The claims for this eye cream sound scientific, but a quick glance at the formula proves once again why we generally maintain that you don’t need an eye cream if your regular facial moisturizer and/or serum are also state-of-the-art formulas (see More Info to find out why). More cream than serum, Bio-Moisture Eye Serum contains some great ingredients to fight signs of aging around the eyes. The thing is, those same ingredients are found in great facial moisturizers, which you can (and should) use around your eyes, too!
If you choose to try this eye cream (again, it's mislabeled as "serum"), it is best for normal to dry skin. The formula contains enough of the mineral pigment titanium dioxide to have a subtle brightening effect, which can make dark circles less apparent (though a good concealer goes even further). We also like that this eye cream contains some good antioxidants and soothing plant extracts, and it's fragrance-free (which is preferred for skin anywhere on the body).
What about the claims of proteins and peptides combined with "DNA precursors" to improve the eye contour area? That's merely marketing language to make this product sound like it is rebuilding the DNA in your eye, but it isn't, at least not any more than any other well-formulated moisturizer because there is nothing unique or special about the ingredients. In truth, this contains a fairly standard roster of ingredients, including many you'll find in the eye-area products from Olay Regenerist and Pro-X (DDF and Olay have the same parent company, Procter & Gamble). That doesn't mean this isn't a well-formulated product (it absolutely is), just that the claims are more pseudo-scientific than factual.
Note: The small amount of witch hazel in this eye cream is likely too low to be cause for concern, even for use around the eyes.
- Contains a good range of anti-aging ingredients to fight signs of aging around the eyes or elsewhere on the face.
- Titanium dioxide provides a subtle brightening effect to improve the look of dark circles.
- Expensive, plus you may not need an eye cream if you're already using a well-formulated serum and/or facial moisturizer.
Why You May Not Need an Eye Cream
Most eye creams aren't necessary. That's either because they are poorly formulated, contain nothing special for the eye area, or come in packaging that won't keep key ingredients stable. Just because the product is labeled as an eye cream doesn't mean it's good for your eye area; in fact, many can actually make matters worse.
There is much you can do to improve signs of aging around your eyes. Any product loaded with antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, skin-lightening ingredients, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and effective emollients will work wonders and those ingredients don't have to come from a product labeled as an eye cream.
You would be shocked how many eye creams lack even the most basic ingredients to help skin. For example, most eye creams don't contain sunscreen. During the day that is a serious problem because it leaves the skin around your eyes vulnerable to sun damage and this absolutely will make dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles worse!
Whatever product you put around your eye area, regardless of what it is labeled, must be well formulated and appropriate for the skin type around your eyes! That may mean you need an eye cream, but you may also do just as well applying your regular facial moisturizer around your eyes.