Total Eye Care – Dermalogica Dramatic Daily Eye Treatment
Total Eye Care is Dermalogica’s answer to an eye cream that is about more than just moisturizing the skin. The skin around the eyes is very delicate; It’s no wonder the eyes are one of the first places to show signs of aging and damage. The skin around the eyes is thinner and does not contain oil glands.
As we age, fine lines appear due to lack of moisture around the eye area, and elasticity and collagen break down, causing our skin to fold around the eye area from all those years of sun damage. Some people suffer from puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, and flaking and dryness can be made more apparent by a lack of oils in the eye area.
Most eye creams are only capable of moisturizing the tissues around the eyes and in fact some eye creams can be too moisturizing, actually clogging the delicate eye area and causing milia (small white bumps and hard under the surface of the skin). Milia can be caused by rich ingredients like mineral oil or lanolin; I have even found these ingredients in eye makeup removers.
Milia can be difficult to remove and usually involves treatment with a skin care therapist who is skilled at removing milia with a needle. I have seen this in many people and it can also be due to using your normal moisturizer around the eye area.
Moisturizers are generally made for the face and not the eyes. Eye creams are formed with a smaller molecular structure, so they can penetrate the delicate eye tissue and not clog pores.
I really like dermalogica total eye care for one simple reason: SUNSCREEN! I don’t know why eye cream companies don’t put sunscreen in their eye cream formulations, but they should, as the sun breaks down a lot of collagen and elastin in that area.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this Dermalogica day eye cream and see what it can do for you.
Ingredients for total eye care
Dermalogica Total Eye Care Cream was created to address the “total” issues of aging and damage in the eye area. Let’s take a look at the ingredients and see how this eye cream works on the skin.
Total Eye Care is not just an eye contour moisturizer, it actually contains the active ingredient Lactic Acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid that naturally increases hydration in the skin and also gently smoothes and retextures skin tissues. . Dermalogica actually uses a six percent concentration in this formulation, the lactic acid is found naturally in the skin, meaning it is smoother and less likely to irritate delicate tissues and also improves the appearance.
Sodium PCA is also added. I know that sounds like a fun chemical, but it is actually the moisturizing factor that is naturally found in the skin. Sodium PCA increases hydration around the eye area and softens the skin. This ingredient is also used in dermalogica’s multi-active toner. Another great benefit of this eye cream is that it includes a chemical free SPF15 sunscreen, I love it!
Titanium dioxide is a natural sunscreen that protects the eyes from both types of UV rays (UVA and UVB rays). This means that you can have complete sun protection for your eyes during the day and without irritation. Total Eye Cream is actually pink in color, this is due to the natural iron oxides used in the product. They have light reflecting capabilities that allow you to minimize darkness without adding any color to your eyes (unless you use too much!).
These iron oxide minerals are great at scattering light, can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and give you a fresh look (however, if yours are particularly bad, it won’t do any good! My advice: sleep more and increase your water intake, to flush out toxins).
This eye cream with each application also tightens and firms the delicate eye area and reduces puffiness. As it does? Total Eye Care contains the extracts of Spiraea, Hydrocotyl, Orange Flower, Bisabolol, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) and Allantoin. The plant extracts Spiraea, Hydrocotyl and Bisabolol help to firm and reduce swelling of the skin tissue because they have anti-inflammatory properties. Allantoin and orange flower extracts soothe and calm the skin.
Total Eye Care is more than just an everyday eye cream, it’s truly total eye protection for your skin.
- Hydration: Lactic Acid (increases skin hydration from within, Sodium PCA, Vitamin E, Amino Acids (helps skin absorb moisture).
- Exfoliation – Alpha Hydroxy Acid Lactic Acid at 6% strength.
- Protection: Chemical-free SPF15 sunscreen and Vitamin E to help prevent free radicals from pollution and the environment.
- Reduce puffiness and firmness: Spiraea extract, hydrocotyl, and bisabolol.
- Reduces Dark Circles: Iron oxides are used as optical light diffusers to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Total Eye Care is a great product everyone should use this amazing eye cream however the texture can be a bit light for more mature people if that is the case I have found using total eye care the eyes above say intensive eye repair is fine (since you get the sun protection this way).
This eye cream is suitable for use during the day only due to the included sunscreen, at night in the dermalogica range you can use Multivitamin Power Firm or Intensive Eye Repair, but during the day use your Total Eye Care.