Achieving Eye Vitality:
22 Hero-Worthy Natural Actives
They say eyes are the windows to your soul, and we’ll take it a step further. We say eyes are the windows to your emotional and physical health. Wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles are just a few of the signs of stress, dehydration and lack of sufficient sleep (a lifestyle trifecta that usually works hand-in-hand). That’s why finding an eye care Hero product is like winning the beauty lottery. While some might want to keep it simple and find one product that works for the face and the eyes, others search high and low for ‘the one’ eye cream for wrinkles. Make no mistake…a dedicated eye cream is essential. The skin around the eye contour is unique from any other area of the body and merits special consideration due to its unique makeup.
- the skin around the eyes is ten times thinner than the rest of our face and body. (The lips are the most similar, but the eye area is still more delicate.)
- there are far fewer oil glands around in the thin, skin around the eyes, making it susceptible to sun damage, dryness and wrinkles
- the blood vessels are much smaller in the skin around the eyes making the effects of dehydration and poor circulation are more pronounced
- as the fat pads under the eyes starts to naturally diminish with age, the skin will lose its elasticity resulting in a sunken in appearance
Thin, delicate and quick-to-fatigue, the eye area reveals our energy, emotions and internal health. And, the eyes are the first place we look at each other, so it’s no wonder that we are sensitive to preserving this high-focus spot on our face.
The beauty industry has been attempting to solve for skin’s most enduring challenge – the eye contour – for as long as we can remember. For every product, there are just as many claims. Eye cream for wrinkles, serums for dark circles and treatments and masks for puffiness…it’s not an intuitive category to navigate. But there’s good news to perk up those tired eyes: there are a few natural ingredients that are known to work especially well for wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness that should be top of your list when searching for your Hero eye product. Here’s how they work:
Jojoba, Grapeseed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil
Benefits: these small molecule carrier oils sink in quickly without clogging the tiny pores in the skin around the eye area.
Horsetail, Periwinkle, Bilberry, Eyebright, Rooibos
Benefits: these botanicals have antioxidants and minerals that protect the skin from oxidative stress and support optimal skin function.
Arnica, Licorice, Caffeine (Green Coffee or Green Tea extracts), Gotu Kola, Rhodiola Root
Benefits: all have been known to increase micro-circulation, bring more oxygen and nutrients to the eye area resulting in a lessened appearance of dark circles and puffiness
Carrot Seed Oil, Fennel, Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Chia Seed Oil, Red Raspberry Seed
Benefits: these are the super-oils with high concentrations of omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids that can bring a greatly softened effect on wrinkles
Benefits: vegan hyaluronic acid helps skin attract and retain moisture, which keeps skin from drying and flaking
Benefits: peptides are amino acid chains that occur naturally as a result of protein synthesis, can be added to skincare to support collagen renewal
Benefits: SCE for short, this yeast extract – has been studied for its amino acids and peptides that support skin function
Wakame Seaweed Extract
Benefits: this super seaweed extracted from kelp is loaded with minerals (15X the calcium of milk), enzymes and antioxidants and has been well studied for its ability to support the skin’s natural elastin and collagen production.
Here’s even more good news: our Hero product, The Eye Achiever by Maya Chia, is more than an eye cream for wrinkles, a serum for dark circles or a treatment for puffiness…it’s a best in class, multi-correctional roll-on eye serum that addresses all of these issues and more. In addition to some of the common eye-protecting ingredients we listed above, The Eye Achiever brings extra ingredient muscle with astaxanthin (a potent antioxidant from sea algae), sea lavender (studied to significantly increase blood vessel micro circulation), and brown algae (known to stimulate natural hyaluronic acid production).
While there’s no eye cream or serum on the market that can meditate, sleep and hydrate on your behalf, we’ve found many Hero-worthy eye products formulated with powerful natural actives to help you achieve a revitalized, restored and rested appearance, even if your physical or emotional health is dragging a bit behind.