The 25 Best Eye Creams for Wrinkles, According to Our EditorsNovember 03, 2022
To improve the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet and other wrinkles on the eye area, anti-aging eye creams with plumping, hydrating and skin-smoothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and retinol are a must-try in our book. Generally, these rich, hydrating formulas are designed to help even out skin texture and tone in the delicate eye area, making your eye area appear more youthful and better yet, more awake. From a skin-softening eye serum to a retinol-packed option, these are among our editors’ favorite eye products.
The Best Anti-Aging Eye Creams for Wrinkles and Fine Lines
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Pure Hyaluronic Acid and Pure Caffeine Hydrating Eye Serum
This affordable eye serum with 1.5% hyaluronic acid and 1% caffeine serum helps visibly plump and moisturize the skin, as well as reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness over time. And with a triple roller applicator, it gives skin a cooling feel.
Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream
This eye cream is infused with copper PCA (a mineral naturally found in the skin), caffeine and calcium PCA (a skin-conditioning humectant). It visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles, refines texture. It also reduces the look of under-eye circles with ongoing use.
SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex for Dark Circles
This is one of our favorite anti-wrinkle eye creams to help combat the visible signs of aging like crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness. It’s designed with a complex peptide cocktail that helps visibly improve the look of under-eye circles and puffiness, as well as firmness and tone in the area.
Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth-Activating Eye Cream
Made with bifidus prebiotic and hyaluronic acid, this luxurious eye cream is designed to fight against the visible signs of aging and fatigue. This hydrating formula also helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the eye area, based on a six-week clinical study.
Vichy Minéral 89 Eyes
Want a cooling everyday eye cream that will help hydrate,visibly brighten and smooth fine lines in the under-eye area in only 28 days? Opt for this formula that has a gel-cream texture and is infused with volcanic water, pure hyaluronic acid and caffeine for a radiant finish.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Eye Cream
Packed with peptides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and ceramides, this formula works to visibly firm and reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. It also helps protect the skin barrier, and has a peptide complex to firm and brighten the skin in the under-eye area.
L’Oréal Paris 55+ Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment
If you have mature skin, this eye cream is a must-try. It’s formulated with calcium, which works to strengthen and smooth the skin barrier, to improve the appearance of thinning skin. It can be used day and night, and will keep your under-eye area moisturized and even-textured.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream
For a super-peptide formula that will wake up your eyes and skin, opt for this lightweight formula. It works to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, lack of firmness and dryness with continued use.
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Suitable for all skin types, this eye cream can be used on the eyelid, on crow’s feet, on the under-eye, and even on the brow bone to help visibly lift and smooth out the eye area. It’s best for uneven or crepey skin texture and will help firm and hydrate with ease.
Youth to the People Superfood Hydrate + Firm Eye Cream
This firming eye cream has a superfood blend of kale, aloe and sunflower oil to help soothe the delicate under-eye area and keep it looking even-textured. It’s lightweight and also contains vitamin C + E for a nourishing, revitalizing finish.
La Roche-Posay Redermic R Eyes Retinol Eye Cream
Smooth out fine lines with this retinol eye cream formula that reduces the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles. With pure retinol, caffeine and thermal spring water, you’ll be left with a nourished and resurfaced under-eye area.
The Outset Smoothing Vitamin C Eye + Expression Lines Cream
Brighten the under eye area with this soothing cream that feels just as silky during application as it makes the skin once absorbed. It’s complete with a botanical complex that helps nourish, soothe and tighten the appearance of undereye wrinkles and lines.
Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Eye Temporary Eye Tightener
You may recognize this eye product from its viral moment on TikTok. According to Peter Thomas Roth, it contains a proprietary blend of silicates and seaweed intended to temporarily plump the appearance of skin.
Fig 1 Pro Retinol Eye CreamWhen it comes to targeting the appearance of wrinkles, experts sing the benefits of retinol. Formulated with retinyl palmitate, a gentle source of vitamin A, the brand promotes this formula as a great option for the delicate skin around the eyes.
Sunday Riley Auto-Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Cream for Dark Circles
According to Sunday Riley, this formula corrects the appearance of dark circles and also works to improve loss of firmness, too. With watermelon extract, antioxidant-rich lutein and a dark circle complex, it’s said to give you a brighter, smoother under-eye finish for a lifted look.
Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream
Unlock youthful under-eyes with this squalane and marine algae formula that, according to the brand, lifts, hydrates and improves wrinkles. Better yet, the brand touts that their proprietary marine algae complex contains peptides that will help improve the appearance of fine lines in just seven days.
Versed Smooth Landing Retinoid Eye Balm
Versed recommends reaching for this hydrating eye balm to help soften lines and crow's feet. It contains granactive retinoid, which the brand says is known to be a less-irritating form of retinol, plus shiitake mushroom extract and vitamin E to keep the skin looking calm and fresh.
Rose Inc Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream
Revive your eyes with this formula filled with niacinamide, peptides and taro root and chicory. According to the brand, the combination helps visibly smooth out the skin and improve texture and discoloration.
Herbivore Moon Dew 1% Bakuchiol + Peptides Retinol Alternative Firming Eye Cream
Want to improve the firmness of your under-eye area, but are hesitant to jump into a retinol eye-product? Consider this formula from Herbivore made with bakuchiol, a plant-derived retinol alternative that may help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue Cream with Retinol
Depuffing the under-eye area is a breeze with this rescue cream. As the brand claims, it’s lightweight, whipped formula not only helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it works to brighten and even out skin tone with ease.
Summer Fridays Light Aura Vitamin C + Peptide Eye Cream
This vitamin C + peptide eye cream also contains allantoin, caffeine and vitamin E to help soothe and illuminate the under-eye area. Not to mention, it has a lightweight, creamy-gel formula that absorbs into the skin quickly.
The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream
If you struggle with fine lines and dullness in the under-eye area, wake up your skin with this caffeine eye cream. According to the brand, the caffeine helps to reduce puffiness, while the addition of matrixyl 3000 helps promote collagen production.
Volition Beauty Helix AM/PM Eye Gel
Packed with peptides to help improve the look of wrinkles and sagging skin, plus allantoin that works to exfoliate and smooth wrinkles, this powerful eye gel is a must-try. According to the brand, you can use it during the day or at night to help hydrate, smooth and prime the skin for makeup or sleep.
Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Eye Gel Cream
As Glow Recipe explains, this antioxidant-rich eye cream helps brighten the under-eye area and improve the appearance of fine lines. It has a blend of vitamin C, niacinamide, peptides and green caffeine to help improve firmness as well as even out skin tone and skin texture.
Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum
Whip your under-eye area into shape with this eye serum that contains retinol, bakuchiol, and rambutan to visibly improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines. According to the brand, it’s also suitable for all skin types and contains ferulic acid to give a brighter, more radiant finish.
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