We could all probably stand to up our skincare game. We know about face washes, exfoliators, and moisturizers, but what do we do for the sensitive skin beneath our eyes?
There’s an easy answer: Eye cream. But just like every other skin product, it seems like there are a million different skin types. How do you decide what to pick?
Fortunately, eye cream doesn’t really need to be as complicated as it seems. In reality, unless you have a very specific issue, most normal moisturizers will do.
However, if you DO have especially dry skin around your eyes, sensitive skin, wrinklies, dark circles, or puffy under eyes you would like to get rid of, then investing in eye cream is important.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites to help you through this difficult decision. Up your eye game with some of these amazing products.
Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Eye Firming Treatment
First and foremost, this is a great budget option. For under $8 on amazon, you can get some great eye care without draining your wallet, and trust us, that can be hard to find.
As far as skin concerns go, this is great for wrinkle prone eyes. Sure, there are more high-end options that make bold promises about wrinkles, but we can’t all blow $30+ on a tiny container of eye cream.
If you have especially dry skin, this might not be intense enough for you. However, when used in combination with a quality moisturizer, this might be just the eye boost you need.
Bottomline: If you need a little extra kick in the eyebags, but don’t want to drop too much cash, this is your best bet.
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment
Next, let’s kick up the price a little.
Tarte is a staple brand in the makeup world, which is why your best bet to find this is at stores like Sephora. With that in mind, you KNOW this is going to be some serious skincare. No one takes it more seriously than makeup artists.
This cream is best for folks with sensitive skin. Whether sun sensitive, or chemically sensitive, this is a gentle eye cream with intense effects. It’s also great from crows feet and fine lines.
Bottomline: This is a great all around eye cream. It’s a bit more of an investment than Yes To option, but it’s definitely worth the price.
Kate Somerville Age Arrest Eye Cream
Now we’re getting into the very high end skin products.
This cream from Kate Somerville is certainly going to price a lot of customers out. But unfortunately, you usually get what you pay for, and that’s no different when it comes to skincare.
As the name implies, this is the perfect cream for wrinkles, crows feet, or any other signs of aging. However, the main intention of this product is skin firming. If you have a little sag under the eyes, this is your cream.
Bottomline: This may be a little overpriced, but the technology in this product makes it worth a small fortune. If you have some serious baggage under your eyes, this is your best option, even if the price tag makes you a little nauseous.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
To put it bluntly, this is a HEAVY eye cream. You’re not going to want to wear this cream around during the day. You’ll look a little greasy, and no one wants greasy eyelids.
However, if you have some serious drying issues, this is a great night cream. Throw it on if you’re constantly straining your eyes during the day. Many customers with computer heavy job find this to be the perfect cream for after a long day of staring at screens.
The key ingredients here are avocado oil (obviously), beta-carotene, and shea butter.
Bottomline: For some serious moisturizing, without the high price of the Kate Somerville,this is a great option. Just make sure you have another option for your early morning eye treatment.
Avon Anew Clinical Thermafirm
For drooping eyes that need some some serious firming action, you need to take some drastic measures. Luckily, this “drastic measure” is only going to cost you about $20. But don’t let the price fool you. This is a high quality product.
The reason that it’s so cheap (compared to other eye creams) is because it’s not exclusively an eye cream. For whatever reason, the smaller area a product is meant to cover, the more expensive it is. While $20 is a mid range moisturizer, it’s pretty cheap for eye cream.
Bottomline: This is an inexpensive product with some serious firming qualities to it. If you’re worried about lines, sagging, or other aging signs, this is a great budget option.
Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream with Echinacea GreenEnvy™
Next we have another all around product. It’s great for any skin type, but it is especially effective on dark circles. While all eye creams should have some effect on signs of aging, that’s not explicitly what this product is for.
The special Echinacea GreenEnvy™ is a blend that contains cichoric acid that promotes collagen. That means you’ll get some firming and toning, promoting overall healthy eye skin.
Bottomline: This is a great all around eye cream. Unless you have a very serious issue you need to target, this is the cream for you.
Clinique Repair Anti-Gravity Eye Cream
This cream is a an anti-aging powerhouse. From wrinkles to dark circles to sagging eye skin, this is the cream to fix your problems. It’s deep moisturizing, meant to get in there to regenerate, firm, and repair.
This may be a little pricey for some consumers, but trust that it’s worth every penny. You’ll see just how quickly it fixes your wrinkles and fine lines quick.
Bottomline: This is a perfect option if you’re worried about signs of aging.