7 energising eye creams that will make you look awake, alert and alive
Even when you definitely don't feel it
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / September 08 2021
You know how they say the eyes are the windows to the soul? Well, on top of that, they also happen to be the feature that screams "hi, I'm haggard" louder than any other. Cheers for that, guys.
But because actually getting your full eight hours unfortunately isn't always an option, it's vital to have a few friends (that come in the form of little tubs of eye area-specific moisturiser, of course) on hand to help you out when things look dire.
So, whether crow's feet and crepiness are calling for some help in the hydration department, or you're after a formula as determined to ditch dark circles as you are, we've rounded up the seven eye creams that'l leave you looking like you could join Blake Lively's family with no surname-related irony involved at all...
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex
An ever-reliable 'go to bed with red, itchy eyes and wake up soothed and smooth' style formula that we would recommend to all of our sensitive-skinned pals.
$110 at Estée Lauder
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Signature Eye Cream
Need to nix dark circles and dehydration without letting go of your late night Netflix binges? This refreshing, replenishing rose delight is certainly up to the challenge.
$65 at Adore Beauty
Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream
$59 at Adore Beauty
Clarins Multi-Active Eye
If dreary, dull eyes are getting in the way of your morning makeup routine, the combo of this option's gel-cream texture and icy metal tip are bound to help.
$70 at Adore Beauty
Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel
Find us a pair of peepers that wouldn't benefit from a hefty dose of hyaluronic acid (like this handsome hydrator) applied to surrounding skin, and we'll eat our hats.
$39.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum
Never sure how much eye cream is too much? Take the guesswork out of the application equation with these clever ceramide capsules, designed to offer just the right amount of line-smoothing nourishment.
$115 at Myer
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème
With a built-in yellow tint that acts as a colour corrector for those exhaustion-exposing blue tones (hence the banana powder-inspired name), it's a collagen and vit-C combo you simply have to try.
$57 at Sephora