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Why Resveratrol Is The Best Skincare Ingredient For Eye Cream

Resveratrol for the skin around the eyes - Key Facts

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Functions: anti-wrinkle, crow's feet reducer, antioxidant, collagen booster, elastin booster, skin matrix booster.

Suitability: all skin types including sensitive skin.

The structure of the skin on eye area

The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the face and most vulnerable to signs of ageing and damage such as wrinkles, fine lines, loss of firmness and elasticity.

Resveratrol in eye cream

Resveratrol is a well-researched substance extracted from the skin of red grapes, berries or peanuts. Studies showed that resveratrol protects skin from various ageing factors. An eye cream with resveratrol as the active ingredient helps prevent and reverse skin ageing. 

Why Resveratrol is the best skincare ingredient for eye cream

1. Resveratrol is the most powerful antioxidant in skincare.

Studies have showed that resveratrol is an extremely potent antioxidant with excellent anti-inflammatory properties. The antioxidative properties of resveratrol is more powerful than those of vitamin A, C, E, catechin in tea, epicatechin in cocoa, gallocatechin in adzuki beans, gallic acid in blueberries and ellagic acid in pomegranates. A clinical data indicated that resveratrol has 17 times greater antioxidant activities than idebenone, the ingredient used in some skincare products.

The skin around the eyes is very fragile and prone to signs of ageing. An eye cream with resveratrol can prevent skin damage and ageing.

2. Resveratrol decreases the degradation of collagen and elastin in the skin.

The antioxidant and anti-inflammation effects of resveratrol have been shown to decrease the degradation of collagen and elastin in the skin. Studies showed that resveratrol stimulates the skin's collagen synthesis. The skin around the eyes is lacking in collagen and elastin and, therefore, it is prone to signs of ageing and damage including loss of firmness and elasticity. An eye cream with resveratrol can restore skin firmness, elasticity and volume.

3. Resveratrol improves skin matrix, helps prevent and reduce the appearance of crow's feet. 

Studies showed that resveratrol stimulates the synthesis of collagen type 1, 2 and 3 in the skin. Collagens are the key components of skin matrix which give skin its structure and strength. Resveratrol restores skin density and compactness; it helps prevent and decrease the appearance of crow's feet, wrinkles and fine lines. Resveratrol also helps prevent sagging skin.

4. Resveratrol prevents photoageing and brightens dark circles.

The skin around the eyes is thinner than the rest of the face and hence it is more prone to UV-induced damage. Studies showed that resveratrol prevents photoageing and skin inflammation while also reduces UV-induced wrinkles and brightens skin tone. An eye cream with resveratrol can help prevent photoageing and brightens dark circles.

Can you apply eye makeup on top of resveratrol eye cream?

Certainly you can, a resveratrol eye cream like Rose Royale Supreme Anti-Ageing Eye Cream or Platinum Royale Supreme Elixir Eye Cream helps smooth out the skin's surface, so applying eye makeup on top will be easier and the results look better.

Can you apply a resveratrol eye cream while using contact lens?

Yes, a resveratrol eye cream can be applied while using contact lens. Just like with other skincare products, be careful not to get into the eyes. In case it gets into the eyes, rinse your eyes with plenty of clean water.

Can anyone benefit from using a Resveratrol eye cream regardless of the skin type?

Yes, everybody can benefit from using a resveratrol eye cream daily. It is extremely rare for people to be allergic to resveratrol in skincare products. If you have hypersensitive skin, always do a patch test before you use a new skincare product.

Can resveratrol eye cream reduce dark circles under the eyes?

Resveratrol enhances overall skin health, strengthens skin matrix, prevents and slows down skin ageing so much so that it makes the dark circles under the eyes look less visible.

Is there any skincare ingredient to be used together with resveratrol for even better results?

In order to get the best results from an eye cream, look for a product which contains resveratrol, 24 karat gold, niacinamide, caffeine and peptides like Rose Royale Supreme Anti-Ageing Eye Cream or Platinum Royale Supreme Elixir Eye Cream

The Best Eye Creams With Resveratrol 

 

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Author:

Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist with 25 years experience in skincare research and product development. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.

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