If you’re wondering whether it is necessary to incorporate eye creams in your skincare regimen, consider this – the skin around your peepers is ten times thinner than the other parts of your face, which explains why it is so important to use a cream that is made specifically for the delicate eye area.
While it is important to show your eye area some TLC, it is even more important for you to choose an eye cream that deliver on the specific issues you want to address. Scroll through the gallery and keep your eyes peeled for our favourite eye creams from last year for every concern, from puffiness to dark eye circles.
Best for dark spots around the eye area: Supergoop Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream (SPF 37) with Oat Peptide Complex, $48
If cloying creams just don’t do it for you, try this lightweight eye cream that comes with a cooling metal-tinged applicator that helps to ease puffiness.
With its oat peptide complex-fuelled formula, this one is a godsend for anyone with the double whammy of dark spots and sensitive skin. Plus, it also comes with SPF 37, to protect you from further damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. ALSO READ: BEST NEW-TO-SINGAPORE SKINCARE BRANDS (AND PICKS) OF 2017
Best bang for your buck: Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream, $47.41
Kickstart your skincare regime and look instantly more well-rested with this five-in-one hydrating and skin-firming moisturiser that acts as a toner, serum, eye cream, neck cream and sleeping mask all-in-one.
If you’re going on holiday and want to pack light, this multi-tasker is the perfect thing for you. Like a jumpstart for tired eyes, the high concentration of egg yolk and egg white extracts helps to brighten and nourish the eye area while the collagen-enriched formula helps to restore elasticity to the skin.
Best for hydrating the eye area: Fresh Creme Ancienne Supreme Eye Serum, $269
This eye serum is all about nourishing even the thirstiest of under eyes with its potent mix of silk tree bark blend with other roots and botanicals like Galanga leaf (aka Blue Ginger) extract and ginseng root extract.
It also absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving any oily residue, so you can wear it day and night without having to worry about your makeup sliding.
Best for reducing the appearance of wrinkles: La Mer Genaissance de Mer The Eye and Expression Cream, $600
This luxurious cream promises to combat all signs of aging like wrinkles, crow’s feet, dryness, puffiness and fine lines. The key lies in the brand’s iconic miracle broth.
This pampering treat also comes with a cooling tool which can be used alongside the cream for maximum results. Bonus: the cream also doubles up as an expression lines corrector, minimising the appearance of laugh lines.
Best for lifting droopy eyelids: Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Renovating Serum, $348
This firming wonder is our top recommendation for those of us who are starting to battle with the inevitable fine lines, wrinkles and droopiness that comes along with aging.
This serum melts into the skin and offers instant hydration thanks to its Deaging Active (DAA) rich formula, It also comes with a super-cooling 24K gold-plated massage applicator that glides along the eyelids, temples and under eye area seamlessly with zero tugging. Also, the applicator has an impressively fast and noticeable effect on puffiness and making the eye area look smoother and firmer.
Best for tired eyes: Caudalie VINE[ACTIV] Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream, $49
If you want to mask the effects of a late night, this will be your new bestie. This lightweight fragrance-free cream instantly perks up shadows with the collagen-boosting vitamin C and radiance-enhancing Vitamin E.
Aside from eliminating dark circles, this eye cream is also loaded with fern extracts, licorice extract, and horse chestnut that helps to deflate your under eye bags. Because prevention is always better than cure, this potent concoction also contains Anti-Cell Burn-Out Complex that keeps future wrinkles from cropping up.
Best for sensitive eye: Kew Organics Cacao Okra Age-Defying Eye Serum, $59.90
It can be quite a struggle to choose an eye cream when you have sensitive and irritated eyes, but this botanic remedy makes it easy. With its highly concentrated extracts, this serum hydrates and soothes the skin in the gentlest way.
This serum also helps to promote blood circulation around the eye area and awaken dull eyes.