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Eye Cream vs. Moisturizer

What’s the difference between an eye cream and a moisturizer? We hear this question often. And more importantly, which do you really need?

Wonder no more because below is your guide for choosing skincare with confidence.

What's the difference between an Eye Treatment and a Moisturizer?

Because eye creams are targeted treatments, it’s important to understand how treatments differ from other skincare products. Targeted treatments are designed to treat a specific condition or area of concern. This focus enables the formulators to develop a more effective, more highly concentrated product, with higher levels of active ingredients. Active ingredients penetrate deep below the surface to support and engage the skin’s natural processes, helping it to function the way it was intended.

In contrast, most moisturizers serve to temporarily soothe and hydrate at a surface level. They are often formulated with materials that feel good on the skin—emollients, humectants, dimethicone, wax, squalene and butters to name a few. However, unlike treatments, moisturizers aren’t typically designed to be absorbed into the skin and can create a film on the skin’s surface, providing only a boost of hydration versus lasting healthy results.

Another key difference is that eye treatments are designed to be effective, while still gentle enough to use around the eye. Because the eye area is delicate, formulators select from a different set of actives, often more expensive ingredients, that are more suitable for use on this sensitive area of skin.

All About the Eyes

Crow’s feet, dark circles, under-eye puffiness—the list of eye concerns varies. In fact, the eye area is the first place on your skin to reveal signs of aging and lifestyle stress. Frustrating, right?

Well, it doesn’t have to be. It just means that your eye area requires targeted treatment that can be properly absorbed into the skin, providing the benefits that a moisturizer cannot. Now, you can effectively smooth the appearance of fine lines, brighten, plump and hydrate.

At MD Complete, we’ve formulated a product comparable to eye creams that retail for $150-200 in a dermatologist’s office. Thanks to our proprietary ingredient delivery system, Eye Wrinkle Corrector provides higher levels of more active ingredients for results that match laser treatments, when used as part of our regimen. It’s complex science made simple for real results.


For Brighter Eyes

Add Eye Wrinkle Corrector to your routine. Start slowly with once daily usage. Once your skin adjusts to the treatment, use twice daily, AM & PM, to improve your results.

For Your Best Eyes (and Skin)

For your best eye results, use a simple 3-step system which combines our core treatment, Eye Wrinkle Corrector and our fan favorite booster serum.

  • Eye Wrinkle Corrector was designed to work synergistically with Wrinkle & Radiance Remedy—our multitasking, pure Retinol treatment that’s clinically proven to match the results of prescriptive Tretinoin. Retinol Vitamin C Concentrate boosts the results of these treatments by as much as 20% within just 2 weeks.
  • Together, this trio delivers improvements in the look of fine lines and wrinkles that match dermatologist laser treatments.
  • Because these products are highly concentrated with active ingredients and this skin is sensitive, start slowly with once daily usage. Once your skin adjusts, use twice daily, AM & PM, to reveal your beautiful best.

Expert Tip: Be consistent. Just as the fine lines & wrinkles take years to appear, it will also require time and consistent usage to see dramatic improvements. Give yourself 3-4 months and you will be amazed by the difference in your skin.

Don't forget to take a before picture prior to beginning your regimen! It's the most tangible way to track your progress.

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