6 caffeine eye creams for every skin concern
Say goodbye to dark circles, fine lines and puffiness
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / August 03 2017
Signs of ageing that appear around the eyes - whether that’s puffiness, dark circles or fine lines and wrinkles - are a result of both genetics and your natural course of ageing. And while you can’t exactly program your DNA to stop these niggling issues from appearing on your face, there are ways to prevent them getting from bigger, darker and deeper. In particular, an eye cream is your best bet, especially one that’s packed with caffeine; this supercharged ingredient can address the signs of ageing and refresh tired-looking peepers over time. And lucky for you, there are plenty of caffeine-enriched eye creams that treat a variety of eye concerns in one go - these are our top picks.
If you have oily skin
Although Skinceuticals AOX Eye Gel is perfect for all skin types, the gel formula is great for those with oily skin as it is easily absorbed by skin. Inside, the combination of ferulic acid, vitamin C and phloretin can prevent fine lines and wrinkles appearing, and caffeine is added to diminish the look of dark circles.
If your main concern is puffiness
Trilogy Age Proof CoQ10 Eye Recovery Concentrate brings together a combination of chia seed oil to strengthen the skin’s barriers, green coffee seed extract (which is loaded with caffeine) to firm and protect, and licorice root to soothe and heal hyperpigmentation.
If your main concern is dullness
Reduce redness, puffiness and brighten the skin around the eyes with June Jacobs Revitalizing Eye Gel, which is formulated with caffeine and mica to visibly illuminate, goji berry to fight free radicals, and grape seed extract to protect the skin.
If your main concern is fine lines
Swisse Argan Anti-Aging Eye Cream combines powerful ingredients like caffeine and guarana to revitalise the eye area, as well as argan oil to nourish. “Caffeine and guarana extracts work towards improving microcirculation around the eye area, reduces puffiness and tones and firms the area around the eye to smooth out fine lines,” says Antoinette-Louise Barnardo, Nutrition Scientist for Swisse.
If your main concern is lack of elasticity
Strengthen the delicate skin around your eye with Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Serum - it’s packed with caffeine to target puffiness, malonic acid to speed up the creation of skin cells in the area and a bi-mineral complex that encourages skin elasticity and collagen production.
Now that you’ve picked the perfect product for you, learn how to get the most out of your eye cream with these handy tips.
Have you tried any of these eye creams before? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below.
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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.