What are the best eye creams?
Facial moisturisers you can use on the eye area, too. I’m not kidding.
The eye area may be thinner and more delicate, but most brands don’t bother using gentler ingredients for it. And its special needs? Please! Show me a cream that has REALLY reduced your dark circles…
Eye creams are nothing more than face moisturisers in a smaller jar (or tube), so use your fave cream all over and call it a day.
But I know this step is too radical for some of you. Some women just love using a separate eye cream.
Others may have to because their undereye area is considerably oilier or drier than the rest of their face – the only case when a facial moisturizer all over wouldn’t do.
If that’s you, here are the best eye creams and serums you can find in the shops today:
- Best Eye Cream For Antiaging: Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum ($65.00/£62.00)
- Best Eye Cream For Dry Skin: Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream ($33.00/£32.00)
- Best Eye Cream At The Drugstore: CeraVe Eye Repair Cream ($15.99/£11.00)
- Best Eye Cream For Dark Circles: Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel ($58.00)
- Best Eye Cream With Vitamin C: Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream ($64.00/£54.00)
Best Eye Cream For Antiaging: Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum ($65.00/£62.00)
Want to get rid of crow’s feet? You need retinol. This form of vitamin A is a multitasker: it fights free radicals, boosts collagen production and fades away dark spots. Ferulic acid, the other superstar that gives Dr Dennjs Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum its name, is another powerful antioxidant that can destroy three types of free radicals (superoxide, hydroxyl radical, and nitric oxide) before they give you wrinkles. Add a dash of licorice extract to lighten dark spots and you’ve got a well-rounded eye cream that moisturises skin, fights wrinkles and makes dark circles less obvious. Just a warning: if you’ve never used retinol before, it can irritate your skin. Use it a couple of nights a week at the beginning and increase frequency from there.
Best Eye Cream For Dry Skin: Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream ($33.00/£32.00)
If your fave facial cream isn’t moisturizing enough for your uber dry eye area, you need Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream in your stash. Its rich texture is super moisturizing and makes even the driest of skin types soft and smooth again. Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants and soothing ingredients that fight free radicals and reduce inflammation, the two main causes of premature aging. The only downside? It doesn’t make the best base for makeup. Use it at night only.
Best Eye Cream At The Drugstore: CeraVe Eye Repair Cream ($15.99/£11.00)
Niacinamide is an antiaging superstar everyone should include in their skincare routine. It moisturises skin, soothes irritations, fights wrinkles and even fades away dark spots. CeraVe Eye Repair Cream has a huge dollop of niacinamide, plus ceramides to strengthen your skin’s protective barrier and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin. It’s a great option all year round, but it really shines in winter when your skin needs all the help it can get to stay soft and supple.
Related: CeraVe Eye Repair Cream Full Review
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Best Eye Cream For Dark Circles: Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel ($58.00)
Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel is cheating. It uses mineral pigments to brighten the undereye area and “hide” dark circles. Think of it as an eye cream with concealer built in. I know, kind of a let down but – let’s be honest here – that’s still the best way to reduce dark circles. Plus, the hydrating formula is enriched with plant-based antioxidants with soothing properties that calm down irritations and prevent new wrinkles. Heck, it may even help with puffiness (I say may because if your puffy eyes are due to shifting fat pads, no eye cream can help).
Best Eye Cream With Vitamin C: Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream ($64.00/£54.00)
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream contains 5 different forms of vitamin C! This powerful antioxidant fights free radicals, boosts collagen and even brightens the skin tone. If that’s not enough, this rich cream is loaded with every antioxidant you can think of to make sure those premature wrinkles don’t show up anytime soon. Plus, it moisturises the eye area and soothes irritations. Did I mention it makes a great base for makeup, too?
What do you think are the best eye creams? Share your picks in the comments below.