Eye cream provides protection from the elements and keeps early wrinkles at bay, so if you're yet to invest, start today...
Eye cream is often placed as an afterthought or unnecessary extra. Sometimes it’s forgotten altogether, thanks to the whirlwind of moisturisers, toners and cleansers. But once you discover the best eye cream for you, you’ll use it religiously, forever more.
The delicate eye area differs from person to person. As a result there are a whole host of wonder products on the market designed to offer unique protection for your under-eye skin. Whether you have puffy eyes, dark circles, crows feet or just tired-looking eyes, there’s a cream for you. Some of them have nourishing qualities, while others protect and revive. A lot of them cover all areas of need too. Remember the skin under your eyes is delicate. Always use your ring finger to apply cream to this area and don’t apply too much pressure.
For instance, Benefit’s Puff Off eye gel is fast becoming one of our hero products. Promising to instantly soothe inflamed and sore eyes, this cooling gel also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eye area. ‘Iron on’ with the handy applicator for a blurring, softening effect.
Then there’s Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Future range. Making a move into the youth market, this eye cream is perfect for those of you in your 20s. The brand’s Ceramide Eye Gel is gentle enough to use from an early age and will help preserve your good skin for years to come. Use your ring finger to softly dab the cream along the contours of your eyes. The coolness of it will instantly de-puff the skin under your eyes.
No best eye cream list would be complete without a mention of Clinque’s All About Eyes solution. As well as reducing puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles, it also works as a primer. So not only does it help smooth your complexion, it will also help keep your make-up in place all day long. Apply under your eye and over your eyelid before your make-up.
And fitting somewhere between skincare and make-up is the Darphin Ideal Resource Anti-Dark Circle Eye Illuminator. It’s a handy little must-have for early mornings (especially after those late nights). Glide the tinted cream over your lids and under your eyes smoothly. It will leave a translucent sheen that brightens your eyes instantly. No one will ever suspect you spent the night dancing on tables.
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We’re big fans of Eve Lom skincare and make-up at MC and the Eye Cream is no exception. The intensively concentrated formula revives tired and puffy eyes, smoothing lines and reducing dark circles. A great all rounder, this little pot really is worth the price tag.
Brand new from Benefit is the Puff Off eye gel. Promising to instantly soothe inflamed and sore eyes, this cooling gel certainly does go some way to reducing the look of wrinkles and fine lines around the eye area. ‘Iron on’ with the handy applicator for a blurring, softening effect.
Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Eye Cream quenches the under eye area and soaks in quickly, which is ideal as part of your morning beauty routine before you apply your make-up. Simply pat into your under eye area and you’re good to go.
Think of Elizabeth Arden and you will probably think of your mother and even grandmother’s skincare routines. Usually specialising in products for mature skin, Elizabeth Arden has made the move into the youth market with their Flawless Future range. The Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Eye Gel is perfect for anyone in their 20s, wishing to preserve their good skin for years to come.
Sitting somewhere between skincare and make-up, the Darphin Ideal Resource Anti-Dark Circle Eye Illuminator is a handy little must-have for early mornings (after those late nights). The tinted cream glides on smoothly, leaving a translucent sheen that brightens eyes instantly.
As with most eye creams, the Clinique All About Eyes version reduces puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles – but the best part is that it also works as a primer, helping to keep make-up in place all day long.
The Advanced Night Repair range is a big hit with models – especially Victoria’s Secret models, which means we are instantly on board. The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II restores brighteness and radiance to dull eyes, smoothing out the skin’s texture for results you can really see.
The DIOR HYDRA LIFE Pro-Youth Sorbet Eye Creme is so light, it wins first prize for the best eye cream to apply when you are short on time and need a quick pick-me-up in the mornings. De-puff and smooth out the under-eye area with gentle massaging motions to optimise the benefits of this great cream.
Wake-up your peepers with the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff. Caffeine extracts refresh and restore tired eyes, making this our Monday morning must-have for hiding a busy weekend from the world.
Don’t forget to protect your eyes from sun damage – they will be the first feature to show the signs of age, caused by the sun’s rays. The Shiseido Suncare Sun Protection Eye Cream SPF25 is the perfect choice for the coming summer months, although we advise you to wear this all year round, even when the sun isn’t shining.