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What Does Eye Cream Do & Does It Work?

They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but they are a lot more than that. Your eyes are responsible for how you see the world – and how the world sees you. 

What Is Eye Cream? 

Like other face creams, eye cream is designed to moisturize and hydrate your skin. But unlike other more generalized products that take an all-in-one approach, eye creams target the specific needs of your eyes.

Different types of discoloration in the eye area are caused by different factors — for example, red discoloration is the result of different factors than purple or brown discoloration. In order to achieve even and healthy-looking skin in the area around your eyes, all of the potential causes of your skin concerns need to be addressed. 

Eye cream is thicker than regular lotion and packed with active ingredients like ceramides, niacinamide, and peptides that target skin concerns common to your under eyes. Applied twice a day after a hydrating cleanser, eye cream can set all skin types up for success after just a few uses. While each product may vary depending on ingredients, the best eye creams can reduce signs of aging from their first appearance, leaving your skin looking and feeling fresh for years to come. 

What Does Eye Cream Do? 

There are a lot of promises floating around out there about what eye cream actually does: Can it reduce wrinkles? Lighten dark circles? Smooth skin? Or is eye cream just another fad skincare product with minimal proven benefits? 

Eye cream is more than just a dense moisturizer – dermatologist-endorsed studies have proven the rejuvenation properties of topical eye cream. But eye cream is not a miracle product; it cannot solve all your problems overnight. Like any treatment in your skincare routine, eye cream has strengths and weaknesses.

Do I Need Eye Cream? 

Let’s face it: under eyes have a lot of skin concerns. Beyond just sagging and darkness, your eye area is subject to dozens of aesthetic concerns like dryness and sun damage. While you might think eye cream is an optional step in your skincare routine, eye treatments are as important to brightening the skin as using the right concealer or best moisturizer. 

If you’re experiencing signs of aging like under-eye dark circles or fine lines, it might be time to invest in a clean and hydrating eye cream. The rest of your face will thank you for it. 

What Are the Benefits of Eye Cream? 

Eye creams, especially those with natural, from-the-land ingredients, benefit the sensitive skin of your eye area in several ways. 

  • Hydrate skin: Because the skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your face, it is the most prone to increased dryness. Like on the rest of your face, dry skin can have undesirable side effects such as itchiness or irritation. Using eye cream regularly and correctly can prevent such trouble in the eye area. 
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines: Nourishing your skin does more than preventing dryness: it also has cosmetic benefits. The best eye creams have firming properties that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and puffiness, leaving your skin feeling light and refreshed. 
  • Brighten dark circles: Dark circles under your eyes have many causes, including sun damage, dehydration, and a buildup of blood vessels that impact the appearance of under-eye skin. Eye creams address these concerns, targeting skin discoloration at its source. Over time, using eye cream can have a brightening effect on your skin that can transform the rest of your face. 

        What Ingredients Should I Look for in an Eye Cream?

        Though eye creams may not be able to do it all, using a skincare product with the best ingredients can go a long way in achieving your eye area goals. 

        Plant Stem Cells 

        In nature, stem cells help plants regenerate damaged leaves and repair broken stems. So, why can’t they do that for us? By incorporating plant stem cells into eye creams, self-repair becomes a part of the deal. 

        Lilac stem cells include verbascoside, a natural compound that supports your skin from the inside. Combined with other antioxidants like hyaluronic acid, these gentle plants help reduce the appearance of dark circles and soothe and rejuvenate the sensitive skin around your eyes. 

        Nigella Damascena 

        Another floral inspiration, the Love-in-a-Mist plant is rich in polyphenols, antioxidants, and fatty acids that help brighten under-eye skin. This ancient plant performs unlike any other; both highly potent and immensely gentle on sensitive skin, these blooms encourage natural hydration and regeneration. Eye bags are no match for this ingredient. 

        Though Nigella Damascena is exceedingly rare, the plant grows naturally in the Italian landscape of the Furtuna Skin farm. 


        Without a healthy dose of natural vitamins, no eye cream would be complete to support anti-aging effects. 

        Vitamin C is one of the most powerful brightening ingredients, targeting visible blood vessels and thinning skin that can cause darkness and sagging in the under-eye area. Its firming qualities promote elasticity and hydration around your eyes, combating dark circles with each application

        Introducing the All-Natural Eye Cream and Serum

        Here at Furtuna Skin, we use only the best ingredients in our products. With the land as our inspiration, we draw on the power of nature to support your skin.

        Our Eye Revitalizing Cream is 100% sustainably sourced, 98.8% natural, and entirely free of synthetic chemicals like harsh parabens and GMOs. Made from over 14 wild-forged plants, this eye cream checks off all the clean ingredient boxes for the best eye cream. 

        We also offer our Face and Eye Serum, which features hyper-potent, illuminating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and organic chicory. This product differs from our eye cream by targeting damage and dehydration in the eye area while the Eye Revitalizing Cream works to reduce the appearance of lines, puffiness, and dark circles. Both are Opthamologist tested and approved. 

        The Bottom Line

        Naturally sourced eye creams with ingredients from the land can dramatically impact the look and feel of your eyes. A pea-sized amount of our Eye Revitalizing Cream applied daily can ease the first signs of aging, supporting hydrated and bright skin free of puffiness and fine lines. 

        Remember, your eyes impact how you see the world and how the world sees you. To put your best face forward and care for the delicate skin around your eyes, incorporate a natural eye cream into your skincare routine. 



        Global Periorbital Skin Rejuvenation by a Topical Eye Cream Containing Low Molecular Weight Heparan Sulfate (LMW-HS) and a Blend of Naturally Derived Extracts | PMC 

        What causes dark circles under the eyes? | NCBI

        Sunscreen and Your Morning Routine | Hopkins Medicine


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