10 Eye Creams That Will Make You Look More AwakeAugust 19, 2022
Whether you have dark circles and puffy under-eyes due to lack of sleep or from plain old genetics, an eye cream can come in handy for faking a more wide-awake appearance. From hydrating formulas that plump and nourish the skin to cooling serums that help soothe early-morning puffiness, these are the eye creams we rely on to look a little more rested.
Youth to the People Superberry Dream Eye Cream
With a potent blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and goji stem cells, this eye cream works to moisturize, smooth and firm the delicate skin under your eyes. The formula is fragrance-free, with a velvety, fast-absorbing consistency that works for all skin types.
L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid + Caffeine Hydrating Eye Serum
Pure hyaluronic acid and caffeine work to hydrate and wake up tired eyes in this moisturizing eye serum. If you treat your skin to gua sha massages, you’ll love this product’s cooling triple roller applicator that gives eyes a full contour massage.
Garnier Green Labs Retinol-Berry Super Smoothing Night Serum Cream
Zap away your dark circles and crow's feet overnight with this three-in-one night cream, serum and eye cream. At $22, it's an affordable option that can be used all over the face before bed and combines pure retinol with a super berry blend to refresh and wake up the under-eye area.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye CreamIf you like the bestselling IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer, then you’re going to love Confidence in an Eye Cream. It features the same hydrating, firming and wrinkle-smoothing benefits as the original face formula, but also works to visibly color-correct and brighten your eye contour.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
For some serious hydration, this under-eye cream made with avocado oil is a game-changer. It gently moisturizes your under-eyes, offering soft and luxurious nourishment. Not to mention, thanks to the unique formula, this cream doesn’t migrate into the eyes.
Vichy Minéral 89 Eyes
Whether it’s lack of sleep, stress or pollution, this Vichy eye gel will give your eyes the daily dose of caffeine they need to look rested. The formula also includes hyaluronic acid, which when mixed with caffeine, helps to protect the skin’s moisture barrier by offering 24-hour hydration, smoother fine lines and brighter under-eyes.
Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Eye Cream
Treat your under-eyes to this luxurious formula. It’s an eye cream that simultaneously lifts and firms the eye contour while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles.
SkinCeuticals Eye Balm
If an eye cream isn’t your thing, try this eye balm instead. It’s a thick, rich formula that works great for those with dry skin. It’s also designed to hydrate, nourish and smooth the outer eye contour while relieving the look of puffiness and crow's feet.
Kinship Brightwave Eye Cream
The unique blend of natural ingredients — red algae, chaga mushroom and vitamin C ester — in this eye cream work together along with actives to illuminate and depuff the under-eye area. So much so, that during a clinical trial, 91% showed improvement in the appearance of dark under-eye discoloration immediately after use, according to the brand.
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright+ Vitamin C Eye Crème
Inspired by banana powder, a makeup artist secret weapon for covering dark circles, this eye cream works to target fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and dullness. Its formula is infused with a triple vitamin C complex to brighten, as well as free radical-fighting antioxidants and hardy orange extract to help tackle the look of dark spots.