eye-cream-ingredientsA commercial break on TV hardly goes by without having a single Anti-aging skin care commercial. These ads have ladies with flawless skin endorsing a skin care product and there is always a best ever formula and never before seen results associated with it. You somehow get convinced into stuffing your closets with loads and loads of anti-wrinkle creams and under eye creams. But consumers must stop for a minute and look for the following ingredients in an anti-aging eye cream if you truly want to have an effective beauty cosmetic.


The most common things you need to look for in an Anti-Aging cream would be a sunscreen and products that can help your skin. As some ingredients of a cream can make your skin sensitive to sun and most of products recommend less exposure to sun, a sunscreen is a must have ingredient. SPF values denote the effectiveness of sunscreens, so look for a sunscreen with high SPF value like Avobenzone.


A derivative of natural vitamin A, retinol is a common ingredient of Anti-Aging eye creams. All the over the counter creams and prescription medications contain some form of retinol.  Retinol creates healthier cells, smoothens out wrinkles and enhances collagen production. It acts as a one stop solution for sun spots, dullness, wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. The less irritating forms of retinol like Retinyl Palmitate and Retinyl Linoleate are less effective and hence you should look for the right form in your product. Use retinol products at night on dry skin.


Niacinamide is a moisturizer that can help your skin tolerate the harshness of other ingredients like retinol. It nourishes skin and strengthens the skin barrier. Niacinamide also lightens dark spots and acne scars by preventing pigmentation rising to the surface.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a natural lubricant found in skin. It can act like an inexpensive temporary substitute to botox that will smooth your skin. It will enhance the moisturizer’s hydrating qualities and improves collagen production.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a must have ingredient due to its powerful anti-oxidant properties. It protects skin from pollution and UV rays. Also known as L-ascorbic acid, Vitamin C boosts healthy cell growth and collagen production.


Peptides can produce permanent skin smoothing effects and hydrates your skin giving it a healthy plump look. These proteins stimulate the growth of new cells and can even trick your own cells into producing more collagen.

Alpha Hydroxyl acids

Lactic acid, glycolic acid and citric acids form the collection of Alpha hydroxyl acids and are usually derived from natural sources like fruits and milk sugars. These acids are exfoliators that cleanse your skin by washing away the dead cells. This exfoliating action also enables better penetration of moisturizers and other ingredients into skin and can get you better results. One side effect of using Alpha hydroxyl acids is that when used in high concentrations, they make the skin extra sensitive to the sun.


Anti-oxidants protect the skin cells from free radicals and encourage healthy cell growth. Some common anti-oxidants are Vitamin C, vitamin E, pomegranate, and green tea.

Look for these ingredients next time you head towards cosmetic shops.


Top creams with these Ingredients

Revitol Anti Aging Eye Cream

Eyelasticity Age Defying Eye Therapy

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