The Best Eye Products For Every Skin Type & Budget

The Best Eye Products For Every Skin Type & Budget
Eye cream is a skincare product that divides people. One person will swear that a niacinamide eye cream has helped to firm and hydrate, while another will argue that their usual serums and moisturisers look after the area just fine. If you’re in the latter camp, dermatologist and brand founder Dr Dennis Gross wants you to rethink your standpoint. “The eye area is one of the first to show signs of ageing, plus the area around the eye is notorious difficult to treat because the skin is delicate and thin,” he explains. Eye creams are specifically formulated for thinner, more porous skin.

“Prevention can go a long way as this area is even more susceptible to damage from UV rays and repeated expressions,” says Dr Gross. “Eye creams are a good way to build collagen, thicken the skin around the eye and prevent free radical damage in the first place.” Like every product in your skincare routine, finding the best eye cream for you is key.

How To Choose The Best Eye Cream For You


Before investing in the latest eye cream that everyone is raving about, you should consider what your key concerns are. Do you want to focus on brightening dark circles, are you looking for the best anti-ageing eye cream or do you want a formula that does a bit of everything? Focusing on specific ingredients and textures can go a long way to helping achieve the results you want. For example, if fine lines and wrinkles are a concern, a retinol-based eye cream could offer smoothing results, while a vitamin C eye serum will help lift dark circles. When it comes to texture, if puffiness is a concern, then you should opt for a gel, while drier skin types will want a cream.


The Best Eye Creams To Buy In 2022

01

Révive

Moisturising Renewal Eye Cream, £ 110,00

Best Hydrating Eye Cream
Your eyes are like onions and soak up the surrounding moisture. Opting for an eye cream with hyaluronic acid will help top-up your skin’s hydration levels. We love ReVive’s Moisturising Renewal Eye Cream because it has a gel-like consistency as you apply it, but the soft, nourishing finish of a cream. It also creates a smooth, even base for your concealer to prevent it going streaky.

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02

Allies of Skin

Peptides & Omega Eye Cream, £ 72,00

Best Firming Eye Cream
Allies of Skin Peptides & Omegas Firming Eye Cream has been flying into shopping baskets since it launched. The formula includes bakuchiol (a gentler alternative to retinol) and vitamin C, alongside a host of peptides and nourishing omegas to help revive your eye area. Use your ring finger to gently pat the cream onto skin, using your eye socket as a guide.

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03

La Mer

The Eye Concentrate, £ 195,00

Best Luxury Eye Cream
If anti-ageing is your priority and you’re looking for the best eye cream for wrinkles, look no further than La Mer’s iconic Concentrate. The rich, almost balmy texture melts into your skin and the signature Miracle Broth helps to hydrate and plump the area, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. We love the cooling massager too and have found that if you leave it in the fridge, it can help to ease tension headaches – sounds strange, but we recommend trying it.

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04

Dr. Dennis Gross

Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum, £ 70,00

Best Eye Serum
Dr Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Cream. Featuring retinol, the gold standard anti-ageing ingredient, this light serum helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, as well as plump and firm the skin around your eye area.

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05

Nimya

Brrr Brrr Cooling Eye Stick, £ 19,00

Best Eye Cream For Puffiness
Regularly wake up with sore, puffy eyes? You need YouTuber NikkieTutorials’ Nimya Brrr Brrr Cooling Eye Stick. The balm is packed with green tea, squalane and amino acids to help soothe and nourish your eye area, easing inflammation and reducing puffiness. For extra cooling, you can put this in the fridge for 10 minutes before using it. If you regularly wake up with puffy eyes, it would also be worth investing in a silk pillowcase or eye mask to help prevent friction between your skin and bedding overnight.

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06

Kora Organics

Berry Bright Vitamin C Eye Cream, £ 51,00

Best Eye Cream For Dark Circles
Vitamin C is one of our go-to ingredients for brightening, so it is only natural that the best eye cream for dark circles is brimming with it. Kora Organics doesn’t stop there though, the brand has also added Kakadu plum and red ginseng to work alongside vitamin C and smooth out fine lines and revive your eye area.

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07

Dr. Jart+

Ceramidin Eye Cream, £ 27,00

Best Eye Cream For Sensitive Skin
The Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass range gets a lot of attention when it comes to sensitive skin, but the Ceramidin formulas shouldn’t be overlooked. The ceramide-rich cream helps to soothe and hydrate sensitive eyes, locking in moisture. Your eye area feels smoother within days and helps to strengthen your skin barrier over time.

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08

Sarah Chapman

Eye Insurance SPF 30, £ 48,00

Best Eye Cream With SPF
It’s ingrained in most of us that wearing SPF every day is essential, so it would be prudent to shop for an eye cream with built-in sun protection if you’re going to be outside for long periods, especially if you won’t be wearing sunglasses. Sarah Chapman's formula features an invisible SPF 30 to help block harmful UV rays and pollution. The creamy texture absorbs quickly, and the sun filters don’t leave that tell-tale ashy finish, which makes it ideal for all skin tones.

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09

The Ordinary

Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, £ 6,40

Best Eye Cream Under £10
The Ordinary’s eye serum is a steal at £5.80. The watery serum offers a 5% hit of caffeine to wake up and energise your eye area. It also includes EGCG, a powerful antioxidant derived from green tea, to help protect the delicate skin. This little bottle lasts a long time too as you only need one-to-two drops for both eyes.

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10

Drunk Elephant

Ceramighty™ AF Eye Balm, £ 52,00

Best Eye Cream For Dry Skin
Drunk Elephant has loaded this buttery eye balm with nourishing ceramides to ensure it hydrates dry eyes and restores skin’s elasticity. It creates the smoothest canvas for your concealer. One pump is all you need for both eyes twice a day.

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11

Aesop

Exalted Eye Serum, £ 80,00

Best Eye Product For Oily Skin
If you’re someone who hates heavy textures and your skin tends to veer towards the oily side, this is the perfect eye product for you. The lightweight serum absorbs with speed and helps to keep your eye area hydrated and refreshed, leaving zero greasiness behind.

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12

Medik8

r-Retinoate Day & Night Eye Serum, £ 95,00

Best Eye Cream For Wrinkles
There is a certain charm to the fine lines and wrinkles around our eyes, but even with that in mind most of us would like to soften their appearance. Medik8’s eye serum contains retinyl retinoate to help smooth out lines, as well as hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to hydrate and nourish. In our opinion, it’s the best eye cream for wrinkles out there.

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13

Kiehl's

Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, £ 26,50

Bestselling Eye Cream
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado is our bestselling eye cream and for good reason. The whipped green cream melts into skin, leaving even the driest of patches feeling super soft and smooth thanks to the inclusion of avocado oil.

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14

Tatcha

The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream, £ 56,00

Best Soothing Eye Cream
Soothe tired, stressed eye with the help of Tatcha’s moisturising cream. Formulated with nourishing silk protein and skin barrier strengthening white peony, this cream helps to ease fine lines and puffiness, all the while hydrating the delicate eye area.

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