What makes skin around our eyes different and how to choose the correct product.

What makes skin around our eyes different and how to choose the correct product.
The skin around our eyes is unique and requires special care due to its distinct physiological characteristics. These differences make the under-eye area particularly prone to issues like dehydration, visible signs of aging, puffiness, and dark circles. In this blog, we’ll explore what makes the skin around our eyes so different and why specific products are required to treat this specific area of the skin.


  1. Thin and Delicate Structure

One of the most notable characteristics of the eye skin is its thinness. The skin on our eyelids is the thinnest layer of skin on our body, less than one millimetre thick, with no subcutaneous fat. This thinness means it is more vulnerable to damage and shows signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, more prominently than other areas of the face.


  1. Weak Moisture Barrier

The under-eye area has a weaker moisture barrier compared to the rest of the face. This barrier is essential for retaining hydration and protecting the skin from external irritants. When the moisture barrier is weak, the skin is more susceptible to dehydration. Without adequate moisture, the skin can appear dry and flaky, and fine lines and wrinkles become more visible.



  1. Lack of Natural Moisturising Factors and Oils

The skin around the eyes does not produce enough natural moisturising factors or oils necessary to keep it lubricated. Sebaceous glands, which produce sebum to lubricate and add moisturise the skin, are sparse in this region. Additionally, while the eyelids contain several types of glands, including sebaceous glands, sweat glands, tear glands, and Meibomian glands, these glands are primarily focused on protecting the eyes themselves rather than moisturising the surrounding skin. Meibomian glands, a type of sebaceous gland that lines the margin of the eyelids, produce oil to protect the surface of the eye and prevent it from drying out. However, these glands are only present on the eyelid margin, leaving the skin on the orbital bone more susceptible to dryness.




  1. Least Natural Elasticity

The under-eye area possesses the least natural elasticity compared to other parts of the face. This lack of elasticity means the skin is less able to bounce back from daily stressors, leading to more pronounced sagging and fine lines over time. The delicate structure and reduced elasticity contribute to the early appearance of aging signs in this area.



  1. Visible Signs of Aging and Dehydration

Due to its thinness, weak moisture barrier, and lack of natural oils, the under-eye area is particularly prone to showing visible signs of aging and dehydration. Loss of moisture leads to the skin appearing dry and highlighting fine lines and wrinkles more prominently. Maintaining hydration and using products specifically designed for the delicate under-eye area can help mitigate these issues.



  1. Impact of Stress and Genetics

Stress and genetics play significant roles in the appearance of the under-eye area. They can lead to fluid and lymph build-up, resulting in puffiness and bags under the eyes. Stress can also exacerbate the appearance of dark circles by increasing cortisol levels, which can affect blood circulation and lead to more visible blood vessels under the skin.



  1. Thinning Skin and Under-Eye Darkness

As we age, the skin naturally thins, and this is especially noticeable around the eyes. Thinning skin makes blood vessels under the eyelid more apparent, leading to the common issue of dark circles. The combination of dilated blood vessels and less subcutaneous fat makes the under-eye area appear darker and more shadowed.


Understanding the unique characteristics of the under-eye skin is crucial for addressing its specific needs. The thin and delicate structure, weak moisture barrier, lack of natural oils, reduced elasticity, and susceptibility to stress and genetics all contribute to common issues such as dehydration, fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. By acknowledging these factors and using targeted skincare products, we can better care for this delicate area and maintain a youthful, healthy appearance.


So what product is right for you?

The Concern: Dark circles and uneven skin tone

The Solution: Vitamin B3 Brightening Eye Cream

Designed for those seeking a solution to under-eye concerns such as dark circles, uneven skin tone, and fine lines. This product provides both instant brightening and long-term improvement, delivering refreshed, bright, and healthy-looking eyes. This cream also helps protect the delicate under-eye skin from the effects of stress and damage caused by UV and blue light exposure.

Key ingredients like Niacinamide, which improves barrier function and reduces water loss, Daisy Flower and Hawkweed Extracts that diminish dark circles and enhance lymphatic drainage, and Goji Berry Fruit extract with its antioxidant properties, all contribute to the cream's effectiveness.

Additionally, Mica and Iron Oxides provide an immediate brightening effect and counteract uneven skin tones. Perfect for anyone looking to rejuvenate their eye area. The product should be applied after cleansing, toning, and applying treatment serums, and followed by the appropriate moisturiser and SPF for your skin type.

The Result


The Concern: Eyelid laxity, lines and wrinkles

The Solution: Ideal Complex Revitalising Eye Gel

Designed for those looking for a hypoallergenic, anti-aging solution with a light, silky texture that strengthens, firms, and lifts the skin around the entire eye area, including the eyelids.

This innovative formulation combines the latest scientific advancements with proven ingredients to deliver dramatic results in as little as one week.

For those who want to address multiple signs of aging around the eyes, this gel contains key ingredients such as Peptides, which mimic retinoic acid to increase cell turnover and collagen synthesis without irritation, enhances skin elasticity and moisturisation while reducing dark circles and offer a fast-acting wrinkle smoothing effect.

Orange Stem Cell Extract boosts collagen and elastin production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, while Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract and Darutoside target upper eyelid sagging and puffiness. Additionally, antioxidants work together to reduce puffiness and dark circles, and a blend of peptides stimulates collagen synthesis and tissue repair. 

This product is perfect for anyone seeking a comprehensive and effective anti-aging eye treatment that enhances the appearance of the eye area with visible results in a short period with a main focus on the upper eyelid because of its thin texture which can be applied directly to the lid itself.

The Result


The Concern: Lines and wrinkles, dehydration and dark circles.

The Solution: Ideal Complex Restorative Eye Cream

Designed for customers seeking a hypoallergenic, anti-aging solution that strengthens, firms, and lifts the skin around the entire eye area. This advanced formulation combines the latest scientific advancements found within the above mentioned Ideal Complex: Revitalising Eye Gel with proven ingredients to deliver dramatic results in as little as one week.
Additionally, the inclusion of Boron Nitride, a naturally occurring mineral, reflects light away from the eye area, making dark circles and under-eye bags appear immediately brighter. With its thicker texture, this cream is perfect for those with dry or mature skin seeking a comprehensive and effective anti-aging eye treatment that delivers both instant and long-term results.

The Result

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