The best eye creams and serums you can buy
- Eye creams and serums are likely the product you know you should be using but have no idea how to actually shop for.
- If you're unsure of where to start, reach for the Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Serum. Buyers and experts agree that this is the cream of the crop when it comes to treating under eye circles.
When talking about skin-care regimens, eye creams and serums tend to be products that a lot of folks skip. "I'm already using a moisturizer," they think. "Why do I need a separate cream for under my eyes?" So instead of incorporating yet another step into their routine, they'll move straight on to moisturizers.
But this can be a mistake. The biggest reason being that the skin under your eyes is actually a lot thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face; therefore, it needs to be treated differently.
If you're using a face cream with super potent ingredients, it can actually hurt your under-eyes more than it can help. Similarly, if you need to target puffiness or discoloration under your eyes, your face cream may not deliver those results. If not treated properly, your eyes can be the first thing to show signs of aging.
How you apply your eye cream is just as important as what's in it. You should put your eye cream on after your serum and before your facial moisturizer. A pea-sized dollop is about the amount that you want for each eye, and you should tap the product on lightly with your ring finger, as rubbing can damage the delicate skin.
Got all of that? Great. Now it's time to go shopping. Ahead, find the best eye creams on the market today. Depending on what your main concern is, one of these will be right for you.
Here are the best eye creams and serums you can buy:
- Best eye serum overall: Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Serum
- Best eye cream for the morning after: Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream
- Best drugstore eye cream: Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream
- Best natural under-eye oil: Uma Absolute Anti Aging Oil
- Best eye cream to wear under makeup: Lancôme Visionnaire Eye Cream
Updated on 9/18/19 by Caitlin Petreycik: Updated copy, formatting, links, and prices.
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