The Best Eye Cream For Dry, Sensitive Skin

by Gio

cerave eye repair cream review

Breaking news: CeraVe Eye Repair Cream has finally arrived in the UK. Woo hoo!

I had a feeling when the cult drugstore brand launched here in the spring with only 6 products, we wouldn’t have to wait long to get the rest of the line, too.

And why not? If you want to nourish your dry skin without breaking the bank, CeraVe is the brand to turn to. The Hydrating Cleanser and Facial Moisturising Lotion are staples I can’t live without anymore.

Did CeraVe Eye Repair Cream achieve staple status in my stash, as well? Only one way to find out:

Key Ingredients In CeraVe Eye Repair Cream


Oh, niacinamide, let me count the ways I love thee:

Niacinamide, aka Vitamin B3, is an one-stop shop for all your skincare woe. I’m glad to see it’s the second ingredient in CeraVe Eye Repair Cream. That’s more than enough to moisturise skin and keep it young.

Related: Why You Should Add Niacinamide To Your Skincare Routine


Like niacinamide, ceramides are underrated ingredients no one cares about – yet, without them your skin wouldn’t be the same.

Ceramides are oily waxes (“cera” means wax in Latin) that make up the glue that holds skin cells together (together with fatty acids, cholesterol, etc).

In other words, ceramides strengthen your protective barrier. Here’s the deal: when your protective barrier is damaged, moisture gets out and germs & other irritants get in. Cue dryness, irritations and inflammation.

Ceramides fill in the holes in your barrier, making it healthy and strong again. They nourish dry skin, get rid of dry patches and even heal bleeding cracks (ouch!).

Don’t wait for things to get that bad. Using ceramides when your protective barrier’s intact makes it stronger and better able to withstand attacks from the sun, winds, pollutants and other enemies, so it doesn’t get damaged in the first place.

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream has 3 different types of ceramides – sooo moisturising.

Related: Are Ceramides The Key To Healthy Skin?

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet. Literally.

It works by attracting moisture into the skin and binding it there. It’s so powerful, it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. 

Can you image how hydrated your skin is with all that extra moisture? It becomes softer to the touch, plumps up so much your wrinkles look smaller (for a little while) and glows.

FYI, hyaluronic acid isn’t the only moisture magnet in CeraVe Eye Repair Cream. Glycerin gives it a helping hand.

Related: Why You Should Add Hyaluronic Acid To Your Skincare Routine – No Matter Your Skin Type

Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream has just the right consistency: it’s not so light it won’t moisturise dry skin, but not so thick it’ll give you milia seeds.

I’m very impressed with its moistruizing properties. Now the colder season is here, I need a cream that helps my skin withstand the low temperatures and all the havoc they wreak.

This does the job well. When I put it on in the morning, my skin feels softer and my wrinkles look smaller. Thanks hyaluronic acid & co for filling them in.

Best part, my skin stays like that for most of the day. At no time, I feel my skin getting drier or just uncomfortably tight. If you’re using a lightweight moisturiser but feel like your drier undereye area needs a little extra moisture, this is a great option to consider.

But I can’t say it did anything for my dark circles. Pretty much every eye cream claims to help you reduce them, but I haven’t found one I can say 100% it works.

Available at: $15.99/£11.00 at Dermstore, Feel Unique, Ulta and Walmart


Have you tried CeraVe Eye Repair Cream? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Niacinamide, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Propanediol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Jojoba Esters, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-Ii, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Zinc Citrate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Tocopherol, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Laureth-4, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Tetrasodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum

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Cara November 20, 2018 - 4:28 pm

I really wanted to like the CeraVe eye cream, as I saw so many raves about it, and also I have several other of their products which have been staples for me. Unfortunately, within 2 days, the eye cream irritated and dried out my eye area. Back to the store it went.:( I went scurrying back
to the eye cream that I’ve used for nearly 20 years now – the L’Oreal Revitalift Eye which is much more hydrating and not irritating at all. As they say over on a skin board I’m on – YMMV(your mileage may vary).

Gio November 23, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Cara, oh no! What a shame it didn’t work for you. Just goes to show how personalised skincare is. Even the best products don’t work for everyone.

Beth July 2, 2019 - 4:27 am

Is it ok to use Cerave Eye Repair cream and The Ordinary Granactive Retinol 2% in squalane together for my under eye skincare? I have been using The Ordinary Caffeine solution for sometime now but sadly it has no effect on my undereye area. Thanks in advance for your response.

Gio July 6, 2019 - 2:37 pm

Beth, yes you can. But neither can help with dark circles, if that’s what you’re looking for. That’s a job for concealer.

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