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The Top 10 Best Eye Creams

The Top 10 Best Eye Creams

The skin under your eyes is one of the most delicate parts on your body. As a result, it can show signs of fatigue, poor diet and stress more easily than anywhere else on your face.

While we spend a lot of time applying cleansers, exfoliants and moisturisers to our skin, we can often forget one of the most fundamental areas: the eyes. When you’re tired, it can be difficult enough to spend time cleansing (but you must never ever forget), so we often leave out the eye cream add on.

How important are Eye Creams?

Eye creams are undeniably one of the most important aspects of your skincare routine. As the skin around your eyes is one of the thinnest on your body, it will show the signs of ageing faster than other areas, such as your general complexion.

Eye creams help to reduce dark circles, banish fine lines and minimise puffiness to leave you looking bright eyed and beautiful.

How to apply Eye Cream

Eye cream should always be applied in a patting rather than rubbing motion. Rubbing the cream into your skin can cause damage to the delicate skin, so instead opt to apply and tap into your complexion.

How much Eye Cream should I use?

You only need a pea sized amount of eye cream to cover both eyes. As eye cream is concentrated, you don’t need a lot, and you don’t want to overload your skin with unnecessary product. Apply underneath and to the contours of your eyes for the best results.

Lookfantastic’s Best Eye Creams

Whether you are looking for a retinol eye cream, a youth serum or something to target a specific concern, we have everything you need to refresh your eyes.

  1. Best For Natural Ingredients
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    Best For Natural Ingredients

    bareMinerals is known for their healthy and natural approach to skincare and makeup. Their Brilliant Future Age Defense Eye Cream contains a blend of Vitamin C, Manganese and Chai Hu to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and energised fatigued skin.

    The cream also helps to protect the delicate skin around the eyes from pollution and environmental aggressors with its high antioxidant formula, which fights the signs of ageing at their source.

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  2. Best For Anti-Ageing
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    Best For Anti-Ageing

    The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Complex is known as one of the best in the industry and is continuously featured in the list of celebrities favourite beauty products, including Jourdan Dunn. It features the brand’s exclusive ChronoluxCB Technology, which instantly gives you more youthful looking skin around your eyes.

    The cream works to fight all signs of eye-ageing, and is a rich gel consistency, making it ideal for more mature skin types that need a more moisturising formulation.

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  3. Best For Retinol
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    Best For Retinol

    If you love to use Retinol in your skincare routine, or want to try a product containing it, the This Works No Wrinkles Eye Repair is the perfect option.

    It’s brilliant to help fight the signs of ageing, and give your eyes a renewed and brighter look. It’s Time-Release Retinol works much longer after the first application to help keep your skin protected throughout the day, while Hyaluronic Acid and Argan Oil help to hydrate and moisturise and dry skin.

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  4. Best For Young Skin
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    Best For Young Skin

    Balance Me is a great brand for both skincare novices and enthusiasts. Their formulations are produced without chemical nasties, and this eye cream is perfect for anyone venturing into skincare, or introducing an eye cream into their routine for the first time. As its tinted, it’s a great choice for teenagers who want a little extra coverage without wearing makeup.

    The Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream is made with Arctic Cloudberry, Hyaluronic Acid and Rosehip Oil, to rehydrate the skin and make your eyes appear brighter and more refreshed.

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  5. Best For On The Go
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    Best For On The Go

    The Aurelia Probiotic Eye Revitalising Duo is everything you could ever want in an eye cream. The first product is a metal rollerball that instantly cools and depuffs your eye area, while the cream hydrates and reduces dark circles and fine lines.

    The duo make the perfect on-the-go partnership as you can use the metal rollerball while you are travelling and at work when your eyes need a little lift, while the richer cream can be used when you head to bed and want your skin to recharge.  They are both formulated without chemical nasties such as synthetic fragrance, colours, parabens, silicones and sulphates, making them great for even the most sensitive of skin types.

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  6. Best For Brides
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    Best For Brides

    The Aveda Tulasāra™ Wedding Eye Masque is the perfect eye cream for brides (and not just because it has wedding in the title…)

    It’s formula is super nourishing and rich, making it more like an eye mask than an eye cream, which is what makes it perfect for brides. It’s likely that the night before your wedding you won’t sleep a wink with nerves, so you need a product that will make you appear you have had your beauty sleep.

    This eye masque contains Algae and Turmeric Extracts to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of dark circles, while Plant Stem Cells help to repair any damage and leave you with gorgeous looking eyes ahead of your very special day.

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  7. Best For Congested Skin
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    Best For Congested Skin

    If the skin underneath your eyes looks a little congested with bumps under the skin, then chances are it is very dehydrated and is need of a detox. The Elemis Absolute Eye Serum contains a base of both Camomile to refresh, and Osmanthus to decongest the skin. The additional eye cream massaging technique will help to further encourage toxin removal from your skin to detoxify and leave your skin feeling healthy and clear.

    This eye cream is also great if you suffer from dark circles as it works to fight the signs of fatigue and leave your eyes looking more refreshed.

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  8. Best For Dark Circles
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    Best For Dark Circles

    The Filorga Optim-Eyes is one of the best eye creams for dark circles thanks to its multi-action formulation. It contains an infusion of Hyaluronic Acid and Filorga’s Exclusive Complex (NCTF) to hydrate the skin and banish signs of discolouration from around your eyes.

    As its rich in vitamins, it’s also great at fighting the signs of fatigue and promoting healthy circulation, which in turn further protects your skin against the appearance of dark circles.

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  9. Best For Very Tired Eyes
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    Best For Very Tired Eyes

    If your eyes a looking more fatigued than usual, or you’re feeling a little stressed out, then the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Gel is just what you need to wake them up. The formula works by delivering Oxygen into the skin’s cells to revitalise them and make them look more refreshed.

    The gel also contains Caffeine to stimulate the skin and depuff any inflammation around the delicate eye area.

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  10. Best For Radiance
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    Best For Radiance

    The Aromatherapy Associates Rose Infinity Eye Cream is great for renewing the eye area and adding radiance to your skin. The formula contains Hydroxyproline, which helps the skin to maintain its elasticity and therefore look a lot more plumped up, illuminated and youthful.

    The cream also contains Edelweiss Stem Cells and Oligosaccharides, which help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, making it great for more mature skin types too.

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Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!