Do we need eye cream?
Daily life takes its toll, and the skin around the eyes is particularly delicate, often the first to show signs of stress and ageing. Skin is up to ten times thinner in this sensitive area, which makes it more prone to damage and fatigue.
While you can – and should – use a moisturising face cream, eye cream is specifically formulated for the delicate skin in this area. It contains targeted ingredients to address concerns like dark circles, puffiness, and crow’s feet that are unique to this area.
How to get the most out of your eye cream
Whatever your skincare concerns, you’ll make the most of your eye cream by working it into your everyday routine. Start with cleansing, using a gentle product containing hydrating ingredients to leave skin soft and refreshed.
A lifting, brightening serum works with your eye cream to give skin an extra boost. Try our Revitalift Filler Eye Serum, enriched with plumping hyaluronic acid and tightening caffeine. At night, choose the Cell Renew Midnight Serum to restore your skin while you sleep.
How to choose the best eye cream for you
To narrow down the field, think about your skin type as well as your main concerns. Whether you’re prone to dark circles and puffiness or need to fill in fine lines, there’s a formula for you.
Best eye creams for dark circles
Eye creams that can reduce dark circles include targeted ingredients to brighten and blur, all while moisturising the delicate undereye area. Look for proven ingredients like the following to reduce the appearance of dark circles:
- Vitamin C to brighten the skin
- Hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump, masking shadows
- Caffeine to constrict undereye blood vessels, reducing redness
- Peptides to stimulate collagen production
Our Age Perfect: Golden Age Rosy Radiant Eye Cream instantly corrects even the most stubborn dark circles thanks to its light-reflecting particles. It’s enriched with key ingredients to enhance your glow. Restorative peony extract gives the skin a rosy tint, blurring dark circles for a healthier complexion., while fortifying Calcium B5 restores skin density and tone.
Best eye bag creams
Eye bags often go hand in hand with dark circles – although they can actually have very different causes, and therefore very different ingredients will best target the two.
Many of us wake up with eye bags, as fluid pools under the eyes overnight. To combat this common skin concern, you’ll want to look out for ingredients like:
Enriched with active ingredients like black truffle and fermented black tea, our Age Perfect Cell Renew Illuminating Eye Cream stimulates cell renewal to target the signs of ageing. Its caffeine content stimulates circulation, and with the instantly cooling applicator visibly reduces puffiness in a flash.
Best all-round anti-ageing eye creams
For plumping and firming, hyaluronic acid is hard to beat. Reach for our Filler Renew + Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Ageing and Replumping Eye Cream to give your eyes a mega-dose of this skincare superhero each day. It fills hollow areas with moisture, for a plump, youthful, and healthy result.
Moisturising ingredients are also key. Look to our Age Perfect Re-Hydrating Eye Cream to nourish your delicate contours with essential lipids and collagen-stimulating peptides. It leaves skin feeling hydrated and nourished.
What about those of us who want it all in an eye lift cream? Enter the Age Perfect range of skincare. Choose multi-solution eye creams like Age Perfect Golden Age and Age Perfect Cell Renew to not only fill in fine lines, but cover dark circles, firming, brightening, and sculpting to target the signs of ageing.
Eye cream application tips
Apply eye creams using your ring finger – this has the lightest touch. You can dab, tap or massage the product in. Eye products should be applied all along the orbital bone, starting at the inner corners and working your way outward.
Wondering where eye cream fits into your everyday skincare routine? This depends on its consistency. Most anti-ageing eye cream is thick and rich, best applied on top of your serum and moisturiser. However, if your eye cream has a thinner consistency than your moisturiser, the eye cream goes on first.
Make eye creams a regular part of your morning and evening skincare routine to see visible results over time. Eyes will look brighter, tighter, and more youthful with consistent use. Browse our eye care range at L’Oréal Paris to find results-driven, anti-ageing products proven by science.