While eye creams have included SPF protection to shield the delicate skin around the eyes from the damaging rays of the sun, makeup has been a vulnerability.
Now, more and more eye makeups are adding SPF ingredients.
Neutrogena and bareMinerals are both marketing makeup products that include SPF. Neutrogena features five different eye shadow colors and bareMinerals offers a concealer in several shades.
L’Oreal and Revlon also offer SPF-inclusive cosmetic products.
Dermatologists point out that adding SPF makeup over eye cream doesn’t necessarily offer more protection, but the eyelids are often missed during application of creams and SPF eye shadows will offer protection.
Doctors say SPF 30 is most effective, but to get that much protection some makeups will appear chalky.
Source: New York Times; Photo: bareMinerals