Sometimes, no matter how much sleep you get, tired eyes and dark bags stay put. This can be down to genetics, bad diet, too much coffee or the fact that you’re simply not getting enough shut-eye. There’s still debate over eye creams and how effective they really are, but I’ve always used one. I feel a specific moisturiser is absolutely needed to target the delicate eye area and at least help to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
We compiled some favourites that were in the more expensive price bracket, and now we have three options that are easier on the purse-strings. They won’t work miracles but do exactly what they say on the tin and make eyes shine that little bit brighter.
Best For Smoother Under-eye Skin: La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Eyes, €18.49
This gel-like serum is ideal for sensitive skin, and its cooling sensation feels refreshing on the skin once applied first thing in the morning. The skin under my eye looked and felt smoother after only using it a few days. I also like that makeup glides on after use, instead of sticking to or going patchy around the under-eye area.
Best For Fine Lines: No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Eye Cream, €13.00
The concentrated peptide technology helps to target deep lines and wrinkles but the first thing I noticed was that it visibly improved puffiness and my fine lines after just three weeks use. If puffiness and lines are what you seek to target, this is the one for you.
Best For Sensitive Eyes: Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream, €17.99
I bought this in a health shop accidentally when I thought I had picked up lip balm and was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved it. It’s packed full of ingredients designed to hydrate (all of which are great for the skin), olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter along with soothing aloe vera. My delicate eye area skin felt baby-soft, and there was zero redness or irritation after use.