Contrary to popular belief, you don't actually need to change that much about your skincare once you hit your 40s. The essentials, like your cleanser and sunscreen, can stay the same, but you do have the option of upgrading your treatment products to address all the new concerns you're suddenly facing (hello, fine lines). For a slow yet sure start, switch to a potent eye cream that does more than just moisturize your peepers. Keep scrolling to find one that suits your concerns below!
1. Kiehl's Youth Dose Eye Treatment
Best for: Smoothing fine lines
This eye cream tops Kiehl's best-seller list for its smoothing, brightening, and instant color-correcting benefits. It contains pro-retinol, a retinol derivative that reduces the appearance of fine lines, and vitamin C, which helps brighten the undereye area.
KIEHL'S Youth Dose Eye Treatment P2575, Kiehls.com.ph
2. The Inkey List Brighten-i Eye Cream
Best for: Brightening
For those relentless dark circles, this brightening eye cream might be your best bet. Its key ingredient is brightenyl, which is said to be four times more potent than vitamin C and 60 times more efficient than kojic acid when it comes to evening out the skin tone.
THE INKEY LIST Brighten-i Eye Cream, P750, Beauty Bar
3. Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF15
Best for: Daily use
You should be putting sunscreen on your eye area to start with, but a little extra help from your eye cream never hurts. This product, for one, has SPF 15 and lactic acid that'll gently exfoliate your skin to brighten dark circles and minimize fine lines without the irritation.
DERMALOGICA Total Eye Care SPF15, P2950, Rustan's
4. Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Eye Cream
Best for: Brightening and firming
Vitamin C is amazing for overall brightening, but this eye cream takes that up a notch because it contains a whopping 10% of THD Ascorbate, a stable form of the vitamin that claims to be 50 times more powerful. It also contains ferulic acid, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid for all those extra hydration, depuffing, and antioxidant perks.
PETER THOMAS ROTH Potent-C Power Eye Cream, P3800 Lazada
5. La Mer The Eye Balm Intense
Best for: Depuffing and soothing
If you can't choose which La Mer eye cream to splurge on, this eye balm is the best place to start. Not only will it deliver line-smoothing benefits, it also has a lightweight, depuffing formula powered with fermented yeast extracts and caffeine to help you fake eight hours of sleep.
LA MER The Eye Balm Intense, P12,500, Rustan's
6. Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream
Best for: Diminishing fine lines
This rich, fragrance-free cream effectively moisturizes and improves texture from crow's feet and other visible fine lines. It's infused with skin-plumping peptides, vitamin C and E, plus encapsulated micrococcus lysate that helps repair UV damage.
CLINIQUE Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream, P3100
7. AHC Perfecting Eye Cream For Face
Best for: Skin plumping and smoothing
For skin types that can't tolerate retinol, peptide-rich products are a worthy alternative for treating fine lines and amping up your collagen production. To make sure you're getting all those perks, opt for an eye cream like AHC's, which has 12 kinds of peptides for a maximum resilience boost. In fact, you can also use it all over as a moisturizer!
AHC Perfecting Eye Cream For Face, P1699, Zalora
8. Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum
Best for: Deep lines and wrinkles
Murad's Youth Renewal Eye Serum contains time-released retinol and a retinol booster to minimize irration (Read: peeling, redness) while still giving you the ingredient's skin-smoothing perks. The brand claims that 93% of people who tried noticed a reduction in lines and wrinkles after four weeks!
MURAD Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum, P4850, Rustan's
9. Sisley Sisleÿa L'Integral Anti-Âge Eye Contour Cream
Best for: Multi-purpose care
This eye cream uses yeast and soy peptide extract to work double time in firming both the eye and lip contour area. It claims to lighten discoloration around the eyes with atlas cedar and pomegranate extract as well, and depuff tired eyes with passion fruit extract. Use it with the cooling roller for a relaxing face massage that stimulates microcirculation!
SISLEY Sisleÿa L'Integral Anti-Âge Eye Contour Cream, P9300, Rustan's
10. La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire
Best for: Correcting discoloration
Since our eye area becomes more prone to dullness and discoloration as we age, this product is infused with an illuminating molecule called lumindose to specifically target the melanin-forming enzyme that causes these issues. As a result, your peepers will start appearing brighter and more awake!
LA PRAIRIE White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire, P31,400, Rustan's
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