At Sphere, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve optimal eye health, and as part of that care we want to make sure you are also protecting the skin around your eyes. The skin around the eyes is delicate and often shows signs of damage or aging early, so let’s dive into a few simple ways you can protect and nourish those sensitive areas.


We want to limit excessive direct UV radiation to the eyes and sunglasses are an easy (and stylish!) way to do so. Eyelid skin is the thinnest skin on our bodies, so it’s more at risk for sun damage. Sunglasses work to block out UV rays and help prevent photo and free radical damage to the thinner, more sensitive skin around the eye area.

Wearing sunglasses when you’re outside helps to protect the delicate skin around the eyes from aging and in turn may also help reduce wrinkles. The less squinting, the lower the chances of fine lines and crow’s feet!

Excess sun exposure can also cause collagen to break down quicker than it does during the normal aging process, so sunglasses can also help to prevent bags under your eyes.

At Sphere, we are continually curating our collection of beautifully handcrafted eyewear and know we can find you a pair of sunnies you’ll love. Come visit us for a try-on!


As we discussed above, the skin around your eyes is more sensitive than other areas of your face and body and is prone to show fine lines and wrinkles first. It only makes sense that sunscreen around your eyes is important and should be part of your sun care protection routine to keep things youthful and hydrated.

It is safe to put sunscreen around the eye area, but it’s important you choose high quality products and of course, avoid the eyes themselves. You also want to be mindful when applying sunscreen or eye cream. We recommend a gentle application with your ring finger and avoiding any rubbing or tugging.

Facial sunscreens have a lighter formulation which is much more suitable for around the eyes than a regular SPF. We would also recommend a mineral sunscreen made with zinc or titanium dioxide. Pop back to read our last fieldnotes entry Spotlight on Sunscreen and Sun Care from AlumierMD (link to sunscreen post) to learn more about chemical and mineral sunscreens and about the amazing lineup of advanced sun protection products we have available from AlumierMD.

Rejuvenating Eye Collection from AlumierMD

High quality skincare products are another way of protecting sensitive skin around the eyes. We are excited to share about Canadian clean science brand, AlumierMD’s amazing Rejuvenating Eye Collection and know you are going to love this kit that includes a moisturizing eye cream and a retinol eye gel.

This duo delivers a 360 degree approach to targeting the visible concerns around the eyes. The Rejuvenating Eye Collection features two essential products made specifically for the eye area. Award-winning AluminEye is a moisturizing eye cream formulated with a blend of specialty peptides that diminish the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness. Retinol Eye Gel is formulated especially for the delicate eye area and contains a pure, gentle, and cutting-edge microencapsulated retinol that firms, tightens, and strengthens the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

As always, we are here to support our community and educate about all facets of eye care. So, let’s keep sun protection top of mind during these summer months and be sure to commit to sunglasses, sunscreen, and eye skincare products all year round!