Could Your Eye Cream Actually Be Causing You Wrinkles?

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This may come as a surprise…but your eye cream could be causing you more wrinkles and under eye puffiness. Why? Read on.

Most companies formulate eye creams with rich oils to compensate for the lack of oil glands around the eyes. Although this moisture is 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! Also, avoid applying petroleum jelly and pure oils to the eye area. A cream is much better than an actual oil.

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Renée Rouleau

Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”