I Don't Believe in Using Eye Cream, But I Asked Skincare Experts If I Should

Admittedly, there are a lot of skincare practices that don't necessarily need to occupy your time, like jade rolling, dermaplaning, or overtly fancy ingredients like gold and caviar. We do a lot in the name of beauty because a friend told us to or a celebrity swears by it or we saw it on Instagram, or, or, or… I'm game to try anything once, but I'm quick to call bullshit on products that seem like an obvious marketing ploy. And while I bought into eye creams for a few years, I hadn't noticed any difference in my under eyes—quite the contrary, actually. They seemed to look worse after I applied any of these (often expensive) formulas by way of puffiness and milia. I reasoned with myself that eye creams aren't a necessity and that instead I could just continue my usual serums, moisturizer, and oils up into my under-eye area and be better off.

In fact, when Glow Recipe co-founders Christine Chang and Sarah Lee didn't prescribe me an eye cream when I'd asked them for the ultimate hydrating routine, I was certain they were bogus. So much that I ended up tossing my jars and bottles or giving them away to family and friends who swore they needed them (suckers). But, dear readers, after consulting with a few skincare experts to fact-check myself, I've since had to put my foot in my mouth.



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