In my never-ending quest for the best eye cream, I’ve been testing another round again. If there’s a good eye cream out there, I’m determined to try it and share. Here are my latest finds!
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Eye Renewal (suggested retail $24.99) offers a 5-in-1 skin renewing action. That means it works on dark circles, bags, puffiness, lines and crepey lids. This is an excellent eye cream…and you can find it in the drug/discount store! I saw improvement in my under-eye puffiness and eyelid crepiness without any irritation. An eye cream that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate ($44) is a targeted treatment that does everything it claims to do (brighten, eliminate dark circles) and I love it. I found this to be the most effective eye treatment for improving my dark under-eye circles. It contains 10.5% Pure Vitamin C, a known anti-aging treatment and Haloxyl, which works on improving under-eye dark circles. I didn’t have any irritation with use and did not detect fragrance.
I’m always eager to try a Clinique eye cream, because I’ve not been disappointed yet. And that streak continues with Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment ($49). This eye treatment targets repair “where needed” (in my case, everywhere). I like the fact that this is a light eye treatment, unscented and based on the technology of the Smart Serum (review). With Seaweed Extract and Algae Extract to calm and soothe, Hyaluronic Acid for hydration and other ingredients, this is a complete formula good for all-around eye repair.
I’d consider Kate Somerville ‘KateCeuticals’ Contouring Eye Serum ($125) an excellent choice for someone with mature skin looking for an anti-aging eye treatment. This lightweight serum contours and hydrates, and treats overall concerns including lack of elasticity and firmness, puffiness, crow’s feet, wrinkles and dark circles. I didn’t experience any irritation and did not detect fragrance. If you’re already using Age Arrest, I wouldn’t switch, but if you prefer a serum formula, then this is a good option.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Gold Eyetech Eye Sculpt Serum ($130) is my pick for someone whose main concern is under-eye puffiness. There are two things that I really like about the Eye Sculpt Serum: the applicator, which is 22-karat gold plated that you use to massage the puffiness away and improve the contours around your eyes. The second is the formula, which contains black bee honey and Guerlain-exclusive royal jelly. No stickiness, absorbs quickly and amazingly for Guerlain, I didn’t notice a scent.
For someone that is younger and who just needs a little undereye brightening (a new mom or someone sitting in front of a computer all day) I’d suggest La Mer ‘The Illuminating Eye Gel’ ($145). Formulated with the Miracle Broth, The Illuminating Eye Gel is a lightweight eye treatment that is best for brightening and hydrating. Absorbs quickly, so it’s a good pre-makeup eye gel. Before your concealer? Brilliant! If a cream formula is too heavy for you, I’d recommend a gel or serum.
What eye treatment are you using? Let me know so that I can try it!