Eye gel is another commonly used term that describes an eye care product that is applied to the under-eye area. It is applied using the same technique that you use when applying any other under eye serum or cream and most gels are safe for twice daily use.
Many skin care companies interchange the words eye cream, eye gel, and eye serum. However, they all are the same idea marketed with different terminology. By technical definition, they have different amounts of liquid-based ingredients. At the end of the day, they all work the under-eye area to try to accomplish these signs of aging:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Reduce the appearance of sunspots and hyper pigmentation
- Eliminate dark circles under the eyes
- Serve as a compliment to an overall anti-aging regimen
In many cases, we have seen many companies market eye gels as a “clear” eye wrinkle solution. Eye Gels are clear in most cases, but are not exclusive to being simply a clear formula. Some products considered “gels” are yellow in color, also known as a “tint.”
Often times, consumers steer clear of eye gels because they associate a gel with being a sticky, tacky substance, sitting on top of the skin rather than absorbing into the skin. This logic of thinking makes sense, as you relate it to an Aloe Vera gel or a hair gel. A sticky under eye would make it impossible to apply makeup over the gel. Not all gels are sticky though. Many are lightweight and absorb quickly, just like a serum or a cream. Whether or not a gel is sticky depends on its viscosity, or degree of thickness of the fluid.
Gels tend to have a cooling and soothing effect to them, providing a tingling sensation when applied, much like the tingle you experience when applying aloe on a sunburn.
Most gels are specifically formulated to combat under eye puffiness and dark circles, but many lacks the necessary ingredients needed to help with fine lines and wrinkles. Gels are great for moisturizing the delicate skin around the eyes, leaving tired eyes looking refreshed and renewed, but most gels will not provide you with a complete eye treatment solution.
Some of the most popular gels on the market right now include:
- OLE HENRIKSEN Ultimate Lift Eye Gel PM
- Jurlique Herbal Recovery Eye Gel
- Seacret Essential Nutrition Eye Gel
The ingredients in these particular gels include the following ingredients, amongst others:
- Aloe Vera
- Vitamin E
- Cucumber Extract
- Ginseng Root
The primary function of these ingredients is to hydrate and firm the skin. Aloe Vera and Vitamin E both work to restore moisture in the skin. Cucumber extract and Ginseng Root both work to tighten and firm the skin. However, all three of these products lack peptides, an essential and powerful ingredient used to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. It is safe to say that if you were to use an eye gel, you would still need to use an eye cream or an eye serum that focuses on anti-aging.
This website offers in depth consumer reviews of eye gels, eye serums, and eye creams. You will also find our added comments, complaints, and eye cream reviews where applicable. Please feel free to read our eye gel reviews and add your personal experiences. Your contributions help the general public find the best eye gel. If you are using a particular gel and love it, or dislike it, we’d love for you to share with us!