Dark Circles, Dry, Red Corners of Eyes, Burning with most products. Help!
I've tried everything...bare escentuals, every philososphy product, dr. brandt. With the Philosophy prodcuts I actually developed itchy red dry skin at the corners of my eyes and burning and drying underneath.I have no bags or puffiness....actually, my lower eyes are a bit sunken in looking. My upper eyelids, mainly in the corner, are creasing and I have minimal fine lines. I'm looking for a firming, sensitive, moisturizing eye cream....even if it's only good in the evenings. Something is better than nothing at this point. Help!
Sounds like you have incredibly sensitive skin. I would suggest that you only buy products that are fragrance free, as fragrance is the #1 reason that people have reactions to skin care products. I have good luck with Olay's Total Effects line. I buy the fragrance free one that is for sensitive skin and I have no problem with any bad reaction. It's fast absorbing, fights 7 signs of aging, and you can get it with SPF protection.
Cetaphil also makes some of the most gentle products available.
For a night cream I would suggest trying Korres (a natural line) or Origins. I really like Origins' "Drink Up" mask for a dose of hydration in the winter. Josie Moran's line carries argan oil infused products (and raw Argan oil) that is very moisturizing and good for anti-aging and shouldn't cause irritation. I'm not a dermatologist, but I'm guessing that you might be sensitive to a lot of formulated anti-aging ingredients, such as retinols. They can be very drying to the skin so you might want to stay away from moisturizers that are specifically made for anti-aging and just try to find a moisturizer that provides great hydration. Then incorporate a good exfoliator and you really should be all set for anti-aging because exfoliation and promoting cell turnover is the key step in anti-aging.
I would suggest going into a sephora store and explain that your skin is very sensitive and have a sales person put together some samples of a bunch of skin care products for you. That way you can test them on your forearm or neck before committing to buying and having your facial skin react.