While eye creams have traditionally been marketed as a product to reduce the appearance of fine lines, embracing ageing doesn't mean you should ditch eye cream from your routine.
If you love your smile lines you'll still want to protect the delicate skin underneath your eyes. It's a thinner, more fragile part of the face that doesn't absorb moisture the same way as the rest of your skin does (which becomes more noticeable as you get older). Thin skin is also more easily penetrated by damaging free radicals, which attack not only the appearance but also the underlying health of your skin.
Dedicated products will protect this area better than a general moisturiser can. To flip the switch from preventing ageing skin to thin skin protection, look for eye creams with strong antioxidants to protect the skin from free radicals and rich, nourishing ingredients to hydrate and strengthen.
Swisse Argan Revitalising Eye Cream ($16.99) uses caffeine and guarana seed extract to track down free radicals, and a combination or Argan and Grapeseed oils to lock in as much moisture as possible.
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