How to Formulate Eye Cream
When formulating an eye cream, first, you need to know how to use an eye cream. You only need a small drop of eye cream. Pat the cream into the skin around the eye. It is best to apply the cream with your pinky finger because the skin by the eye is very delicate so you want to be very careful. You do not want to tug on it, instead try tapping lightly. Tapping tells our skin to wake up.
Second, in formulating an eye cream, is to understand the purpose of an eye cream. The purpose is to lessen dark circles, reduce puffiness, reduce the appearance of fine lines, firm the skin and add a hydrated effect to the skin around the eye. There are ingredients to add to your formula to address these needs.
The skin by the eye is thin and delicate. An eye cream is developed to be light and smooth in texture and not tug on the skin when applying the eye cream. A facial cream may work as an eye cream depending on the lightness and the ingredients in the eye cream.
When formulating an eye cream there are ingredients that help with dark circles, reduce puffiness, reduce the appearance of fine lines, firm the skin and add a hydrated effect to the skin around the eye.
Ingredients you want to add to your eye cream formulations are ingredients that firm, hydrate, soothe and reduce puffiness and dark circles.
Caffeine helps to firm the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Formulate with coffee bean, green coffee and green tea. Pomegranate is astringent, antioxidant and nutrient rich and helps to tighten the skin. Eyebright helps to tighten and soothe. These ingredients will also assist with reducing puffiness and dark circles.
Hydration is key to soft and supple skin by the eyes, try hyaluronic acid, aloe vera gel and ceramides.
Hydrosols soothe the skin and add a beautiful light and non-irritating scent to an eye cream. Try lavender hydrosol, chamomile hydrosol or rose hydrosol.
My Eye Cream Formulas
In the Professional Natural Skin Care Course, I have two formulations for eye creams. Chamomile and Eyebright Eye Cream is richer compared to the Revitalizing Eye Cream, leaving a dewy look. It’s excellent for awakening and adding glow under the eyes.