From Crow’s Feet to Dark Circles: The Ultimate Guide for Caring for Your Eye Contour
If eyes truly are the windows to the soul, don’t you want to make sure they always look their best? Unfortunately, our eye contour is often one of the first places to show everything from the signs of fatigue, the premature signs of skin aging, and the signs that we had a teensy bit too much salt last night. Lucky for us there are amazing eye creams, serums, and other products formulated specifically to diminish the visible evidence of all of the above. From dryness and crow’s feet to puffiness and dark circles, we share our picks of the best eye creams to help you tackle every eye contour concern, below.
Dark Circles: La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes
Did you know there are different kinds of dark circles? Thankfully, this eye cream from La Roche-Posay targets both types—brown and blue, in case you were wondering! Formulated with phe-resorcinol, caffeine, and light reflective pigments, the cream helps the eye contour appear visibly brighter and reduces the look of dark circles.
La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes, $42.99
Puffiness: Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Top Secrets Wake-Up Eye Care
Puffy under-eye bags? Roll ‘em out! Eye creams with rollerball applicators are key when dealing with puffy-looking eyes. We love YSL’s Top Secrets Wake-Up Eye Care. The formula is fresh and light and quickly absorbs into skin—a must in the morning when you’re strapped for time and still have to put on your makeup. With an ultra-cooling sensation, it helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness, giving you a fresher and more luminous appearance.
Crow’s Feet, Wrinkles, and Fine Lines: L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream
Our delicate eye area is one of the first to show the signs of skin aging—more often than not in the form of crow’s feet. Thankfully, there are tons of eye creams, serums, and other formulas, created specifically with this concern in mind. One we love? L’Oréal Paris’ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming. Formulated with Pro-Retinol ad Stimuplex, the cream helps to smooth and firm the appearance of the eye contour area.
Signs of Fatigue: Decleor Hydrotenseur Anti Fatigue Eye Serum
If summer lovin’ had you such a blast that the signs of it are written all over your face, it’s time to address those signs of fatigue. In addition to getting more shut-eye now that the chillier season is around the corner, consider incorporating an anti-fatigue eye serum into your skin care routine, like Decleor’s Hydotenseur. This refreshing and gentle serum helps to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and firm and moisturize the look of the eye contour. Formulated with mallow extract and hyaluronic acid, the serum helps you to look more bright-eyed and refreshed overtime.
Sagging Skin: Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Youth Memory Eye Serum
As we age, our skin may begin to take on a sagging appearance. Help to visibly lift the look of your eye contour with a cream or serum formulated to help recover the youthful-looking shape of the eye area, like this serum from Giorgio Armani Beauty. The firming and lifting eye serum has a gel-to-oil texture which melts onto skin, nourishing and boosting the appearance of skin density.
Concealer+: Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin® Concealer + Corrector
Dark circles and wrinkles beware. This double-duty concealer plus corrector from Maybelline helps to hide dark circles—as well as other imperfections—while helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles thanks to its formula infused with antioxidant ACTYL C.
Men’s: The Body Shop For Men Maca Root Eye Rescue Serum
Ladies aren’t the only ones who worry about the look of their eyes, men have similar concerns as well. This Eye Rescue Serum from The Body Shop was formulated especially for men, to hydrate and refresh the eye contour area. Formulated with maca root, the serum helps to reduce the look of puffiness, too!
Sun Protection: SkinCeuticals Eye UV Defense SPF 50
If you’re not using a daily eye cream with SPF, you’re missing out on some much-needed protection. This sunscreen—suitable for your entire eye area including your eye lids—is formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection, a tint to hide shadows and dark circles, and ceramides. It helps to nourish and protect the thin, delicate skin around the eyes.
Eyes + Lashes: Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes
Fight the signs of skin aging around the eye contour while fortifying your luscious lashes thanks to this serum from Vichy. Formulated with rhamnose, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides, the lightweight serum helps to hydrate and plump the appearance of the eye area and condition eyelashes.
Dryness: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
If the skin around your eyes is feeling a little dry, reach for this rich, creamy, and oh-so-moisturizing eye treatment from Kiehl’s. Formulated with avocado oil, it gently hydrates dry skin around the eye contour without migrating into your eyes.
Loss of Firmness: Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Light Pearl
Firm the appearance of your eye contour with this energizing formula from Lancôme. Its flexible massage applicator, makes using it a truly sensorial experience and the formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, eye bags, and darkness.