Eye creams are used to remove wrinkles and fine lines, eliminate puffiness and dark circles under your eyes, and reduce dryness. It is important to use specifically designed beauty products for around your eyes because it is the thinnest layer of skin on your body and the most sensitive.
The best products do work at smoothing out fine lines and leave your eyes looking refreshed and younger, although don’t expect to turn the clock back to your youth. Some eye creams, also referred to as eye serums or eye gels, primarily target specific problems like puffiness or dark circles. At the very least they usually all leave your skin feeling softer. For wrinkles we recommend a product with retinol which stimulates collagen production, however if retinol is too harsh on your sensitive eyes than look for a cream with peptides.
Prices can vary greatly from less than $20 for .5 ounces, to over $200 for the same amount. Price is also no guarantee of success, as many high priced ‘miracle cures’ work no better than the cheapest brands.
Below we review our list of the top 10 best eye creams. We also have a comparison chart at the bottom of article with the ingredients of each product so you can compare them.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum works well for dry, combination, or normal skin types and contains no glutens, parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. Users should use it at night and can also layer it under a rich cream if they like. Overall we highly recommend it for anyone who wants to combat wrinkles and darkness around their eyes.
The Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Eye Contour Cream is a little too thick to use during the day under makeup, so users should wear at night. It will work well for almost any skin type to help moisturize the skin and improve the visible signs of aging like crows feet, under-eye wrinkles, lid creases, corner creases and vertical lines.
Users seem to really like the texture of this Dermalogica eye cream, with most noting that it is not greasy. We recommend Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Firm for anyone looking to combat fine lines, puffiness, and tighten skin.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is for all skin types, especially sensitive, and users should use it at night to wake up with hydrated and rejuvenated under eyes. We recommend this Kiehl’s eye cream to combat dry skin around the eyes, however, you might want to use it in conjunction with a product that is designed to help with wrinkles or dark circles since it was not designed to directly address those issues.
Divine Eyes is a gel cream that contains immortelle essential oil and seven natural active ingredients, while not containing any parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. Those active ingredients help smooth crow’s feet, visibly reduce puffiness and dark circles, and give the eye area a noticeably younger look. Users should apply in the morning and evening for highest effect.
Users note that the Mario Badescu Olive Eye Cream does feel a bit oily so you should wear it at night. It also does not really address under-eye circles or puffiness. However, if you want a quality product that will moisturize your eyes and help with fine lines for relatively cheap then this cream is a solid choice.
Clinique All About Eyes works great on all skin types and can actually be used morning or night including under makeup. It is also 100% fragrance free, oil free, and paraben free.
The one word we read over and over again from users to describe Eminence Organics Herbal Eye Contour Cream was nourishing. Although it does not work as well for dark circles and puffiness.
First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream works well on all skin types and is made from a blend of dual peptides, plant extracts, and red algae. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates for use on sensitive skin.
This formula was created specifically for the delicate eye area to target fine lines and wrinkles and deal with aging skin. It might help a bit with puffiness and dark circles, but it was not really designed for this purpose.
Best Eye Cream Comparison Chart
|Eye Cream||Rating||Price||Amount||Price per oz||Best For||Ingredients|
|Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum||9.3||$85.00||1 oz||$85.00||Wrinkles, Dark Circles, Firming||Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Meadowfoam Delta-Lactone, Retinyl Propionate, Retinol, Swertia Chirata Leaf Extract, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lecithin, PVP, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, PEG-8, Carbomer, Sodium Bisulfite, Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 4 (CI 14700), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)|
|Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream||9.2||$44.16||.51 oz||$86.59||Wrinkles, Moisturizing||Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sorbitol, Myristyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Polybutylene Glycol/Ppg-9/1 Copolymer, Petrolatum, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Silica, Bentonite, Palmitic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Peg/Ppg-17/4 Dimethyl Ether, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sapindus Mukurossi Peel Extract, Unca|
|Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Firm||9.1||$41.88||.5 oz||$83.76||Wrinkles, Firming||Essential Oils of: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Flavor, Ascorbic Acid, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Boron Nitride, Retinyl Palmitate. Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Extracts of: Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Corallina Officinalis|
|Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado||9.0||$29.00||.5 oz||$58.00||Moisturizing, Sensitive Skin||Aqua/Water, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Butylene, Glycol, Tridecyl Stearate, Isodecyl Salicylate, PEG-30,Dipolyhydroxystearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium PCA, Ozokerite, Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Copper PCA, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, CI 75130/Beta-Carotene, Tocopherol, Citric Acid.|
|L’Occitane Divine Eye Cream||9.0||$79.00||.5 oz||$158.00||Dark Circles, Puffiness||Water, Glycerin, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C14-22 Alcohols, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil, Myrtus Communis Oil, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Extract, Polygonum Fagopyrum Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Mel/Honey, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sucrose Palmitate, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Linoleate, Carbomer, Peg-100 Stearate, Sodium Phytate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Tocopherol, Limonene.|
|Mario Badescu Olive Eye Cream||9.0||$18.00||.5 oz||$36.00||Moisturizing, Fine lines||Olus (Vegetable Oil, Huile Vegetale), Aqua (Water, Eau), Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minrale), Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire d’abeille), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Isopropyl Myristate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Benzote, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea|
|Clinique All About Eyes||8.9||$28.95||.5 oz||$57.90||Dark Circles, Puffiness, Dryness||Cyclopentasiloxane, Water / Aqua / Eau, Isostearyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Ethylene / Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Caffeine, Phytosphingosine, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran) Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Whey Protein / Lactis Protein / Protéine Du Petit-Lait, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Pyridoxine Dipalmitate, Sucrose, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Laurate, PEG / PPG-18 / 18 Dimethicone, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Petrolatum, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)|
|Eminence Organics Herbal Eye Contour Cream||8.8||$44.91||1 oz||$44.91||Moisturizing, Wrinkles||Jasmine, St. John’s Wort Oil, St. John’s Wort Extract, Marigold Oil, Natural Cream Base, Bioflavonoids, Biocomplex (Vitamin A, Ester C,Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid), Glycine Derivative, Jasmine Oil, Corn Germ (Zea Mays) Oil, Glycerine|
|First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream||8.8||$31.00||.5 oz||$62.00||Wrinkles, Dryness, Puffiness||Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Cyclopentasiloxane, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Methyl Gluceth-20, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Darutoside, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 60, Polysilicone-11, Maris Aqua (Sea Water, Eau de Mer), Sorbitan Isostearate, Carbomer, Sodium Lactate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate.|
|NO7 Protect & Perfect Intense Eye Cream||8.8||$21.52||.5 oz||$43.04||Wrinkles||Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea), Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Alcohol Denatured, Titanium Dioxide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Butylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Laureth-7, Ethylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Medicago Sativa Extract (Alfalfa), Tetrasodium EDTA, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Steareth-20, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Polysorbate 20, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Manganese Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide|