The Best Eye Creams for Crow’s Feet, Puffiness and Every Other Issue
It should come as no surprise that there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution for eye woes, but it can be quite the game changer once you find the right product for your individual concern. That is, after you've spent time and money trying out dozens. So we simplified things with a little guide.
Best for Puffiness: Dr. Jart+ Water FUSE HYDRO SOOTHE Eye Gel
Doesn’t that bright blue tub look refreshing? Thankfully, it’s more than just pretty packaging. Loaded with pumpkin extract and arnica, the cooling gel-cream formula helps to deflate under-eye bags while adding a boost of moisture.
Dr. Jart ($42)
Best for Dark Circles: First Aid Beauty Triple Remedy
Short-term, this pearlescent cream brightens up stubborn shadows immediately (which also minimizes the amount of concealer you need to use on top). Long-term, it has niacinamide in the formula, which works to minimize any discoloration (in this case, your panda eyes) over time. The cooling metal applicator is just a nice bonus—especially after a long night.
First Aid Beauty ($36)
Best for Fine Lines: Goop by Juice Beauty Perfecting Eye Cream
Good news: One of the biggest culprits for fine lines is dryness so the fix is really simple: Get a really hydrating eye cream. This one has rich emollients like olive butter and sandalwood nut oil to plump those teeny lines with moisture and keep the area soft and smooth.
Best for Drooping: Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream
And if your lines are a little more than fine, this cream is a notch above the last in terms of richness and consistency. A best seller for the brand (and a go-to for this writer’s discerning mother), it helps to smooth all of the varied lines and creases on and around the eyes, which, in turn, gives the whole area a little lift. The only caveat, as we said, is that it’s on the heavier side, so really tap it in (gently, of course) and allow the cream to sink in before applying any makeup.
Best for Sensitive Eyes: Avene Soothing Eye Contour Cream
If your eyes get irritated easily, stick to hypoallergenic formulas that are free of any fragrances or parabens. This no-frills cream has neither and goes a step above with two soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients, thermal spring water and bisabolol, to calm any existing puffiness or redness in the area.