Eye Wrinkle Treatment: Remedies that work

It's possible to improve the appearance of the eyes with inexpensive products. But consistency is the key.

by Linda Robison

I’ve been testing eye wrinkle treatments for over 35 years. The skin around my eyes was not aging well.

And by age 25, I knew I was going to need a good under eye treatment plan.

Check out these 5 simple treatments that worked for me.

Whether you're looking to address existing wrinkles or proactively prevent new ones, this guide offers simple solutions you can try at home right now. 

Eye wrinkle treatment for smoother looking eyes.

By the time I was 40, I began looking into alternative solutions besides the standard drug-store eye wrinkle creams (which never worked for me!) or expensive in-office treatments like laser.

Alternative solutions like:

  • organic cold pressed oils
  • eye massages
  • anti-aging creams
  • hydrating moisturizers
  • temporary eye lifting serums

So, if your eyes seem to be aging faster than the rest of your face, then consider checking out some of these under eye treatments listed below.

1. Grapeseed oil skincare benefits

A study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, suggests that the use of a grapeseed oil could be beneficial for improving the appearance of facial skin, specifically wrinkles.

However, it has to be plain, organic, cold-pressed seed oil. Not the kind used for cooking or with additives and fragrances. 

How to use it

Simple, just apply a few drops on your finger and gently massage it in. You can apply it anytime your under eye skin looks or feels dry. It absorbs quickly and won't leave a greasy film. 

I use it first thing in the morning and whenever I preform the anti-wrinkle eye massage listed below.

2. Eye massage

Everyone has "aging trouble areas" on their face. For me, it was under-eye wrinkles and crow's feet.

So after a few months of doing facial exercises, I realized I still needed more help in this area.

Eye lift exercises for fewer wrinkles.Eye wrinkle treatment to reduce under eye lines.

I contacted, Carolyn (the owner/creator of CFF exercise program) who gave me a special a bonus exercise (see below) to be used in conjunction with her regular facial exercise program.

As you can see in the photo above (10-12 weeks into the program) the change is very subtle, but I do see an improvement.

I expect it to continue improving as long as I keep doing the exercises. 

Be patient. It's a bit of a wait, like several months, but honestly, it does help. This treatment smooths out those fine lines real nice. 😊

Eye massage exercise video

Remember: You're firmly contracting the eye muscles before massaging. So there is no stretching or pulling.

This massage also alleviates dark circles and under-eye puffiness.

Do this massage with your favorite moisturizer or face oil (like grapeseed oil), at least once a day, about 4 days a week. You don't want to do this everyday.

So, an example of a weekly schedule would look like this:

  • Monday - massage
  • Tuesday - massage
  • Wednesday - REST
  • Thursday - massage
  • Friday - massage
  • Saturday REST
  • Sunday - REST


Worried that this technique will stretch the skin?

According to Dr. Frederick M. Rossiter, professor of anatomy and physiology, if done properly, this technique can help strengthen the muscle and smooth out the skin.

Dr. Rossiter explains that the muscles of the face go through the skin (this is what allows us to make facial expressions).

So by contracting the muscles first, then sliding the fingers across taut skin, not only firms up the underlying muscles but also tightens the skin. This can cause the whole eye area to look firmer and smoother.

NOTE: Adding facial exercises also help with the eyes and the rest of the face. Check out my before and after resultsThe improvement is remarkable!

3. Anti-aging eye cream

Products that contain anti-aging ingredients can help protect the eye area from further aging, increase cell turnover, and encourage healthy skin regeneration.

Some powerful anti-aging ingredients include:

  • retinols
  • copper peptides


Using retinols around the eyes requires caution. I learned it the hard way.

They can cause inflammation, which masks the wrinkles by making the eye skin look smoother. But, soon it gets rough, and the area looks a lot worse than before you started.

Thinking of trying retinols near your eyes? Watch how your skin reacts. If itching, redness, or mild sunburn feelings occur, pause for a few days or a week. Then, ease in slowly, like once a week.

Key tip: Start slow with retinols. Begin once a week for a few weeks, see how your skin does. If fine, add one more day at a time. 

Copper Peptides - Research and studies shows that copper peptides can help repair damaged aged skin.   Read more about the benefits of copper peptides..

NOTE: If you decide to use both (retinols and peptides) you should not use them at the same time, or (for those with sensitive skin) on the same day. You can alternate days, or apply retinols at night (which is always best) and use peptides in the morning.

4. Hydrating eye moisturizer

For a few people with extra dry or damage eye skin, grapeseed oil alone might not be enough. In that case, consider laying it with a super hydrating eye moisturizer of your choice.

You would massage a few drops of the grapeseed oil, then follow up with a good, hydrating moisturizer.

Personally, I love a good, super hydrating, but light moisturizer that's free from chemicals, additives, and fragrances.

Why do companies put perfumes in skincare products? 😮

The one I use has grapeseed oil listed as the second ingredient. But it also contains other oils and anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant ingredients.

Plus, this cream has a wonderful mild nutty aroma from all the natural organic seed oils it contains. I use it all over my face.

5. Eye Lift Serum for Mature Sensitive Skin

Easy Eye solution serum before and after picture of my eye wrinkles.This picture has NOT been photoshopped. The serum helps to blur fine lines, so they're not as visible.

While an lift eye serum is only a temporary solution for under eye wrinkles, it does make my eye area look smoother and the skin look less crepey right away!

And it gives me the quickest results. Some instant satisfaction.

There are plenty of under eye lifting serums that can help temporally "hide" and reduce the look of under eye wrinkles and puffiness. But this one is made for mature, dry, sensitive skin.

Eye wrinkle treatment: Final thoughts

After years of personal trial and error, I've found five simple and effective ways to improve the look of eye wrinkles.

I highly recommend massaging organic, cold-pressed grapeseed oil into your skin and practicing regular eye exercises/massages.

Be carefully with retinols and copper peptides found in anti-aging creams; while helpful, they can cause inflammation.

If your skin is extra dry, layer a hydrating organic moisturizer over the grapeseed oil for an additional boost of hydration.

And, if you need a quick-fix to "hide wrinkles", I've discovered that applying a temporary eye lift serum gives instant results.

Remember, consistent practice and patience will yield the best results!

Final thought...

No matter what eye wrinkle treatment I use, I ALWAYS apply my instant eye lifting serum on top of my eye products and I get fabulous results every time.

Even though it's just an instant temporary fix - it seems to make the whole under eye area look tighter and smoother. It also helps hide the look of under eye creepiness.

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