Trying to fight the signs of aging can be a full-time job. While many of us focus on reducing the lines and wrinkles that inevitably form around our eyes and lips, improving the appearance of undereye bags and dark circles is essential for a refreshed and youthful look.

Even if you’re getting a full night’s sleep, eating well and staying generally healthy, skin under the eyes is prone to developing problems as we get older due to a number of different factors.

Accumulation of fluid, damage from UV rays and hyperpigmentation all contribute to bags and dark circles. This is why it’s imperative to treat this area separately, using an anti-aging cream that has been specifically formulated for the job.

There are many different brands of under eye creams and serums available, so what ingredients should you look for when making a selection?

1. Eriobotrya Japonica Extract:

This fruit-based balm is not only a rich skin conditioner, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties making it ideal for treating the puffiness that can form under the eyes. Eriobotrya Japonica Extract contains powerful antioxidants too and, used over time, helps to firm the skin and lessen the effect of fine lines around the eyes.

2. Glycine Soja Protein:

An extract of Soybean, Glycine Soja Protein should be a part of all good eye creams, being rich in Vitamin E and amino acids. When paired with Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, as it is in Solvaderm's Eyevage cream, it also encourages the circulation under the eyes and reduces leakage from undereye capillaries that contribute to dark circles in the area.

3. Phytonadione:

A form of vitamin K, Phytonadione is often used on damaged skin, helping to speed up the healing process and to reduce bruising. It’s for this reason that the ingredient is usually included in the best eye creams, and is particularly effective when treating undereye circles. Phytonadione also has the added benefit of firming the skin and smoothing out lines and wrinkles.

4. Hyaluronic Acid:

Every good anti-aging cream needs to include Hyaluronic Acid due to its ability to attract moisture from the air and hold it in the skin.

It is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients and essential for improving the look of the skin under and around the eyes. Part of the potent Eyevage formula, Hyaluronic Acid works in conjunction with other anti-aging ingredients to provide full, long-lasting hydration.

Using a treatment such as Eyevage with Solvaderm's other anti-aging products will ensure that you’re giving your skin all the nourishment it needs to fight bags, reduce puffiness and restore brightness and radiance.

Written by Melissa Feldman

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