I am officially on the hunt for a new eye cream! I have been neglecting my eye area for a while now; I decided to stop spending my money on something I would eventually need to go get fillers for. I have it in my mind that there’s nothing out there that doesn’t include a needle that’s going to get rid of the bags underneath my eyes. I still feel that way, however, I have been noticing smile lines and crow’s feet for some time now. I know if I want those to be non-existent I’ll have to go under a needle, but I’m ready to experiment with eye creams again. Here are 10 that I’m choosing from:
I got a sample of this once after buying a bunch of other stuff and I remember thinking my eye area felt very firm and taut.
From the brand:
- An effective line reducing eye treatment for brighter, younger-looking eyes
- Contains a potent concentration of Pure Vitamin C 10.5%, known for its affinity with skin and powerful ability to improve the appearance of aging skin.
- Contains Haloxyl, which strengthens, soothes and brightens the eye area, helping to eliminate dark circles.
Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aqua/Water, Lauroyl Lysine, Acrylates Copolymer, Escin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Adenosine, Citrus Amara/Bitter Orange Flower Extract, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
This one has more filler-like ingredients than I’d like but the claims are grandiose enough I’m willing to at least consider it.
From the brand:
Smile. Now eyes get a second chance to look young. See your entire eye area visibly improved starting in 4 weeks. Then, we went beyond our usual clinical testing and invented a unique test to prove ‘smile lines’ around eyes disappear by 54% in 12 weeks.
Ingredients: Water / Aqua / Eau, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Caprylic / Capric / Myristic / Stearic Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-8, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’S Wort) Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D’Orge, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Whey Protein / Lactis Protein / Protéine Du Petit-Lait, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Micrococcus Lysate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Sterols, Ergothioneine, Biotin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Caffeine, Lecithin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sucrose, Trehalose, Pentylene Glycol, Carbomer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Tromethamine, Phytosphingosine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Cholesterol, Zinc PCA, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sulfate, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
3. MAC Fast Response Eye Cream ($32.00)
This one surprised me; I like the description but I’m still on the fence about it.
From the brand: A super-charged, caffeinated cream that produces instant effects. De-puffs, erases the appearance of dark circles, and firms the skin around the eye. Special optical diffusers diminish the appearance of fine lines.
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Isododecane, Water / Aqua / Eau, Polysilicone-11, Polyethylene, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hexyldecyl Stearate, Caffeine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinyl Palmitate, Yeast Extract / Faex / Extrait De Levure, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D’orge, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Centella Asiatica (Hydrocotyl) Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Squalane, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Phytosphingosine, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, PEG / PPG-18 / 18 Dimethicone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol.
Gosh, this one is pricey but I find it appealing based on the ingredients. I am also skeptical based on the ingredients! Perhaps this is a good one to get a sample of before buying.
From the brand: Complete age-defying eye treatment with a soft-focus luminescence using real diamond dust for a highlighting effect. Instantly illuminates the look of the eye area. Minimizes the appearance of crow’s feet and wrinkles. Reduces appearance of puffiness, dark shadows and fatigue.
- 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
- 61% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Aqua/Water, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/leaf/stem Water*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Mica, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl alcohol, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) Oleosomes*, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Titanium Dioxide (CI. 77891), Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract*, Silybum marianum (Milk thistle) ethyl ester, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Beta vulgaris/Beet Root Extract/Extrait de racine de betterave, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pheonix Dactylifera (Date) Seed Extract, Polygonum fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Seed Extract, Diamond Powder, Cetearyl glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate, Sclerotium gum, Narcissus tazetta (Daffodil) Bulb Extract*, Menyanthes Trifoliata Leaf Extract, Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender) Extract, Cetyl Palmitate, Oryza sativa (Rice) Extract*, Lactobacillus/Arundinaria Gigantea Ferment Filtrate, Arnica montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Aroma**, Sodium Phytate, Superoxide Dismutase*, Soybean Peroxidase*, Iron Oxides (C.I. 77891), Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic farming / Ingrédients issus de l’agriculture biologique **Clinical grade essential oils blend
Here’s another organic eye gel. This one, at first sight, reminds me of the PCA Skin Ideal Complex Revitalizing Eye Gel I tried last year.
From the brand: A feather light gel to infuse and protect the delicate eye area. Smoothes the appearance of fine lines. Eye area is refreshed, revitalised and toned.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Chondrus Crispus Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycerin (vegetable)*, Bilberry (Vaccinum Myrtillus)*, Sodium Hydroxide, Kigelia Africana (Kigelia Africana)*, Eye Bright (Euphrasia Officinalis), Carbomer, Rose (Rosa Damascena)*, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis)*, Sorbic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Farnesol
I’ve not been so attracted to the Strivectin brand in the past, but I find the older I get the more I’m more about ingredients and results and the description is reflective of that. Plus in this set you get to try two items, and for a reasonable price, I might add.
From the brand:
- Reduce the look of wrinkles in just 15 days* with SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for wrinkles and stretch marks
- Visibly reduce the look of all types of crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes with Intensive Eye Concentrate
Intensive Eye Concentrate: Aqua (Water, Eau), Butylene Glycol, Myristyl Nicotinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isocetyl Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Bisabolol, Myristyl Myristate, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Squalane, Caffeine, Arachidyl Alcohol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Plankton Extract, Nannochloropsis Oculata Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Panthenol, Lecithin, Ceramide NG, Urea, Trehalose, Dipeptide-2, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tetrapeptide-21, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Parfum (Fragrance), Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 80, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Benzoic Acid, BHT, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Sodium PCA, Pullulan, Silica, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol, Polyquaternium-51, Triacetin, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Salicylate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid
SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate: Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Myristyl Nicotinate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Isocetyl Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Panthenol, Bisabolol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Resveratrol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Cyathea Medullaris Leaf Extract, Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Seed Extract, Rutin, Arachidyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Saccharide Isomerate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Laureth-7, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dipotassium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cinnamic Acid, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Stearic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, BHT, Parfum (Fragrance), Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin
And look at Strivectin making the list twice! This one I chose because it’s supposed to make you look less sleepy, which is what I feel like my eye bags do.
From the brand:
- Targets the 5 visible signs of aging and fatigue: lines & wrinkles, dark circles, sagging, puffiness and dehydration
- Designed with a color-neutralizing apricot tint to instantly brighten under-eye dark circles
- Fast-absorbing formula leaves the eye area with a well-rested, wide awake appearance
Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Myristyl Nicotinate, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Glycol Distearate, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Caffeine, Allantoin, Alginic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-150 Stearate, Maris Aqua (Sea Water, Eau de mer), Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Sucrose, Tocopherol Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Steareth-20, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Mica, Pantolactone, Darutoside, Chrysin, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 16035 (Red 40), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides)
8. ReVive Eye Renewal Serum ($150.00)
I certainly wish I could get a sample of this before buying it, my lawd! It does make some convincing claims, though.
From the brand:
- A powerful firming booster serum that helps tighten and brighten the delicate area around the eyes.
- Powered by RES Technology and featuring antioxidants, this powerful yet lightweight serum helps to tighten the delicate area around the eyes, and increases skin cell renewal to unveil healthy-looking, even-toned skin.
- Improves the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles while creating a visible youthful lift. Skin around eyes looks more vibrant, illuminated with the legendary RéVive glow.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Oligopeptide-24, Propylene Glycol Isoceteth-3 Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Bisabolol, Ethylhexylglycerin, PVP, Dimethiconol, Sodium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Sclerotium Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan.
This one was interesting to me because of the before and after photos of their clinical trials! Definitely higher up on the list for me!
From the brand: Don’t just wish eye imperfections away, blur them away with Visionnaire Yeux Eye Cream. See a reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet, fatigue and puffiness instantly in just one perfect pump.
How the formulation works:
- Visibly blur imperfections around the eye area using HydraBLUR™ technology
- Instantly reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, puffiness and fatigue
- Reduce the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes after four weeks of use
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Aqua / Water, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Boron Nitride, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-20, Caffeine, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Silica Silylate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Pentylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Farnesol, Chrysin, Bisabolol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Retinyl Palmitate, Potassium Sorbate, BHT, Aluminum Hydroxide.
From the brand: Bioengineered Neuro Eyelid Complex helps visibly transform the appearance of the eyelid area immediately and over time, revealing eyes that look lifted, firmer and younger. Helps reduce the appearance of droopy, wrinkled eyelids to restore a look of youthful texture and tone. Dries like a primer with a matte finish to help makeup glide on smoothly while improving its wear throughout the day.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, rh-Oligopeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Diamond Powder, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Extract, Pfaffia Paniculata Root Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Ptychopetalum Olacoides Bark/Stem Extract, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Ethylhexylglycerin, Amodimethicone, Dimethicone, Tapioca Starch, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Titanium Dioxide, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Carbomer, Sodium Phosphate, VP/VA Copolymer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Silanetriol, Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491).
Have you all tried any of these? Any other effective recommendations? i’m hoping whatever I go with doesn’t pill!