4 Eye Creams With SPF to Try
In the interest of your skin, let’s just get right to the point: The answer to whether or not we need to be wearing SPF-packed eye cream is a resounding yes. If you haven’t been wearing SPF around your eyes, here are a few reasons why you may want to reconsider.
Eye skin is much thinner than the rest of our skin, making it more susceptible to UV damage that can lead to premature signs of aging, including dark circles, wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. Even certain cancers can pop up in that region. So, any extra attention to this area — like moisturizing daily and applying broad-spectrum SPF — is worth it.
Broad-spectrum sunscreen that offers at least an SPF of 15 is one of the best forms of protection out there, not just for your eye area but for your entire body head-to-toe. You technically could extend your facial sunscreen to the eye contour area, but using a product that’s formulated specifically for eyes is an even better choice. Why? Because these formulas are less likely to migrate into your eye (don’t you hate when that happens?!) and most of them — the good ones, anyway — can help target other eye-specific concerns, like dark circles, puffiness and uneven skin tone.
Now, without further ado, some of our favorite standout SPF-formulated eye creams to try.
You’ll love the way the sheer, universal tint of this SPF 50 formula enhances your skin tone, while ceramides hydrate and smooth the entire eye area. It spreads on easy without migrating into the eye, so don’t be afraid to get up close and personal in the surrounding crevices.
Chock full of oat peptides, this eye cream works to lessen the appearance of dark circles and is opthamologist tested. Additionally, it contains mineral-based SPF 37 and helps reduce wrinkles.
The ultimate all-in-one product, this eye-brightener-meets-concealer-meets-sunscreen is incredibly easy to apply and blend into your makeup. It works to provide light coverage and has SPF 20 in it.
Dehydration lines, puffiness and dark circles will be visibly reduced thanks to this SPF 28 eye treatment that’s enriched with caffeine. It’s suitable for all skin types — even sensitive — so everyone can reap the benefits.
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