7 eye creams that’ll help you ditch darkness and de-puff
The best in show
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 20 2023
Eye cream is one of those skin care items that a lot of people like to skip, only to then turn around and complain about not using them after the fact.
Well, we’ve had enough of the back peddling.
It’s time to get on the eye cream bandwagon, and we’re taking you with us — whether you come willingly or kicking and screaming.
If you know your skin benefits from specific ingredients, then take a glance at our extensive list of retinol eye cream and vitamin C eye cream, respectively.
But otherwise settle in and get ready to enjoy a parade of some of the eye cream category’s heavy hitters – these are the best eye creams money can buy in Australia.
LANCÔME Advanced Genifique Eye Cream
Can’t make your mind up between all the brightening, anti-ageing and hydrating eye cream formulas out there? Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Cream is a veritable multitasker that tackles a plethora of eye-related woes such as dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, texture and dehydration with an innovative prebiotic and probiotic infusion.
$112 at Sephora
BIOSSANCE Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream
Vegan eye cream just got an extremely luxurious makeover. This rich formula includes marine algae complex to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, squalane to inject skin with a lightweight but lasting hit of hydration, and paracress extract to smooth and firm the complexion. The cherry on top? The pink-hued finish which helps to minimise the appearance of dark circles. We love her.
$83 at Sephora
ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery Eye Cream
Ever been a simp for the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex? Yeah, same. This eye cream harnesses the same life-changing formula to minimise lines, dryness, puffiness, and dark circles, while simultaneously protecting skin from pollutants that cause premature ageing.
$110 at Sephora
Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
This avocado-infused eye cream has a cult-following of beauty gurus for a reason. But instead of just eyeballing your favourite beauty YouTuber as they slather on a healthy layer of the stuff, we suggest sampling the creamy eye treatment for yourself. Avocado oil, shea butter and vitamin E are the key players responsible for hydrating your under eyes, while keeping dark circles and fine lines at bay too.
$52 at Adore Beauty
Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and De-Puffing Eye Contour Cream
Late nights taking their toll on your poor peepers? Overthrow unwanted dark circles and puffiness with this radiance enhancing, line-smoothing and circulation boosting formula that includes caffeine, Brazilian ginseng root extract, and horse chestnut extract.
$93 at MECCA
Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ Eye
Harness the powers of vitamin C, copper tripeptides and omegas 3, 6 and 9 to help restore your under eyes to their former glory before work (and a little too much play) got the best of them. Say adieu to dark circles, puffy under eyes, crows feet and a lack of firmness!
$157 at MECCA
Dermalogica Biolumin-C Eye Serum
Technically an eye serum, this lightweight, silky formula helps to minimise any dark circles you may be experiencing while tackling a few fine lines while it’s at it. It features a potent vitamin C complex that combats damage caused by pollutants, while brightening and firming skin. Skin-strengthening, antioxidant-rich arjun tree extract makes an appearance too, while micro-algae smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes moisture retention and overall skin resilience.
$115 at MECCA
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.