Eye Creams & Eye Serums FAQs
The eye is one of the most delicate areas on our faces and therefore the first to show the tell-tale signs of age. Take a look at our FAQs below or use our Eye Clinic finder to discover your perfect targeted treatment.
What is an eye cream?
Eye creams are moisturising formulas that can help smooth and soften the eye area. In addition to helping skin retain surface moisture, eye creams can also be formulated to target concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, eye puffiness and dark circles. Since the skin around the eye can be sensitive, it is important to use gentle treatments formulated to care for this delicate area.
What is an eye serum?
Eye serums are highly-concentrated, lightweight formulations that help deliver active ingredients to help target concerns like crow's feet, puffiness and dark circles. Eye serums can be used alone or applied under an eye cream.
When should you start using an eye cream?
Using an eye cream to replenish moisture in the eye area is an effective step in any skincare routine. While everyone can benefit from an eye cream, it is an especially important step when starting an anti-ageing skincare routine, as the eye area is often one of the first places to show signs of ageing.
Where do you apply eye cream?
Apply eye cream under eyes and along the orbital bone.
How do you apply eye cream?
Apply a few dots of eye cream under the eye area and gently pat with your finger to smooth under the eye and along the orbital bone. Gently pat and smooth the formula without pulling on the delicate eye area. Apply morning and night to help smooth and replenish.
What causes dark circles under the eyes?
There's no definitive answer to this one - dark circles under eyes can be caused by many different factors. Under eye pigmentation can be hereditary or it may be due to a lack of sleep. Allergies can aggravate the delicate eye area. Ageing also plays a part as the skin loses elasticity and gets thinner over time. Our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum can help to decrease the appearance of dark circles over time.
What does eye cream do?
Eye cream is specially formulated to keep the extremely delicate eye area nourished, smooth and comfortable. The skin around the eyes is thinner that on the rest of the face and often needs specialised care from eye creams. If you're looking to target fine lines, try an anti-ageing cream such as our Super Multi-Corrective Eye Zone Treatment.
How much eye cream should I use?
Our eye creams have many powerful ingredients in concentrated formulas, so you just need a pea-sized amount. Pat gently onto the delicate under eye area, and across the orbital bone. Use both morning and evening before moisturiser.
What kind of eye cream should I use?
Choose an eye cream that targets your personal concerns. If the skin around your eyes feels dry or tight, then hydrate with our Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. If you're concerned about dark circles, try the Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum. For signs of ageing, like fine lines and wrinkles try our Youth Dose Eye Treatment which contains powerful retinol. For personalised advice you can also book a virtual consultation with one of our knowledgeable skincare experts.