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Can Vitamin C Serum be used under eyes?

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Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:15 pm      Reply with quote
Can 10% or lower percentage vitamin C serums or formulas with vitamin C be used under eye area, if it has some ascorbic acid in it?
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:38 pm      Reply with quote
I use mine under my eyes and it is 20%. For some people it may be irritating but it is not for me. I am nervous about the idea of using glycolic acid or retin-A under my eyes. I wonder if those are safe? I would think they would be thinning while the vitamin C would be collagen building. Does anyone have more info?
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:14 pm      Reply with quote
This would be great to know.

I use Retin-A under my eyes and it's not irritating, but I don't know if you're supposed to put it there. I haven't really seen much of a positive difference using Retin A in the eye area. The rest of my face, the texture has improved slightly, but the eye area remains the same rather than improving.

The original question here is a good one.
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:49 pm      Reply with quote
I use Retin-A and PSF Vit C serum under my eyes (not at the same time though). I make sure I apply moisturizer in the am so the area doesn't dry out.

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Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:55 pm      Reply with quote
At night, I use psf retinol under my eyes, and during the day, I use 20% vitamin C serum.
So far, my skin agrees.
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:47 pm      Reply with quote
I use my 17.5% cellex-c under my eye and I just have to make sure to wear a hydrating eye cream on top
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:37 pm      Reply with quote
I use my Cellular Skin Rx 12% under my eyes each AM with no problem.
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:50 pm      Reply with quote
Has the C Serum under your eyes reduced fine lines there or crow's feet?
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:54 pm      Reply with quote
Yes. It has firmed up the area so the "line of demarcation" between my cheeks and my undereye area is not so noticeable. I have bad allergies, too, so I live with circles. Don't think the C can do anything about that. I use Eye Bright for that - helps with the circulation there so the area isn't so dark looking.
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Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:31 am      Reply with quote
Dark circles, or the allergies that can cause them, can really benefit from taking bioflavanoids, also B vitamins can help with that too, as well as vitamin K which can be applied topically. I have used both retinol and vitamin C under the eye area (at different times) with a heavy moisurizer or oil over the top of it to help push the serums into the skin and haven't had too much problem. i have learned from bad experience though to always err on the side of caution when starting any new productby testing a small area first, and using a very small amount and a low dose to check for irritation and redness. I believe some brands make vitamin C especially for the eye area. You could also try copper there as well to help firm, tone and smooth under the eyes, followed by a nice moisturizer or oil. It might be a little less drying, but as always, try a small amount first. Smile
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Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:02 am      Reply with quote
one warning about using a retinal under the eyes though -- they look worse before they look better. i started to get all crepey and was ready to throw in the towel. have persevered, though, and a couple of weeks later they look much better. if your skin can tolerate it, i highly reccommend it!

still searching for the holy grail for dark circles -- however, thinking i'm doomed. allergies aside, mine are hereditary. i had them even as a young child.
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Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:21 am      Reply with quote
la vie en rose wrote:
still searching for the holy grail for dark circles -- however, thinking i'm doomed.
Did you see the post from someone who said that she noticed her circles always looked better after her yoga class where she stood on her head? Apparently it had something to do with increasing circulation and blood flow....

I swear, I'm not making this up! Shock Do a search of the forum using "dark circles" and "yoga" or "standing on head" as the keywords.

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Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:24 am      Reply with quote
carekate wrote:
I swear, I'm not making this up! Shock Do a search of the forum using "dark circles" and "yoga" or "standing on head" as the keywords.


Laughing i will try to incorporate this into my exercise routine as i understand it's a cumulative effect and let you know how it goes. though, come to think of it, i think i probably did look my best when i was doing lots of yoga and rock climbing.... hmmmmm.

seriously, though, my undereye area is a sight to behold (dark, puffy, with the world's highest cheekbones). i can walk into any beauty store, buying stuff or not, and they practically fall over themselves to give me vast amounts of eye cream samples. this has happened since i've been fifteen!!! have tried them all and thus far this is the only thing that works -- Cool
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Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:27 am      Reply with quote
Thanks for your replies guys.

For darkness under my eyes I have just been using foundation. I use to use Olay Total Effects under my eyes and that really gave them a glow but not sure that it did anything for the lines and the Petrolatum in the product concerned me. Also I have read several people say about the Retinol and Retin-A causing more lines under eyes before it gets better. I use Retinyl Palmitate and wonder if that would cause the same lines before it gets better Confused
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