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The best eye cream to combat wrinkles and help you look more awake

Time to wave goodbye to tired eyes, banish bags and beat puffiness for good

Trying to find the best eye cream for you can be an overwhelming and, frankly, exhausting experience.

How do you know what concern to target? How often should you use one, and what’s the right way to apply?

Don’t panic though, we’ve scoured the beauty halls and trialled an almighty selection of the latest offerings to bring you a select edit of the best out there. So you can rest assured that your hard earned pennies are only spent on the ones that really work.

If you’re dubious about the necessity of an eye cream in your regime, consider this: the skin around your peepers is around 40% thinner than the rest of your face, which is why it’s so important to use a cream tailored to the area. It’s this delicacy that makes your eyes prone to crêpe-ness and crows feet long before the rest of your face follows suit.

International Facialist Abigail James explains: ‘the eye area is the most expressionate area of the face, meaning it’s the first place that fine lines appear.’ Not only is skin thinner but research has shown it’s also subjected to ‘repetitive stress from micro-eye movements’ – AKA blinking, which we do on average over 28,000 a day.

Keep scrolling to see our edit of the best eye cream for every concern and, remember: when it comes to application, pat, don’t rub.

Best eye cream for wrinkles

Murad Renewing Eye Cream, £52, Fabled

best eye cream Murad Renewing Eye Cream

For a two-pronged attack on fine lines try Murad’s Renewing Eye Cream. The anti-ageing powerhouse retinol (otherwise known as Vitamin A) combines with powerful peptides that help strengthen the paper-thin skin around your peepers so skin looks firmer and wrinkles are noticeably reduced.

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Best eye cream for dark circles

Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Eye Cream, £69, Selfridges

Best eye cream Dr Dennis Gross

If dark under eye circles are the result of lifestyle factors like lack of sleep or a poor diet (rather than pigmentation or skin structure), then the good news is you can do something about them. New York based Derm Dr Dennis Gross advises ‘choosing an eye cream that contains caffeine to help decrease puffiness and Vitamin-C to help brighten the under eye area.’ The C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Eye Cream does both. We’re sold.

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Best anti-ageing eye cream

Zelens Triple Action Advanced Eye Cream, £80, Fabled

best eye cream Zelens Triple Action Advanced

Founded by cosmetic surgeon and skin expert Dr Marco Lens, Zelens is the go-to for skin worthy of the red carpet. The smoothing Triple-Action eye cream targets crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes with a potent, botanical-enriched formula containing marine collagen and hyaluronic acid.

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Best eye cream for sensitive skin

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Cream, £11.25, Boots

Best eye cream La Roche Posay

From La Roche Posay comes a recipe for relief suitable for even the most sensitive skin with Toleriane Ultra Eyes. The gentle, fragrance free formula is perfect for the delicate eye area and instantly relieves soreness and irritation. Keep one handy if you suffer from flare-ups as this lightweight lotion has been granted a coveted Allergy-UK seal of approval.

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Best eye cream for puffiness

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, £5.80, Cult Beauty

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From cult beauty brand The Ordinary comes a true game-changer in the battle against puffiness. The potent Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG is like rehab for tired, swollen eyes. Testament to its efficacy is the speed it’s flying off the shelves, at some 50,000 units per month. Get it before it’s gone.

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Best hydrating eye cream

Skinceuticals Eye Balm, £66.65, Amazon

Best eye cream skinceuticals

If the skin around your eyes is so dry it drinks up every lotion you’ve tried and ends up looking cakey under makeup you need this. The rich and creamy balm formula absorbs quickly, targeting visible dehydration while aloe vera and vitamin E help nourish even the thirstiest of under eyes.

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If you’re still looking for ‘the one’, keep scrolling for some of our other favourites.

We’re certain you won’t leave here empty-handed…

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