Ingredients To Look For In Eye Care

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Ingredients To Look For In Eye Care

Did you know that the under-eye skin is much more susceptible to showing signs of premature aging compared to other areas? This is because the skin around the eyes is 40% thinner than on the rest of our face and lacks sebaceous glands which makes this area particularly prone to fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. We’ve got the solution to your question on how to achieve a brighter, more youthful-looking eye area. It's simple; it’s never too late for good eye care. 

If you’re wondering what makes a good eye cream, here at Medik8, we’ve done the hard work for you. Our range boasts of carefully crafted formulas tailored to suit any eye care concerns. If you are looking to target particular concerns you’ll want to keep reading, we’re going to share our secrets to the key ingredients to look for when choosing the right eye product for you, including our brand new eye care launches. 

Hyaluronic Acid >  Illuminating Eye Balm 

If you are looking to achieve brighter, younger-looking eyes you’ll want to be searching for hyaluronic acid. With the unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid acts like a moisture magnet to infuse hydration into a dry, dehydrated eye area. Look no further than Illuminating Eye Balm, our instant bright eye formula that works to minimize the appearance of puffiness and dark circles by combining soothing natural extracts with sheer, light reflecting minerals that offer lightweight coverage.


Illuminating Eye Balm can be used in the morning after cleansing either underneath or on top of makeup, leaving the eyes nourished, visibly brighter and youthful-looking. It can be topped up throughout the day as and when, to refresh the appearance of the eyes. One of its unique qualities is the subtle colour match tint, formulated with illuminating mineral pigments to enhance the beauty of the delicate under eye area, for a fresh and visibly youthful look that blends seamlessly into all skin tones. 

Designed for those looking to:

- Visibly brighten the under eye

- Hydrate the eye area

- Target the appearance of dark circles and puffiness

Hesperidin > Eye Peptides 

Had one too many late nights or are you growing tired of your dark circles? You’ll want to be looking for the ingredient hesperidin, also known as vitamin P. Hesperidin helps to visibly brighten under-eyes, which can help to improve the appearance of dark circles. If this sounds about right, you’ll want to be searching for Eye Peptides, our tightening peptide gel that works behind the scenes to create a visible tightening and awakening effect around the eye contours, for a well-rested look.

Eye Peptides can be applied morning and evening to reduce the visible signs of skin aging around the delicate eye contours as well as keeping the skin deeply hydrated. The neutral coloured serum creates a visible tightening effect and sinks into the skin beautifully, making it the perfect base for make-up and reducing the appearance of under-eye creasing. Eye Peptides is crafted with hesperidin, which works to support under the eyes, for an even-toned appearance.

Designed for those looking to:

- Brighten the appearance of the eye area

- Target visible signs of aging around the eyes

- Rehydrate eye contours

Retinol > Intelligent Retinol Eye TR

If you’re looking to target the visible signs of aging around the eye area, retinol is the key ingredient you should be searching for. The classic form of vitamin A, retinol is a gold-standard ingredient in anti-aging skincare. Retinol, also known as vitamin A can help to support natural exfoliation to leave skin around the eyes looking smooth and even-toned.

If you’re considering a retinol eye serum, you’ll have heard of Intelligent Retinol Eye TR. Our supercharged eye vitamin A serum, now upgraded with retinol-booster climbazole, is  a high-performance eye serum that works while you sleep to help support the natural exfoliation process, helping to improve the look of skin texture and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. Formulated with Time Release Technology, 0.1% retinol is gently delivered into the skin overnight to ensure skin remains comfortable. Combined with vitamin E for the ultimate nourishment, this eye serum provides all of the retinol power.

Designed for those looking to:

- Soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

- Hydrate the eye area

- Smooth skin texture

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate > C-Tetra Eye 

If you’re tired of your dull under eyes and are looking to start your morning with all-round bright eyes, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is what you’re looking for. C-Tetra Eye contains tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a stabilized form of vitamin C. Ever the multi-tasker, it helps to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting visibly brighter skin for youthful looking eyes. Sounds good? Why not try C-Tetra Eye, our lipid vitamin C radiance eye serum that works to smooth the appearance of aging around the eye area for a visibly awakened, youthful-looking appearance. 

This eye serum can be used to enhance your morning regime by applying to the delicate eye area and brow bone after cleansing in the morning. This stabilized vitamin C serum is deeply hydrating, quickly sinking into the under-eye area for a visibly refreshed and energised look. With an uplifting natural citrus aroma, C-Tetra Eye is the perfect way to kick-start your morning routine and combat the appearance of dullness.

Designed for those looking to:

- Visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles

- Achieve youthful-looking eyes

- Brighten the appearance of under eyes

N-Acetyl Glucosamine > Advanced Night Eye

If you’re looking for a night eye cream to refresh the appearance of dull, tired eyes, you’ll have heard of Medik8 Advanced Night Eye. Our rich yet fast-absorbing cream using the key ingredient N-acetyl glucosamine, this night eye cream is optimized for use with vitamin A serums. N-acetyl glucosamine works in synergy with retinol, helping to visibly plump and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.

Advanced Night Eye™

Designed to use after cleansing every evening, our signature night eye cream is the perfect addition to your PM routine and provides the ultimate relaxing experience as you massage it ever so carefully into the delicate eye area. Crafted with key eyecare ingredients, such as a multi-peptide complex, hesperidin and caffeine, the rich cream helps to nourish the under-eye while you sleep, for a beautifully hydrated effect come morning.

Designed for:

- Evening use 

- Hydrate and nourish the eye area

- Visibly smooth the eye area

Retinyl Retinoate > r-Retinoate Day & Night Eye Serum

If you’re looking for a more advanced eye serum and a breakthrough vitamin A molecule, look no further than retinyl retinoate. This revolutionary patented super-molecule is exclusive to Medik8 and has been proven to be 8x more powerful than retinol.[1] Unlike other types of vitamin A, retinyl retinoate can be used during the day too due to its exceptional photostability in sunlight. We’ve got you covered with r-Retinoate Day & Night Eye Serum, our youth activating day & night eye cream. 

This is the ultimate indulgence for delicate eyes, a high-performing and gentle featherlight yet nourishing serum that helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst infusing in the under eyes with vitality. This eye serum can be used in the morning and evening after cleansing, and is highly tolerable even by the most sensitive skin types, and is proven to deliver astonishing results from just 4 weeks.[2] Shop all of our eye products here.

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[1] H. Kim, Synthesis and in vitro biological activity of retinyl retinoate, a novel hybrid retinoid derivative, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 2008, 15;16(12), pp 6387-93

[2] Pangaea Laboratories, r-Retinoate Day & Night, Medik8 User Trial, 2016

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