Best eye creams to target every problem

Taryn Davies
Published: April 19, 2017

Eye cream is often thought of as an unnecessary extra in your skincare routine, but the skin around the eye is the thinnest layer of skin on your entire body, and therefore the most sensitive. Using a cream made specifically for your eyes is crucial, so we’ve rounded up the best eye creams that target every problem.

Whether you want to find the best eye cream for dark circles, wrinkles or puffiness, we’ve rounded up the tried and tested formulas. Once you discover the best eye cream for you, you’ll use it religiously forever more.

Remember the skin under your eyes is delicate, so always use your ring finger to apply cream to this area and don’t apply too much pressure.

Benefit It’s Potent Eye CreamBest eye creams for dark circles

Benefit It’s Potent! Eye Cream

True to its name, this cream is remarkably potent. It’s designed to brighten the eye area and fade dark circles, and it does exactly that with its really rich and creamy texture. A little of this Benefit eye cream goes a long way.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery EyeKiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye

The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a firm cult beauty product, so it’s a no-brainer that the eye version would be just as food. It has the same hydrating botanical ingredients as the concentrate, as well as a plant extract called Butcher’s Brown that some studies have shown improve blood circulation. You’re left with eyes that feel smoother and look brighter.

Olay Eyes Illuminating Eye CreamOlay Eyes Illuminating Eye Cream

With a pearlescent finish, these act as tiny illuminators that help to lift dark circles. But this isn’t just a quick fix, the niacinamide in the formula works to minimise dark circles over time too.

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle CorrectorClinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

This cream not only conceals the appearance of dark circles but treats them over time too. 15 years in the making, the corrector lightens the entire eye area and helps minimise the appearance of the darkness.

Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power FirmBest eye creams to banish wrinkles

Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Firm

A gorgeous silky cream that isn’t greasy at all. This cream is perfect to help with lines and getting rid of puffiness too. The cream is packed with an abundance of vitamins that ensure skin is soft, repairs and improves elasicity. All the while fighting free radicals. A small cream with an almighty punch.

Sarah Chapman Eye RecoverySarah Chapman Eye Recovery

Sarah Chapman’s facials are said to be skin-changing, but good luck every getting one, so we’ll settle for her excellent skincare line instead. This is a lightweight blend of reparative peptides and bolstering vitamins A, C & E, all which help up collagen production and therefore reduce fine lines.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye SerumEstee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum

If you’re a fan of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum then you’re going to love this one that’s targeted specifically for your eyes. The formula is hydrating, moisturising and ultra soothing. It helps improve the appearance of environmental damage and leaves your eye area looking more youthful and luminous.

Clarins Eye Revive Beauty FlashBest eye creams for puffiness

Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash

A perfect boost for your peepers in the morning, the Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash brightens and tightens the skin in seconds. It’s the ideal buy if you suffer from bags and wrinkles on your eyes. For an extra tip, keep yours in the fridge and really benefit from the cooling effect it has on your eyes when you apply.

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel CreamFirst Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream

A refreshing gel that works to instantly counteract puffiness, this is really lightweight so it absorbs easily and makes it a dream for applying your makeup on top of it.

Origins No Puffery Roll OnOrigins No Puffery Roll On

A Roll-On gel that is brilliant at de-puffing, cooling and brightening the eye area. We love this Origins product not only for the great effects but because it’s so easy to use too.

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye GelOle Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel

This Ultimate Lift Eye Gel from Ole Henriksen does it all, it cools, soothes and de-puffs making eyes look brighter and younger. It feels incredibly refreshing when you apply it too.

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With AvocadoBest eye creams for dry eyes

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

A thick and creamy eye treatment that is rich and goes on smoothly, the Kiehl's eye cream is a real luxurious treat. The refreshing cooling sensation it delivers is another perk. You only need a small amount to make your eyes feel soft and smooth and have more of a glow.

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye CreamBobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream

Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Eye Cream soaks in quickly yet is extremely hydrating. Eyes feel nourished yet not greasy, which is perfect if you’re applying makeup on top.

Origins A Perfect World SPF 20 Age Defense Eye Cream With White TeaBest eye creams that do it all

Origins A Perfect World SPF 20 Age-Defense Eye Cream with White Tea

SPF is essential in the fight against premature ageing, so that’s just one huge plus of this cream. The oil-free formula is a delight to use and the Edelweiss flower in the ingredients helps to strengthen and protect the delicate area around the eyes.

Zelens Triple Action Advanced Eye CreamZelens Triple-Action Advanced Eye Cream

This eye cream justifies the price tag, thanks to the potent formula which works to ensure eyes are hydrated, tightens and strengthens the skin, as well as protecting against environmental damage and working as an anti-inflammatory.

Clinique Pep Start Eye CreamBest eye cream for everyday

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream

The Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream is a gentle formula that you’ll find yourself reaching for day after day. It’s light enough to absorb instantly, meaning it won’t crease your concealer and its moisturising and brightening too. This will instantly perk up your eyes and give you a look of eight hours, even though in reality it’s been a lot less.