The Best Eye Creams for Every Eye Concern, According to Our Editors

July 10, 2020
By: Jackie Burns Brisman | by L'Oréal
The Best Eye Creams for Every Eye Concern, According to Our Editors

The eye area is one of the first places on the face to show signs of fatigue and aging. This can present itself in the form of dark circles, puffiness, dryness, under-eye bags and crow’s feet. Luckily with the right eye cream in your arsenal, you can both prevent and target these common skin concerns. Here, we’re sharing our favorite eye creams for any eye issues you may be experiencing. 


Our Best Eye Cream for Dark Circles: Beautystat Universal C Eye Perfector

Vitamin C is a powerful ingredient for addressing hyperpigmentation. Did you know that dark circles can be a form of hyperpigmentation? This eye cream contains 5% pure vitamin C, as well as CBD and hyaluronic acid. So in addition to brightening dark circles, the formula also soothes, de-puffs, hydrates and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.


Our Best Eye Cream for Crow’s Feet and Fine Lines: L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream*

This eye cream is formulated with Pro-Retinol and Stimuplex, a proprietary anti-aging ingredient, to effectively smooth and firm the appearance of the eye contour area.


Our Best Eye Cream for Sun Protection: SkinCeuticals Physical 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 eyelids — is formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection and nourishing ceramides, plus it’s tinted to help correct tone.


Our Best Eye Cream for Brightening Your Eye Area: IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream*

This hydrating and firming eye cream features an apricot-tinted formula that works to visibly color-correct and brighten your under-eyes. It also contains ingredients like licorice root that help brighten the area over time. 


Our Best Eye Cream for Firming: Vichy LiftActive Eyes*

This eye cream contains caffeine to help boost circulation around the eye area, as well as rhamnose to correct signs of skin aging and Vichy Mineralizing Water to bolster the skin barrier. The lightweight formula is dermatologist-tested and safe for sensitive skin.


Our Best Eye Cream for Wrinkles: Lancôme’s Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Eye Lifting and Firming Eye Cream*

Enriched with Lancôme's Multi-Tension technology, this eye cream firms and lifts skin. The formula also contains caffeine, shea butter and hyaluronic acid for a more youthful, healthy appearance. 


Our Best Eye Cream for Sensitive Skin: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Cream*

If you’re looking for an eye cream that won’t irritate the delicate eye area, this one is a great bet. It’s free of potential irritants and pore-clogging ingredients like fragrance, oil, alcohol and parabens and has a comfortable and refreshing gel-cream texture. 


Our Best Eye Cream for Dryness: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado *

If the skin around your eyes is feeling dry, reach for this rich, creamy and oh-so-moisturizing eye treatment from Kiehl’s. We love that the avocado oil-infused formula is nourishing without feeling heavy. 


Our Best Eye Treatment for a Quick Fix: Milk Makeup Cooling Water Eye Patches

Sometimes you need an intensive treatment to bring the eyes back to life. That’s where under-eye patches like this one from Milk Makeup come in. These patches are infused with caffeine, natural seawater, aloe and lavender to revitalize the eye area in just ten minutes. 


Our Best Eye Cream for Puffiness: Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller *

Diminish puffiness with this cooling roll-on cream that feels like heaven — especially after a late night. The formula contains caffeine to de-puff, vitamin C to brighten and mint to refresh. 


Our Best Eye Cream for First-Time Eye Cream Users: Erborian Seve de Bamboo Eye Matte

You may not be concerned with fine lines and dark spots just yet, but an eye cream is still an important part of any skin-care routine. Focus on hydration with a product like this one from Erborian. It contains bamboo extracts to hydrate and goes on matte. 


*Products marked with an asterisk are owned by our parent company, L’Oréal.


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