Eye Cream vs Eye Gel – Which Should You Be Using?

Has anyone ever looked at you and said ‘you look tired’? You might have to blame your eyes for that. The skin around your eyes is incredibly delicate and often the first place to reveal your age, stress, lack of sleep, or anything else you are suffering from. Trust us; the area around your eyes needs special care and is the last place you want to neglect.

Luckily, in the past few years your product choices in caring for this area have multiplied. But with a multitude of products available, it can be difficult to choose. Are you confused about the difference between eye cream or eye gel, and which will work best for you? We’re going to break it down so you know exactly how to give your peepers the ultimate protection.

The answer usually depends on your age, skin type and the problems that you are experiencing around your eyes. While both eye creams and eye gels have their individual set of advantages, it is important to know what works best for your skin.

Eye Cream vs. Eye Gel

Eye Gel – Eye gels are often ideal for people with younger skin. They have a lighter texture than eye creams and also work well for people with oily skin. These are also great if you have tired eyes as they provide a cooling effect on the skin that relieves puffiness and under eye bags. Eye gels containing vitamins C, K, and E, will especially help tighten the skin around the eye.

Eye Cream – As your skin ages, the sebaceous glands begin to produce less sebum, or oil. Using an eye cream with moisturizing ingredients will help prevent dryness in the eye area. Using a rich eye cream will keep the area hydrated and minimize fine lines and wrinkles, which can be emphasized by dryness. In addition to encouraging collagen production, smoothing out fine lines and firming the skin.

Now that you know what to look for, here are a few of our favorite eye creams and gels:

Filorga Optim Eyes Contour – This triple-action eye cream will lighten dark circles, increase lymph drainage, reduce puffiness, and smooth out wrinkles in just one step.

Phyto-C Eye Return Gel – The 7% vitamin C in this gel is not only chockfull of antioxidants to protect your skin and prevent aging, it also stimulates collagen production to firm up the eye area.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal – Firming and detoxing ingredients, Padina Pavonica and chlorella algae,  are this cream-gel’s secret weapons, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to 60% in just 28 days.


Rebecca Harisson


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