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Men’s Eye Creams: Our Top Picks For Every Eye-Area Skin Concern


7 Men’s Eye Creams Worth Adding To Your Routine

Under-eye creams are an essential component of a complete men's skincare routine. Here at Kiehl’s, discover 7 of our best eye creams for men.

When you meet someone for the first time, their eyes are probably the first thing you see. It makes sense: Countless studies have shown that eye contact facilitates communication and, in general, elicits a positive emotional response.I Your eyes are critical to how people perceive you. Men with dark circles, for example, are typically seen as more fatigued than those with fresh, bright-looking eyes. As such, caring for your eye area properly is vital. That’s where eye creams come in. To find the best eye cream for men, you’ll want to identify your specific eye-area concerns—such as puffiness or under-eye wrinkles—and seek out a formula specifically designed to target those concerns. Equally important is using it daily as a regular part of your men’s skincare routine.

If you’re new to men’s eye creams or aren’t sure where to start, don’t stress. Here, we'll introduce you to a few of the best men’s eye creams to stash in your toiletry bag. We'll also let you in on some tips and tricks that you can incorporate into your routine to help keep your eye area looking smooth and hydrated. Keep reading to learn how to keep your "windows to the soul" fresh and healthy-looking with Kiehl's best eye creams for men.

Best Eye Cream For Men’s Daily Hydration:

Avocado Eye Cream

If you're looking for an all-purpose eye cream, try Avocado Eye Cream. This Kiehl's favorite, made with emollient shea butter and avocado oil, provides lasting hydration to instantly improve the look and feel of under-eye skin.* When used consistently, the rich formula is clinically-demonstrated to help de-puff and brighten tired-looking eyes. It also helps defend against aging stressors, including blue light (emitted from electronics), and is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

*Results based upon expert grading evaluated with the product in a four-week clinical test.

Best Eye Cream For Men’s Dark Circles:

Powerful-Strength Dark Circle-Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum

Dark under-eye circles are among the most common eye-area concerns for adults. For some, they only develop after a sleepless night or a particularly stressful week. For others, dark circles and other eye-area discolorations are persistent and remain visible regardless of how much beauty sleep you get.

Managing dark circles requires both addressing the underlying cause (if possible) and using the right skincare products. If dark circles are your primary eye area concern, we recommend adding Powerful-Strength Dark Circle-Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum to your routine. While this is an eye serum, not a cream, it's a must-have for brighter-looking eyes. This concentrated formula with 10% vitamin C is clinically-demonstrated to decrease the appearance of both blue and brown under-eye circles, the color of which can differ depending on your skin tone.* It also helps smooth and hydrate the eye area to reveal brighter, fresher-looking eyes over time.

Kiehl's Tip: If your eye area is prone to dryness, layer your eye serum under a richer men’s eye cream for added hydration.

*Clinical grading of the full panel tested in an eight-week study.

Best Eye Cream For Men’s Age-Related Concerns:

Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Cream

Because the skin around your eyes is so thin, it's one of the first areas to show visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. These changes are often accompanied by other eye-area concerns, like dark circles or dryness, that can become more prominent with age.

You can help address these skin concerns with a multi-purpose anti-aging eye cream, such as Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Cream. The fast-absorbing gel cream with niacinamide and collagen peptide targets the visible signs of aging in four key eye zones—specifically, the under-eye area, outer corners, brow bone, and eyelid. It helps visibly soften fine lines and wrinkles, firms the skin, and improves skin texture while also helping to address puffiness and crepiness. We suggest using the lightweight eye cream morning and night as a regular part of your men’s anti-aging skincare routine.

Best Eye Cream For Men’s Tired-Looking Eyes:

Eye Fuel

If you’re feeling fatigued, chances are good that it’s visible around your eyes—usually in the form of dark circles or under-eye bags. To help perk up tired-looking eyes, try Eye Fuel. This men’s eye cream stars caffeine, a natural antioxidant commonly used to help improve the appearance of under-eye bags. The refreshing formula smooths the eye area with weightless hydration and helps visibly diminish the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. It's suitable for all skin types and can be used morning and night.

Kiehl's Tip: Pop your eye cream in your fridge for five to 10 minutes before applying it. The cooling sensation feels especially refreshing on heavy, tired-feeling eyes.

Best Eye Cream For Men’s Crow’s Feet and Wrinkles:

Age Defender Eye Repair

Crow’s feet can develop over time as a result of repeated motions like squinting or smiling. These little lines at the corner of your eyes are so named for their resemblance to birds' feet, and they’re usually noticeable by the sixth decade of life (though, for many, can develop earlier). To help address and smooth the appearance of crow’s feet, we suggest Age Defender Eye Repair. This men's eye cream, made with cocoa butter and rye seed extract, helps smooth and firm the skin to diminish the appearance of crow's feet and under-eye wrinkles. It also helps brighten the under-eye area and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles. Use it morning and night for a recharged appearance.

Best Eye Cream For Men’s Puffy Eyes:

Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer

Puffiness—often known as "bags under the eyes"—is another common eye-area concern. It's typically associated with aging and can result from a confluence of factors, including fluid retention and a loss of skin elasticity.

To help improve the appearance of puffy eye bags, try Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer. This under-eye cream for men comes in a travel-friendly stick format that glides on easily. It’s made with caffeine and provides an instant cooling sensation to help perk up puffy, tired-looking eyes. Stash the portable tube in your bag when you travel for convenient de-puffing on the go.

Best Nighttime Eye Cream For Men:

Midnight Recovery Eye

How much—and how well—you sleep can have a huge impact on your skin's appearance. This is especially evident in regard to the eye area, which (as we mentioned above) is uniquely susceptible to the effects of sleep deprivation. In addition to getting enough sleep, we recommend caring for your eye area with a nighttime eye cream, like Midnight Recovery Eye. The luxurious yet lightweight cream visibly smoothes and restores the eye area while you sleep to help diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. When used consistently, it leaves the eye area feeling strengthened and helps to promote a fresher, more youthful appearance. For a truly restorative nighttime ritual, pair the eye cream with an overnight mask to help nourish and hydrate your skin while you snooze.

I. Hietanen, Jari K. “Affective Eye Contact: An Integrative Review.” Frontiers in psychology vol. 9 1587. 28 Aug. 2018.

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