The best dermatologist-recommended products for sensitive skin around your eyes.
Your delicate eye area requires special skin care and its appearance is important. Your eyes are expressive and complexly integral to how you communicate with the world.
“The eyes are the window to your soul”. William Shakespeare
There are 2 reasons why your eyelid skin is unique, sensitive and requires special care:
- Eyelid skin is the thinnest on your body, the structure of the cellular layers is unique to allow the fine folding necessary to blink, and the overall barrier integrity is weaker than elsewhere. This means that irritating ingredients and allergens penetrate readily to cause rashes.
- The upper eyelid fold crease concentrates product ingredients – for better or worse – often manifesting product intolerance to ingredients commonly found in acne products or anti-aging products.
The other important consideration with eye area skin care products is the ability of products to migrate into the eyes, causing eye irritation, such as with sunscreens. For all of these reasons, eye area products need to be hypoallergenic, non-irritating and specially formulated for use near the eyes. This applies to eye creams, eye makeup, anti-aging products and sunscreens. Products used on your eyelid skin should be well tolerated, gentle and enhance the appearance of your eyes – because, “[your] eyes are the window to your soul.”