Best Eye Serum for Fine Lines
With so many eye creams and serums on the market today it can be daunting to find the proper fit for your skin type. As always, we researched like crazy to make sure all of the ingredients are safe for you, as well as sustainably harvested, and single-use plastic free packaging - all of those boxes were checked, so we dove into the research. You guys are going to LOVE this eye serum!
What is In This Eye Serum for Fine Lines that makes it so great?
So glad you asked! We are very proud of our research prowess but admittedly, this product snuck up on us. It's called, Goodnight Eye Serum for Fine Lines. Our favorite soap makers in NYC, Fanciful Fox, has an entire product line that we are only just discovering. This little gem is their creation. When we decided to test it out, we didn’t really know much about any of the ingredients in this eye serum, except that they were of course plant derived, palm free, and not tested on animals. As it turns out, Kathy, the lead product specialist at Fanciful Fox knows a ton about skin care and which plants lend just the right ingredients to pamper your skin, tighten and gently exfoliate, while hydrating and fighting off free radicals. She then blended them together to make this dreamy eye serum that fights fine lines and wrinkles. This serum includes anti-aging ingredients like Organic rosehip oil, organic jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, and a few plant extracts (pomegranate seed extract & amaranthus caudatus seed extract) that you can feel working right away.
Not All Eye Serums Are for Fine Lines
When new to eye serum research, many people tend to look at eye serums as a single category. However, this couldn’t be farther from the full story. When considering an eye serum consider what you are looking for in an eye serum.
- Are you looking for the best eye serum for fine lines?
- Are you looking for an eye serum to help minimize dark under eye circles?
- Are you looking for an eye serum that helps with redness, irritation, and itchy skin around the eyes?
- Are you looking for an eye serum that will help remedy bags under your eyes?
As you can see, the ingredients that are suited for the best eye serum for fine lines, will not contain the same ingredients for an eye serum that needs to target dark circles. For those of us who are new to this category, this can be extremely eye opening. When you consider the ingredient list below, and look to understand what each and every ingredient brings to the table, it helps the consumer make an informed choice. Please note, our best eye serum for fine lines should be used at night, as the retinol increases the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
What do we mean when we say it's a "Powerhouse Eye Serum for Fine Lines?"
What does all of this mean? We know some of you love to nerd out a little sometimes right along with us; so let's dive into the ingredients one by one to help you understand. This eye serum contains organic rosehip oil (little did we know that this is one of the most talked about oils in the anti-aging space,) combined with Jojoba oil, evening primrose oil, carrot seed oil, and others. What we love, each and every ingredient is hand selected for its skin pampering properties. Nothing unnecessary, but everything your skin needs for an anti-aging serum.
The Anti-Aging Eye Serum Ingredients:
Organic Rosehip Oil (Cold-pressed) is mechanically extracted from the crushed fruits that grow on specific wild rose plants using a cold-pressing method. Rosehip oil is rich in Vitamin A (also known as Retinol), collagen-stimulating Vitamin C, high in Beta-carotene, most people find rosehip oil to be non-comedogenic (won't clog pores.)
Organic Jojoba Oil is a naturally moisturizing oil that is antibacterial, antioxidant, non-comedogenic, and hypoallergenic.
Evening Primrose Oil is known to be a great oil to naturally reduce signs of aging. It is incredibly moisturizing in nature and has potent antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
Carrot Seed Oil is excellent for hyperpigmentation and relieving dark spots. High in antioxidants, natural anti-aging for skin, and very moisturizing.
Avocado Oil is a thick luscious oil from fatty avocados. Low comedogenic rating so will generally not clog pores. Antioxidant and vitamin-rich oil. Deeply nourishes and protects the skin (includes Vitamin A & Tocopherol, Vitamin K) and can increase collagen production.
Grape Seed Oil full of antioxidants and is a great carrier oil. It has a very light texture and a low comedogenic rating. Grapeseed oil is moisturizing and also contains a great amount of Vitamin E. Grapeseed oil is also high in Linoleic Acid, which is great for your skin. Also helps to balance sebum production to help balance oil creation and minimize pore clogging due to oily skin.
Glycerine is amazing, this vegetable glycerine is a humectant which means it pulls water from the second layer of the skin and brings it to the top layer of the skin. Glycerine can also draw moisture from the air which helps hydrate the skin and help to shed dead skin cells. Glycerine is also non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) and acts as both a preservative and solvent when combined with herbal extracts.
Pomegranate Seed Extract contains restorative properties that assist in tightening the skin. It also encourages collagen production to fight wrinkles and fine lines. Anti-inflammatory nature is also soothing and hydrating support for red, irritated, and sunburned skin.
Raspberry Seed Oil is very moisturizing, contains lots of fatty acids such as vitamin A & E, great for repairing & rejuvenating the skin, and helps regenerate the skin. Contains phytosterols, reduces transepidermal water loss.
Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract has a high concentration of squalene which is very hydrating and anti-aging. Also contains high levels of linoleic acid that helps to preserve healthy cell membranes.
Retinol helps to minimize fine lines, helps to decrease the appearance of pores, and more.
Active Ingredients Goodnight Eye Serum:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil derived & Palm FREE) (EWG Score 1) is a coconut oil-derived & palm-free caprylic/capric triglyceride. This ingredient is used as an emollient and helps this eye serum to smooth into the skin.
Dimethyl Isosorbide (EWG Score 1) is a clear, slightly oily-feeling liquid that functions as a solvent. It is also used to decrease the thickness of products. It also allows controlled, sustained delivery of key ingredients so they can provide stronger benefits. (Source: Lesielle.com.) According to the Environmental Working Group this ingredient is considered at 1 out of 10 in terms of safety.
Sesame Seed Extract has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, sesame oil can help your skin in several ways. It may be especially beneficial for acne-prone skin and acne scars.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) protects skin against free radicals caused by pollution, UV rays, smoke, sun damage, etc. Vitamin E is also moisturizing, prevents wrinkles and aging.
What Ingredients to AVOID When Choosing an Eye Serum for Fine Lines
Here at 4 The Greater Good, we are not chemists, but we also don’t believe you should not have to be when searching for products that are safe to carry in your home. Instead of learning the chemical makeup of each and every ingredient in beauty products, we rely on resources like Environmental Working Group to help us make much more informed choices. Basically, when EWG tells us to avoid an ingredient, we believe them. We don’t carry any products that include ingredients that are concerning to Environmental Working Group because if they don’t trust it; neither do we. If we don’t trust it, we wouldn’t use it in our home, so we won’t sell it to you.*
When EWG tell us to avoid fragrance, we do.
Did you know that “fragrance” is considered a trade secret so companies do not even need to disclose what they used to obtain this fragrance? That doesn’t sit well with us, and we do not carry products that contain “fragrance” unless it is plant derived (essential oils, etc.) and fully disclosed.
There are quite a few additional ingredients we do not allow in the products we carry but here are just a few that we look out for when considering an eye serum for fine lines; Parabens, Fragrance, BHT, lead, and Formaldehyde.