Truth Patrol: Eye Creams

You know how beauty companies are always talking about how your eye area is super delicate? And how it needs special ingredients?

Well, the truth is that the skin around your eye is no different from the rest of the skin on your face.

Eye creams are just a way for beauty companies to sell you an extra product. And it’s a profit-making move because eye creams almost always come in smaller containers (meaning you’re getting less product) and cost more, but don’t have any ingredients different from face creams.

Bottom line, you don’t need to buy eye creams! As long as you find a good face cream (like one that has antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients, retinol, or AHA), you can use that on your eye area. Save space and your wallet and pass on that expensive, unnecessary eye cream.

Be bright, be beautiful!

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10 Responses to Truth Patrol: Eye Creams

  1. Sarah Q says:

    This is such a good tip. I have never used eye cream before, and was getting worried that I needed to start! Thank goodness I dont!

  2. Nicola B says:

    Oh dear, i´ve totally fallen for this beauty industry ruse. I don´t suppose my caffeine roll-on for the eyes is doing me any good either… Thanks for enlightening me!

  3. Jennifer Pellicone says:

    I just found your site and I love the reviews and information you share.
    And, I agree, skin is skin, no matter where it is and there is a lot of misconception as to what products can actually benefit your skin.

  4. Lisa says:

    Glad to see someone else promoting this idea other than Paula Begoun! Skin is skin, after all…
    I have found most of her recommendations to be very solid, but I know a lot of people stop listening to her as soon as they find out that she has her own line of products–which is a fair consideration, but I actually like her products (and she has samples, so you don’t have to buy a whole bottle–though if you did, you could return it–as well as highly recommending products from other lines).

  5. Ria says:

    I only use eye creams and stuff when I get them for free. I also really like de puffing products but that’s you know for an actual purpose. Did you see the report on collagen and how it’s not even small enough to fit through your pores?

  6. Purse Pixie says:

    I always worry about creating bags under my eyes by rubbing. Glad to know I don’t have to worry quite as much (or at least don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive products).

    • Allura says:

      You do want to avoid rubbing your eyes, but not because it will create bags. Rubbing your eyes stretches and pulls at the skin, which you don’t want to do.

  7. Suzy says:

    I agree, paula begoun has a lot of interesting articles on this subject as well. But sometimes it just feels nice to give your eyes something ‘extra’ even though it is just placebo =)

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