I did use it on my eyes once, just tapping my fingers around the eye area after I had applied it to my face (not a separate application of product, so there was very little actually being used). As all the other reviewers have noted, that is not a good idea. My eyes peeled, likely because of dryness. No insane reaction occurred but it is still better to find a product designed for the eye area. However, with the right product, the eye area can benefit a lot from retinol. I would definitely consider it.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
(Silver Spring, MD)
never on the eyes,
would you use your body wash to wash your face?
your body lotion to moisturize your face?
your face cream on your face?
the skin is similar but very different
which is why we have body products, face products and eye products,
the skin around the eyes is as thin and delicate as half a sheet of tissue
and have you ever seen a product that says its a scrub for the eyes?
you ever take your salt scrub or whatever scrub you use and exfoliate your eyes?
i hope not. it'd hurt like &&&.
eyes don't need that. the skin is too thin and fragile.
imagine the scrub on steroids exfoliating the eye...that's what retinol would do.
if you want red, crepey, dry eyes, go ahead.
if you want to "exfoliate" the eyes, to soften fine lines/wrinkles, you can look for an eye cream with alpha lipoic acid or peptides, those ingredients don't technically exfoliate but ALA is a omega that stimulates natural cell turnover and protects the cell layer to keep water in cells and protect the cell's DNA, peptides also are the building blocks of the proteins in our skin and help natural cell turnover
answered 6 years ago
(The Woodlands, TX)
No, I wouldn't use it around the eyes. Is very drying.
This product is not recommended for the eye area. We recommend Dermadoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
(San Francisco, CA)