8 Myths and Facts about Caffeine Eye Cream

Eye creams are one of the most popular skincare beauty products you can buy. Caffeine eye creams are no different. When you think of caffeine, you think of waking up, and that’s exactly what caffeine eye creams do. They can help you look less tired and reduce signs of an aging, weary body. Since beauty and aging can be a sensitive subject for so many people, there is a lot of misinformation out there about what you can do to brighten your eyes and help keep yourself looking and feeling young. There are many myths surrounding eye creams, especially caffeine eye creams. Read on to learn the truth behind the myths as well as some facts about caffeine eye creams.

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MYTH: Eye creams are full of harmful chemicals.

While eye creams are very often made with synthetic chemicals, many eye creams also contain natural ingredients as well, such as caffeine. It also is worth noting that when it comes to synthetic chemicals, the dose makes the poison - the miniscule amounts in eye creams can be beneficial for you when used properly, rather than harmful.

FACT: Caffeine eye creams can wake you up.

While the jury is out on whether or not this is just a placebo effect, a good caffeine eye cream can wake you up in the morning. It couldn't hurt to dab on some caffeine eye cream while you sip your morning cup o' joe and enjoy the extra buzz. 

MYTH: Caffeine eye creams are not as strong as other eye creams.

Many people think that since caffeine eye creams tend to be so inexpensive, they must not be as powerful, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Actually, caffeine eye creams are stocked with anti-aging antioxidants to help you fight wrinkles naturally.

FACT: Eye creams with caffeine fight puffiness.

It is well-known that caffeine is a diuretic. This actually works to your benefit in caffeine eye creams because it fights under-eye puffiness because it reduces the water retention in your face, allowing the skin around your eyes to appear leaner and more alert.

FACT: Caffeine eye creams are usually relatively affordable.

If you look at the market for eye creams, the ones that rely more heavily on caffeine than other eye creams tend to be more affordable. This is likely because caffeine is a fairly inexpensive ingredient, and those savings from the manufacturer are passed on to you.

MYTH: Caffeine eye creams are only for women.

This is not true because aging affects absolutely everyone, and so does puffiness and water retention. Caffeine eye creams can benefit anyone who wants to prevent or reduce wrinkles, firm up their skin, and limit under-eye puffiness for a fraction of the cost of more expensive eye creams.

MYTH: Caffeine eye creams cause acne.

Caffeine eye creams tend to be non-comodegenic, which means they do not clog pores. However, this will of course depend on the quality of the brand of eye cream you're using as well as the other ingredients in the eye cream. In general, however, you'll have nothing to worry about as long as you keep your face clean before applying the eye cream.

MYTH: The only effect caffeine has is to wake you up.

Contrary to what you might think, dermatologists actually believe that caffeine is not only absorbed into your skin for your extra buzz, but it actually tighten and firm your skin. However, it should be noted that this effect is usually only temporary, but who wouldn't love an all-natural skin tightener?