Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are two powerhouse skin care ingredients. They both provide many benefits that can give your complexion a radiant glow and keep your skin looking healthy and supple. As good as each of these ingredients is on their own, when you put them together it is a combination that can’t be beat. And that’s especially true when we’re talking about products that target the delicate skin underneath your eyes.

Why You Need an Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C

Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C work so well together because they both have strong anti-aging properties. Hyaluronic acid is incredible at hydrating the skin because it can hold up 1,000 times its weight in water. When we are young, our skin typically glows because it is abundant with naturally produced hyaluronic acid. Unfortunately, as we age, production of hyaluronic acid starts slowing down. The result is skin that appears parched—the texture and tone can look uneven and fine lines and wrinkles may seem more pronounced. That’s why skin care products with hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient are a necessary part of a daily beauty regimen. They ensure your skin stays moisturized and appears plump and nourished—and when skin is properly hydrated, it diminishes the appearance of lines, pores, and uneven or rough texture on your complexion.

Vitamin C is also a wonder when it comes to revitalizing the look of your skin. Vitamin C has long been a prized skin care ingredient because it is an amazingly potent antioxidant. That means it helps protect the surface of the skin from free radical damage that can be caused UV rays or environmental pollution.

While it is protecting skin, it’s also nurturing it. Vitamin C is thought to support collagen health, and that’s important because collagen is the protein that keeps skin looking its best. A lack of collagen can make skin feel saggy and susceptible to visible lines and wrinkles. Because vitamin C is thought to encourage collagen health, your complexion has the appearance of greater resiliency and firmness; it feels smooth and looks refreshed. Finally, vitamin C is great at giving skin a brighter appearance, minimizing discolorations such as age spots and hyperpigmentation.

When the two work in tandem, it’s double the anti-aging power. These ingredients complement each other and provide comprehensive anti-aging care—moisturizing, nourishing, and protecting the skin. The visible difference that can result from using a product blending hyaluronic acid and vitamin c is astonishing. Your complexion glows with a youthful vitality.

This dynamic duo is especially beneficial for your under-eye area. The skin here is much more delicate and thin than elsewhere on the face and it needs special attention. Lines can look more pronounced, dark circles can cast shadows around the eyes and improperly hydrated skin can feel crepey, with a lack of firmness. Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid can smooth away the appearance of those imperfections underneath the eyes, making your eyes look bright and lively—and that can transform your complexion.

That is why DERMA E has developed an eye cream that harness the power of these two anti-aging dynamos. Our Hydrating Eye Cream tones the under-eye skin and reduces the look of lines. While hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are star players in this formulation, they have a stellar supporting cast. Pycnogenol® is an antioxidant with the superior ability to calm skin and protect from free radical damage, enhancing the work of vitamin C; it’s ideal for sensitive skin. Green tea is another terrific antioxidant that helps guard against sun and environmental damage. Vitamin C isn’t the only vitamin in our Hydrating Eye Cream—vitamin A promotes exfoliation for smooth-looking skin, while vitamin E helps lock moisture into the surface of the skin. Finally, jojoba oil capitalizes on the hydration provided by hyaluronic acid to make the under-eye area feel soft and smooth.

Best of all, this cream has been formulated according to DERMA E’s high standards for eco-ethical beauty. Like all of our products, the Hydrating Eye Cream is 100% vegan and cruelty free. We don’t use questionable ingredients such as parabens, GMOs, petrolatum, and artificial colors—instead, our products are crafted with the highest-quality vitamins, botanicals, and nutrients.

DERMA E’s Hydrating Eye Cream is rich and emollient, and it’s easily absorbed into the skin after patting it on with your fingertips in a circular pattern around the eye area. Twice-daily application is recommended for best results. This cream is perfect to wear underneath makeup after it’s applied in the morning, and using it at night as part of your skin care routine ensures you’ll wake up looking revived and ready to face the day. What’s better than using hyaluronic acid or vitamin C? Using the two of them together!

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