5. Vitamin D3
In contrast to the other vitamins on this list, vitamin D3 is an oral supplement. While there are vitamin D derivatives in skin care, vitamin D3 is a form that works within your skin. If you’re low on vitamin D, you may suffer from skin inflammation and decreased insulin sensitivity. This can worsen conditions like rosacea and eczema.
Decreased insulin sensitivity can also lead to stiff and prematurely aged collagen, exacerbating under eye wrinkles. You naturally get vitamin D when you go out into the sun – but at the risk of free radical damage. Opt for a vitamin D3 supplement if you find yourself low on this antioxidant!
3 Supporting Ingredients for Bright, Youthful Under Eyes
These ingredients are chock full of antioxidants that help with elasticity, brightness, and moisture – known enemies of fine lines and wrinkles. For best results, they should be used in combination with the 5 vitamins for under eye wrinkles.
Expelled from the flowering fruits of the rose bush, this oil is rich in linoleic acid, vitamin A, and vitamin C. In addition to its impressive store of skin-plumping vitamins, this oil is also gentle enough to use under the eyes. That’s what makes rosehip oil a perfect little number for lightweight moisturisation, while lessening the appearance of under eye wrinkles.
Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins and ellagic acid. These antioxidants help starve free radicals that damage the collagen and elastin in your skin, and ultimately lead to wrinkles. Rich enough to lock in hydration, this oil can lessen the appearance of existing under eye wrinkles, too.
Not only are grapefruit, bergamot, and orange essential oils a pleasant surprise for your nose, these citrus oils also contain brightening properties for the under eye area. Most of this brightening power comes from the abundance of vitamin C present. Not to mention, grapefruit is antibacterial, bergamot is high in exfoliating AHAs, and orange is light enough for sensitive skin. A big plus: all three citrus oils stimulate circulation to reduce dark circles and puffiness.