A good eye cream helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the eye area, as well as eliminating puffiness and dark circles. Due to the delicate nature of the skin in the eye area, many regular moisturisers can potentially irritate the skin around your eyes, which makes it important to use products specifically formulated for this area. By reading reviews and looking at the top eye cream picks of several popular fashion and beauty magazines, you can choose an eye cream perfect for your needs.
Relastin Eye Silk
An Allure Best of Beauty award winner, this eye cream helps smooth wrinkles in the eye area as well as firm up the surrounding skin. It promotes the growth of elastin, a protein in the connective areas of the skin.
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller Gel
Another Allure Best of Beauty winner, this gel uses a metal roller ball applicator, which chills the area and decreases puffiness (akin to placing cold spoons on swollen eyes), while the gel eliminates dark circles and tightens under-eye skin.
Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment
This Allure pick decreases your skin's melanin production, the substance responsible for skin colouration, which helps reduce dark circles. It also contains moisturisers and a light-diffusing powder to help brighten the area.
Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum
This inexpensive eye cream, a Glamour Glammy award winner for best drugstore eye cream, "instantly brightens," according to a fan on the Glamour website. The active ingredients in the product, according to the Olay website, include an amino-peptide plus B3 complex that firms and moisturises the skin.
Clinique All About Eyes
Glamour Glammy award winner Clinique All About Eyes diminishes eye puffiness and helps keep your eye make-up from smearing. A multitasking eye cream, it alleviates dark circles as well as moisturising the eye area.
Avon ANEW Clinical Eye Lift
According to Marie Claire magazine, this is the top-selling product in the U.S., making it the magazine's number-one pick in its list of 10 Best Eye Creams. It consists of two parts: a gel designed for the upper eye area that firms and smooths wrinkles and a cream that soothes puffiness and erases dark circles.
Calmia Daily Eye Protector
Marie Claire also recommends this eye cream, which boosts SPF protection to help prevent sun damage and natural ingredients to tighten and refresh the eye area.
Decleor Hydrotenseur Eye Contour Firming Serum
Suggested by Marie Claire as a solution for women just beginning to experience fine lines and wrinkles in the eye area, this cream boasts essential oils that moisturise the area and lighten dark circles.