In a bid to save time and to keep things simple many of us are tempted to use a moisturiser as an eye cream and wonder if this is ok. The answer is that it is best not to do this and instead use a specially made eye cream instead like our Nakin Eye Cream Complex. It’s a gorgeous eye product that has a specially crafted consistency to allow it to seep into the skin cells around the eyes, to impart all of the goodness from the stunning plant actives and extracts within it. Our face moisturisers are also exceptional but they have a thicker richer finish which is specially suited to the skin on the face and neck.
We do not recommend using a moisturiser as an eye cream as the skin is different in this area, with it being thinner and more delicate around the eye, it therefore benefits from a lighter consistency that seeps into skin more easily, plus does not weigh down the skin around the eyes.
When it comes to skincare, many of us are guilty of not giving our eyes the same love and attention we give our faces. However, the skin around the eyes is delicate, thin, and easily prone to damage, making it more susceptible to wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of ageing. That's why it's essential to give this area the right care it needs. One of the biggest questions surrounding eye care is whether you can use your moisturiser as an eye cream. In this post, we'll take a closer look at why you should not use a face cream as a moisturiser.
Firstly, while the skin on our face and eyes is similar, there are slight variations. The skin under our eyes is thin, delicate, and more prone to dryness than the rest of our face. Therefore, it's essential to use a product specifically formulated for that area. An eye cream should be gentle, fragrance-free, and rich in hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin.
While a moisturiser is formulated to keep the skin hydrated, it may not always provide the same level of hydration that your eye area needs. Eye creams are specifically designed to penetrate the delicate skin around your eyes, making it look fresher, brighter, and revitalised. Eye creams also contain some wrinkle-fighting ingredients that moisturisers may not have, such as peptides and vitamins.
Another thing to consider is that moisturisers may contain heavy ingredients, such as thick oils, that can clog the tiny pores around the eyes and cause milia, those little white dots that appear on the surface of the skin. You might also experience stinging or irritation around the eyes if your moisturiser contains irritating ingredients, such as essential oils.
While you can use your moisturiser as an eye cream in a pinch, it's best to choose a product specifically designed for the delicate skin around your eyes. Eye creams contain gentler, more nourishing ingredients that will provide deep hydration and tackle those pesky wrinkles and fine lines. Plus, using an eye cream as part of your daily skincare routine will help keep your eyes radiant, bright, and looking their best.