The Best Eye Creams Celebs, Editors and Our Friends Swear By
Eye cream is one of those skincare products that most of us are still unclear on whether you actually need. While more mature skin can really benefit from an eye cream in order to target fine lines and wrinkles—if that’s what floats your boat—it can feel somewhat unnecessary for younger skin types or people who just aren’t fussed about disguising the signs of ageing. So, can’t we just use our usual moisturisers all over our faces?
Turns out, no, not really. “A great eye cream has formula which is gentle enough for the most delicate skin on our body,” explain VENeffect founders Rebecca and Cecil Booth. The skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive, and some of the thinnest on your face, therefore it ultimately needs a special type of product to be suitable.
Booth recommends choosing “an eye treatment that is fragrance free,” in order to be gentle enough, and one that “does not roll up with makeup or irritate,” so that it can be used both morning and night.
Application is also crucial. To apply your eye cream effectively yet gently enough, simply tap it on with your ring finger and lightly blend. You don’t need to use too much, or go too close to the eyes themselves.
So, now that we know that our delicate peepers could do with a special cream to care for them properly, which eye creams are actually worth the money?
Keep reading to check out the ultimate edit of eye creams, beloved by beauty editors, our fashion friends and some celebrity favourites too.