6 revitalizing eye creams to try now
Because your eyes deserve love — now, more than ever.
Eyes are the windows to the soul. But alas, they also give so much away—whether that’s a sleepless night or too much fun in the sun. The fact is, our skin in this area is thinner and more prone to damage—so it reveals everything: puffiness, dark circles, bags, wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet.
But there is a solution: eye creams, eye serums, eye treatments, applied daily—consistently. While adding a step to your morning and evening skin care routine may feel excessive, eye cream makes a gigantic difference over time.
Spending just a minute or two patting on a bit can bring so much needed nourishment to the orbital and undereye areas. Which should you choose? From retinol to fast-acting treatments, here are the six best firming and revitalizing eye creams to try now.
For fantastic firming
The first major step in a healthy eye area is strengthening the skin around it. Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream ($57) is a fantastic all-rounder that fights lines by boosting the skin's natural collagen, supporting its natural structure and strengthening its moisture barrier.
Nighttime is the right time
A wallet-friendly option, Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Eye Cream ($43.99) is safe to use every night with virtually no irritation. This formula boasts 24-hour hydration and brightens, evens skin tone, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. Bonus: it’s also fragrance-free.
Results within a week
Let’s be real—waiting is the hardest part when it comes to skin care. Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ Eye ($110) targets your skin’s individual needs around the eyes to provide treatment in just seven days. From dark circles to puffiness to fine lines to loss of firmness, this elegant formula delivers.
A major multitasker
The name says it all with this one. Philosophy’s Hope in a Tube ($42) is chock full of topical C and E vitamins that work to minimize the appearance of fine lines and revitalize the delicate skin around the eyes and mouth. Why work on one when you can do both!
First Aid Beauty
Stellar for sensitive skin
First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid ($44) is a potent, yet gentle formula featuring a signature blend of colloidal oatmeal, allantoin, aloe, ceramides and vitamins C and E, to nourish and soothe sensitive skin. It helps combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to microencapsulated retinol. This process delivers retinol over time, making it safe to use around the eye area.
In it for the long haul
Despite it being an effective moisturizer, Ginzing Vitamin C & Niacinamide Eye Cream To Brighten And Depuff ($37) is incredibly lightweight, meaning you’ll barely notice it on your face. An application a day keeps the puffiness away. Best of all, it’s totally vegan!