The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive layer of skin on the entire body therefore it’s vital that we treat it with the utmost care. Whether you have fine lines, crow’s feet, dark circles or puffy eyes, I’ve selected the best anti-wrinkle eye cream that will revive an nourish the delicate eye area.
As you age, it’s even more important that you boost your skin care routine by using an eye cream, specially formulated for your needs. If you’re one of many women who think these types of products don’t do much for you, then you probably didn’t try the ones I’m about to tell you about.
There are plenty of eye creams available on the market and I know that only some of them work effectively, so give these a try and you’ll see that the really do show results if they are used appropriately and for a longer period of time.
I’ve rounded up some of the best eye creams for wrinkles, that not only prevent those pesky fine line in the future, but also repair the damage that’s already been done. Other products on my list cater specifically to dark circles and help you achieve a fresh, supple and brighter eye area.
There are also products that help with puffy eyes and of course, there are some that have the whole package and cater to more than one issue. At the end of the article, at your request, I’ve selected the best drugstore eye creams available, which do little more than hydrate the under eye area.
Here are the best eye creams available to keep your skin looking smooth, fresh and hydrated, wrinkle-free and all together radiant:
Top Eye Creams for preventing wrinkles (25+)
Vichy Reti-C Eyes Intensive Corrective Care
The best form of treatment for fine lines and wrinkles is prevention, I always say, so why not start taking care of the delicate skin around your eyes earlier rather than later. I have to say that the Reti-C eye cream is great! I recommend it for those just starting out with eye creams, as this baby moisturizes and keeps the skin smooth and supple. I love the fact that the formula is light and that it contains retinol and sunscreen, yet it does not irritate the eye area. Must try!
Raw Natural Beauty Raw Skincare Ambiaty Eye Treatment
This eye cream is the perfect choice for those looking for a more natural skincare solution to fine lines and wrinkles. It’s formulated with rich botanical butters, oils and extracts to nourish and hydrate the eye area. Moreover, it reduces under-eye bags and genuinely repairs damaged skin.
Ambiaty Eye Treatment is hypoallergenic and free of chemical dyes, chemical preservatives and chemical fragrances, making it safe and gentle for all skin types and sensitivity levels.It’s so lighweight that it goes on smooth, absorbs quickly and makes you look rested and refreshed.
Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Eye Cream
YSL’s formula is packed with glycans that boost cell renewal and bind moisture, so the delicate and fragile eye area maintains its elasticity and brightness for years to come. It’s intensely moisturizing, hydrating and soothing, leaving the area around your eyes youthful and luminous.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti Aging Eye Serum
Obviously, eye serums are so popular, that they must be better than creams, right? Particularly this one, I’d reply. If you’re willing to splurge, than this anti-oxidant-packed treatment from Elizabeth Arden will do wonders for you. Its intensive formula minimizes wrinkles, reduces puffiness, combats dark circles and boosts elasticity and firmness. Moreover, it improves the appearance of sun damages discolored skin, taking of years of your face.
Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Eye Cream
The new Polyphenol C15 line I’ve reviewed for you recently features a double-action gel-cream that reduces dark circles, puffiness and smoothes the area around the eyes and lips. The grape seed polyphenols + vitamin C anti-oxidant, anti-wrinkle formula is enriched with Matrixyl 3000 (a gold star peptide combination) and fern, horse chestnut for a smooth skin, liquorice as a decongestant.
The witch hazel and chamomile extracts soften the eye area and make the skin supple and smooth.This eye cream is the best I tried so far. It’s instantly tightening, smoothing and moisturizing, it relieves dark circles and puffiness and has an immediate anti-wrinkle effect on fine lines.
Best choices for sensitive skin
Estee Lauder Verite Special Eye Care
Probably the best eye cream for sensitive skin to my knowledge is this one from Estee Lauder, a brand that never fails to surprise me and reward my loyalty. Its gentle, yet effective formula hydrates the skin around the eyes and fights signs of aging, so I definitely recommend it to those in the mid20s to 30s age range. This cream doesn’t irritate at all, so I would definitely recommend it those who had previous bad experiences with eye creams. You’ll never part again!
Clarins Super-Restorative Total Eye Concentrate
With immediate results and effects that diminish crow’s feet and deep lines as well as a gentle formula that’s designed for sensitive skin, this product is one of Clarin’s finest. It’s very effective for aging skin, as it smoothes and plumps saggy skin, making you look fresh and radiant. Best part – it absorbs quickly, it doesn’t cause irritations or allergic reactions, which makes it perfect for those over 35-40 years old, with sensitive eyes.
Borghese Fluido Protettivo Advanced Spa Lift for Eyes
To be perfectly honest, I haven’t tried this one yet, but I’m dying to, since it’s said to be great for sensitive eyes. It’s exceptionaly effective as a fine line, dark circles and puffy eyes treatment and it doesn’t sting, burn or irritate the eyes. Also a plus is the fact that it has a light texture, that sinks in fast.
Philosophy Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Eye Repair
This product’s formula features HPR, a molecule designed to deliver anti-aging benefits really fast (within a week of daily use), without the potential for irritation. I’d say Philosophy is worth considering if you’re looking for a treatment that facilitates cell turnover, acts as an antioxidant, supports natural collagen, and is proven to dramatically improve the appearance wrinkles and discoloration.
Plus, it helps diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes, leaving the eye area fresh and brighter. The hydrating formula glides on easily for a satiny smooth finish, ideal for makeup application.
Eye creams for dark circles & puffy eyes
DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm
This incredible eye cream does offer amazing results. You can see a difference straight away, as it significantly reduces under eye circles and puffiness, leaving the delicate eye area supple, smooth and plumped. It’s anti-aging formula diminished fine lines and prevents future wrinkles, so it’s definitely a rescue balm worth considering.
Mario Badescu Ceramide Eye Gel
I always felt that gels work wonders on dark circles and puffy eyes, as they sink into the skin faster, leaving no greasy film. I might be bias when it comes to Mario Badescu, a skin care genius who’s native Romanian, like I am, but trust me when I say, when it comes to his Eye Gel, there’s no question about it – the man’s a legend.
I recommend this treatment for smoothing, refining and moisturizing the area around your eyes, as this could be the best solution for puffy eyes I’ve yet to encounter. I keep mine cold, in the fridge and use it in the morning after I’ve had only a few hours of sleep. It takes a few minutes to reduce puffiness and diminish the appearance of dark circles. Great product!
Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream
If you’re looking for an eye cream to help you with dark circles and puffy eyes, then you probably need one that’s light, but soothing, with a non-greasy texture. The Lineless eye cream cleverly erases puffiness and makes you look fresh and awake. It also prevents wrinkles, so it’s a good product for those in their mid 20s.
Perricone MD Acyl Glutathione Eye Lid Serum
I love it when a brand names their star product in relation to the active ingredients in the formula; that way you know exactly what you’re getting! Acyl Glutathione dramatically reduces the appearance of creases and other signs of skin aging, as well as tightening the skin around your eyes and relieve puffiness, making you look fresh and youthfull in an instant. Unlike other eye creams, this one is designed applied in the morning to keep you fresh for the day.
La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Eye Cream
If you’re willing to do anything to get rid of the dark circles under your eyes, you should consider splurging on this insanely pricey but extremely effective eye cream. It targets the appearance of darkness in the eye area that can be caused from hyper-pigmentation or circulation issues and intantly brightens, smoothes and tightens the eye area, diminishing wrinkles as well.
Pearlescent powders illuminate shadows and age spots while golden caviar extracts lift and firm. You won’t find something more effective for dark circles, besides surgery.
Best Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream for fine lines
Bruno Vassari Kiany Experiance Eye Lift-Ox
The Eye Lift-Ox from Bruno Vassari has almost a botox effect on the eye area, reducing wrinkles, hydrating the area and smoothing the skin. It’s a pretty powerful treatment, containing the best seller ingredient – matriyl, which fills in wrinkles by stimulating the synthesis of collagen, polyphenols, vintamins C, E and the patented Haloxyl, which blurs 60% of dark circles through the stimulation of hemoglobin. It’s complimented by the Bruno Vassari Serum Vite and the Vita Vite cream, which is why I gave a kit to my mom. She loves them!
ZO Skin Health Olluminate Intense Eye Repair
Not sure how many of you are familiar with this brand, which is all the more reason to include it on my list and tell you more about it. This cream does everything you’d like for the eye area – it reduces fine lines and wrinkles, helps reduce puffiness and discoloration with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, contains stabilized retinol (a must-have for aging skin) and advanced peptides that prevent and repair.
What I love most about it is the fact that besides being a treatment, it also contains optical diffusers that highlight the eye area and reduce the appearance of dark circles. It’s all the more makeup-friendly as it’s not too heavy or greasy, so it sinks into the skin quickly, allowing you to apply makeup in the morning without worrying about smudges. Need to get this for my mom!
Murad Renewing Eye Cream
This eye cream from Murad is not only a great valuable treatment for fighting fine lines and wrinkles, but it’s also a great option for those with sensitive eyes, as the formula is non-irritating. It contains wild yam and soybean to increase firmness, elasticity and hydration, a brightening complex to reduce the appearance of dark circles and eradicate puffiness each time you apply it in the morning. Moreover, a peptide reduces wrinkles and fine lines, smoothens the crease lines and helps saggy skin or hooded eyes appear fresh and awake.
Perricone MD High Potency Eye Lift
If you’re looking for a boost in firmness, skin cell renewal and everything you cold possibly want in an eye cream, Perricone MD is on my top 10 personal list. This fast-absorbing treatment contains antioxidants for toning, Pycnogenol for renewing collagen, vitamins that repaid damaged skin and mimic lipids that are already present in the skin, thus giving you a more rested, less saggy skin. It helps treat deep wrinkles as well as hydrate your skin to prevent future ones. I love it!
Dr. Brandt Flaws No More R3p Cream
Dr. Bradt’s triple peptide formula is designed to diminish deep lines and wrinkles, bind moisture to the skin and stimulate collagen production for cell renewal. It’s excellent for dark circles and some even say it’s the closest you can get to Botox. I experienced results right away, so it must work wonders with long term use.
Top picks for mature skin (40+)
Creme De La Mer The Eye Concentrate
Creme de la Mer is probably the most popular eye cream on the market, used by tons of celebrities and women who like to self-indulge. Though expensive, the formula of The Eye Concentrate is well worth the price tag, as this baby is super hydrating and contains advanced anti-aging ingredients that target wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.
I recommend it to those with mature skin, as it’s pretty rich and intensely soothing. After all, once you’ve tried it, there is hardly anything on the market that compares. Another great product from Creme de la Mer is The Eye Balm Intense, a similar formula that ydrates and smoothes the skin, leaving it looking better than ever.
Shiseido Future Solution LX Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream
I recommend this Regenerating Cream for mature, aging skin as Shiseido is somewhat of a fountain of youth to me. Not only does this potion tightens the under eye area, giving it a smooth, moisturized and radiant appearance, but it also helps by brightening the whole area and eliminating any dark circles. Although it definitely is an investment, it’s well worth the money, as it get rid of wrinkles around your eyes as well as those around your lips. Fantastic choice!
SkinCeuticals Eye Balm
Appreciated by tons of celebrities, amongst which the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller, this eye cream is one of the best on the market. Its formula is powerful, without harming the delicate eye area, it absorbs quickly and feels very soothing. Aging skin usually requires not only something that will treat existing wrinkles and prevent others but also a cream that improves the texture of the skin and boosts hydration. This caters to all these issues and more, so you should try it.
Artistry LuXury Creme Luxury Eye
If you’re looking for instant results, then the Artistry Luxury Cream for your eyes is definitely the best you’ll find. Without any hesitation, I’d say this eye cream helps you look up to 15 years younger, as your eyes become noticeably lighter and brighter.
As it re-energizes the skin with cardiolipin, an ingredient so rare that it’s worth more than its weight in gold, Artistry lifts the eye area, reduces the appearance of saggy skin and of dark circles, increases firmness and smoothes puffiness. Is there anything else you could ask for? Oh, it helps with crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles, diminishing expression lines.
Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream
This next-generation cream gives the delicate eye area unprecedented focus, targeting all the key signs of aging: crow’s feet, dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles and loss of firmness. Its formula is designed to restore skin’s elasticity and firmness, and the fruit and flower of Vanilla Planifolia help restore youth and radiance to the eye area. Worth the spurge!
Best Drugstore Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
RoC Retinol Correction Sensitive Eye Cream
Probably the most affordable eye cream as well as effective is the one from RoC, which is specially formulated without retinol, an ingredient that sometimes causes irritation to women with sensitive eyes. It’s got a mild anti-aging formula, so I probably wouldn’t count on it to diminish deep lines and wrinkles, however it will bind moisture and keep your eye area smooth and hydrated, less prone to wrinkling.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream
Another great choice for an eye cream if you’re on a budget is the Rapid Wrinkle Repair from Neutrogena. Gets your attention, am I right? With good cause! This baby contains retinol – our favorite wrinkle smoother, that will help fade crow’s feet, smooth fine lines and reduce dark circles in under a month.
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Creme
Had to mention this brand, since it was first produced in Romania, where I grew up. I Now that it’s popular over seas (like Mario Badescu, thank you very much), I can shine glory on the efficiency of this brand suited for dry, sensitive skin. This anti-wrinkle eye cream is fragrance-free, alcohol free, non-comedogenic and won’t irritate your eyes. It contains Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10 and Beta-Carotene to fight against fine lines and wrinkles.
Aveeno Positively Ageless Lifting & Firming Eye Cream
Although I haven’t tested this cream, consumer reports and my research show that it gives results in just one week. This eye cream contains wheat protein and shiitaki mushrooms that lift and tighten the under eye area. It sinks right into your skin and hydrates it.
Yes to Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream
I for one was very happy with this drugstore brand for many years. Its dark circle correcting eye cream contains Indian Gooseberry, which is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, while the grapefruit extract fades age spots. The licorice reduces under eye bags and redness, as the Abyssinica Oil replenishes the skin lipids that help keep your eye area young and supple. Added benefit – fades those under eye circles!
What do you think? Have you tried any of these eye creams for wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles or puffy eyes and care to share your experience?