Here’s what retinol does and how it benefits the skin on your eye area:
Retinol accelerates surface skin cell turnover for a smooth, supple, and more even-toned skin.
Retinol prompts the cells on the surface of your skin to die rapidly so that new ones can take over! This process lets your skin exfoliate itself faster, so you always have smooth, supple, and young-looking skin!
Rapid cell turnover and exfoliation also help eliminate dark under-eye circles due to hyperpigmentation for a more even skin tone.
Retinol slows down collagen breakdown to retain your skin’s plumpness, firmness, and elasticity.
Collagen is a vital protein produced by fibroblasts in your connective tissues. It functions as a glue or scaffolding to your bones, muscles, and skin (among others). Without it, your muscles and skin lose mass and integrity, making your skin wrinkle and sag.
The bad news is you began losing collagen after you turned 30. Luckily, retinol works double-time to ease the situation by preventing collagen breakdown and boosting collagen production.
Retinol helps your skin bring back its firmness and elasticity and ease wrinkles, crepey skin, and saggy skin, so you’ll look years younger!
Also, having enough good-quality collagen will make the skin on your under-eye area look plumper and less thin and sunken. This helps reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes, and end your days of looking sleep-deprived all the time!
The benefits of retinol make it an excellent ingredient in eye creams. Essentially, it slows down and reverses the visible signs of aging that are so pronounced in your eye area.