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There comes a certain age that everyone starts to see little lines around the eyes. Yep. If you haven’t started already, those lines are a sign it’s time to start taking care of yourself. Or if you want to get ahead of the game, you can probably still take better care of the delicate skin around your eyes. This post will tell you a little more about when to start using eye treatments, why using organic and nontoxic products are important, and highlights some of my favorite NYR Organic eye creams and their ingredients.
When to Start Using Eye Creams and Gels
For those with dry skin, it is beneficial to start with eye treatments in the teen years or twenties. For most people though, the thirties is a good time to begin. Eye creams have some ingredients that do specific things like brighten and plump, but a lot of the job is just keeping the area moisturized so that wrinkles are less visible.
But why do you need a specific eye cream instead of putting your moisturizer everywhere? The skin around the eye is very delicate and needs smaller molecules to soak in and not clog.
Why to Choose an Organic, Nontoxic Eye Cream
I believe that ingredients matter. Especially when they are things that are soaking into my skin and staying there all night or day. I like to choose products made with certified organic ingredients so that they are using less toxic chemicals. All of the Neal’s Yard Remedies (the parent company for NYR Organic which is the direct sales channel in the US) products follow certain guidelines. There are some ingredients that you will not see in any products. No Parabens, No Synthetic Fragrances. No GMO Ingredients. No animal testing. No Silicones. No Phthalates. No Nano. No Mineral Oils. No EDTA. No Propylene Glycol. No Carbomer. No DEA. No Acrylates. No BHT. These high standards are why I use the products and also became a consultant.
Which Specific Eye Cream to Choose
Neal’s Yard Remedies has five awesome eye creams/gels. They have some different ingredients to target different problems and/or skin types. Here is a summary of these NYR Organic eye creams.
This is one of two Frankincense eye products Neal’s Yard Remedies has. It is is specifically formulated for the delicate skin around the eyes and lips. Some key ingredients are: frankincense essential oil, baobab oil, marine algae, and tripeptides. This product comes in a little pump bottle (.34 fl oz).
This is the other Frankincense eye product, part of the award winning family of Frankincense Intense products. (You can read about the newest product in this line, the Frankincense Intense Lift Serum, here.) This eye cream has a lot of science and an independent consumer trial behind it. 81% agree the skin around their eyes looks brighter & feels smoother. More details about the trial can be read here. This product is our only eye product to come in a glass jar (.53 oz). Some of the fabulous ingredients include:
- FairWild® Organic Frankincense (read more about the FairWild® certification here)
- Gardenia plant stem cells to protect the skin and add suppleness and plumpness
- 3-peptide complex to increase skin’s firmness, plumpness and hydration, and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles
- Caffeine Extract from green tea leaves
One of our newest products is the Frankincense Intense Lift Eye Cream. It is like the Frankincense Intense Eye Cream, but with some new and different targeted ingredients. It also comes in the same size glass jar. “Age well with our certified organic eye cream and join the women who agree their eye area is visibly lifted after using it. Scientifically formulated to target skin that’s starting to show a lack of firmness, elasticity and definition, including deep lines and wrinkles around the eyes, we’ve added a tailored Revitalize Blend of green tea caffeine, turmeric and organic green coffee seed oil to revive the eye area.”
This is different than the other four eye products because it is a gel formula. It is for sensitive skin and has awesome ingredients like antioxidant white tea, aloe vera leaf juice powder, and one of my favorite ingredients, sodium hyaluronate.
The rose formula is for all skin types. It is a cream and not a gel. Some ingredients include witch hazel, olive oil, Calendula (Marigold Flower) Extract, and of course rose, in the form of wild rose hip seed oil and rose extract. This cream also comes in the pump bottle (.34 fl oz). The Rose Formula Hydrating Eye Cream fits in nicely in the whole Rose skincare line for normal skin. Read more about that line here.
These are all fabulous products, but my favorites will always be the Frankincense Intense Eye Creams. Personally, I love the cream, the little jar, and all of the science behind the products. I love the changes I can see in the skin around my eyes. Plus I love all the other Frankincense products to help me age well too.