With the rise in recent years of targeted, topical products, the focus has been firmly on skincare: powerful ingredients to cocktail, serums to layer – but what about the humble eye cream? Not so humble, as it turns out; eye creams have been receiving the same treatment as the rest of the skincare industry. The same combination of ingredients that work for your skin can also work for the delicate eye area, albeit in less concentrated amounts.
Eye creams can do a myriad of tasks – they brighten and disguise dark circles, they reduce lines and wrinkles, and lift and firm your eyelids. They’re almost paramount to creating a smooth base for eyeshadow and concealer. If you haven’t had enough sleep, or need to look less tired like, right now, an eye cream is the place to start.
Make sure your eye cream can keep up with the rest of your skincare, with our edit of the ones that work the hardest.
This eye cream has a myriad of hydrating, plumping and brightening ingredients including collagen, caffeine, vitamin C, copper, blue algae, hyaluronic acid, and cucumber extract. Additionally, its sheer blue tint negates any redness and brightens the area for an instantly wide-awake look.
If you've hit the snooze button one two many times, this eye cream offers a two-pronged attack on puffy, tried eyes. Hyaluronic acid ensures this treatment gives optimum hydration to the eye area to de-puff and plump the skin, while light-reflecting pigments immediately brighten your dark circles.
This cream's hero ingredient has been proven to boost collagen synthesis and production by up to 82%, which goes a long way to rescuing skin and renewing damaged tissue. Kiwi seed oil also has a high concentration of vitamin C, which will instantly brighten the eye area.