The day we first discovered baby crow’s-feet shooting out from the sides of our eyes like sunbeams was a shock to say the least. We know aging is inevitable, but how could it happen to us? It was at that very moment we made it our mission to find the best eye cream for wrinkles. The only problem? We discovered it’s not as simple as picking the prettiest (or most expensive) eye cream online.
See, some are specifically formulated with caffeine to reduce puffiness from one too many glasses of wine the night before. Others are packed with vitamin C to restore brightness and minimize dark circles. And what about those of us who want anti-aging without having a Botox needle anywhere near our eyes? (*Raises hand*.)
Let’s take a step back and talk about why this area is so prone to wrinkles in the first place: It’s because the skin is a lot thinner and more delicate than anywhere else. So years of smiling, laughing and, yep, squinting at computer screens makes the skin stretch and then inevitably sag prematurely. But (we’re about to get philosophical) it’s not the worst thing—it just means we’ve done a lot of laughing in our lives.
And the great news is, it can be remedied without needles. It just comes down to using the right eye cream and choosing ingredients that best address your concerns. Look for things like peptides, antioxidants, retinol, hyaluronic acid and SPF (yes, your eyes need it, too), all of which not only help to reverse the signs of aging, but also prevent further damage.