Marie Claire magazine notes that your skin becomes less elastic and slows down its production of collagen as you age, which may cause your upper eyelids to sag. Although some eye creams are not suitable for this delicate area, others have been formulated to combat drooping lids while still treating skin gently. Look for products that contain caffeine to help tighten skin and that have peptides or polymers to increase collagen and make your lids firmer.
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Shiseido Future Solution LX Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream
To firm eyelid skin and reduce the look of fine lines, Allure magazine recommends Shiseido Future Solution LX Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream. Shiseido claims that this product combats multiple signs of aging, including sagging, wrinkles and dark circles, and that it leaves your skin feeling smoother and looking brighter. The cream contains polymers designed to plump up your skin and help fill in lines around your eyes and your mouth. Allure also notes that the plant extracts and antioxidants may encourage the production of hyaluronic acid. Dermatologist Heidi Waldorf states that this product helps lift the skin around your eyes and temporarily lessens any sagging.
Bremenn Research Labs Upper Eyelid Lifter
If you want a cream formulated specifically for upper eyelids, Marie Claire suggests Bremenn Research Labs Upper Eyelid Lifter. This product contains a concentrated blend of active ingredients that makes your eyes look more open and refreshed by firming up sagging eyelid skin. The company notes that this cream was created solely for upper eyelids and that it targets your specific problem area and gives your droopy eyelids the lift they need. It contains no parabens and, instead, uses ingredients such as shea butter and avocado oil to nourish your eyelids while it tightens up the skin with peptides. You can use this cream if you have dry skin because it does not contain caffeine. Dermatologist Ranella Hirsch states that if you are prone to dry skin, creams with caffeine can sap your lids of moisture and exacerbate sagging.
Serious Skin Care Eyetality Total Eye Transformation Set
Give your eyelids additional treatment by using separate products in the morning and at night. Allure recommends Serious Skin Care Eyetality Total Eye Transformation Set, which contains two creams with different ingredients. The morning cream contains caffeine, collagen and a blend of antioxidants, vitamins and fruit extracts. It claims to smooth and tighten the skin around your eyes, as well as make your eyes appear brighter and reduce the look of dark circles. The night cream contains moisturizers to hydrate your skin and peptides to firm it and increase elasticity, which helps lift sagging eyelids. The cream also contains antioxidants and herbal extracts, which the company notes may protect your eyes against environmental damage that can make wrinkles and sagging look worse.