Do I need to use an eye cream as well as a moisturiser?

One of the most common questions in regards to skincare is ‘do you need an eye cream in addition to your moisturiser?’ It is a great question and makes sense when you think about a moisturisers job is to ‘nourish, hydrate, and protect the skin. So wouldn’t you just use it around your eyes as well?

Eye creams are designed specifically to reduce or erase signs of ageing like dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. Basically the skin around the eyes is more delicate and fragile so eye creams tend to be thicker than a general moisturiser and that is why there is the 2 separate products. The eye area does not contain oil glands like the rest of the skin on the face, so that is why it is usually recommended to use both.

A good eye cream should contain emollients or moisturisers to keep the skin moist and supple by providing a protective layer. Look for products that contain Vitamin C, peptides, and retinol (it can be harsh on the skin so you only need a gentle dose in a product) as they have been shown through studies to boost collagen production. Collagen is what helps maintain the skin’s elasticity.

The Move by Minerva daily moisturiser includes ‘TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA FRUIT EXTRACT’ which is Kakadu Plum and regarded at the ‘big gun’ because it is the richest source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant and an essential vitamin to slow down the signs of ageing, so it will definitely help with combating problems of the eye area. On that note! How crazy are the names of some of these plants! When we were developing our products some of the ‘technical names’ really freaked us out until we understood their ‘common names’. Be assured that they all the ingredients are all natural and none of the products contain any chemicals.

Over the coming months we are working on extending our range with few additional products. An Eye cream, facial scrub and a blending serum are some of the next possible items on the list. It does takes us quite a bit of time to ensure we get it ‘right’. The Move by Minerva brand is about ‘active skincare’ for ‘active women’, so it is so important for us to only develop and provide our clients with the best skincare products to suit their active lifestyle, but more importantly that they work! We take the development process very seriously and stay away from ‘fancy schmancy’ ingredients that have a big question as to whether they even actually do anything, aside from driving the price point right up. The goal of our brand and entire range is for it to not just be effective, but also affordable.

If you have found a great eye cream that you find is beneficial, then for sure you can incorporate it into your night skincare routine. Because it is thicker you only apply a small amount to the eye area before bed after your moisturiser. The Move by Minerva daily moisturiser will do a great job, however if you feel your eye area needs that extra attention, then most definitely incorporate a good eye cream.

Make sure you are connected to our social media platforms, and also subscribed to our email list below. We have started working on creating an eye cream for you ladies and once we absolutely have an incredible and effective product that we can swear by, we will get it released ASAP!

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