As any dermatologist will tell you, the skin under your eyes needs its own special sort of TLC. "Given it is less thick than other areas of the face, particular attention needs to be paid to this area to treat and prevent early signs of aging,” Caren Campbell, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in San Francisco, previously told Well + Good. Because the area is so delicate, it tends to be the first place that signs of aging show up, including the dehydration lines derms often refer to as "crinkles." Unlike true, firmly-set wrinkles, these "wrinkle precursors" can be smoothed out with proper hydration—and that's where Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Gel Cream ($13) comes in.
Like the other products in Neutrogena's beloved Hydroboost line, this eye cream delivers a hefty dose of skin-smoothing hydration. "It delivers hyaluronic acid to the skin to hydrate and plump," says Joshua Zeichner, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City. Because this ingredient is already a part of our skin's natural makeup, it’s not a shock to the system when you apply it topically, and therefore gentle enough for this delicate area of our faces. The formulation also has glycerin, which works alongside the hyaluronic acid to seal in moisture and plump the skin.
As an added bonus, the cream is water-based, "which allows for the product to be really fluid on the skin, and is usually tolerable for sensitive skin," Neil Scibelli, a makeup artist in New York City previously told Well + Good. Dr. Zeichner explains that unlike traditional creams, which contain a combination of oil and water to form an emulsion, this gel only contains water alongside its active ingredients, which makes it great for oily skin or for anyone looking to use a lightweight product during the warmer, more humid months.
"The ultra-light consistency allows you to layer it under your other products for added benefits without leaving the skin feeling heavy or sticky," says Dr. Zeichner. "It is also helpful to use as a first layer to minimize dryness associated with potentially irritating actives like retinol, exfoliating acids, or even Vitamin C."
All in all, this undereye cream is a must-have for your skin care cabinet—take the 68,000 5-star reviews it has on Amazon as proof. According to one reviewer, “It's the best stuff for hydration without the heavy cream clogging pores.” Another shared a similar sentiment, gushing, “This is fantastic hydration for 60 & over skin. Very light, goes on smoothly, and absorbs quickly.”
The best part? The product is only $13, so we recommend stocking up now. Your under eyes will thank you in no time.
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