10 Under Eye Creams & Products That Actually Work
Whether its stress, lack of sleep or just the first signs of ageing, there are many reasons why the skin under your eyes may need a little TLC. As the skin under our eyes is thinner and more delicate than elsewhere on our face – and extra sensitive as a result – treating it with care is a must. If you’re not sure where to start, we're listing the products that can help; battling everything from fine lines and wrinkles to dark circles and puffiness, these are the tried and tested eye creams that get the job done.
Best for puffiness
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
The Ordinary's lightweight formula is a godsend for tackling puffy eyes. Supercharged with 5% concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves, the serum promises to ease both dark circles and puffiness – all while being free-from parabens, sulfates and phthalates, along with being cruelty-free and vegan.
Available at sephora.com
Best for fine lines and wrinkles
Tata Harper Elixir Vitae Eye Serum
If you're looking to banish fine lines, wrinkles and under eye bags, Tata Harper's Elixir Vitae Eye Serum is the answer. Packed with high-performance ingredients, the multi-targeted formula includes 32 sources to minimise the look of severe wrinkles, 4 sources to depuff, 22 sources of plumping hydration, and 5 sources to minimise the look of dark circles. What's more, the brand also suggests to use the potent serum around your lips too, to help battle any fine lines.
Best for dark circles
Tatcha The Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment
Hitting the sweet spot in between skincare and make-up, Tatcha's Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment helps to both conceal and treat dark under eye circles. The 2-in-1 formula uses light-refracting pearl pigments to restore radiance, while the addition of silk powder helps to smooth the look of fine lines and imperfections.
Available at JOYCE Beauty
La Mer The Eye Concentrate
Promising to reduce dark circles and transform under eyes for a brighter, healthier look – all in just three weeks – La Mer's The Eye Concentrate sounds almost too good to be true. Not only does the product help to reduce the appearance of existing dark circles, lines and wrinkles, but the active ingredient of Lime Tea Concentrate helps to prevent future damage before it begins. Be sure to store La Mer’s eye treatment applicator in the fridge ahead of use for an extra refreshing eye regime.
Available at lamer.com.ph
Best for brightening
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
Want youthful radiant skin and under eyes? Don't we all! Gaining cult status, Drunk Elephant's C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream will not only look great on your shelf, but also help to improve stubborn signs of ageing for firmer, brighter and stronger-looking skin around the eye area. Making use of a brightening combination of eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C and cucumber extract, this soothing product ticks all the boxes.
Available from sephora.ph
Best vegan option
Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream
Certified vegan and cruelty-free, Antipodes proves that hard-working beauty products don't have to harm the environment or animals. Rich in vitamin C and kiwi fruit extract, the lightweight Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream cools and soothes under eyes, working to help rescue damaged tissue and make eyes appear younger.
Best for moisturising
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue Cream
Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream has claimed high praise as a brilliant all round moisturiser for all skin types, and the Magic Eye Rescue Cream follows proudly in its footsteps. The luxurious and rich formula smooths, plumps and locks in moisture to restore your skin’s softness, promising to keep under eyes moisturised for 24 hours after application.
Best all rounder
Dr. Barbara Sturm Eye Cream
Dr. Barbara Sturm's skincare range harnesses scientifically driven techniques for a highly effective skincare range. Targeting puffiness, lines, dark circles and other signs of ageing, the Eye Cream is a great all rounder, tackling problems head-on with a potent list of ingredients including purslane, skullcap golden root, sugar beet, and yeast.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix
Fans across the globe cite Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair as the secret behind youthful looking skin, and the Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix is a must for younger looking eyes. The concentrated eye repair formula hydrates and fortifies for a wide-open look, promising to dramatically reduce the look of lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.
Available at esteelauder.com.ph
Best for a selfie
KNC Beauty All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask
Gaining popularity with beauty-loving Instagrammers, KNC Beauty's All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask are perfect for a bathroom selfie. After bursting onto the scene with its cult lip mask, these cute eye masks are playfully shaped like shooting stars to sit snugly under eyes as they work their magic. It's not all style over substance though, as the eye masks are infused with retinol to improve skin texture and stimulate blood flow, while the plumping collagen, soothing aloe and moisturising hyaluronic acid help to reduce swelling and diminish dark circles.