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Eye Cream vs Serum for Eyes: What's the Difference?

Having an eye cream and an eye serum in your skincare arsenal can definitely come in handy. But, before we get into why, you may be wondering: What is even the difference between the two formulas? And which one will benefit your skin the most, if either? Well, you’ve come to the right place—keep on reading for the full lowdown on the difference between eye cream and serum for eyes.

What are the main differences between an eye cream and an eye serum?

First and foremost, their texture and consistency. For instance, an eye serum will often feel much lighter and more fast-absorbing on the skin than an eye cream will. This is because they tend to be very thin and watery to gel-like in texture, while creams are typically richer with a buttery or whipped feel to them due to their higher emollient content. Additionally, as far as actives are concerned, serums sometimes contain a higher concentration of them, whether it be vitamin C, vitamin A, or another powerhouse ingredient designed to treat specific concerns (i.e. dullness or dark circles).

Which one will benefit my skin the most? 

This ultimately depends on your skin type, what you’re hoping to get out of an eye care product, and the specific formulations. If it’s purely hydration, you can’t go wrong with just a cream. But if you’re looking to really level up the T.L.C. in this area—for example, say you want to improve the appearance of dark circles and puffiness and to smooth out the look of fine lines—then using a serum or even both formulas together can be a great option, for instance, one in the AM and the other for PM.

How to use both in your routine 

Whether morning or night, you can use Youth To The People’s new gel-serum Peptides + C Energy Eye Concentrate to help visibly brighten, depuff, and smooth the delicate under-eye skin with continued use. The MVP formula is made with an innovative peptide blend, as well as vitamin C, caffeine, and gac seed extracts—and you’ll be happy to hear that though some results are immediate—think instantly hydrated and refreshed—the results only get better and better the more you use it.

Then there’s YTTP’s Superberry Dream Eye Cream: a potent, highly effective fragrance-free moisturizer that works to visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines around the eyes. It also helps deliver next-level hydration for improved skin texture. Users reported improvement in skin firmness as well.

Depending on your skin type, concerns, and personal preference, you can use Energy Eye alone and call it a day (or night)—that, or you can pair it with Dream Eye Cream layered on top to seal everything in and boost your results. Thanks to YTTP, your eyes have options.

Written by Kaleigh Fasanella for Youth To The People

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