The 10 best eye creams of 2019 to reduce dark circles, eye bags and fine lines
Perk Up Your Peepers
This year has given us a tonne of great things, from the launch of Lizzo’s first album to a burst of youth-led climate activism, a happy Keanu Reeves (yay!) and the birth of internet icon Baby Yoda. Something else we’re grateful for: all the great eye creams that were launched in 2019.
To help you look fresh and well rested into the new year (even if you’ve only managed to catch a couple of hours of sleep), we’ve curated a list of all our favourite eye products.
Come take a peep at our top picks, you won’t regret it.
This gel-cream is a fast worker and melts into skin like a dream. It helps to fight against stress and wrinkles and claims to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines in just one week. Infused with hyaluronic acid, it instantly hydrates, plumps and brightens your eye area so you look relaxed and rested.
This has a powerhouse cocktail of grape seed extract, Pro-Retinol and vitamin C to reduce puffiness, smooth skin and minimise the appearance of dark circles. It also features a blend of powders that work to reflect and scatter light so skin immediately looks naturally brighter and softer.
This luxe eye cream is best used at night, when skin’s renewal rate almost doubles and your dermis can absorb nutritional ingredients better. Targeted at treating signs of ageing and fatigue, it is infused with Persian Silk Tree extract and nourishing oils to repair and intensely hydrate.
If dark circles and dullness around your eye area is an issue, then you’re going to love this. It’s made with a brightening combination of eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C and cucumber extract for fresher, firmer, stronger-looking skin around the eye area.
This lightweight cream contains a proprietary formulation of peptides and active ingredients to treat fine lines and dehydration. It uses the brand’s patented Neulastin technology to prevent melanin over-production so your eye area looks brighter and more even-toned.
Chock-full of active ingredients like bi-retinoid, soy extract and sodium hyaluonate, this acts like an iron on your eye area to smooth out creases, crinkles and crepiness. Ultra-hydrating, it also softens and plumps skin to reduce the appearance of hollowness under your peepers.
This energizing eye cream will perk up tired peepers in no time. It’s infused with a Botanical Eye Contour Complex, Winter Daphne Stem Cell extract and vitamins A, C and E to strengthen the skin around your eye area and leave it looking more supple and brighter.
It even has time-released retinol molecules to help smooth the under-eye area so you look awake and fresh throughout the day.
Made with 10 per cent THD Ascorbate (commonly considered as the gold standard of vitamin C), vitamin E and ferulic acid, this helps to firm and brighten tired, dull looking skin. This multitasker also has caffeine to treat eye bags, and the ingredient Filmexel to protect your delicate eye area and soften the appearance of fine lines.
We’re obsessed with its whipped cream-like texture and highly concentrated, yet quickly absorbed formula. As the name suggests, it’s rich in antioxidants to treat free-radical damage and is a one-stop shop that targets common concerns like dark circles, puffiness and dryness.
You didn’t think we would leave out a K-beauty product off our list, did you? Packed with skin strengthening Vitamin Complex Liposome and the brand’s T.E.N. Mineral Activator, this lightweight formula gives your eye area a burst of moisture, smooths out fine lines, brightens and lifts the delicate skin around your peepers so you always look fully rested and more youthful.