Eye Creams That Increase Collagen

As you age, your skin loses and slows its production of collagen, which can make the skin around your eyes droop and sag. According to "Allure" and "Marie Claire," eye creams that contain ingredients such as retinol or peptides can help to increase the amount of collagen your skin produces. This will help to firm your skin, which will makes your eyes look more youthful and be less prone to undereye bags, wrinkles and sagging.

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Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Eye Treatment Mask

According to "Allure," you should combine a retinoid cream with a light moisturizer when using it around your eyes, as this will lessen the chances of irritation. To get the benefits of this combination product, the magazine recommends using Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Eye Treatment Mask. This product promises to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging around your eyes, as well as improve the texture and tone of your skin. In addition to retinol, which is a form of vitamin A, the mask contains ginseng extract and vitamin C to help reduce dark circles and brighten your skin. The company claims that when used two to three times a week, the skin around your eyes will feel firmer and smoother.

Kinerase Restructure Firming Eye Cream

Dermatologist Ranella Hirsch, M.D., notes that "peptides are the building blocks of the skin' protein". According to "Marie Claire," Dr. Hirsch states that applying an eye cream that contains peptides will help to increase the amount of collagen your skin can produce and retain. "Marie Claire" recommends Kinerase Restructure Firming Eye Cream, which claims to increase the amount of both collagen and elastin around your eyes. It promises to lift the skin, strengthen it and help to minimize any wrinkles or lines. People with all types of skin can use this hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic cream, which claims to nourish and soften your skin, as well as help it retain more moisture.

Dr. Brandt Flaws No More R3P Eye Cream

According to "More" magazine, eye creams that contain both caffeine and peptides, which are a chain of amino acids, will both increase the amount of collagen around your eyes and reduce puffiness. The magazine suggests Dr. Brandt Flaws No More R3P Eye Cream, which claims to smooth of wrinkles around your eyes, as well as brighten your dark circles. It also promises to help repair the damage done to your skin by moisturizing and nourishing it. This eye cream has been formulated with vitamin C and palmitoyl oligopeptides to enhance and increase your skin's natural production of collagen. It also contains white tea to protect your skin from environmental damage, and green tea to lessen any inflammation caused by overexposure to sunlight.

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