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Eye cream should rejuvenate the skin, not clog pores and cause acne breakouts. Unfortunately, some products actually leave your skin in worse condition. Even those with the best ingredients for your skin and your skin condition cannot guarantee astonishing results, so be sure of what you're getting when you shop for eye creams. Some formulation are less likely to aggravate your acne than others.
Memorize this word: “noncomedogenic.” Any eye cream labeled noncomedogenic has been tested and proven not to clog pores. When you shop for products you put on your face, whether it be your daily foundation or a nightly face wash, look for noncomedogenic on the label. Additionally, if you are sensitive to allergens, including scents and fragrances, ensure that your eye cream is hypoallergenic. Tired-looking eyes will be the last thing on your mind if you have an allergic reaction to the cream. An allergic reaction might manifest in itching, redness or burning.
Dark circles bringing you down? Reach for a noncomedogenic eye cream containing antioxidants. Antioxidants refresh the area around your eyes by building up collagen to give you firmer skin. When the skin around your eyes thins, blood vessels are more likely to show through, causing dreary dark circles. Dark-circle-zapping antioxidants include vitamins C and E. Kinetin and soy also act as antioxidants.
If fighting wrinkles around your eyes is your No. 1 target, an eye cream with retinol is your strongest nonprescription weapon. A form of vitamin A, retinol helps turn back time. However, you have to be careful not to get retinol in your eyes; and if you have sensitive skin, retinol might cause irritation. If retinol is too harsh for your skin, use an eye cream containing peptides instead. Both products stimulate collagen to erase any crow’s-feet that are creeping out from the corners of your eyes.
You know how skin-care companies love to tout the natural ingredients from foreign lands -- berries from Belize and plant leaves from some jungle you’ve never heard of? Well, a study cited by MayoClinic.com actually put those exotic “wonder” ingredients to the test. The results showed that when dealing with dark under-eye circles, you want Brazilian suma and root extracts in your noncomedogenic cream or serum.