Why You Need An Eye Cream & Why It Should Be Ours

There’s no question that the skin around your eye is more fragile than the rest of the face, and it requires special attention and care. Luckily, that’s what we’re here for - to share with you allll of the insider skincare secrets we’ve acquired from years in the game. And this week, it’s alllll about eye cream.

It’s rather fitting, as we just launched our NEW Brightening & Moisturizing Eye Cream - which is exactly why you should know all about it. Why do we need it? What problems does it aim to solve? Why should we care?!

In short: we should care about our skin health regimens to ensure radiance and as we age, especially later in life. Aging is beautiful and getting older should be celebrated, but we can do all that while still giving our skin the best chance at looking youthful. We shouldn’t have to sacrifice our skin health!

The skin under the eyes is subject to constant micromovements, stretching and pulling as we change facial expressions, rub our eyes, and remove makeup. There are minimal oil glands around your eyes to help keep the skin naturally hydrated, so finding the right eye cream can help ward off numerous complexion concerns. This is why it’s one of the first regions of the face to show signs of aging. But, is regular facial moisturizer enough?

Many experts say no - Dermatologist Dr. Gina Sevingy prefers specially-curated cream or gel for the eye, explaining that many regular facial creams may irritate the thin skin of the under-eye.

As the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology notes, some studies indicate that certain anti-aging eye treatments can, indeed, help improve under-eye smoothness and reduce the depth of larger wrinkles. There are certain ingredients that exist that specially target fine lines, dehydration, and skin dullness, and we should pay attention to them.

Simply put, drier skin = wrinklier skin, so wherever we can add hydration, we should. Especially when it comes to thin, delicate skin subject to movement. That’s where we come in.

Introducing: grace & stella’s NEW Brightening & Moisturizing Eye Cream!

It’s all in the name, and it’s not a baseless claim. Throughout the formulation of our eye cream, we researched and learned about all of the best ingredients to include and what they did for your skin, to ensure you were getting the best of all worlds in one cream.

We’re targeting dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, and puffy, tired-looking under eyes, and we’re doing it right.

The Key Ingredients and What They Do For Us

First and foremost, we have niacinamide. It is the powerhouse ingredient for skin radiance, and often recruited by skincare professionals to help manage acne, rosacea, pigmentation issues, and wrinkles. Niacinamide has been shown to be effective in helping visibly minimize enlarged pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and diminish dullness. 

Diminishes Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Increases Skin Radiance

Second, we have caffeine, the ultimate wake-up call. It has the ability to cool and constrict blue-coloured blood vessels beneath the skin, reducing the appearance of dark circles and decreasing puffiness.

Diminishes Dark Circles

Next up, we have Green Tea Extract. It’s a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation and undereye puffiness. Plus, it reduces the appearance of dark circles by stimulating blood circulation in the skin. 

Diminishes Puffiness
Diminishes Dark Circles

When it comes to Pine Bark Extract, studies have shown it enhances skin elasticity by up to 25 percent and skin hydration by 8 percent, all as a result of increased cell turnover. More cell turnover = less skin fatigue.

Increased Skin Radiance

Horse Chestnut Seed Extract has a plethora of benefits. It helps stimulate circulation, minimizing the appearance of that blueish-dark hue under the eyes that’s responsible for making you look tired and worn out. It also provides intense moisturization and hydration to the skin by effectively breaking down Hyaluronic Acid.

Diminishes Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Diminishes Dark Circles

Increases Skin Radiance

We’re not done. We also have Zinc Oxide: a guardian against sun damage. It blocks UV rays, halting antiaging and reducing the production of the dark pigment. Licorice Root Extract gently removes the appearance of dark spots and evens out skin tone. 

Diminishes Dark Circles

And finally, there’s Mountain Arnica Flower Extract: rejuvenates dry and damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. 

Diminishes Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Increases Skin Radiance

Diminished Fine Lines, Dark Circles, Puffiness? Check. Increased Skin Radiance? Also check. We didn’t leave any benefit untouched, and we’re super proud of that.

Tips and Tricks for our Eye Cream

For an extra cooling effect, try storing your eye cream in the refrigerator. The extra shot of coolness will soothe tired eyes and help with puffiness.

Using eye cream under your makeup may help concealer apply more smoothly and prevent it from building up in fine lines.

Since the eye area is so sensitive, the best eye creams will be fragrance-free (and ours is!)


Bags and dark circles begin as a result of inflammation triggered by UV exposure from the sun, free radical oxidation, stress, fatigue, and allergies. So, as much as the ingredients of our eye cream are awesome tools to reduce them, don’t forget to wear your sunscreen, and practice a thorough skin care routine to protect your skin barrier - luckily, we have the essentials for that too.

Convinced? Shop our eye cream today - we think it’s just the greatest!

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