Another key consideration is that the thinner skin in the eye area is more prone to sensitivity, which is why many of us experience allergic reactions in the eye area to products that the rest of the face seems to tolerate. Many, but not all, eye products are designed with minimal ingredients to reduce this risk of sensitivity.
When looking at caring for the eye area, there are two key considerations, the first, and perhaps the most essential, is to add hydration. The second, is to add a treatment to tackle a specific concern such as puffiness or dark circles. Eye creams, eye serums and eye masks that are designed for the highly sensitive eye area offer far less chance of causing stinging, watery eyes or rashes, especially for those with sensitive skin. They can immediately revive the eye area, creating a smoother skin surface and reducing the look of wrinkles or puffiness, often acting as a primer before make-up or sunscreen.
Many people prefer eye serums over eye creams, as they can both hydrate and treat at the same time. Serums provide an overall smoothing and moisturising effect, and they also contain a higher concentration of active ingredients to tackle specific concerns. They are also considered to be a better choice for wearing under make-up as they hydrate without making the area oily, which can sometimes cause eye make up to run or spread.