Best Eye Cream

Sooner or later, we all learn that there is no area of the face more vulnerable to aging than the area around the eyes. The Best eye cream will be able to help, whether it is for fine lines, puffy eyes or dark circles. Because the area around the eyes is so thin, it's not only more vulnerable to damage, it's the first place we begin to notice changes.

Most eye creams go through rigorous safety testing because of the potential for the product to enter the eye. The two types of aging are genetic and environmental. Unfortunately we can not control our genetics; you can thank your parents for your genes.  We can however, reduce and prevent environmental aging, which can cause up to 80 percent of signs of aging.

Before using purchasing an Eye Cream there are some facts that you as a consumer should know for picking the best eye cream for you:

 First, there are two basic types of eye creams, anti-wrinkle, and those that fight bags, puffiness and dark circles. According to many experts, an eye cream should be the first step in any anti-aging protocol. Eye creams tend to be more moisturizing (emollient), which makes them better for the area around the eye (due to the lack of natural oil glands and moisture on the skin nearest the eye), and less so for the facial skin.

Second, consumers seem to think the more eye cream they apply, the better the product works. This is not true. Use the directed amount because the active ingredients are taken into account when the directions are given.

Third, eye-tightening creams should be the last product you apply to your face (over foundation), because other creams, lotions and foundations can break down the active ingredients.


DO NOT use Facial moisturizers in place of eye creams, because most contain active ingredients that are far too potent for the fragile eye area.

DO NOT continue to use an eye product that causes burning or stinging. No eye product or cream should cause burning or stinging in the eye. If you experience these types of symptoms, discontinue use immediately.

Before choosing which eye cream is best for you and your skin type, you should know that  creams, serums and gels all have pros and cons. Gels (provided they don't provide alcohol, which dry out the skin) are better for acne-prone skin. Emollient creams (suitable for normal to dry skin) work better under makeup.

The choices in eye creams can be overwhelming, especially in light of the fact that there are only three main problems that these creams work to treat (dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness). What happens if you have crow's feet and dark circles? Do you need two eye creams? NO! You just need one eye cream and that is neaclear Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream.

neaclear Anti-Aging Eye Cream Benefits:

·        Oxygenates and revives tired and fatigued eyelid skin.

·         Improves the appearance of eyelid wrinkles and fine lines.

·         Under-eye circles and puffiness are progressively lessened.

·        Tones, smoothes, and soothes the delicate eyelid area.

·      Restores a more youthful (and less tired) look.


What Causes Puffiness?


·       Puffy eyes are caused when fluid gets trapped under the eye, and is usually most severe when you wake up.

·       In some cases, allergies and sinus problems may also contribute to puffiness. (If you think puffiness and bags may be a result of allergies, consult a physician for treatment, such as Claritin.)

What Causes Dark Circles?

·         Dark circles can be a hereditary condition - deeply pigmented skin, or can be caused by aging. As we get older, the skin under the eye can become even thinner, which causes the veins under the eye to become more prominent. Dark circles can be exacerbated by lack of sleep, overexposure to the sun, and menopause.

·         Dark circles are one of the most difficult problems to treat. If the problem is hereditary, you may want to see a dermatologist who may provide a lightening cream.

What Causes Fine Lines?

Crow’s feet are fine lines and wrinkles appearing near the corner and under the eye area. There are two reasons that wrinkling seems to occur in the eye area earlier than the rest of the face:

·   There are fewer oil glands located around the eye area; therefore, the skin is thinner.

·     Most of our facial expressions, such as smiling and squinting, influence the area around the eye.

Quick Fixes for non-medical conditions

·    Apply cool cucumber slices or tea bags to your eyes. This will help in the short term by reducing swelling.

·    Steer clear of salt and alcohol (especially the night before an event).

·    Exercise! This will help your body get rid of excess water.

·   Raise your pillow when you sleep, so that your head is higher than the rest of your body.


Please call our Chicago Plastic Surgeon for a skin consultation and neaclear Skin Care Product Recommendations.