January 6, 2017

How To Supercharge Your Eye Cream With More Moisture

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Want to learn how to supercharge your eye cream with more moisture? Here’s a skincare hack for you but first let me tell you my under eyes are crazy dry. This means concealer looks all kind of funky if don’t take proper care to prep well for the smoothest most even finish. No one wants cakey concealer that’s creasing into their finer lines right?

Dr Denese HydroShield Eye Serum

So, I have pretty dry skin in general and I take proper care to make sure I hydrate it very, very well everyday and every night. I pay particular care to the skin under my eyes when I’m hydrating. See, I have used millions of eye creams and many claim they’ll erase my darkness circles, eliminate my puffiness, and smooth my fine lines but really, most don’t actually do any of that. They key to making your finer looks look smoother and better is to make sure you have plenty of moisture. Believe me if you hydrate well and and get 8 hours a sleep a day, trust me, your eyes will look incredible. And if you can get more water into your diet, that helps too 🙂 But I can’t preach about that since I fail horribly at getting my 8 glasses in sometimes.

How that the cold weather has set in my eyes are look particularly gruesome. And that means it’s always a good time to promote the fantastic, awesome, incredible Dr. Denese HydroShield Eye Serum. I typically use this every day and every night but when the Winter sets in I layer it under my favorite eye cream. Currently, I like using it with Belif Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream. Believe me it already offers plenty of moisture all by itself but with another eye cream on top it supercharges hydration. I typically apply a bit under eye of my eyes and I don’t pat it in, I actually gently smooth it back and forth under my eye. It does take a few seconds to dry so, I apply it and do my hair as it sets. Once it dries I pat Belif’s Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream over it.


Supercharged eye cream.

My finer lines are less prominent, my concealer applies more smoothly, and I’m left looking a lot more awake.

If you have dry eyes, believe me, they will thank you for using Dr. Denese HydroShield Eye Serum with or without your fav eye cream under it.

Dr. Denese HydroShield Eye Serum is available at QVC.com.

What are your most moisturizing tricks for keeping your eyes hydrated and happy?

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  • Eraser

    I’ve been pleased as punch with Hylamide SubQ facial serum so I’m going to try the eye serum next – I had the very same idea in mind.

    • Isabella Muse

      I never tried that one! I typically use hydrosheild for face, another fav of mine 😀

      • Eraser

        CVS sells it so you can use extra bucks & coupons on it, plus it’s only $36 or so at the regular price. It really plumps and moisturizes the skin – there’s a lot of hyaluronic acid in it plus peptides and that bio-ferment stuff that’s in a lot of Korean products. Whatever it is works!

    • Barb

      I LOVE the Hylamide Subq eyes. You can feel the moisture! They have carried it at CVS and Target. I found it on sale at CVS so it makes me wonder if they are discontinuing the product.

  • MN Diamond Girl

    I, too, have extremely dry skin and a problem with the performance of correctors and concealers under my eye. Your reviews have helped me find several holy grail products! I appreciate all of the time you dedicate to this blog and reviews!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw my pleasure MN Diamond Girl thank you! This comments means a lot to me 😀

  • Rebecca

    I feel you! I have combination, clog-prone skin, so my undereyes are dry and crepey but lots of eye creams cause milia or blackheads. I’m still trying to find a really hydrating eye cream that doesn’t have shea butter or other pore-clogging ingredients. If it could help with my dark circles, fine lines and puffiness, AND help my concealer stay on without creasing, that would be a major bonus.

    • Isabella Muse

      I know what you mean about milia! Ugh! Thankfully my current combo isn’t causing issues phew! Lord knows, I wish there was some superstar product that did all that!

    • Stef

      I just happened to see this and had the same issues. I started using just pure Glycerin under my eyes which surprisingly worked great- but I live in the South and if you live in a dry climate Glycerin will draw out moisture- not in, so it depends if you live in a humid climate. Now that it’s winter I started using Sheamoisture Pure Shea Oil and/ or Baobab Oil under my eyes. These are in the hair aisle, but can be used for skin as well. No more millia, lines are diminished and my concealer looks great- but I do use less before putting on makeup and I let it soak in pretty well. All of these are inexpensive too- and I used all sorts of stuff before- mostly expensive high end! And they work best right after a shower in the humidity of the bathroom. Good luck if you try them- I hope they work as well for you as they did me!

  • Laurie

    I’ve used Dr. Dense’s face hydroshield for about three years now. I can’t seem to wear it below mid-neck, though, without experiencing sensitivity. But it says on the bottle that you can use it on your eyes, which I do, and therefore don’t also use the hydroshield for eyes. Anyone interested should note that QVC periodically offers wonderful sales on this very expensive item. Right now I’m working off of 4 oz bottles of the stuff, which are enormous. They come with the facial firming pads that I’m not sure do a thing for me, but even if I tossed them, the discount on the hydroshield makes it a steal.

  • blee

    I already use Hydroshield so I added The True Cream by Belif for winter time treatment. 🙂

  • Saspant

    I do something similar with PTR’s “Oil-less Oil”, which is 100% refined squalene. I apply that first and let my undereye area soak it in, I then dab on Shiseido’s Bio-Performance Super Correcting Eye Cream. Perform, I perform this routine day and night and my undereye area looks great (and I am 52!). I do need to allow it to sit for about 10 minutes before I start applying my make-up, so it soaks into my skin without distorting my make-up application.

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t tried Peter Thomas Roth Oil less Oil! I’ll have to try your technique out, curious if it’ll work for me 😀

  • Sonia

    As far as i know, this Eye Serum is perfect for night use. My question is, if i use it twice daily, how many days it will take to remove my wrinkles? Thanks for your detailed review.