I apply the size of a grain of rice, using my ring finger on the clean eye area including eyelids with a gentle patting motion. I repeat if I think they need more hydration. I use Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream at night only.
I prefer an eye cream opposed to an eye gel. I found gels tended to stick my fine lines together and defined them more. Apart from last year, I always use two eye creams, the light one during the day and a more richer one at night.
As soon as I apply this lightweight, yet rich eye cream, I feel a tingling warm sensation (normally experience this when I use products that contain retinol), indicating it is doing something. In this case, something positive. I saw an overnight transformation of the skin on my eyelids (several fine lines, dehydrated) which are now smooth, wrinkle free and plumped eyelids. The skin around my eyes feel more hydrated, and intensely nourished, look brighter, feels firmer and soft and with continued use, I have noticed my fine lines are softer. There is also a small improvement to my eyelids which look less hooded and my eyeshadow now looks creaseless on.