Vitamin A cream (retinoids) for the eyes – can I use it?

Can I use vitamin A cream for eyes?

Most vitamin A cousin creams (retinoids) that are used on the face are too irritating for the delicate eyelid skin. Use one that’s been specifically formulated for eyelids and then watch carefully for irritation. Irritation from a product is different than an allergy. If you have an allergic reaction, call your doctor who may want to see you.

 

If you get irritated, stop the product, use a bland moisturizer 2-3 times a day and let the skin rest until it’s competely back to normal. When the skin is normal, try cleansing your face, put your eye area moisturizer on first, wait 5 minutes and then use the retinoid eye cream. Or, dilute the product 1:1 with moisturizer in your palm. If you still get irritated, you probably can’t use it.

 

We are adding a retinoid eye cream to the products here in the next two weeks.  Learn more about our current eyelid creams.

 

 Dr. I

 

 

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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