The skin beneath your eyes is as much as ten times thinner than the skin elsewhere on your face. With fewer collagen and elastin fibers to support skin structure and fewer oil glands to ensure moisture balance, the under-eye area is easily compromised by the effects of environmental pollutants, too little sleep, and free radical damage. This delicate, sensitive area is also the most overlooked, mistreated, and neglected, areas of the face.1
Although a facial moisturizer will protect the skin around your eyes from dryness, using facial moisturizers to protect the delicate under-eye area is not ideal. The thin skin around your eyes is more absorbent, less tolerant to higher concentrations of active skincare ingredients, and has unique needs unlikely to be addressed by products formulated for the rest of your face.
The creams, lotions, and serums developed for use in this delicate area are formulated to be gentler to your eyes, protect skin from environmental damage, and address specific skin concerns, including puffiness, dark circles, loss of firmness, fine lines, and wrinkles. You’re never too young or too old to benefit from using a moisturizer specifically formulated for the eye area. Eye creams and serums are an essential step in any skincare routine.2
Eye creams and eye serums are both a welcomed addition to any skincare routine. Although both product types are formulated to keep the delicate eye area hydrated, nourished, and protected, eye serums are more fluid than eye creams, which generally contain more waxes and oils. Because serums have a thinner consistency, they are much easier for your skin to absorb. That means serums have the potential to deliver their active ingredients quite efficiently. Since serums are lightweight and easily absorbed, they address numerous skin concerns without feeling too heavy or oily.3
Adding an eye serum to your skincare routine might be your best option if you are looking for a lightweight eye treatment with the potential to deliver visible results. BOTA™ Age-Defying Eye Serum contains a blend of rosewater, hemp seed oil, honeysuckle, and other botanicals selected for their verifiable skin benefits and moisturizing properties. This soothing, refreshing eye serum is lightweight, cruelty-free, and formulated to hydrate, calm, protect, and renew the delicate under-eye area. Eye serums can be used on their own or under an eye cream.
Using an eye cream or serum will add an additional step to your skincare routine, but you will soon find the results worth your effort. BOTA™ Balancing Daily Eye Serum or work best when applied morning and night, after cleansing and toning. These products prove most effective when applied while skin is still damp. Since eye creams and serums are lighter than products formulated for facial skin, they should be used before applying your facial moisturizer.
Compared to creams and lotions, serums generally have a higher concentration of active ingredients. Lighter in texture, the botanicals in your eye serum penetrate quickly without leaving a heavy residue. Serums are easy to use, simply dot the product under your eye and pat gently with your ring finger. Using a patting motion rather than rubbing protects the delicate skin around your eye from unnecessary stress that can contribute to sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.4 Serums can be applied to the entire under-eye area.
All BOTA™ skincare products are formulated with carefully selected plant oils and extracts, including the therapeutic potential of hemp-derived CBD, a plant-based cannabinoid shown to have significant health and wellness potential.
Research shows that cannabidiol (CBD) interacts with key receptors throughout your body, including the receptors that regulate nearly every aspect of healthy skin function.
Of course, the purity and potency of the hemp-derived CBD in your skincare products will have a significant impact on your overall results. All BOTA™ Hemp CBD skincare products are made with non-GMO industrial hemp grown using natural farming methods, third-party tested, and US Hemp Authority™ Certified.
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2. HuffPost. J Brucculieri. (2018 April 03) Do We Really Need To Use Special Eye Cream, Or Is It a Scam?
3. Beaut.ie. SJ Lanagan. (2019 February 05) Should You Use and Eye Serum AND an Eye Cream?
4. Dry Skin Advice. X King (2020) Eye Serum or Eye Cream? Which One Should I Use?
5. HuffPost. D Oliver. (2015 June 19) Where to Apply Eye Cream So That It Actually Works.
6. Molecules. (2019 March) Cannabinoid Signaling in the Skin: Therapeutic Potential of the “C(ut)annabinoid” System.
7. ACS Chemical Neuroscience. M Caterina. (2014 November 19) TRP Channel Cannabinoid Receptors in Skin Sensation, Homeostasis, and Inflammation.