Your Guide to Choosing an Under-Eye Cream

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How to Choose an Eye Cream for Every Eye Concern

To achieve your best complexion yet, it’s important to build a regular skincare routine that you can stick to. We’re talking about cleansing with a facial cleanser twice a day (morning and night), choosing a serum that addresses your particular skin concerns, exfoliating regularly and then topping it all off with a nourishing moisturiser. But there’s one more step you should be taking to ensure a complexion that looks youthful and radiant, and that’s applying an eye cream.

The most obvious signs of ageing often happen first around the eyes. Applying an eye cream can help prevent and reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles but also combat other eye issues. We’re talking puffiness, dark circles and even dryness. No matter your concern, there’s an eye cream for you. Read on to perfect your skincare routine and get ready to fight visible signs of ageing.

Dark circles be gone: here are our best dark circle eye creams

Had a long night or just find yourself battling with frequent dark circles under your eyes every morning, no matter if you got a full eight hours sleep? An eye cream can help diminish the appearance of dark circles, even before you pop your favourite concealer on! And let’s be real with each other, sometimes you just want to go barefaced anyway and leave the make up for another day.

Our favourite picks for dark circles? The Age Perfect Golden Age Rosy Eye Cream is infused with radiant rosy pigments that instantly brighten the appearance of dark circles to refresh your eyes. Formulated with peony and calcium B5 not only is a natural rosy appearance restored but so is your skin’s density. Apply each morning and evening after cleansing by gently patting around your eye contours.

Need a product to do just a little bit more? Reach for the Age Perfect Cell Renewal Regenerating Serum. This powerful formula helps to reveal new cells and reduce dark circles on mature eye contours. Enriched with rare Black Truffle extract which can stimulate cell renewal and fermented black tea which protects cells. Need to visibly deflate puffy eyes while improving dark circles? Lucky this formula is enriched with powerful caffeine and a metal applicator which soothes puffy eyes.

Editor's note: Don't expect eye cream to let you instantly bid adieu to under-eye dark circles. If you need an instant fix, that's what concealer is for!

Wrinkles and crow's feet? No worries!

The delicate skin around your eyes is particularly susceptible to the appearance of not only dark circles, but pesky fine lines and wrinkles, too. If you’re experiencing wrinkles or crow’s feet, we know just the thing for you. The Revitalift Classic Eye Cream, can help reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet with continued use over time. Formulated with Advanced Pro-Retinol, the powerful anti-wrinkle ingredients will help reduce the signs of wrinkles and crow’s feet over time. To use, simply apply onto clean skin every morning and night, gently patting in with your ring finger around the eye area and blend the cream until thoroughly absorbed.

Our best eye creams for under-eye bags

Don’t let under-eye bags get you down. Just look for an eye cream that can help minimise the appearance of under-eye bags, like the Revitalift Laser X3 Eye Cream, which is formulated to target under eye puffiness. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and Pro-Xylane, this luxurious, lightweight eye cream can help reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, dark circles, and wrinkles with continued use. Bonus: It has a luxurious cooling applicator! To use, gently massage the eye cream around your eye area until it’s absorbed. 

Dry eyes? Not anymore!

When it comes to your skin, one thing is for sure: dry skin is not the goal, especially when it comes to your delicate eye contours. Not only is it uncomfortable, but if not addressed properly, it can lead to flaking. The skin around your eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, so it needs extra TLC—especially if you’re prone to dryness. What’s more, dry skin can make wrinkles even more pronounced.

Need some intense hydration? Our favourite is Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Replumping Eye Cream. Not only is hyaluronic acid a powerhouse when it comes to replenishing the skin’s moisture, but it also plumps the look of visible wrinkles.

Our best eye creams for men

Never fear men, eye creams aren’t just for the ladies! In fact the Men Expert Hydra Energetic Cool Eye Roll-On is made just for you! Eliminate the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes immediately with the icy applicator. Enriched with caffeine and vitamin C, dark circles appear brighter and instantly refreshed. To use, simply swipe over the contour of your undereye morning and night. 

Extend beyond your eyes

Now that you’ve added an eye cream to your skincare routine, it’s important to care for your eyes in other areas of your life. Even when you’ve had a long day, or night, it’s important to take your makeup off before falling asleep. Not only will taking your makeup off cleanse your skin before hitting the hay, it will also protect your delicate eye area. It’s important to gently remove any stubborn eye makeup. Our favourite is the Age Perfect Gentle Eyes & Lips Make-Up Remover.

Once you’ve added an eye cream to the mix and you're officially fighting visible signs of ageing around your eyes, why not kick it up another notch? Deeply nourish your skin while you get your beauty sleep with a rich night cream. But signs of ageing don’t just finish at your face. While you’re fighting visible signs of ageing around your eyes, protect the delicate skin of your neck and chest with the Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Neck & Decolletage Cream. Infused with the repairing power of New Zealand Manuka Honey, this is the perfect choice for dry and fragile skin, all the while complementing your new eye cream.

For our complete guide to anti-ageing skincare, discover The Best Skin Care Routine for Ageing Skin.