Eye Serum Or Eye Cream…What’s The Difference And What Should You Be Using?

For most people, the eye area is one that ages notoriously fast and needs a lot of special care and generally comes down to one of two products, an eye serum or an eye cream. Just walk into any Sephora nationwide and you know that finding the right fit for you isn’t as easy a task as you would think. To help you make the decision, we’re here to give you the facts so you can make the right choice for your skin.

Eye Cream

Like any skincare purchase, your eye cream should be an investment into self-care and a product you enjoy using. Creams are usually water soluble and are usually heavier in weight. They provide a very hydrating feel but can sometimes leave behind an oily feeling which can complicate makeup application.

eye cream, eye products, skincareEye creams tend to be thicker and richer-feeling and experts believe that while an eye cream can be formulated with effective ingredients, they can be compromised easier because of the consistency of the cream. They are usually open-air jars that can attract the growth of bacteria and tend to go stale sooner as the exposure to air makes the product less effective with each passing day it’s exposed.

Eye creams can be effective but experts suggest only using one if you suffer from extreme dryness around your eye area. If you don’t, you could find that your makeup looks like it’s melting off from excess oil and you can end up with clogged pores. Eye creams are great for hydrations but may not do much for dark circles, puffiness or even deep wrinkles.

Eye Serum

Eye serums are like eye creams but thinner and lighter than their weightier cousin. Like an eye cream, it can be packed with beneficial ingredients that can reverse signs of again but what makes this unique is how your skin absorbs it.

eye serum, anti aging, skincareExperts have proven that an eye serum is actually able to penetrate your skin deeper and address issues that go beyond the surface of your skin. Expect your eye serum to be your superhero to fight unwanted issues like sagging or drooping eyelids, dark circles, and even puffiness. They also often come in an airtight package or pump meaning the product is not exposed to air giving the opportunity for bacteria to grow. They tend to have a longer shelf life as well.

Eye serums tend to blend so well into your skin that they absorb much faster than any cream on the market making it ideal for those who want a quick routine where they can apply their makeup without waiting for products to dry.

The Verdict

The big picture with eye care is that something is better than nothing so we suggest that if you have a preference between cream or serum, just make sure you’re using a specialized product that is made for your eye area.

In terms of which will produce the best result, most experts agree a serum is a far better option. Serums like the South Beach Eye Lift Serum are often able to include peptides, nutrients and other ingredients that would not function at optimal levels in a cream. An under eye serum is meant to reduce the appearance of under-eye circles, reduce puffiness beneath the eyes, restore the elasticity and minimize wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines.

Do you prefer an eye cream or an eye serum? Let us know in the comments below!

This Is Why Eye Serum Isn’t Just For Your Eyes Anymore…

It seems these days the beauty industry has created a product for every single ailment on every single part of your body. When looking around your bathroom, you’re probably bombarded with half-empty bottles taking up space and cluttering your sink.

The reality is, most of us have purchased more products than we can ever use in a lifetime and some of them are so niche, you can save yourself some serious dollars by maximizing the use of the core products you already use.

Why your eye serum is a lifesaver

When it comes to dark circles, deep wrinkles and sagging skin below the eyes, but did you know there are so many other ways to utilize your eye serum?! That’s right, this powerful product that’s likely already part of your routine can help you deal with some serious problem areas you never even thought of!

The Lips

Believe it or not, your lips and mouth are aging too. Most women find that around the age of 40, they start to develop wrinkles and creases around the mouth. These wrinkles can run deep and applying your lip balm or lipstick daily isn’t helping.

lips, lip wrinkles, eye serum hackInstead, reach for your eye serum! It’s totally safe to use around the lip area (try to avoid getting it inside your mouth) and can not only help hydrate this area, but the powerful peptides used to plump and brighten your eye area will do the same for your lip lines! Pucker up to kiss those pesky lip lines away!

In Between The Eyebrows

Ever get those pesky lines between your eyebrows? They’re often caused by repeated facial expression (think about when you’re squinting outside in the garden from the sun!) and can leave deep wrinkles and lasting damage.

eye serum hack, forehead wrinkles, eyebrow wrinklesOnce you’ve applied your eye lift serum to your eyelids and under eye area, dab a small amount with your ring finger between the eyebrows. While this won’t provide an instant result, over time you’ll notice that the depth and severity of the wrinkles between your brows will improve thanks to some of the powerful ingredients in your eye serum.

Your Hands

Did you know that your hands can reveal your age even more than your face?! This easy to forget area is aging every time you’re using your hands. Not just that, but hands are often the most overlook spot for sun protection meaning those harmful UV rays are wreaking havoc on your hands and aging them quickly.

aging hands, eye serum hack, skincare tipThe wrinkle-fighting ingredients in under-eye serums can help smooth and brighten the fine lines on your hands to help them look younger. The good news is most of the wrinkles to your hands start as very fine lines which are easier to repair the damage on than some deeper wrinkles of the face.

Note:  You can use our South Beach Skin Lab – Eye Serum for all the above tips. So next time you find yourself wondering about any of these symptoms above make sure you have a bottle of it on your counter you can reach for!