Curious about eye creams and what makes them different from regular face creams? Our skincare experts are answering all of your questions on eye creams whilst introducing you to 10 of the best eye creams to help your under eyes look and feel hydrated and bright.
Why should I use an eye cream?
The skin under your eyes is extremely delicate, as a result, it can show the signs of fatigue, poor diet and stress more easily than anywhere else on your face. And whilst we spend a lot of time applying cleansers, exfoliants and moisturisers to our skin, we can often forget one of the most fundamental area: our eyes.
What is the difference between eye creams and face creams?
Eye creams are a worthy investment in your skincare routine as they are specially formulated to keep the skin around your eyes, hydrated and plumped. Eye creams are used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that form as part of the natural ageing process.
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.
The Top 10 Eye Creams
- RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream
- Romilly Wilde Eye Believe Serum
- Elemis Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment
- Sarah Chapman's Skinesis Eye Recovery
- The Inkey List Brighten-I Eye Cream
- Medik8 C-Tetra Eye Serum
- Caudalie VineActiv Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream
- Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Eye Contour
- Filorga Optim-Eyes Eye Contour Cream
- Benton's Fermentation Eye Cream
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 with the top 10 eye creams to try.
The best eye creams for dark circles
RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream
For a truly restorative under eye cream, choose the RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream. RéVive’s RES (Renewal Epidermal Science) Technology helps alleviate tired, dull eyes. Moisturising ingredients including Glycerin, Panthenol and Shea Butter boost the under-eye area with hydration. Pea extract fights the enzymes that break down collagen and elastin to combat tired, dark and baggy under eyes, while Yeast and Bamboo leaf extracts soothe any irritation.
Romilly Wilde Eye Believe Serum
The Romilly Wilde Eye Believe Serum is infused with the natural powers of plant stem cells to tackle environmental aggressors. With botanical ingredients such as Schisandra, Sea Chamomile, Chinese Hibiscus and Green Tea, the gentle formula supports the skin’s natural regenerative process, helping to repair dry, dull or ageing skin.
The best eye creams for fine lines and wrinkles
Elemis Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment
You can count on the Elemis Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment for radiant under eyes. Featuring ingredients such as Padina Pavonica, which makes your skin firm and reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Amino Acids moisturise the skin and protect it from environmental aggressors.
Sarah Chapman's Skinesis Eye Recovery
The Sarah Chapman's Skinesis Eye Recovery is a multi-functional formula enriched with a plethora of vitamins and antioxidants to help target and eradicate dark circles, puffiness and fine lines around the eyes.
The best hydrating eye creams
The Inkey List Brighten-I Eye Cream
For a powerful eye cream, choose The Inkey List Brighten-I Eye Cream. For a brighter, more radiant under eye with reduced puffiness and dryness this lightweight eye cream is ultra-hydrating. Brightenyl is an active ingredient that boasts 4x more brightening properties than Vitamin C, helping to balance skin tone and minimise the appearance of pigmented spots.
Medik8 C-Tetra Eye Serum
Enriched with Vitamin C and Vitamin E, the Medik8 C-Tetra Eye Serum is a brightening and hydrating formula that rejuvenates whilst defending against the damaging effects of environmental aggressors.
Caudalie VineActiv Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream
The Caudalie VineActiv Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream is a gentle cream that works to visibly reduce signs of ageing and fatigue around the delicate eye area. Ingredients such as Horse Chestnut and Liquorice address dark circles and puffiness, and its patented ANTI CELL BURN-OUT COMPLEX™ reinforces skin's natural defences to help prevent against the impact of ageing. Vitamin C restores a healthy glow and Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection from environmental aggressors.
Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Eye Contour
Revive the look of tired eyes with the Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Eye Contour, a highly concentrated eye serum formulated to address signs of ageing and fatigue around the delicate eye area.
Filorga Optim-Eyes Eye Contour Cream
The paraben-free Filorga Optim-Eyes Eye Contour Cream helps reduce dark circles by using Eye-Impact Technology and Chrysin. It is also able to promote circulation to visibly reduce any under-eye puffiness thanks to toning peptides. Utilising a potent blend of Hyaluronic Acid and NCTF (Filorga’s exclusive complex), this vitamin-rich cream visibly plumps skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines at the eye contour.
Filorga Optim-Eyes Intensive Revitalizing 3-in-1 Eye Contour Cream 15ml4.38 Stars 13 Reviews£43.00
Benton's Fermentation Eye Cream
Infused with a high concentration of Galactomyces and Ferment Filtrate Benton's Fermentation Eye Cream is an anti-wrinkle formula that works to smoothen and hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes. With extra moisture from Hyaluronic Acid the protecting skin and improving the appearance of wrinkles.