7 of the most hydrating eye creams for dry skin
For when your under-eyes need a little TLC
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / September 04 2019
It’s probably one of the areas you tend to forget about the most, but the reality is that the eye area needs extra attention, especially if your skin tends to be on the dry side.
Not only does the skin around your eyes age much faster than your face (it’s thinner and more delicate), but it also loses moisture faster, too. This is because there are no oil glands in this area to help keep the skin under your eyes moisturised.
What’s more, changes in weather and day-to-day struggles (read: stress, not getting enough sleep) can also decrease the levels of hydration around the eyes. Worrying, we know. That’s why you need to reach for a great eye cream that’ll keep it looking (and feeling) fresh and nourished at all times.
Luckily, we’ve got you covered with some of the best hydrating eye creams out there to help you avoid dull, dry and flaky-looking under-eyes. Trust us, they’ll make all the difference when you’re attempting to put foundation or concealer on under your dry eyes!
Jurlique Signature Eye Cream
To prep the skin before applying makeup, you’re going to want something that will smooth and attract moisture. This is where Jurlique Signature Eye Cream comes in. It contains Persian silk tree extract, which works to address dehydration around the eyes, as well as lines, dark circles and puffiness. Our Review Crew® gave this eye cream four stars, with one of our members saying this about its luxurious texture: “Beautifully light but also reliably moisturising on dry skin without leaving a sticky texture”.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream
The Body Shop’s non-greasy offering is packed with vitamin E, plumping hyaluronic acid, and wheatgerm oil to repair, restore and protect the area under your eyes. Use this every day and it’ll help improve dark circles and fine lines, while leaving your skin looking hydrated, smooth and rejuvenated. “The formula is very hydrating, absorbs easily and leaves my eye area feeling soft and looking fresh and awake. One thing I especially love is that it doesn’t interfere with my makeup as many other creams I have used in the past do,” shared one reviewer on The Body Shop website.
Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream
The Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream contains a blend of kiwi seed oil (rich in omega-3s and vitamins C and E), avocado oil, carrot seed oil and aloe gel. It promises to restore damaged skin tissue, hydrate, and protect the under-eye area. It’s also made from natural ingredients and it’s free from synthetic fragrance – so it’s a real goodie in our books. One of our SUPERcrew members said, “I love this! Most eye creams irritate my sensitive eye area but this one is so gentle as it is all natural. The rich creamy texture leaves my eyes soothed and hydrated and looking like I got a great night’s sleep (even when I usually haven't!).”
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex
If you’re looking for a true all-rounder, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex is the perfect multitasking eye cream to add into your routine. Not only will it kick dryness to the kerb, but it also works to combat other signs of under-eye ageing including lines and dark circles. One of our Review Crew® members said, “I use this every night for great results - fine lines and wrinkles are diminished and I wake up with no puffiness. The cream helps to repair and rejuvenate the skin around the eyes, it’s super hydrating so no more dry skin.”
IT Cosmetics Confidence In An Eye Cream
If you aren’t already sold by the name, IT Cosmetics Confidence In An Eye Cream seriously packs a punch when it comes to rejuvenating your entire eye area. Developed by plastic surgeons in the US, it contains a heap of skin-loving ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, which works to hydrate and plump the eye area. “I’ve tried so many eye creams before as my eye areas are very dry. To my surprise, I found my eye area appears smoother and brighter after a day [of] using this cream.” shared one Sephora Australia reviewer.
Medik8 Advanced Night Eye
Medik8 reformulated their original night eye cream (it was previously known as Hydr8™ Night Eye), adding their signature Midnight Repair Complex™, which works to reduce skin-damaging free radicals while you sleep. It also features a blend of powerful antioxidants to hydrate and smooth for brighter, happier eyes come morning. One reviewer on Adore Beauty said, “This eye cream increased hydration and plumpness in my under-eye area, and removed the fine lines I had developing under my eyes...when I stopped using it, I noticed all of the lines and creases around my eyes return, so for me it was quite effective!”
Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate
This hardworking plant-based formula is an all-in-one anti-ageing eye treatment. It uses potent botanicals like harungana, albizia and guarana to address wrinkles and sagginess, as well as dull, dry and dehydrated skin. “I found that the skin around my eyes was almost instantly looking smoother. As each day came and went my eye area was looking smoother, brighter and more youthful,” shared one reviewer on Mecca.
If you’re looking for more superstar eye creams, check out our favourite eye creams for every concern.
Which hydrating eye cream do you love? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.