7 retinol eye creams for some much-needed ocular rejuvenation
Ready to see the world with fresh eyes?
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / September 08 2021
Retinol has a long and lauded history of completely rejuvenating ageing skin, promoting cellular turnover, collagen production, firmer skin and improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture.
So why wouldn’t you employ the impressive anti-ageing ingredient to help tackle all the pervasive issues that affect the delicate skin surrounding our precious peepers? It seems ludicrous not to.
These seven eye cream options boast a wealth of retinol, as well as a host of other potent ingredients for tackling all your eye-related dramas – enjoy!
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask
As if the idea of slathering a healthy dose of anti-ageing retinol under our eyes didn’t sound enticing enough, this sleeping mask is also packed full of nourishing avocado, antioxidant-rich coffeeberry and brightening niacinamide. Apply in the evening and wake up to plump, firm and de-puffed skin.
$60 at MECCA
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
This triple-action correcting serum utilises ferulic acid in conjunction with retinol to target crepey skin, fine lines and uneven skin tone. It also contains licorice root, which works to brighten dark circles and promote a unified complexion.
$98 at MECCA
LIBERTY BELLE Rx Eye Dream®
Hydrate, smooth and improve skin’s elasticity using this homegrown hero from Aussie beauty brand Liberty Belle Rx. This formula contains a patented slow-release form of retinol and an antioxidant-rich red algae extract, as well as a slew of skin-nourishers like MuruMuru butter, shorea Butter, vitamin E and sacha inchi oil.
$152 at Liberty Belle
La Roche-Posay Redermic R Anti-Ageing Eye Cream
FIRST AID BEAUTY Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream
Collagen production-stimulating and cellular turnover-promoting microencapsulated retinol is the star of the show in this anti-ageing formula. Fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet are at the top of this eye cream’s most-wanted list but it’s also formulated with a wealth of sensitive-skin friendly ingredients (colloidal oatmeal, allantoin, aloe, ceramides, and vitamins C and E) that make this our top pick for retinol virgins.
$72 at Sephora
Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Eye Cream
Not only does Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Eye Cream have our Review Crew’s seal of approval but this pick is also a favourite of a number of celebrities (Busy Phillips and Jennifer Hudson, just to name a few). The promise of 24 hours of hydration and firming, brightening and complexion-unifying properties may have something to do with the outstanding reviews...
$50.99 at Chemist Warehouse
PEACE OUT SKINCARE Retinol Eye Stick
Yes, technically this pick is waitlist only, but that’s only because it’s that good. Just like their cult-favourite pimple patches and blackhead removal strips, this travel-friendly eye stick has won over the hearts of the beauty community on a global scale. The formula utilises powerhouse ingredients like encapsulated retinol, antioxidant-rich astaxanthin and a cocktail of peptides to boot.
$43 at Sephora (waitlist only)
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.