TLC for the Skin Around Your Eyes Is Your Moisturizer Enough

While a quality moisturizer can do a good job in locking in hydration and keeping your skin protected, do take note that not all skin is created equal. The one that surrounds your eyes is thinner and more delicate than the rest of your face. It is more susceptible to breaking down and quick to show signs of aging. 

Is it okay to substitute eye cream with moisturizer?

It is a fact that moisturizing alone can improve the look of your skin and temporarily make fine lines less noticeable. Many moisturizers today also contain active ingredients that can help with certain skin problems such as dark spots, sun damage, and even fine lines and wrinkles.

There is nothing wrong with using a face moisturizer in your eye area, as long as it provides a good amount of moisture and does not irritate your eyes. If you, however, are dealing with fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness, eye creams/serums can do a better job of protecting the area and restoring a more youthful appearance.  

Read our previous post to learn the 5 ways to get the most out of your moisturizer

The right care for your delicate eye skin

Moisturizers are great, no doubt. But then again, you have to remember that the skin on the eyes is very thin and more prone to becoming looser and even thinner as you age. The effects of stress, poor diet, and lack of sleep can also show up on the eyes, making you look tired and older than you actually are. 

It is also important to note that some of the products you put on your face (including face creams and moisturizers) can be strong for the delicate area around the eyes. This can have adverse effects on your eyes and the skin around them, potentially causing stinging, burning, and inflammation.

Using eyecare products like creams or serums is ideal, as they are specifically formulated for the delicate area. They also often have ingredients that are less likely to irritate the skin, but contain certain actives that may help reduce common concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles.

Find out what you can do about puffy or swollen eyes after waking up.  

Are you in the market for new eyecare products?

Our clinic’s own skincare line – Dr. Sylvia Skin Care – has two Elastifirm eye products that can improve signs of aging around the eyes. They are also formulated with certain ingredients that can help retain moisture in the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Elastifirm Eye Restore – This contains a blend of clinically proven ingredients that improves microcirculation and blood flow to the area. This helps reduce the buildup of melanin and dilated blood vessels that contribute to the darkening of the undereye area. It is also formulated with Arnica, which can reduce inflammation that causes puffiness. 

Benefits include:

  • Reduces undereye puffiness
  • Improves dark circles
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines

Elastifirm Eye Repair – This is formulated with antioxidant that protects the delicate skin around the eyes. It also contains collagen– and elastin-boosting ingredients that support the strength of the skin over time. Elastifirm Eye Repair can help firm and tighten the upper eyelid and protect it from free radicals that can cause aging skin.

Benefits include: 

  • Helps diminish the appearance of dark circles
  • Tightens the upper eyelid
  • Reduces the look of crow’s feet and wrinkles
  • Helps reduce puffiness


Browse through our website or blog for more skincare tips and product recommendations. Don’t hesitate to contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics today and book a consultation with our aesthetic doctor in Singapore to learn which treatments can give your skin a more youthful glow and appearance.