The best eye creams that pack a punch
Only a dermatologist could make a retinol we would smear on our sensitive lids. Vitamin E and green tea soothe; hyaluronic acid locks in water.
Available at caneandaustin.com, $95.
Plant stem cells and humanely collected bee toxin (melittin) rehydrate puckered skin, increase its elasticity, and take the sting out of the whole getting older thing.
Available nordstrom.com, $140.
The travel-ready pump doles out shots of moisture on long flights. Use it the next morning to give jet-lagged eyes a natural (looking) luminosity.
Available at darphin.com, $136.
At first glance, this transparent gel looks like the dessert course at the International Space Station. It’s actually an enzyme peel that re-texturizes under eyes by eating away at dead skin cells.
Available at perriconemd.com, $65.
Hit the antiaging jackpot with this little pot o’ gold filled with rich, collagen-stimulating cream.
Available at 3lab.com, $275.
It might be the little sister to one of our top face serums, but the eye-lift-in-a-bottle deserves its time in the spotlight.
Available at yslbeautyus.com, $115.
There is nothing fishy about a Scandinavian import that flattens bags and softens crinkles with the help of caffeine, antioxidant-rich berries, and Arctic salmon roe.
Available at freyaskincare.com, $85.
The gentle (but effective) Stockholm-born line uses a patented vitamin A-based formula that is eight times more powerful than run-of-the-mill retinoids.
Available at sephora.com, $80.
Nerd out over the high-tech formula (yeast extract, rosemary, vitamin A, and anti-aging biotechnologies) that lifts sad, sagging skin the first day. You won’t believe your you-know-what.
Available at shiseido.com, $60.
Keep the lipgloss-like tube in your purse and reach for it throughout the day. A metallic end deflates bags, miniscule mica particles reflect light, and the creamy formula fades circles over time.
Available at clinique.com, $39.50.
Practice your mini massage technique by twirling the swiveling applicator above and below eyes twice a day. The serum lightens areas around the brow bone, and a cool metal tip smooths puffy skin.
Available at lancome-usa.com, $68.
The holistic skin care specialist treats irritated eyes the all-natural way with organic elderberry, parsley, black currant, and red raspberry seed oils.
Available at ceciliawongskincare.com, $58.
For those who want to look as good as the French without turning down the last slice of cheesecake.
Available at vichyusa.com, $29.
Get scientific with the detoxifying super serum that eliminates skin toxins while triggering cellular regeneration.
Available at dior.com, $70.
We wish we could get eight hours of sleep every night. Although, looking that way will do. A dab of LiftLab Lift & Firm eye cream that aims to depuff and dewrinkle should do the trick.
Available at theliftlab.com, $95.
Promoting lymphatic drainage, the icy-to-the-touch roller ball of the natural serum wakes up tired eyes faster than a double espresso. The potent cocktail of tomato and raspberry stem cells and BioNymph peptide reduces inflammation and signs of aging and stimulates collagen production.
Available at chantecaille.com, $210.
We declare La Prairie’s pricey formula (golden caviar, caffeine, and other natural extracts) a solid investment. Our tester’s delicate under-eye skin was noticeably brighter and smoother in less than a week with morning and night applications.
Available at shoplaprairie.com, $265.
This royal jelly, chamomile, and cucumber eye cream is a savior for sensitive peepers prone to puffiness.
Available at burtsbees.com, $18.
When waking up is hard to do, this morning eye gel eases your pain. It has a refreshing scent, absorbs quickly, provides a good base for makeup, and even gives the area around our eyes a subtle glow.
Available at shop.nordstrom.com, $38.
If it didn’t happen to our own eyes, we wouldn’t have believed it: a noticeable reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in less than two weeks.
Available at veneffect.com, $125.
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