I am in a similar boat. Approaching 40, have always kept my skin care regiment very simple. I use a gentle eye cream as my moisturizer because my skin is very sensitive and reacts to many ingredients. I figure a cream for the eyes must be gentle. It's been working fine, but I am starting to notice forehead wrinkles and smile lines settling in and want to kick things up a notch. But, I tried retinols years ago and my skin and eyes felt irritated, even with retinol eye cream, even using every other day. Are there gentle ones anyone knows about? Hopefully the formulas have improved since I tried them.

Your skin looks great, Speckla!
Formerly Urbancurl.
Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
Limit oils, butters, glycerin.