The water-electrolyte balance in the body is constantly maintained at the same level. With its violation, edema appears, which is very clearly visible in the periorbital region. This is due to anatomical features. The skin around the eyes is thin and delicate. The blood vessels below it are more visible, and the color is slightly darker. In this area, collagen fibers are loose – this is the first place on the face where edema is formed. There are many reasons for their occurrence: the inflammatory process in the body, hormonal disorders, disruption of the internal organs (for example, with kidney disease, swelling appears in the morning, with diseases of the cardiovascular system, swelling increases in the evening), allergies, mechanical damage, genetic predisposition, eye strain lack of sleep excess salt in food. If swelling occurs frequently, consult a doctor. As an SOS tool before an important event, you can use creams and masks. I’ll tell you what working ingredients to look for on the label.
Caffeine improves blood microcirculation and fluid outflow, helping temporarily solve the problem of puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Caffeine labels may include: Glycosan Caffeine, Caffeine Anhydrous, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Caffeine Sodium Benzoate, Bean Extract. It may also be part of proprietary formulas: Rovisome Caffeine Discontinued, Rovi Rovisome F.E.C., Caffeine 50% Cyclosystem Complex, Green Natural Anhydrous Caffeine, Caffeine Solution A.
Green Tea Extract (EGCG).
Green tea contains tannins – tannins – with excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They help reduce swelling and fight free radicals, which cause wrinkles. Green tea extract soothes delicate skin around the eyes.
Rutin is a vitamin P that our body does not produce on its own. Because of this, routine is of particular value! It positively affects the capillary walls, increasing their elasticity, stimulates the blood microcirculation – it is often added to eye creams.
Ginkgo biloba extract.
The leaves of this ancient plant have been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine for a very long time. Buddhist priests prescribe infusions and decoctions based on them for almost all diseases. In cosmeceuticals, Ginkgo Biloba extract is used in the manufacture of creams for face, body, eyelids. In the skin care products around the eyes, its main functions are: elimination of puffiness, dark circles, strengthening of the vascular walls, toning.
Dextran is a polysaccharide that is obtained from sugar beets enzymatically. In cosmeceuticals, dextran sulfate is used – a reaction product with sulfuric acid. This substance is able to form a thin film on the surface of blood cells, preventing them from sticking together and improving blood flow. In addition, dextran helps remove excess fluid.
Escin is a mixture of nitrogen-free organic compounds. The substance can be easily synthesized in the laboratory, but most often it is obtained from the bark and fruits of horse chestnut. Aescin performs several functions: it binds to the membrane of the vascular wall, increasing elasticity. The result of its impact: the rapid decline of puffiness. Escin works best together with dextran – products where both ingredients are in the composition, are quite effective and show good results.