You’re probably familiar with the saying, your eyes are the windows to your soul. This resonates because your eyes can tell so much about you, from your emotional state to how much rest you’ve gotten. That’s why using proper skincare on the area around them is key to help keep them looking fresh, bright, and youthful.
So, what’s our best anti-aging eye cream? To be honest, we have a few favorites, since the best anti-aging eye cream really depends on your skin’s specific needs. Keep reading to learn all about our best eye creams for wrinkles, as well as to discover the perfect anti-aging eye cream for your skincare routine.
What Does Anti-Aging Eye Cream Do?
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your body, making it especially susceptible to damage and early signs of aging. Repetitive motions, such as the way the skin around your eyes moves when you smile or squint, eventually causes fine lines and wrinkles to form. And, as the years pass you by, the tissues around your eyes also weaken and sag, resulting in a puffy, shadowy, or more wrinkled appearance. Although the likelihood of developing under-eye bags is related to genetics, environmental aggressors such as sun exposure, lack of sleep, allergies, and fluid retention can all exacerbate their appearance.
Anti-aging eye cream is designed to help prevent and combat the look of aging skin around your eyes. Ahead, we’re highlighting the best anti-aging eye creams in Kiehl’s portfolio of products. See which one (or more) catches your gaze!
What Are The Best Anti-Aging Eye Creams?
Like picking your favorite child, selecting only one of our best eye creams is an impossible task. But to get started on narrowing down the list, we’d recommend the following few hands down.
Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum
At first, you may feel bamboozled by our mention of Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum. But this anti-aging eye cream packs the punch of a serum in an eye wrinkle cream. Made with pure vitamin C, tri-peptide, glycerin, and fragmented hyaluronic acid, the lightweight, layerable formula is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles in just seven days. It gently warms up your skin upon application for optimal absorption, and instantly visibly smooths and hydrates the skin around your eyes. One of our best eye creams for wrinkles, this potent eye wrinkle cream helps reduce the appearance of brown and blue dark circles and puffiness to help improve the look of fine lines and crow's feet.
*Clinical grading of the full panel tested in an 8-week study
Avocado Eye Cream
You can use it alone or layer it under another one of our best under-eye creams, Avocado Eye Cream. The formula, starring avocado oil along with beta-carotene and shea butter, is clinically-demonstrated to help depuff and brighten the skin around your eyes after just a single use.* It immediately improves the look and feel of under-eye texture and fine lines while providing all-day hydration. This unique water-in-oil anti-aging eye cream also helps defend your eye area from digital fatigue caused by the blue light emitted from your devices. Ophthalmologist- and dermatologist-tested, it’s safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and comes in recyclable packaging. The best part: this concentrated eye wrinkle cream will never migrate into your eyes.
*Results based upon expert grading evaluated with the product in a 4-week clinical test.
Age Defender Eye Repair
As far as our best eye cream for men, Age Defender Eye Repair is our pick. It visibly firms and lifts under-eye skin while reducing the appearance of dark circles. The formula, with rye seed extract, linseed extract, glycerin, and blurring minerals, instantly brightens your eye area, and reduces the look of crow’s feet and under-eye wrinkles for skin that looks fresher, brighter, and recharged. It’s free of parabens and fragrance, and can be used morning and night.
Speaking of nighttime, prep your skin for sleep (when it’s most susceptible to repair) with Midnight Recovery Eye cream, which blends butcher's broom extract with lavender essential oil and evening primrose oil. This restorative, replenishing eye cream helps visibly smooth your skin’s texture while diminishing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness while you sleep. You’ll wake up to fresher, younger-looking eyes by morning, with skin that feels strengthened and replenished.
Of course, for all of the above, follow the directions on their packaging. However, a few universal points to make whenever we discuss eye cream are to apply your formulas with your ring finger—your weakest digit—and pat them on, being careful not to tug on your skin. You wouldn’t want to compromise the delicate skin any further.
What Is The Best Eye Cream For Over 50 Years Old?
Each and every one of our aforementioned best anti-aging eye cream recommendations can work wonderfully on skin of any age. But, if you’re over 50 and looking to add a little more oomph to your eye skincare routine, try one of the following.
Youth Dose Eye Treatment, with pro-retinol, vitamin C, glycerin, and grapeseed oil, is a multi-powered anti-aging eye cream that gives the area around your eyes a “dose of youth.” The lightweight, creamy formula instantly smooths and brightens the look of your skin while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles over time. Use it alone or underneath makeup day and night for best results.
Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Another great option is our Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Cream, made with niacinamide and collagen peptide. This powerful formula corrects visible signs of aging and fine lines around the brow bone, eyelid, outer corner, and under-eye. In a consumer study, 94% of participants felt that their eyelid looked smoothed and 90% saw their brow bone area lifted.*
*Based on an 8-week consumer study with 93 panelists.
Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream is another excellent anti-aging eye cream heavy-hitter. This super potent formula, with copper PCA, calcium PCA, and glycerin, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. It’s also clinically-tested to improve skin elasticity by 32%.* Safe for all skin types, it refines your skin’s texture for a smoother, more youthful look.
*Skin elasticity significantly improved by 32% after 4 weeks. Tested on 50 women aged 35 to 55.