Director Pi has not been using eye cream for over 18 years. But if you really want to apply eye cream, Director Pi will recommend 10 products! Hi, I’m Director Pi, a YouTuber, and cosmetic ingredient analyst. This video is about eye cream! In my first video, I threw my eye cream away and said that it is unnecessary. But now that I think of it, I never told you what you can do instead of using eye cream. So today, I decided to do a video about eye cream! Questions about eye cream Q. Hello Director Pi! I would like to know what you think about applying eye cream. I would also like to know, since most eye creams are expensive compared to the amount, if eye creams are really effective! You should first know about the features of the skin around your eyes. Skin is naturally thinnest around your eyes and your lips. There is barely any sebum around that area. People normally worry about thin wrinkles, deep wrinkles, and dark circles around their eyes. Wrinkles are formed through aging, facial expressions, and bad habits like resting your chin on your hands, or side sleeping. UV lights are also an issue that causes wrinkles. Dark circles are when the skin under your eyes is so thin that it shows the blood vessels underneath is shown. In most cases, dark circles are inborn. So should you or should you not apply eye cream? You shouldn’t. You can tell from the ingredients that eye creams are unnecessary. The major ingredients of eye cream are 1. Ingredients to boost elasticity. (Panax Ginseng Callus Culture Extract, Ferment Filtrate, hyaluronic acid, adenosine, idebenone, peptide, and collagen) 2. Ingredients to prevent moisture from evaporating. (Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, shea butter, natural oil) 3. Ingredients to relieve puffy face (caffeine) This ingredient is not very effective in relieving dark circles. 4. Whitening ingredients (niacinamide, alpha-bisabolol ) These ingredients are added to make the product feel refreshing and effective. In some cases, titanium dioxide is also added to show an instant whitening effect. Now I’ll compare eye creams with other skin care items. AHC The Real Eye Cream For Face 30ml / 55,000won Missha [Time Revolution] Night Repair Ampoule cream 50ml / 42,000won AHC The Real Eye Cream looks like an essence, but you can feel that it includes a lot of silicone oil and some shea butter. Missha [Time Revolution] Night Repair Ampoule cream is easily spread onto the skin but it still has a heavy texture. Both items have similar textures. SIMILARITY The first similarity of these two items is that they both have Ingredients to boost elasticity. (Fermented ingredients, peptide, adenosine, Ceramide NP, rice extract, and Asiatic Pennywort) Secondly, they both have whitening ingredients (niacinamide, alpha-bisabolol ) Third, Ingredients to prevent moisture from evaporating. (Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, shea butter/plant oil, Cyclohexasiloxane, shea butter.) The only difference between the two products are ingredients that decide the texture such as solvents or extracts. There is no big difference between these two products. You can use both of them as functional moisturizers or eye cream. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Synchronized Complex II 15ml / 103,000won
Scinic Cicanoid Ampoule 50ml / 25,000 won SIMILARITY 1. Ingredients to boost elasticity. (Estee Lauder / exclusive ingredient ChronoluxCB(prevents wrinkles)(Scinic / adenosine, peptides (prevents wrinkles) 2. Ingredients to prevent moisture from evaporating. (Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Dimethicone / Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Cyclohexasiloxane, olive oil) In conclusion, eye cream, moisturizer, eye essence, moisturizing essence are basically the same. If the ingredients (whitening, elasticity, moisturizing ingredients) are properly mixed, you can use it on your eyes and your face. High-end VS Low-end eye cream Should you apply eye cream, here are some products that I recommend. First of all, morning eye-cream. Eucerin Hyaluron Eye Cream SPF15 / 15ml / 51,000 Morning eye creams include UV blocking ingredients. This product also includes chemical sunscreen such as Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate and Ethylhexyl Triazone. It includes beeswax instead of shea butter. And it also includes Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract and sodium hyaluronate for elasticity. Lancome Genifique anti-dark circle eye cream 15ml / 97,000won This item includes titanium dioxide, but not enough to block a lot of UV lights. This product is in the FAIL list because it includes PEG-10Dimethicone and Triethanolamine. I’ve separated night eye creams through shea butter. Shea butter is not a harmful ingredient. It is included in many moisturizing products because shea butter includes an essential oxidized fatty acid that our body doesn’t naturally generate. I personally like shea butter, too. However, there are people who are sensitive or allergic to shea butter. These people should always check the ingredient list because their eyes can get sensitive or form miliums. AHC The Real Eye Cream For Face 30ml / 55,000won This product consists of fermented ingredients, silicone oil, functional ingredients(whitening, wrinkles), and ingredients that prevent moisture from evaporating. It instantly feels thick and moisturizing when you apply it. However, when I tried it on my face, I thought that it was moisturizing but sticky. I don’t think the moisture would last until morning. AHC Ultimate Real Eye Cream For Face 12ml / 25,000won The ingredients are very similar to AHC The Real Eye Cream For Face 30ml / 55,000won. The effects and ingredients are both only average. Martina Gebhardt Avocado Eye Cream15ml / 35,000won This product comes in a very small package, so the ingredients are listed like this.
Purified water, olive oil, avocado oil, lanolin, cera alba, cacao butter, shea butter. You can know by the ingredients that this product is very similar to natural lip balm. This item has the thickest texture among all the products of today. Kiehl’s creamy eye treatment with avocado 14ml / 46,000won This product includes avocado oil and shea butter. However, it includes paraben so the ingredients are not necessarily great, not to mention being overpriced. Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream 15ml / 110,000won This product is known to be great for people who have dry skin. It includes Petrolatum(Vaseline), Dimethicone, shea butter, and Phenyl Trimethicone(silicone oil) Judging by petrolatum and silicone oil, the production price is low. This product is not highly cost-effective. Sulwhasoo Time Treasure Eye Cream 25ml / 270,000won Many people, especially housewives, love this product because the texture is great and the package is very classy. The ingredients are also not that bad! However, it is overly expensive. This product mostly includes ingredients to prevent moisture from evaporating and skin soothing agents like shea butter, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Dimethicone, meadowfoam seed oil, and Urea. However, it still includes PEG and the price is too high compared to the ingredients. I wouldn’t recommend this product. Next up, products that do not include shea butter! Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Synchronized Complex II 15ml / 103,000won This product includes BIFIDA Ferment Lysate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Dimethicone, nylon-12, and titanium dioxide. It is overly expensive compared to the production cost. Swanicoco Fermented Peptide Eye Cream 30ml / 58,000won Swanicoco Fermented Peptide Eye Cream comes in a package that is almost like a moisturizer. There is another type that comes in a tube package, and I would recommend this one. It absorbs easily into the skin and it is very soft. Even though it does not include membrane-forming ingredients, it works as a good moisturizer. This product also includes elasticity, wrinkle, and whitening agents. I don’t think the cream would hold the moisture until morning, so I recommend another layer of moisturizer on top of this one. Sadly, this product includes stearic acid as the fourth ingredient(surfactant) to mix oil and water. Stearic acid is not harmful, but I wouldn’t recommend it anyway. Spot Treatment Moving on to spot treatment with small massage balls. Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-puffing Eye Massage 15ml / 49,000won This product focuses on improving dark-circles. It includes caffeine as its fourth ingredient. This ingredient helps your face calm down from any fluffiness. I would like to recommend the following two items: Isoi Bulgarian Rose Intensive Lifting Spot 25ml / 39,000won lapothicell Keep Your Youth Idebenone Treatment 20ml / 39,000won These two items are not eye creams, but they are effective spot gels You can see that there is a massage ball at the tip of Isoi Bulgarian Rose Intensive Lifting Spot 25ml / 39,000won. It is better to use these kinds of items even though it does not specifically say that it is an ‘eye cream’ This product includes Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Macadamia Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, and shea butter. It does not include a lot of shea butter(below 1%) so the texture is not that thick. Moreover, this product includes panthenol, sodium hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, and Asiatic Pennywort. lapothicell Keep Your Youth Idebenone Treatment includes shea butter and Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinon. You can use these products not only on your eyes but also on your smile lines, neck, and forehead. Innisfree Wrinkle Science Spot Treatment 40ml / 35,000won You can use this item as a substitute for eye-cream as well. It includes butylene glycol, glycerin, propanediol, squalene, and shea butter. It includes membrane-forming moisturizing agents. The texture is not so thick, so I would recommend this cream on your face and your body. They gave me this makeup pouch when I bought this. Innisfree lifting science anti-aging band (Forehead / Eye Area / Smile Line)*7 / 20,000won This is a patch that you can use on your eyes, forehead, and smile lines. Band-type patches are effective in that they lift your skin up to prevent saggy skin. However, keep in mind that they don’t make any dramatic miracles. How to select eye cream by age. Q. Do people in their 20s need eye cream?
A. NO! Q. Do people in their 20s need essence type eye cream?
A. NO! Essence type eye creams are too expensive for 20s to use. They should select products that are cost-effective and reasonable that include elasticity improving agents, whitening agents, and caffeine. I would recommend Swanicoco Fermented Peptide Eye Cream 30ml / 58,000won This cream is great for day and night. It doesn’t block UV lights, but it does not include shea butter or membrane forming ingredients that can ruin your makeup. Scinic Cicanoid Ampoule 50ml / 25,000 won This product is also great because it absorbs into your skin very quickly and it includes an ampoule amount of elasticity improving agents, soothing agents, and moisturizing ingredients. Etude House Soonjung Panthensoside ™ 5 Cica Balm 15ml / 7,000won This is a moisturizing balm, but it can be used as an eye cream as well! I’ve already introduced the Soonjung line in my previous videos. The size and ingredients are perfect! If you have any cica balms or moisturizer that seem a little thick and heavy for your whole face, use it as an eye cream! **Be careful when you do, because some products may be sensitive to your eyes** Round Around Green Tea Seed Oil Balm 30ml / 12,000won This is an oil balm that seems similar to AHC. The texture is not thick, it is almost like an ointment. Eucerin – Etude House – Scinic – Round Around You can use this balm as a moisturizer, eye cream, or lip balm. Do people in their 30s need eye cream? NO! Eye cream is no different from moisturizing cream. People in their 30s should use products that include elasticity and whitening ingredients such as peptide, niacinamide, adenosine. Labno Lifted Idebenone cream 30ml / 22,000won This texture is okay because you wouldn’t apply eye cream right up to your actual eyes. Isoi Bulgarian Rose Intensive Lifting Spot 25ml / 39,000won
lapothicell Keep Your Youth Idebenone Treatment 20ml / 39,000won These two products are effective because you can massage your eyes while you are applying eye cream. Missha [Time Revolution] Night Repair Ampoule cream 50ml / 42,000won This item does not include any whitening agents, but the fermented have brightening effects. It also includes elasticity improving agents as well as moisturizing ingredients. Martina Gebhardt Avocado Eye Cream15ml / 35,000won When you turn 30~40 years old, you should start using cream on your cheekbones as well as your eyes. This product is a powerful membrane-forming eye cream. So far I’ve introduced some products that I recommend. Q. Does eye cream help reduce dark circles?
A. NO! Dark circles are more of a genetic, blood-vessel related issue. It is hard to reduce this with eye cream. You should use products that include whitening agents such as titanium dioxide to cover it up. Q. Does eye cream help reduce eye bags?
A. NO! Unfortunately, eye bags can only be relieved through surgical process or eye-fillers. Ending. You don’t need to apply eye-cream! You should apply ampoules, essences, or moisturizing cream that fits your age and skin type. Remember that it is much more important to know how to apply and remove products, and have better habits! I’ll explore more of this in my next video! I’ll be applying eye cream to show you how to apply eye cream and to prevent your eyelids from sagging. This is all for today!