The structure of the skin among different skin tones is a little different, read more about structural and functional differences among different skin tones here. Virginia Stone is a brand which has designed 3 eye creams to serve certain requirements for different skin tones. I’ve tested 2 of these eye creams & here are my thoughts:
This eye cream is formulated to fulfill the needs of fair & lighter skin tones. Fair skin is more prone to wrinkles so they have incorporated high concentrations of antioxidants into this product. Fair skin is also thinner & prone to irritation & dehydration so they added heavy barrier strengthening & soothing ingredients to Kavesi to address these skin conditions. The product has an oily texture & glides on the skin and leaves the undereye area moisturized and smooth, it also wears great under makeup.
This one is designed for medium skin tones. Since medium skin has more melanin & a stronger barrier in comparison with fair skin, it naturally is less sensitive & less prone to wrinkles. However, medium skin is more likely to develop dark circles, so the formula is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory & botanical brightening ingredients like Licorice root, Mulberry, Turmeric and Pomegranate extract. This one works for my dry & dark undereyes much better than Kavesi; it is lighter, has a light scent, feels silky and soothing & firms and brightens the eye area over time.
I haven’t tried this one but the formulation is perfect for darker skin tones. The photoprotective effects of melanin & a thicker and more compact dermis, minimizes severity of the signs of aging such as formation of crow’s feet and periorbital wrinkles in darker skin. Since inflammation & hyperpigmentation are the main concerns of darker skin, this eye cream is formulated with focus on brightening & anti-inflammatory ingredients. Although darker skin has a stronger barrier, it has lower Ceramides levels & addition of skin-replenishing ing to this formula has helped to keep skin moisturized & healthy.
In summary, though we still need more clinical research in this area, the concept behind this brand is really interesting & useful & the products are thoughtfully designed to fulfill different skin tones.