The skin under your eyes is one of the first areas to give away your age, yet it’s one of the most neglected areas on the face. Instead of using eye creams, people use a basic moisturizer to replenish their under-eye skin. And while they buy serums for every part of their face, they often neglect buying a serum specifically for their eyes. The fact is, not only should you be using eye serums, but you should buy serums with ingredients that effectively treat the under-eye area, like hyaluronic acid.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a molecule people naturally produce, and most of it is found in the skin. As we age, our skin is prone to sagging because our body loses its ability to produce collagen as it did when we were younger. HA combats the signs of aging by improving skin elasticity, which keeps the skin firm and improves its complexion.
Another important function our body struggles to perform as we age is to hydrate the skin. Because it's a humectant, HA helps the skin increase and retain moisture. These are just a few reasons why various forms of this powerful ingredient are used in skin care products. As people are learning the benefits, you can now find it in cleansers, moisturizers, and serums for its ability to:
- Hydrate skin
- Increase cell generation
- Add a dewy appearance
- Increase collagen
- Create a smoother appearance
It’s the perfect addition to any skincare product.
Hyaluronic Eye Serum
The benefits we listed are exactly why hyaluronic acid is incorporated into the Routine 10 Hyaluronic Anti-Aging Acid Serum. This ingredient binds to collagen and water molecules, providing the skin with a naturally plump, hydrated glow. Because it contains up to 1,000 times its weight in water, it provides intense hydration to one of the most vulnerable parts of your face: the skin beneath your eyes.
Combined with Vitamin C and Aloe Vera, the Routine 10 eye serum harnesses some of the best ingredients to strengthen the thinnest (and most fragile) part of your face. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that reduces the appearance of aging, while Aloe Vera is a natural ingredient that can hydrate and replenish even the most dehydrated skin.
Can Too Much of a Good Thing be Bad for You?
Many anti-aging ingredients are potent and should be used in moderation. Hyaluronic acid is no exception. When used in excess, it can cause redness, inflammation, and irritation. There’s a right and a wrong way to use it. Let’s review the right way:
- Use it as part of your nighttime routine, after cleansing your face.
- Apply it on damp skin. If your skin is dry, the product may create the opposite effect, causing further dryness.
- Follow up with a moisturizer. In order for hyaluronic acid to work, it needs moisture. Rather than taking it from your skin, let it work with the moisturizing ingredients in your skincare routine.
Stop neglecting the skin under your eyes. Give it the care (and ingredients) it deserves with the Hyaluronic Anti-Aging Serum. A little goes a long way. After cleansing, add a few drops of the serum to your face, focusing beneath your eyes. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.