9 vitamin C-infused eye creams for tackling tired eyes
Have you got the juice?
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 28 2023
We’ve been utilising vitamin C in our serums for yonks, and now it’s time to utilise its transformative powers in the battle against tired eyes.
Vitamin C is basically a high-ranking marine that’s armed with antioxidant-rich properties that make it the ingredient for protecting skin against free radicals and UV damage. It even helps your SPF do its job better, preventing premature ageing and minimising the appearance of any visible signs of ageing you may currently be experiencing.
We’re talking a minimisation of pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and a brighter, more even-toned under-eye area – all with just some regular attention from a dedicated vitamin C-infused eye cream formula, people.
Do yourself a favour and invest – here are nine vitamin C eye creams to choose from.
Dope Skin Co Retinol Eye Cream With Vitamin C
This is a deeply hydrating eye cream, formulated with retinoids, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and bioactive soy peptides to boost collagen production, fade dark circles and firm your under eye area, helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It has a lightweight, non-greasy formula that's perfect for all skin types.
$27.30 at Dope Skin Co
Biologi Vitamin C Face & Eye Serum
Ideal for use at home or to complement professional skin treatments, this multi-tasking plant-based vitamin C face and eye serum aims to smooth and brighten the skin, while building antioxidant protection to reduce the impact of damaging free radicals. The 100 per cent active transformative skin care relies on powerful phyto-actives such as gallic acid, vitamin C and ellagic acid to encourage the synthesis of collagen and strengthening of the outer dermal layer.
$88 at a-beauty
Clemence Organics Lime Caviar Eye Creme
The delicate eye area is often the first place on our face to show signs of fatigue. This eye cream uses a potent formula to combat dark circles and puffy eyes, using Australian native finger lime caviar. High potency vitamin C gently tightens skin and strengthens capillaries, reducing dark circles and puffiness under the eye. Combined with biofermented hyaluronic acid, collagen synthesis is supported, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
$86.98 at hardtofind
La Roche-Posay Redermic C Eyes Serum
Even skin tone and promote collagen production with the La Roche-Posay Redermic Vitamin C Anti-Ageing Eye Cream, which tackles the premature signs of ageing in one fell swoop. Watch as fine lines and wrinkles are plumped and pigmentation is minimised and the complexion unified.
$48.95 at Adore Beauty
SATURDAY SKIN Yuzu Vitamin C Bright Eye Cream
This eye cream combines vitamin C-rich yuzu extract and niacinamide to create the ultimate brightening formula for tackling dark circles, smoothing fine lines around the eyes and preventing moisture loss.
$50 at Sephora
Murad Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector
This dark circle corrector promises the minimisation of under-eye shadows in just two weeks with dedicated application. Formulated to target a variety of dark circles, its antioxidant-rich brew also provides defence against environmental free radical damage that contributes to premature ageing.
$110 at Adore Beauty
OLE HENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the iconic OLE HENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème in a lineup of the best vitamin C eye creams. Renowned the world over for its effective brightening formula (it draws its inspiration from brightening banana powder used by pro-level MUAs), this pick is infused with colour-correcting pigments that help to blur and brighten fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles, all while prepping skin for concealer application if you need a little extra coverage.
$63 at Sephora
Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum
Like a lightweight eye option? Then this multi-tasking serum might just be what the doctor asked for with a slew of anti-ageing properties on hand. We’re talking a reduction in the appearance of lines and dark circles with a formula that utilises two different variations of vitamin C, as well as hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated.
$95 at Adore Beauty
Dermalogica BioLumin-C Eye Serum
Dermalogica Biolumin-C Eye Serum boasts multiple forms of vitamin C molecules: arjun tree extract (which helps to protect against pollutants and reinforces the skin’s natural barrier), chia seed oil (rich in omega-3 fatty acids), and tremella and poria mushroom (which aid in the production of hyaluronic acid and keep skin looking plump and youthful).
$105.90 at Adore Beauty
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.