Eye Cream Vs. Eye Serum: When Should I Use Them?

Do you ever wonder what’s the difference between an eye cream and a serum?People tend to look at creams and serums to treat skin concerns such as fine lines, puffiness, eye bags, uneven skin tone, and dehydration, but there are differences that you will want to take into account when planning out your skincare regimen. Deciding which one is right for you comes down to personal preference, skin type and your specific concerns, but for maximum results in anti-aging skincare, it is suggested you use both.  

The Main Difference Between an Eye Cream and a Serum

The biggest difference between serums and creams is the texture. Serums are usually light-weight, water-based solutions with a high concentration of active ingredients, allowing for quicker absorption. Because of the small molecular size of serums, they can absorb fully into the skin underneath your eye cream or regular moisturizer, and target specific concerns, such as, eye wrinkles, dark circles, and loss of elasticity.

Eye creams tend to be thicker and heavier than eye serums, focusing on key ingredients with moisturizing properties. They help to create a barrier on the skin's surface that locks in moisture, making them ideal those with dry skin. When used together, eye serums and creams are an effective way for to fight visible signs of aging in the delicate eye area.

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The Serum You Should Use Under Your Eye Cream or Gel

The best serum to use under your eye cream or gel is our Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Many serums say right on the packaging that you can’t use it under the eye area, but that’s not the case with our Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which has been clinically tested to be safe for sensitive skin. Not only will it help any eye cream or gel work better around the eye area, but it can also stimulate the production of collagen. This will help with the appearance of lines around the eyes with the best in cruelty-free and vegan skincare. 


The delicate area around your eyes is unfortunately one of the first places to show age with those dreaded crow’s feet, the tiny lines that pop up around the sides of your eyes. You can make the eye area look more youthful with an anti-aging serum and eye cream combination. After cleansing and toning, apply 1-2 drops of serum onto the face, following with the Multi-Active Night Cream. For the brightening eye treatment, apply to the ring finger for the gentlest pressure and pat around the orbital bone.

We Offer Two Eye Treatment Products

When you want to treat your eye area, after using the hyaluronic acid serum, we have two eye products to choose from. 

First is our Brightening Eye Treatment Gel. This powerful cruelty-free and vegan skincare product is a gel-based, lightweight eye treatment gel that is going to reduce the appearance of lines, boost elasticity, and correct dark circles and dullness. It penetrates deep with vitamin C and Grapeseed Oil that promote healthy skin.


If you prefer a cream-based eye treatment, try our Total Restorative Eye Cream. With a combination of AHAs and peptides it will rejuvenate the skin around the eye area making it look youthful. The green tea extract, aloe, and jojoba will help to restore life to the eye area making you feel your most beautiful.

When Should You Use Them?

Here’s a little natural skin care tip: Many people use the Brightening Eye Treatment Gel during the day and the Total Restorative Eye Cream at night. That way you get all the benefits of both eye products after you have applied the hyaluronic acid serum.



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