The skin around the eyes is the most delicate area of the face and it is the first spot where premature aging signs show up. Signs of aging and small wrinkles around the eyes appear from the early 20’s. At this age, you must start to be more mindful of the skin around your eyes, and start to be more dedicated to your skincare routine. And what’s the best way to treat your eye area? Of course, a Korean eye cream!
Why is Korean eye cream so popular?
Their popularity is based on the excellent ingredients that Korean skincare products use. They choose the best ingredients for every requirement, combined with the right combinations and concentrations to give the best results with affordable products. Also, it is obvious that Koreans know better when it comes to skincare (their 10 steps skincare routine is totally worth the hype!).
What ingredients you should look for?
Based on your needs, mainly you should look for :
Lipids that naturally occur in the skin and are used to reduce puffiness and tired and saggy eyes by eliminating the water loss.
The best ingredient for moisture! This acid has low molecular weight can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water and stimulates collagen production.
This ingredient is one of the best for anti-aging on the market. Retinol accelerates the cellular turnover and stimulates collagen and elastin production. It can eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines, and it can also help with hyperpigmentation and improve skin color around your eyes.
Both vitamins fight free radicals that are produced by the UV lights and are the main cause of fine lines and wrinkles(and your eyes are very prone to it!). Also, they boost collagen production and make your skin firmer and plumper.
These are the main ingredients that are found in almost all of the best Korean eye creams. You may not recognize them as they are hidden in the natural ingredients that Koreans love to use.
My Favorite Korean Eye Creams.
1. Saturday skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream
This cream is the absolute remedy for your dark circles and your puffy eye area. It combines date seed oil extract, avocado protein extract, hyaluronic acid, and a complex of peptides, and it gives your eyes a brighter and firmer look. It is SLS free and great for all skin types.
2. AHC Real Eye Cream for Face
You can actually use this eye cream on your face too! AHC is one of the most well-known Korean brands and the fastest-growing skincare company. It combines rice bran extract with coconut water and a complex of peptides and it smoothes fine lines, reduces wrinkles, and makes your face firmer, brighter, and smoother. This cream is for all skin types and because of its light texture, it is perfect for oily skin.
3. Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream
This eye cream contains 80% snail mucin that has regeneration effects. Also, it contains niacinamide and peptides to brighten and tighten your under-eye area. This eye cream promises to eliminate your fine lines and your dark circles but also to keep this sensitive area hydrated. It is suitable for all skin types.
4. Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Hydro Soothe Eye Gel
This cooling eye cream is one of the best Korean eye creams if you want to get rid of your dark circles and dry, puffy, tired eyes. This extra hydrating cream contains pumpkin extract, arnica, bromelain, AquaMinerals, and pink Himalayan salt. It restores the elasticity of your tired eyes and makes them firmer and relaxed. It is suitable for dry skin, but all skin types can use it.
5. Mizon Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream
This product treats more severe and deep eye wrinkles. With a mix of 75% marine collagen and hyaluronic acid, this cream is going to glow up your eyes. Collagen is a mix with adenosine that improves the skin elasticity and inhibits and reduces the appearance of fine lines. At the same time, hyaluronic acid fights dry skin and tightens the area. It is suitable for all skin types and especially for sensitive skin as it is hypoallergic, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and paraben-free!
Let’s face it; we all just want an eye cream that will keep us looking young and fresh. What I love about these eye creams is they make products that specifically target specific problems. Not just for anti-aging. If you have tried any of these products, please let me know in the comments below! You can also post some other suggestions in the comment box. <3