When exhaustion hits, your eyes give the game away. The skin around your eyes is forty percent thinner than the rest of your face, making it more susceptible to dark circles, puffiness, lines and wrinkles. Give this delicate area some extra special TLC with these top eye creams.
Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream
If your skin is a little drier (not getting enough water or sleep won’t help the cause), this is rich enough without being too heavy for delicate eyes. Formulated with brightening lemon and hydrating hyaluronic acid, virgin coconut, rosehip and carrot oils, to smooth and protect the skin.
Review: "Since I started using this eye cream I have had SO many compliments about how ‘young’ I look ! I’m 51 !! It sinks in like a dream. I have now purchased for my friends as I love it SO much. I use it every day morning and night and wouldn’t be without it."
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye
Apply this silky, concentrated cream at night and the circulation-boosting Butcher’s Broom and soothing lavender leaves eyes rested by morning.
Review: "Excellent eye cream, have tried others but always return to this one. Not cheap but good value as the small tube does last quite a long time."
Estee Lauder ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR Eye Serum
A powerful cocktail of free-radical fighting anti-oxidants and moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid in a lightweight serum formula. Can be used AM and PM and even underneath your usual eye cream for maximum effect.
Review: "It can reduce the fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and dryness of my eyes, making my eyes look better and better. I have used up one bottle, and then I bought another bottle because I like it very much."
Skinceuticals AOX Eye Gel
This serum-in-a-gel formula is loaded with antioxidants to fight oxidative stress, puffiness and correct damage. Future-proof your eyes by applying religiously every morning.
Review: "I purchased this product as I suffer from dark circular under my eyes. The bottle lasted me for six months which is great for such a small bottle. Prior to my bottle running out, I decided to purchase a cheaper brand which had similar ingredients and I could tell the different instantly and re-ordered the skinceuticals eye gel. This serum definitely reduced my dark circle and helped me look more awake."
DRUNK ELEPHANT C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
This rich and restorative eye cream featuring a brightening combination of eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C, and cucumber extract, giving you firmer, stronger-looking skin around the eye area.
Review: "This stuff is amazing. I have been using it night and day for almost 6 months and my eyes have never looked better. I love all drunk elephant product but I could not live with out this eye cream. Before my under eyes were very dull and I had concerns with fine lines. This cream fixed all that no more dull dark circles under my eyes."
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler + Hyaluronic Acid Eye Cream
Reduce the appearance of any pesky wrinkles and replump your hollow tear area. Enriched with concentrated Hyaluronic Acid, this eye cream hydrates intensely, targeting the first signs of ageing.
Review: "The silver tip feels like it cools your skin while applying a smooth cream, ultimate massage, the angled tip allows you more control to apply and no more excess, clean u0026 tidy eye cream. After the first use I noticed a difference. Under my eyes felt so smooth, firmer definitely more plump like it's brought the youth back. I didn't realise how much I needed this, I always blamed tiredness for the 'bags' and sunken area. My eyes now look revitalised. My eyes wrinkles are less defined after only a few times using this and I can't wait to see what this cream will do after a few weeks."
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
This refreshing eye cream instantly helps to brighten and diminish the appearance of dark circles. Formulated with coffee beans, panax ginseng and magnolia extract, it's great for rapidly waking and refreshing you up. Oh and it smells delicious.
Review: "I’m never normally the one to leave reviews but with this product I felt like I had to, I’ve been using it for about 3/4 weeks and I can honestly say it’s made a huge difference to my dark circles and puffiness! I thought it was maybe just me but other people have noticed it too! Now I don’t feel like I need to wear as much makeup to conceal my under eyes, honestly one of the best products I have ever used!"
Lush Enchanted Eye Cream
Combining organic oils and lavender honey water, this gentle eye cream will give your eye area a boost, keeping it firm, supple and bright.
Review: "I am both delighted and annoyed that this cream works as well as £80 30ml eye serums I have bought in the past. Easy to dispense, light and quickly absorbed, this brightens and plumps up my eye area and gets rid of any hints of lines."
How to apply eye cream
"Begin by placing the cream on both of your index fingers," says Dermatologist Rachael Burns. "Then pat it underneath your eyes and along the top of your brows. Once the cream has been applied evenly, begin gently dabbing your eyelids."