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fancykat



Joined: 09 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject: AHAs for eye area Reply with quote

Is it safe to use an AHA cream around the delicate eye area? My face cream is 8% and I use it a few days a week...but I've always avoided the eye area. I have fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes that I would like to treat...

Also, if I were to get a low percentage glycolic peel, would it be safe to use around the eye area? (In both instances, I am talking about the orbit, just outside the lids).

Thanks!
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Discohouse



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 74

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's safe to use around the eye area if used at small concentrations. An eye cream containing anti-inflammatory ingredients would help you best to slow down the aging of the eyes since wrinkles are caused by not just eye movements, but morning puffiness as well which stretches the skin.
I use an eye cream from Neostrata called Eye Contour Cream. It contains green tea, which is an anti-inflammatory, and it contains 4% gluconolactone which is a milder form of an AHA, and it's gentle enough for the eye area without irritation. Vitamin C eye cream will help you too, but you shouldn't use concentrations above 5% for the eye area. DMAE may be another choice too, again, I wouldn't use anything stronger than 1% DMAE anywhere on the face. I hope this helps...Any other questions, please feel free to ask.
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NYSPYGUY



Joined: 17 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beware of aha's use them cautiously. remember when using aha's you become sun sensitive and must use an spf all the time. If you dont you will only cause more bad than good long term! especially around the eyes! aa
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