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What’s the Difference Between Eye Serum and Eye Cream?

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Have you ever wondered, “What’s the difference between an eye serum and an eye cream?” We often get this super common and excellent question about our Illuminée eye serum. So, let’s break it down and give you the scoop!

Eye serums and eye creams are both skincare products specially designed for the delicate skin around your eyes. Fun fact: that skin is actually way thinner than the rest of your face, which means it’s more prone to wrinkles. 

While eye serums and eye creams target similar concerns, there are some differences between the two. Here at Fancy Face, we took it into our own hands to create a formula that truly is the best of both worlds. How is that possible, you may ask? Keep reading to find out! 

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Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of the 5 main differences of an eye serum vs. an eye cream. Let’s get into it!


Eye serums are lightweight and have a thin, liquid, or gel-like consistency. They are designed to penetrate the skin quickly and deliver a high concentration of active ingredients. On the other hand, eye creams are thicker, richer, and more emollient in texture. 


Eye serums are often water-based and contain a higher concentration of active ingredients such as peptides, antioxidants, and brightening agents. They focus on delivering specific benefits, such as reducing puffiness or targeting dark circles. 

Eye creams are typically oil-based or contain richer moisturizing ingredients like shea butter oil. 


Due to their lightweight consistency, eye serums tend to absorb better and more quickly into the skin. They can be applied before moisturizers to deliver targeted ingredients more effectively. Eye creams, being thicker in texture, take longer to absorb and create a protective barrier on the skin to prevent moisture loss. Fun fact, if you are using an eye cream and are getting those teeny tiny little white bumps under your eyes (also known as milia) that means your eye cream is way too thick and your under eyes are unable to properly absorb your eye cream.

Targeted Use:

Eye serums are often used as a treatment step to address specific concerns, such as wrinkles, dark circles, or puffiness & dryness. They can be layered with other eye products or used alone. Eye creams are typically used as a moisturizing step in your skincare routine. 

Eye serum vs eye cream

Now, after years and years of trying different eye creams/serums/treatments, we found a massive gap in the market. We couldn’t find anything that targeted all of our concerns without having to use multiple products. 

After over a year of developing our very own, we proudly launched our Illuminée Eye serum/eye cream – a perfect blend of two, highly effective products in one! We trust our #fancyfaceformula to brighten, depuff, hydrate, and wake up those tired eyes. Thanks to ingredients like poria cocos extract, our firming peptide blend, and squalane, our serum effortlessly penetrates your skin like a stealth ninja, while delivering the moisturizing benefits of an eye cream. No need to worry about those pesky eye cream issues like milia. And guess what? Our Illuminée eye serum comes enriched with our proprietary Enlightening Blend that strengthens and defends even the most delicate skin. And if Dipeptide-2 isn’t enough to boost circulation and reduce puffiness, our cooling gold applicator takes things to a whole new level.

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Just incorporate this #fancyfaceformula into your morning and evening routines, and watch your inner beauty come to light ✨

The results are in…

“And WOW! I am so impressed with this product! It feels so luxurious, from the beautiful packaging to the gold applicator that seems to keep its “coolness” for a lot longer than other similar products. The serum itself has already made my under eyes look smoother and hydrated, which makes makeup application a breeze. Please don’t stop making this! I will definitely be repurchasing it.” ~ Antonietta

“The fancy face eye serum is absolutely amazing!! I’m noticing results, my eyes are brighter and look smoother! Love this serum!!” ~ Tina

“I have really fine lines under my eyes that I’m very self-conscious about – this product has really helped hydrate the area. Love the gold wand almost soothes as it moisturizes 💕✨ it’s really helped build a great primer under concealer which honestly makes my eyes look brighter!” ~ Kathy S


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