The experts at Herbal Essentials HQ have offered the following advice on why eye care is important and how to select the right products:
Eye contour has the thinnest skin on the body
Indeed, the eye contour has the thinnest skin on our entire body, and is very delicate. Our eyelids lack oil glands, and are prone to dryness. As your skin ages, it tends to become drier because the sebaceous glands begin to produce less sebum or oil. Eye products with humectant ingredients help reduce puffiness around the eyes and prevent dryness in the area.
Use an eye cream and not just any face moisturizer
Eye creams or gels are specifically formulated to be used in the eye area, making them safer and more beneficial. Usually, the consistency of an eye cream differs from that of a normal face moisturizer, and they contain more potent ingredients formulated specifically for the under eye.
Look for these ingredients
Hyaluronic Acid acts as a humectant to moisturise and plump, Vitamin E soothes, conditions and nourishes the delicate skin and Vitamin C, contains powerful antioxidants with skin brightening properties. We also love Arnica in eye care products as it is known to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Apply eye creams/serums properly and carefully
Gently pat the cream or serum around the eyes with the ring finger. Do not drag or rub them. Allow the product to absorb into the skin fully before applying other skincare products or cosmetics.
Other tips to maintain healthy skin around the eye area
• Using an eye masks that have been cooled in the fridge before use.
• Be gentle when removing and applying makeup on the eyes
• Get enough sleep
• Exercise to improve blood circulation
• Drink plenty of fluids
• Maintain a healthy, balanced diet
Herbal Essentials products are cruelty free, sustainable and with at least 90% natural origin content with an innovative INCI list that includes no mineral oils, sulphates or parabens.