12 quick-fix heroes to refresh your eyes
From gels and creams to serums, balms and everything in between
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / March 26 2020
Your eye area can reveal more than a drunken Instagram story. It can show everything – from too many wines to late nights studying and long-haul flights. Regardless of what’s going on in your life, we all want to look like a fresh, well-rested being come morning. So, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite eye products to add to your skin care routine.
La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire
Have you ever seen an eye cream as luxe as this?! The answer is no. But guys, the ornate shelfie-worthy packaging is just the beginning. The real luxury can be found inside La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire. Rich and nourishing, the creamy eye treatment helps restore firmness and elasticity around the eyes, offsetting the red and violet tints (aka those dark bags). Did we mention it comes with a ceramic pearl to reduce puffiness under the eyes? Eye repair has never looked so good.
La Mer The New Eye Concentrate
This deeply conditioning and brightening eye cream from La Mer uses the brand’s signature Miracle Broth to help with depuffing and dark circles, while lime tea concentrate (which is full of antioxidants) helps prevent further damage. The best part? The cooling applicator that makes applying your undereye cream a serious treat.
L’Occitane Overnight Reset Eye Serum
L’Occitane Overnight Reset Eye Serum’s unique oil-in-serum texture is everything your tired eyes need right now. Formulated with anti-ageing organic immortelle essential oil from Corsica (these are the little gold bubbles you can see in the serum), as well as natural botanical extracts which help reduce the signs of fatigue, this eye serum works to improve every aspect associated with tired eyes. Apply before bed and you’ll wake up with bright, rested eyes.
AHC Perfecting Eye Cream For Face
Packed with vitamins and peptides, this innovative eye treatment from K-Beauty brand AHC focuses on stimulating collagen production and tissue growth. Add the fact that it uses microsome technology to easily penetrate deep into your delicate eye area and it’s no wonder one tube of AHC Perfecting Eye Cream For Face is sold every three seconds in Korea.
Sisley Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid
Part of Sisley’s cult Black Rose line, this new formula has been developed specifically for the delicate eye contour area. Sisley Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid infuses the eyes with a burst of radiance and freshness to give a revived and smoothed look to eyes. Plus, the cold ceramic applicator is a seriously good time for tired, puffy eyes.
Dr Dennis Gross Stress SOS Eye Cream
This little guy is packed with more skin-loving superfoods than your morning smoothie. Dr Dennis Gross Stress SOS Eye Cream draws on ingredients like goji, açai and coffee for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to tackle dark circles and puffiness. The lightweight cream is also enriched with niacinamide to strengthen the skin’s barrier so it retains moisture.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Multi-Wrinkle Minimizer Eye Cream
Besides from being utterly gorgeous, Guerlain Abeille Royale Multi-Wrinkle Minimizer Eye Cream packs a real punch when it comes to brightening your eye area. It uses a blend of nutrient-rich honeys (like Ouessant Island honey, Corsican honey and New Zealand clover honey) to repair skin tissue and target dark circles and signs of ageing. It also looks offensively stunning in your bathroom cabinet.
Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream
Formulated with marine algae and paracress extract, Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream is a 100 per cent vegan goodie that works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, while hydrating and brightening the eye area. Psst…it sits perfectly under makeup, too!
Sukin Hydra Eye Gel
If dry skin is your problem, you’ll need something that’ll deeply hydrate the delicate skin under your eyes, like Sukin Hydra Eye Gel. It’s made with a moisture-boosting squad of bio-marine sea algae, hyaluronic acid and maize complex (we feel hydrated just reading the ingredient list) that leaves your skin looking fresh and dewy.
Olay ProX Anti-Aging Youth Active Eye Restoration Complex
When applied topically, caffeine has the ability to constrict blood vessels beneath the skin, which helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. If you're looking for an anti-ageing eye cream, opt for one with this super ingredient, like Olay ProX Anti-Aging Youth Active Eye Restoration Complex. It immediately brightens the under-eye area and sends your dark circles, crow’s feet and puffiness packing.
NIVEA Q10 POWER Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream
If lines and wrinkles are making you look older than you actually are, it’s time to bring in the big guns in eye care. NIVEA Q10 POWER Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream uses the power of creatine (an acid) to target ageing skin around the eyes by firming and contouring.
Aceology Anti-Aging Gold Eye Mask
If you need to revive your eyes in a pinch, Aceology Anti-Aging Gold Eye Mask is your secret weapon for instantly brighter, fresher eyes. The gold strips are exploding with ingredients that will both tone and hydrate your eyes, while helping to reduce the appearance of pesky fine lines. Plus, it looks good on your Instagram!
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.
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