Did you know that the skin under your eyes is more prone to damage and wrinkles than the rest of your face? The skin under your eyes is thinner, and does not have any sweat glands, like the rest of the body. This small portion of skin also lacks collagen and elastin fibers, which are needed to keep it tonight and wrinkle free. Another reason the skin under the eyes ages at a faster pace than any place else on your face is the amount of movement and use it is subjected to on a daily basis; there are 22 muscles that are constantly moving, with the average person blink upwards of 10,000 times a day. This constant use, combined with the fragile structure of the skin allow for the formation of premature deep wrinkles and age spots.
Many dermatologists recommend using a separate and specialized moisturizer on this area of skin, as it requires a different level of support. Eye creams have been an awesome addition to the cosmetic industry, as they are specifically designed to protect, support, and treat under eye skin at a more complete level. Ingredients like amino acids and copper promote healing, and prevent collagen loss. They also work as an antioxidant, to protect the skin for chemical and environmental damage, as well as fight inflammation. Compared to other products, copper is considered among the most efficient, effective, and clinically validated ingredients in the skincare today.
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care: REFOCUS Under Eye Treatment uses a combination of plant based amino acids and peptides, as well as copper to naturally build collagen and elastin. This added collagen and elastin helps to firm the skin, reduce wrinkles, and increase elasticity and strength. The copper also brightens the skin, and reduces dark under eye circles – leaving you with a healthier, more rested appearance.