When it comes to buying makeup and applying it, I have to confess—I’m lost. It’s not that I don’t enjoy makeup, it just seems like there’s so much to know and learn before you can get it right. I think many people feel this way about skin care. Since I’m an expert in skin care, I’m often surprised at the things people don’t know about their own skin. (For example, I have a friend with oily, acneic skin who was using an oil-based moisturizer meant for aging skin. Really?)
Here’s a question that I hear a lot: When do I need to start using an eye cream? Mario Badescu once said: “Every man or woman over the age of twenty-one should apply an eye cream in the morning and in the evening, as part of the daily routine. There are no exceptions.” But which eye cream should a younger person use? What’s a good place to start? A lot of younger women and men are still suffering from acne breakouts and serious oiliness, and I know from experience that they (or you) may be hesitant to use a heavier eye cream. However, it’s important to know that the eye area produces the least amount of oil on the face, and that the skin around your eyes is super-thin—two excellent reasons to start using an eye cream early and consistently. Trust me, your face in your 30s, 40s, and beyond will thank you for it.
The solution? For younger people with oily and/or acne-prone skin, I’d go with Mario Badescu’s Ceramide Eye Gel. This is a non-greasy, lightweight gel for the eyes. It’s great for de-puffing the eyes and soothing the eye area. Best of all, it keeps the eye area hydrated without adding anything heavy to the skin. I’m in the ‘slightly older and drier’ category at this stage, but I did use this eye gel for quite some time. (And not to brag, but many people confuse me for being much younger than I am.)
I wouldn’t take my word for it. After all, I’m Mario-obsessed! Let’s see what other users of this eye gel had to say:
Katie C. from New York City said: This eye cream is the best I've ever used! My skin is pretty oily so I've always stayed away from eye creams, but I needed something to moisturize my under eye area. I tried this gel and it's incredible! It moisturizes, is not greasy, and doesn't clog my pores.
Adrianna M. from New York agrees: I just have to say that this eye gel is the best i have ever used. It moisturizes your eyes very nicely, and it seems to make my eyes look less like i need some sleep. DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST!
Sarah M. was worried about using an eye cream; here’s what she had to say about the Ceramide Eye Gel: I use this at night and after I tweaze my eyebrows; it soothes the irritation immediately! At first I didn't want to use an eye cream because my skin is oily but this doesn't add any excess grease or shine at all.
Which eye cream are you using? If you've tried our Ceramide Eye Gel, how was your experience? Let us know!