Protect the Delicate Skin Under Your Eyes with Potent Anti-aging Ingredients

Perhaps as a teen you dealt with unsightly dark circles. If you are a young woman, fine lines and puffiness might be part of your under eye woes. And if you’re creeping past your 30s and into your 40s, you now have dark circles, fine lines, puffiness and permanent wrinkles to contend with.

The thin skin under the eyes is one of the first areas to betray your age, unless you target that area with topical treatments designed to eliminate wrinkles, firm crinkled skin and lighten dark circles. If you want to keep your undereye area looking youthful, be sure to apply a topical cream or gel containing one or all of the following ingredients:


This vitamin A derivative boosts collagen production, smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles, and naturally exfoliates, sloughing off dead skin cells and revealing radiant “new” skin. Retinol is able to penetrate deep into layers of the skin where other ingredients dare not go. Researchers at the American National Institutes of Health found that a retinol lotion reduced wrinkles and roughness by up to 80%!

You can start protecting and revitalizing the skin around your eyes today, with Dermalogica’s Intensive Eye Repair, an ultra-rich, retinol-based eye cream that wipes away fine lines and wrinkles.

Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs)

GAGs help maintain and build collagen and elastin, for firm and supple skin. Even better, this superstar ingredient helps collagen retain moisture so that skin stays hydrated. For a double dose of GAGs, check out glō• therapeutics Eye Fix Revitalizing Treatment, which lightens dark circles and reduces puffiness.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

With antioxidant power 400 times stronger than that of vitamins C and E combined, lipoic acid is an anti-aging ingredient you can count on. It works its magic by accelerating cell turnover and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. It also fuels the energy production of skin cells – and the higher your cells’ energy, the more youthful your skin. To benefit from the remarkable powers of lipoic acid, apply an eye treatment such as Bioelements Multi-task Eye Cream, which addresses all your undereye issues: dark circles, lines and puffiness.

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