The most moisture-rich eye creams
Because your fragile eye area deserves some love.
In the new normal, eyes are the prize. The silver lining? It’s the perfect time for beautiful eye looks—from soft glam to smoky to whimsical wings. And creating a well-hydrated canvas for these looks with a moisturizing eye cream is key.
The eye area is the first place where signs of aging appear. And that’s because the skin is naturally thin and susceptible to damage. In other words, the skin under the eyes is different than that of the rest of your face.
So as you age, it can reveal more than perhaps you’d like. Puffiness, dark circles, bags, crow’s feet, wrinkles and fine lines all contribute to the look of aging skin. Fortunately, a moisturizing eye cream can hide myriad concerns—and keep your concealer from cracking.
Taking the time for a little self-care in the form of a consistent skincare routine—with a good eye cream, morning and night—will keep the eye area hydrated and help you stave off fine lines for years to come. Here are some of our favorite eye creams.
Don’t let the low price tag fool you. Good Molecules’ Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel ($6) is a super wallet-friendly workhorse made for soothing, revitalizing and energizing tired, puffy eyes. With natural extract from Brazilian yerba mate, a fantastic source of antioxidants and polyphenols, the gel combats oxidative damage to give you brighter skin. Plus, it’s crazy fast-absorbing, adding no time to your makeup routine.
Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb ($48) creates the perfect canvas for concealer and all types of eye effects. This lightweight eye cream imparts a 26-hour burst of moisture and boosts elasticity for a flawless makeup look. Bonus: It contains calming tiger grass, so if you’re dealing with puffiness or irritation, look no further.
In our 40s and beyond, it’s all about a collagen-boosting product like Olay Collagen Eye Cream ($40). Every year we lose about 3% of our collagen, and by the time we’re 50, dermatologists say we have about half the collagen we had in our early 20s. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get a little help from topical collagen! This eye treatment helps replenish our supply while keeping the eye area hydrated and bright.
Skyn Iceland Microneedle Eye Gels ($34) are like a professional skin treatment at home. These state-of-the-art press-on treatment patches boast advanced bioactive dissolving microneedles that melt down into your skin’s surface layers. This helps to firm, hydrate and smooth the appearance of fine lines. Hyaluronic acid and peptides provide anti-aging benefits to this delicate area.