The thin, delicate skin around the eyes is where signs of aging first start to appear. A good eye cream contains “active ingredients in concentrations specifically formulated for thin skin," explains New York-based dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla, MD. Eye creams are also formulated to minimize irritation to the skin around the eyes, which is more prone to sensitivity.
We went to work and tried a handful of top-rated eye creams spanning a range of budgets, skin types, and concerns. After using them for weeks at a time, our testers rated each formula's texture, skin-feel, and how well it diminished the signs of aging around the eyes. We then combined these results with the recommendations of board-certified dermatologists, Kavita Mariwalla, MD and Stacy Chimento, MD, as well as our own research to compile a list of the best in show.
Ahead, find the best eye creams to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A hero product from this luxury, clinical-grade line, this brightening and lifting eye cream is designed for day wear, with a soft focus diamond powder that adds tinted sheen. You can use on its own, or as a makeup base, beneath concealer. The hydrating formula contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid to plump and lift skin, while caffeine, pomegranate and green tea extract target puffiness.
Active Ingredients: Ceramides, hyaluronic acid, caffeine, squalane | Benefits: Hydrates, de-puffs, lifts, brightens | Size: 0.5 fluid ounces | Byrdie Clean: No | Cruelty-free: Yes
WHAT OUR EDITORS SAY
"I never had darkness and puffiness beneath my eyes until suddenly I did. The Route's Sunny Eyes gave me visible improvements within weeks. I'm obsessed with using it in the morning to brighten. The tint is so radiant, I don't need to use concealer on top." — Jill Di Donato, Senior Commerce Editor