Eye Cream Vs. Eye Gel: Which Is Better?

Eye Cream Vs. Eye Gel: Which Is Better?

If you read our last blog on how to exfoliate properly around your eyes, your next questions might be, “Should I use eye CREAM or eye GEL? Which one is best for my skin type?” Eye Cream vs Eye Gel: Which is better?

There are 3 types of products you can use around the Ocular area depending on your skin type:

  1. Cream
  2. Gel
  3. Combination of Cream & Gel

EYE CREAMS are best for:

  • Dry/dehydrated skin
  • Thin skin
  • Aging skin
  • Prematurely-aging skin

EYE GELS are best for:

  • Oily skin
  • Breakout-prone skin
  • People who tend to form Milia (small bumps of hardened sebum on the eyelids or just under the eyes)


This type of eye product is a combination of the two, which is a lighter cream with a higher water content. If you have a mixture of skin types that don’t completely fall under CREAM or GEL, this may be a great alternative for you.

This has been the best one …so far out of all the ones I have tried.  The Vital C Eye Recovery Gel is best for dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles

TIP: Eye creams and gels have a higher concentration of anti-aging agents, lightening and brightening agents, etc. and need 5-10 minutes to FULLY absorb before going to the next step in your skincare routine. Get the most out of your products and be careful not to dilute their effects by applying toners or other products too quickly.,

If you want to know how to correctly apply eye cream or eye gel, hop on over here:

You can also use eye gels during the day for a lighter feel and texture to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and use eye cream during the evening time.

Using eye cream during the day for some, may cause eye lids to look shiny as the day wears on and cause the eye shadow to crease.

Don’t forget to look at the ingredients in the eye cream and eye gel and make sure ingredients such as petroleum, petrolatum, mineral oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter,etc.  These can cause clogged pores for people who tend to break out or tend to have oily skin.

Look for ingredients such as Sodium Hyalauronate, Glycerin, aloe vera gel, Vitamin K (for dark circles) , Vitamin A, Vitamin C (for anti-aging and collagen building)and Vitamin E .  The higher the quality of the Vitamin C, the more  you may pay.

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