"The Battle of the Eye Serum, Eye Gel, Eye Cream. What Should You Choose?"
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"The Battle of the eye serum, eye gel, eye cream. What Should You Choose?"
Entering the Ring
Eye serum, eye gel, and eye cream are all the same, right? It may seem like these products are the same thing, but with different textures. However, if we look under the cap of each product, there are some significant differences.
The differences make each product suitable for specific skin types and concerns.
Have you ever stood in the beauty aisle, seen all the different choices, and immediately exited stage left, not knowing which one to buy?
(Chillll, I know I sure have!)
All the choices can sound overwhelming (you don't say), but don't worry. We're going to break it down for you! (major sigh relief)!
Many say, "Well, I don't need to worry about my eyes just yet." The truth is no matter your age, each of us can benefit from undereye skincare.
Whether you're just figuring out your skincare routine or debating on the benefits of an eye cream vs. serum vs. gel, there are so many options to choose from. Don't stress; we'll get you the information needed to pick the perfect one.
(Alright, get that notepad out!)
Battle of the eye formulas
No matter the product, your skin type is the main determining factor when selecting the best products for your skin.
Eye creams, serums, and gels will leave those under-eye areas nourished, healthy, and moisturized.
If you really wanted to tie it to your skin type, oilier skin types might want to consider using a gel or serum, and drier skin types may gravitate to a cream. To determine which one is right for you, we're going to have a good old-fashioned boxing match (not really) to determine the pros and cons of each product type.
Eye Serum is up first! Its main job is to restore the already visible signs of aging. A key ingredient in serums is retinol. Serums are typically thin liquids used in the morning and at night.
Retinol is known for smoothing and firming the skin that's under your eyes. It can help in reducing those stubborn dark circles and speed up cell turnover.
Eye Creams are for preventative care where the signs of aging have not yet occurred. If you're more interested in delaying the signs of aging and hydrating those thirsty cells, then this is the product for you!
A popular ingredient in eye creams is Hyaluronic Acid. Its texture is creamy, oily, and thick and is best for a nighttime routine.
Hyaluronic Acid helps give the skin a radiant glow while also lightening hyperpigmentation.
Ladies, with an eye cream, you want to use this at night only. The creams are known to mess up that beautiful makeup you just slayed with creases and smearing that immaculate eye makeup.
Eye Gel is just like eye cream, and it's best for brightening and hydrating oily, dry, and sensitive skin. They are also preventative, with the difference being their purpose.
A popular ingredient sometimes found in eye gels is caffeine. Eye gels are lightweight, and can be watery or even jelly texture.
Caffeine provides a boost of circulation and minimizes blood vessels, giving a smoother appearance of discoloration. Caffeine is also helpful with those puffy eyes (ahem, suitcases).
You can apply eye gels in the morning or at night. The formulations feel refreshing, quickly absorb for those on the go. They contain less active ingredients and are a lovely pick-me-up for tired eyes.
If you know you're going to be under the sun, toasting up, or sweating, an eye gel is the way to go.
Baina Essentials Revived Eye Gel is the powerhouse for your undereye needs. Loaded with Organic Jojoba, Vitamin E, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Wild Geranium, Eyebright, Frankincense, and Green Tea.
Our Revived Eye Gel will awaken tired eyes with the infusion of cool cucumber fruit water, reduce the appearance of fine lines, lighten dark spots, promote collagen production, reduce inflammation, and hydrate thirsty skin cells.
All three of these products have similar ingredients in their formulas. Some of these key ingredients commonly found in eye creams, gels, serums include:
Hyaluronic Acid: A booster for hydration that helps collagen production and assists your skin's ability to lock in moisture.
Caffeine and Green Tea: A powerful duo that helps reduce unwanted under-eye luggage due to increased circulation around your eyes and decreases fluid build-up.
Vitamin C, E, and Niacinamide: These are the much-needed antioxidants that repair, protect, and help uneven pigmentation.
Vitamin A: This essential vitamin improves skin cell turnover while reducing unwanted wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin complexion.
These are the main ingredients that can be commonly found in eye serums, creams, and gels.
Now that you know the differences between these three types of eye products and what each can do to benefit from your under-eye needs, it's time for you to shop our fantastic line of eye products to find out the right one for you!
(Has anyone seen my cucumber slices?!)