Cleansers, moisturizers, and sun block creams are basic skin care products that are commonly found in most women’s vanity kits. However, there is one skin care essential that is often overlooked by those who desire great looking skin, the eye cream. This beauty cream is used to combat signs of aging like wrinkles and dry skin. Some women wait until their 30s or 40s before starting on their eye care regimen, but women who would like a head start in looking younger than their age can benefit from having an eye cream in their beauty routine as early as their 20’s. After all, why wait for wrinkles to appear when one can already work on delaying them.



Eye Creams are formulated to moisturize and preserve the natural elasticity of the skin around the eyes. Some women assume that their facial moisturizer is already enough to cover these needs for the whole face. What they don’t realize is that the eye area has thinner skin and lesser oil glands than the rest of the face. It also has tiny muscles and vessels that make it more sensitive and would therefore require special care and its own cream. But since there are a lot of eye cream formulations around, it is important for buyers to find one that match their skin care needs.

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Common skin issues in the eye area include puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Most of the eye creams available in the market today claim to address all four issues but there are also those who specialize on hiding fine lines and wrinkles. Olay and RoC are two eye cream brands that offer some practical options for eye cream shoppers. Here is a look at some of their popular products:

Olay currently has four eye treatment products that address different skin care needs for the eye area. It includes the Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex, Age Defying Classic Eye Gel, Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller and the Total Effects Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush.

Another skin care brand that offers several options is the RoC, which is also known for the use of Retinol in most of their products. The RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream is popular among younger women or those in their 20s to 30s, while the RoC Multi Correxion Eye Treatment also got good reviews for eliminating both dark circles and wrinkles. This brand also has a formulation for skin types that are sensitive to Retinol, the RoC Retinol Correxxion Sensitive Eye Care.