The Eyes Have It: Which Types of Beauty Products Make them Sparkle?

Happy April, beauties. It’s finally starting to feel like Spring here in Boston, which is a welcome change. Our favorite guest blogger, Celeste from Skin Authority, is back to answer another one of your skin care questions. This month, she’s hear to tackle the topic of eye skin care. Enjoy!

The eyes are one of the first things that people notice when they meet you, so let’s give them extra love. I’m often asked if the same moisturizer that is used on the face can be used on the eyes. Sorry, beauties, the answer is no.

Under-eye creams are different than facial creams and moisturizers in many ways. Since the skin around the eyes is significantly thinner and more delicate than facial skin, specific formulas are needed. Also:

  • The skin around the eye area requires a pH level that differs from that which facial creams often provide.
  • Many facial creams contain added fragrances and/or petroleum, which are not safe for use around the eyes.
  • Face products may have different end-results in terms of product benefits.

Effective products for the eyes contain powerful ingredients including arnica, vitamins K & E, and polymers. These ingredients not only aid in eye hydration, but also address puffiness, discoloration, and tightening of the eye area.

A few more tips for sparkling eyes:

  • Ice cubes are great to relieve stayed-up-too-late eyes. Just lightly move the ice cube back and forth under your eyes a few times for a lift.
  • Baggy eyes? Use your fingertips to create a light, circular massage motion under your eyes. Finish by pushing your fingers toward your nose; this helps release extra, unneeded moisture through your tear ducts.

As usual, Celeste is a great source of skin-care knowledge. If you haven’t already, check out her posts on skin care resolutions, skin care basics and face oils for acne-prone skin.  And as always, if you have any questions for Celeste, you can email them to me at and I’ll make sure to have her answer them next month!

What are your favorite eye products?

Photos: Ultra Luxe Skin Care; Disclosure

About the author: With two decades in the beauty and skin care industries, Celeste Hilling is the Founder, CEO and Product Formulator for Skin Authority. Skin Authority is respected for developing pure and powerful products without the use of parabens, added fragrance, dyes or animal testing. More on, Facebook at Skin Authority, Twitter @SkinAuthority and @MissSkin.


  • Jamie Sanders

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Sammi Penni

    I had no idea about the different pH levels! Thanks for the heads up!

  • Bailey_AlltheWords

    Great tips! Eye creams have become one of my most collected skincare products lately

  • Laura

    I agree with all this. I think I’m most obsessed with preserving my eyes

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Very helpful tips! I agree w/ everything you mentioned

  • Destany

    I generally use an elastin serum under my eyes… i need an eye cream tho.

  • Collective Beauty

    I swear by my Origins Eye Doctor eye cream, it’s so hydrating but not greasy – and it never stings my eyes. I can’t see myself using anything else!

  • Phyrra

    I reach for Paula’s Choice for a rich moisturizer that doubles as an eye cream.

  • jamie @makeuplifelove

    These are awesome tips. I am a HUGE fan of the Skyn Iceland eye gels and Indeed Labs Eyeslix eye cream. So far those are my favorites to date.

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I love the skyn Iceland eye gels!!

  • Kristina | The Feminine Files

    Great tips! I need to try that ice cube and massage trick, it sounds great! I haven’t found an eye cream I really love yet unfortunately.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I have blepharitis and dry red eyelids so i am using a super-gentle and hydrating eye gel by Lindi, a brand that developed skincare products for cancer patients. Though thankfully, I am not sick, it is amazing on my dry eyes!

  • lola

    What a wonderfully informative post! I’m currently loving the Colbert MD Eye Serum and Eye Cream, and both give my eyes beautifully hydrated and luminous skin!

  • Shipra Taneja

    Who would have thought ice cubes would help the eyes sparkle?! Great post! <3