The 8 Best Eye Products To Try Now
The 8 Best Eye Products To Try Now

The 8 Best Eye Products To Try Now

Whether it’s dark circles, puffiness or dehydration lines, there’s an eye product out there claiming to treat every concern these days. But which ones really make a difference? Here, SL Beauty Contributor Georgia Day shares the ones she really rates.
By Georgia Day

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Summer Fridays Light Aura Vitamin C + Peptide Eye Cream, £40

Best For: Brightening

The area around the eyes is ten times thinner than anywhere else on the face, so it’s the first to betray us when we’ve been burning the candle at both ends. If you’re faced with a combination of dark circles and fine lines, then this moisturising formula offers an inside-out approach to brightening and smoothing. Vitamin C provides a much-needed luminosity boost, while caffeine banishes puffiness and peptides encourage fresh collagen production. Finally, vitamin E and allantoin give skin that soft focus feel, so even without concealer on top, eyes look brighter and more awake.

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Aēsop Exalted Eye Serum, £81

Best For: Ageing Eyes

As we age, we lose the supporting structure of collagen and elastin, meaning the skin around our eyes is more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles. Add to that a decline in the cushioning fat in our face and lifestyle factors such as lack of sleep and stress, and it’s not surprising our eye area could do with a bit of extra help. Formulated with a cocktail of bolstering vitamins B3, B5, C and E, as well as humectants like panthenol and sodium carrageenan that hold onto essential moisture, this oil-based serum feels lightweight and not greasy, and is a godsend for more mature eyes in need of gentle intervention. It also dries to a matte finish so works well under make-up.

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Nuxe Merveillance Lift Eye Cream, £32

Best For: Addressing Loose Skin

The skin around the eyes often slackens faster than the rest of the face – something which can be exacerbated if you’re tired or running on empty. This antioxidant cream has been developed specifically to help eyes in need of a bit of extra scaffolding, with the inclusion of chlorella vulgaris, a fatty-acid rich marine algae that experts are lauding for its ability to regenerate nutrient-packed cells. Added to that a ‘blur effect’ formula and it’s no wonder this is so good at banishing signs of fatigue and fading wrinkles. In trials, 94% of testers said eye wrinkles looked smoother after a month.

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Tata Harper Restorative Eye Crème, £113

Best For: All-Natural Formula

Known for its potent formulas and lack of synthetic ingredients, this bestselling eye serum has been recently reformulated to firm, brighten, depuff, smooth and hydrate the eyes. A great all-rounder, green tea, red algae and caffeine tackle dark circles and puffiness; jugo bean boosts skin health; and dabberlocks seaweed extract promotes improved collagen and elastic synthesis. Finally, marsh samphire helps your skin retain moisture to ensure you look as fresh faced as possible.

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Sunday Riley 5 Stars Retinoid & Niacinamide Eye Serum, £65

Best For: Overall Rejuvenation

If you’re looking for the gold standard in wrinkle fighting, your eye cream ought to contain retinol. You might think it too punchy for the delicate undereye area, but the best formulations will be balanced by gentle soothing ingredients. This cream is loaded with a 6% retinoid complex, as well as gentle niacinamide and soothing centella asiatica. Poppy seed extract and ceramides also help to plump and lift the eye area as the cream works its rejuvenating magic.

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Hourglass Equilibrium Eye Mask, £61

Best For: Deep Hydration

An eye mask is a more concentrated way to tackle this specific skin concern. Loaded with a plumping complex of lightweight emollients to smooth skin, this one also contains the brand’s signature cell balancing complex to restore the skin’s barrier. You’ll know your barrier is out of balance if the skin around your eyes looks flaky, dry, irritated or sore – if that’s you, you may well benefit from using a mask like this. For an extra boost, keep it in the fridge to revel in the instant cooling effect.

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MZ Skincare Depuff & Define Contouring Eye Rescue, £95

Best For: Puffiness

Packed to the brim with ingredients specifically designed to address puffiness, make this powerhouse eye cream your first port of call if you’re struggling with puffiness in the morning (under-eye bags are usually caused by water retention as a result of lying down all night). While a hardworking caffeine and peptide complex will counteract the fluid and encourage the reduction of fatty deposits, pigmentation actives will diffuse some of the shadows and improve skin tone. It’s all wrapped in a generous dose of hyaluronic acid too.

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Rose Inc Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream, £42

Best For: Tired Eyes

This impressive new brand’s latest launch is an eye cream that promises to help you look like you’ve had a good eight hours’ sleep. The pearlescent finish adds a beautifully luminous effect, boosting the efforts of your concealer, but it’s the heavyweight formula that stands out. Niacinamide brightens while acetyl tetrapeptide-5 takes down puffiness, both under eyes and on the lids. Finally, plant-based squalane infuses skin with hydration, helping eyes to appear brighter and fresher.

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