Avoid Mineral Oil or Petrolatum in Your Eye Creams

Skin Care Tip of the Day: This may come as a surprise…but your eye cream could be causing you more wrinkles and under eye puffiness. Why?

Most companies formulate eye creams with rich oils to compensate for the lack of oil glands around the eyes. Although this moisture is so needed, the heavy oils can migrate into the eyes while you sleep and cause you puffiness when you wake up in the morning. The solution? Avoid the ingredients mineral oil and petroleum in your eye creams and don’t apply too close to the lower lash line.

Another problem with heavy eye creams containing these ingredients is that the oils can weigh down the delicate skin tissue and over the course of time, can weaken elastin fibers causing premature wrinkles.

The bottom line: Avoid eye creams that are extremely rich and greasy, especially those containing the ingredients mineral oil and petroleum. A better choice? Renée Rouleau eye creams, of course!

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  1. But are oils still good for the face, while avoiding the eye areas because I love to use Jojoba oil on my face.

    Posted By: RJ  | 

  2. Hi: Do your eye creams list their ingredients on the container? After reading your comments above, I looked at my current products (to determine what to ditch and then, order from you). Not one of mine tells me anything about what I am putting on around my eyes!!!

    Posted By: Lynn  | 

    • Renée Rouleau

      Yes. Since all of our products do not come in boxes, the ingredients are listed on the bottles and jars.

      Posted By: Renée Rouleau  | 


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