Here’s to giving your pretty peepers the attention they deserve!
We often forget that the skin around our eyes is far more delicate than the rest of our face and needs special attention to address its own set of ailments. We’re specifically talking puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. So we’ve rounded up a range of products to alleviate those concerns and help you figure out which you may want to add to your existing skincare routine. Some of them also work overtime, by getting rid of multiple eye care concerns at once. It’s time to get shopping and give your eyes some TLC!
Best products for puffy eyes
Caternap Silk Eye Mask
Hong Kong based skincare company, Caternap, has created a silk sleeping eye mask that continuously infuses beautifying ingredients into your skin while you sleep. It’s like a facial for your eyes, and is a great way to prevent under eye puffiness before it even takes hold!
Silk Eye Mask, available online, prices range from $800 – $1,200
Clinique All About The Eyes De-Puffing Eye Serum
All About The Eyes De-Puffing Eye Serum from Clinique is a sister essence to the brand’s classic All About The Eyes Cream. It comes in a cooling, skinny roller that is perfectly sized to swipe under your eyes. The serum releases caffeine, as well as powerful antioxidants and herbal extracts to instantly calm puffiness while massaging away any eye bags.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix
One serum that consistently gets rave reviews is the Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix by Estée Lauder. Its massaging applicator helps encourage blood flow to the under eye area, while also supplying antioxidants to help hydrate and repair damage. It’s a perfect way to help your eyes look refreshed, without the use of makeup!
W.ANT The Eye Cream
Who doesn’t love it when a product lasts longer than expected? Just the tiniest amount of W.ANT The Eye Cream will banish puffiness and fine lines. And just like all of the other products developed by the ethical Singaporean brand, it’s made up of 100% natural ingredients. Here’s to saving money and being planet friendly at the same time!
W.ANT The Eye Cream, available online, $318
Shiseido Essential Energy Eye Definer
Shiseido’s Essential Energy Eye Definer combines a cooling metal applicator and energising ingredients (such as citrus peel extract and cranberry seed oil) to smoothen out any puffiness and blitz those unwanted bags. There’s nothing like leveraging 145 years of Japanese beauty wisdom to take care of those under eye ailments!
Best products for dark circles
Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream
The Insta-popular Sunday Riley is committed to producing clean and green formulas. Its Eye Contour Cream contains caffeine and Brazilian ginseng root extract to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, and is especially great for sensitive skin. The best part is you can use it morning and night.
Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream, available online from Sephora, $530
Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C™ Vitamin C Power Eye Cream
Vitamin C is one of the best ingredients for brightening your skin and Peter Thomas Roth’s Eye Cream takes it to the next level. In addition to powerful antioxidants, the cream contains a concentration of vitamin C, caffeine, and THD ascorbate (which is 50 times more powerful than traditional vitamin C). Just the sight of this cream will make your dark circles want to crawl away.
Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Vitamin C Power Eye Cream, available online from Sephora, $600
Little Barn Apothecary Carrot Seed + Rosehip Eye Serum
Taking it back to basics, Little Barn Apothecary’s Eye Serum contains only six, natural ingredients that each help fade and prevent dark circles. Just roll it on with the cooling applicator, gently press it in with a finger, and let the fragrant combination work its magic.
Little Barn Apothecary Carrot Seed + Rosehip Eye Serum, available online from Astrid Wylde, $305
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
Drunk Elephant is quickly becoming one of the most wanted skincare brands around the world due to its non-toxic, clean products, and when you try this cream you’ll quickly see why the proof is in the pudding. It contains a brightening combination of eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C and cucumber extract, helping to brighten up your under eye area and strengthen your skin.
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, available online from Sephora, $500
Natura Bissé The Cure Sheer Eye Cream and Concealer
A detoxifying and anti-wrinkle eye cream that conceals dark circles while reducing puffiness? Yes please! The Natura Bissé brand philosophy is that skincare should adapt to you and not the other way around, so this clever concealer self-adapts to any skin tone so you don’t need to worry about choosing the right shade.
Best products for anti-aging and fine lines
Fresh Crème Ancienne Supreme Eye Serum
There’s something to be said about a product that looks pretty on the outside and does amazing things with what’s on the inside. Enter Crème Ancienne Supreme Eye Serum by Fresh. Handmade in a monastery, key ingredients such as silk tree bark blend, red ginger root and galangal leaf extracts revitalise your under eye skin, at the same time as waking you up with its zesty fragrance.
Fresh Crème Ancienne Supreme Eye Serum, available in Fresh stores across Hong Kong, $1,480
Clarins Extra–Firming Eye Cream
Clarins is a go-to brand in skincare, especially when it comes to anti-aging products. It constantly evolves its products to suit its customer base, and looks for natural ingredients that deliver the same level of efficacy as chemical ones. This is what makes its products so reliable, and the Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Cream is no exception. It was made specifically for the Asian market and fights all signs of aging including smoothing wrinkles, reducing dark circles and lifting eyelids.
Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream
Caudalie’s Premier Cru is an eye cream that works to reduce deep wrinkles, while also brightening the under eye area and diminishing puffiness. It’s super lightweight and, as with the other products in the range, is created using a blend of the patent Caudalie ingredients – Grape Polyphenols (anti-oxidising), Grapevine Stalk Resveratrol (firming and anti-wrinkle), and Viniferine from Grapevine Sap (to promote radiance). Fine (and deep) lines won’t stand a chance!
Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum
Two Drunk Elephant eye serums in one article? Only because they’re worth it! Its Shaba Complex Eye Serum focuses specifically on removing wrinkles around the eye area, including the more defined ones. This serum contains concentrated doses of black tea ferment and copper peptides as well as edelweiss stem cells to help blast away fine lines, sun damage and wrinkles. For those of you looking to evict those stubborn under eye age lines, this is definitely one to try.
Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum, available online from Sephora, $470
Divine Woman Revitalising Eye Cream
Founded by Therese Kerr, mother of supermodel Miranda Kerr, The Divine Company was created to develop organic products that celebrate wellness and holistic health. Its Eye Cream specifically contains five key active ingredients that together help promote collagen production and reduce fine lines. And believe it or not, all the ingredients are easily pronounceable!
Divine Woman Revitalising Eye Cream, available online from Noirstone, $408.06
Featured image courtesy of Sarah Comeau via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of Caternap via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of W.ANT via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Sunday Riley via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Drunk Elephant via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Fresh via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Caudalie via Instagram