7 Eye Concerns and Products You Actually Need that help Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles and more

7 Eye Concerns and Products You Actually Need that help Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles and more

September 30, 2017

Take a trip down any cosmetic aisle and you’ll see an abundance of eye products. Under eye circles, dry eyes, puffy eyes, oh my. Some claim to eliminate fine lines, others claim to diminish wrinkles, some claim to reduce puffiness and others claim to color correct. There are so many different eye products that it can seem impossible to narrow in on the ones you actually need. So, consider this your 101 crash course on everything eyes.


Common Causes of Eye Concerns

The eyes are an incredibly sensitive area on your face which makes them one of the first areas for side effects and symptoms to take place. Here are some of the most common causes of eye concerns and more importantly, what you can do about them and with what premium skincare eye products.


Eye Problems Associated with Lack of Sleep

Every woman can relate to waking up after a terrible sleep, only to look in the mirror and barely recognize the woman staring back at them. A lack of sleep can always be seen in the eye area. However, the symptoms aren’t always the same. Some people experience puffy eyes, others experience under eye circles, some women experience dry eyes and some experience all of the symptoms.

So, as you can imagine, there isn’t one beauty product that will tackle all of these skincare concerns.  The best results always come from advanced beauty products that target a specific area and/or skincare concern. 

For example, you can use an all-body moisturizer from head to toe with hopes of optimal moisture or you can purchase different moisturizers for different areas (and skin types) on your body. The latter is certain to provide better results as you target in on the skincare concern, type and solution.  

With that said, let’s find the best eye products for you based on your under eye skincare concerns.

                                               Dark Circles

Your eyes need approximately five hours to fully replenish and repair overnight. So, when you don’t have a good night’s rest or experience a lack of sleep, this often leads to blood vessels becoming more delicate which creates the dark tint.

What to use to treat dark circles:
1. Eye Anti Puffiness Repair  

2. Eye Therapy Gel - Contains plant stem cells , multiple complex peptides that address several eye area concerns.

3. Eye Youth-   oxygenating and lightening properties to eliminate dark circles under the eyes.


When you have a bad sleep, fluids tend to get trapped in the tissues around your eyes which causes the common puffy eye look.

What to use to treat puffy eyes?

1. Eye Anti Puffiness Repair 

2. Eye Therapy Gel

3. Eye Youth

4. Age Defying Eye and Lip Peptide Treatment Skin Type: HIGHLY SENSITIVE | VISIBLY IRRITATED | POST-PEEL OR POST-OPERATIVE | DRY Age Defying Eye and Lip Peptide Treatment is a Tetrapeptide based intensive moisturizer specially formulated for fragile areas


                                                 Dry Eyes

The eyes can become dry after a lack of sleep as they become strained throughout the night. When this happens, you may experience light sensitivity, redness, discomfort, and even blurred version.

What to use to treat dry eyes?

1.  A favorite at Anika Skincare for sure! Age Defying Eye and Lip Peptide Treatment . This product is also great for the lip area, preventing and softening existing lip lines.


Eye Skincare Concerns Associated with Allergies

Allergies are a huge contributor to eye skincare problems. As the seasons change, you may be more likely to experience red, dry and itchy eyes, tearing or burning in your eyes, swollen tissues in the eyelids and surrounding areas, and may even find yourself experiencing conjunctivitis, which is also known as pink eye or in this case, allergy pink eye.

It’s important to pay attention to the skincare products you use when your allergies are the cause because the chemicals and toxins found in common brands may make the skincare problem worse.

As a rule of thumb, the more natural and organic the skincare, the better the skin and results. The most gentle eye creme for eyelids that are highly sensitive that we offer at Anika Skincare is the - Age Defying Peptide Eye & Lip Creme. This can even be used as soothing eye or lip mask. 


Swollen Eyes

Your eyes begin to swell when near allergens in an effort to protect the sensitive area from the potential harm and danger. Basically, your blood vessels are dilating which results in the swollen or puffy eye appearance.


                                                    What to use to treat swollen eyes?

 Always, seek the advice of an Optometrist, or Ophthalmologist when not sure what is causing the swollen eyelids.

General tips:

  • would include not causing further irritation by wearing eye makeup 
  • If you do wear eye makeup, remove with an organic Jojoba oil, which is very gentle.
  • Apply warm compresses to eye area as directed by your doctor.
  • Applying a small amount of Ultra Calm Creme or the Age Defying Peptide Eye & Lip Creme can also be helpful. Avoid essential oils around the eye area.


                                             Red Eyes  

Another common eye symptom associated with allergies is red eye. This is your body reacting to the allergens and is often associated with watery, dry and/or itching eyes.

                                                                  What to use to treat red eyes? 
(Always check with your doctor if not sure what is causing the redness to rule out other things than allergy eyes.) They may suggest a soothing sterile eye rinse, or other eye drops to help with reducing redness.

Avoid wearing eye makeup, and make sure that your eye care products are gentle, and do not contain fragrances that would further irritate the eyes. Wear sunglasses when out in the sun that have full UV protection. 


The One Under Eye Skincare Tip to Remember

If there’s anything you take away from this Anika Beauty blog, let it be this – stop rubbing and itching your eyes. Rubbing your eyes can also stretch out the skin and encourage premature aging and dark circles.

However, when your eyes are burning with itching sensations, refraining from itching them can seem impossible. So, here are some skincare solutions that’ll help treat your dark circles while also deterring wrinkles and eliminating the itch. Last year I had personally experienced some eyelid eczema. I alternated using these two products and it did not take long to see improvement. The Ultra Calm Creme and the Age Defying Eye & Lip Creme by Essential Dermaceuticals ,


Dark Circles

Dark under eye circles occur when the blood vessels dilate as a response to your excessive itching. While it may seem plausible to simply cover up your dark circles with undereye concealer, it’s important to treat the skincare concern at the root of the problem.

Determine what’s causing your eyes to react and then use the proper premium skincare to take care of the dark circles.

What to use to treat dark circles:

 1. Eye Therapy Gel

2. Eye Anti Puffiness Repair

3. Eye Youth



When you rub your eyes excessively, your skin slowly gets stretched out and loses elasticity. It might not seem like much but the more you rub, the more likely you are to develop premature aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. However, if you’re receiving this skincare tip too late, there is a solution.

What to use to treat premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles:

 1. Age Defying Peptide Eye & Lip Creme

2. Eye Therapy Gel

3. Eye Youth

Put down the all-in-one eye skincare bottle. In order to see skincare results, you need to use skincare solutions that target your concern. Shop Anika Beauty today for all your premium eye products and if you’re still unsure as to what products you need, give us a call for a telephone consultation.