Best Eye Cream Ingredients
When looking for an eye cream or formulating an eye cream there are ingredients that help with dark circles, reduce puffiness, reduce the appearance of fine lines, firm the skin and add a hydrated effect to the skin around the eye.
The skin by the eye is thin and delicate. An eye cream is developed to be light and smooth in texture and not to tug on the skin when applying the eye cream. A facial cream may work as an eye cream depending on the lightness and the ingredients in the eye cream.
Ingredients to look for in eye creams or to add to your eye cream formulas are ingredients that firm, hydrate, soothe and reduce puffiness and dark circles.
Caffeine helps to firm the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Look for coffee bean, green coffee and green tea. Pomegranate is astringent, antioxidant and nutrient rich and helps to tighten the skin. Eyebright helps to tighten and soothe. These ingredients will also assist with reducing puffiness and dark circles.
Hydration is key to soft and supple skin by the eyes, look for hyaluronic acid, aloe vera gel and ceramides.
Hydrosols soothe the skin and add a beautiful light and non-irritating scent to an eye cream. Try lavender hydrosol, chamomile hydrosol or rose hydrosol.
In my formulation, Revitalizing Eye Cream, some of the key ingredients are caffeine, green tea and pomegranate.
Joan Morais is a natural cosmetic formulator, instructor, author and the owner of Joan Morais Naturals. Joan assists product makers on how to make high quality, stable and effective natural body, hair and skin care products for personal use and a product making business.