The thing with being home and makeup free is that we tend to scrutinize our faces more. And you will agree with me when I say that your eyes, and the condition of the skin around them, have the power to brighten your face or reveal the fatigue you may be feeling. Being weighed down by the latter can’t be good, so enlisting the help of products to smooth out those lines and lighten the darkness is in order.
While recent beauty tips may vary—Dr. Vicki Belo says to only use eye cream at night so you don’t wake up with puffiness, while Sandara Park revealed that her favorite eye cream is a big part of her morning and evening routine—we can all agree on 2 things: finding the right eye product to address your concerns, and using it consistently.
Luckily for us, 4 top brands have released new products that are backed by research, testing, and potency of ingredients to address the many concerns of the eye area. Read on to discover the latest eye creams and eye serums to hit the market, and if you’re ready to give one, or more, of them a try, they are all available online.
Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Eye Cream
If sagging skin in both your upper eye lids and lower eye area are a problem, Shiseido’s newest release claims to visibly improve firmness in 1 week. (Visit their website to see the results after 1 week and 4 weeks of use.) It’s proprietary ingredients—MATSU-ProSculpt Complex, KURENAI-TruLift Complex, and ReNeura Technology—help to reduce puffiness, strengthen the skin’s natural support, and visibly lift and firm.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum
Retinol has long been a favorite ingredient in skin care for its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fade age spots and smooth out skin. Murad’s new eye serum aims to provide both immediate and preventive treatment. It works 2 ways: by giving both an instant dose of retinol and a slow release over time to avoid irritation and lengthen the benefits. A quick look at the website will show you the visible effects after 4 weeks of using the product.
Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Cream
You get the benefits of both a serum and a cream from this lightweight but rich formula. It contains Green Coffee Seed Oil that reinvigorates and plumps the skin to lessen the appearance of fine lines and puffiness. It also gives an immediate brightening effect upon application, care of Violet Pearl that reflects light.
Sisley Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid
Part of the Black Rose collection of skin care that gets its name because it is made with extracts from the rare flower, this fluid is made with natural ingredients. Its texture is light and refreshing, like an emulsion that melts into skin. It works to refresh and rejuvenate the skin around the eye area by smoothing lines, reducing puffiness, and fading dark circles. Bonus: It has a built-in cold ceramic applicator that cools the skin as you massage the product in.