The skin around our eyes is far more delicate and 20x thinner than the rest of our complexion, so it’s crucial we look after it. By this, we mean keeping it hydrated and moisturised. Choosing the right eye cream will help you do just this, ensuring the skin around your peepers stays looking youthful, refreshed and nourished.
So, whether you’ve had one too many late nights this festive season (we hear you) or want to tackle signs of waging, there’s an eye cream out there designed for your needs. Here are some of our favourites…
There’s a trinity of anti-ageing ingredients in this complex, but it’s the illuminating qualities of Pearl Extract that brighten the under eye area – a must if you’re bothered by dark circles – that makes this an essential piece of skincare kit.
Lavera Illuminating Eye Cream, £15.90
If skin elasticity is your main priority then Estee Lauder New Dimension Firm + Fill Eye System, £55, is ideal. This two-step system firms, nourishes and lifts, before the second step fills and brightens. Quite the tag-team…
Potent botanical healers at the heart of this serum take care of all the anti-ageing, firming and brightening needs you may have, but it’s the tinted eye gel that gives an instantly lightened, concealed finish which makes Pixi Eye Zone Brightener, £14, a winner. If you’re after instant results, Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream, £22, takes three seconds to brighten and refresh. This nifty cream has a clever tip that delivers a hydrating, brightening solution that, when used twice daily, can fake the look of a good night’s sleep.
There’s an instant smoothness and boost in brightness to the delicate skin around the eyes when you use this cream, thanks to the combination of coffee bean extracts and liquorice. It leaves the skin around your peepers looking fresh, healthy and nourished.
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Energizing Eye Creme, £23.80
For sensitive skin…
If your skin is on the sensitive side, turn to La Roche-Posay. This gentle cream will moisturise and calm the delicate skin around your eyes. Enriched with thermal spring water, the lightweight texture delivers long-lasting relief, leaving skin comfortable, hydrated and nourished.
La Roche-Posay Tolerine Ultra, £9.83
The cream/serum hydrid
A patented formula that counters six visible signs of ageing, in a cream-serum that absorbs quickly making it an ideal choice to wear under makeup in the day. There’s also fatty acids in the mix and neuropeptides to provide deep hydration and promote skin that’s supple and firm.
Perricone Cold Plasma Eye Cream, £72
An overnight treatment
What we love most about this, is the fact it does its job while we’re sleeping – talk about maximising your beauty sleep. This will tackle wrinkles and puffiness, while also giving the eye area a night time detox.
This Works No Wrinkles Tired Eyes, £42
The super hydrator
Think of hyaluronic acid as nature’s ‘moisture sponge’, as it can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. That’s why this silky cream delivers so much hydration and nourishment to the eyes. If your eyes get tight and tired after hours at the computer, this could be the cream for you.
Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream, £18