Eye care is a hotly debated topic. We’ve seen some swearing by it, while others deem it a glorified moisturizer. From our perspective, eye care is underappreciated and underestimated. Dermatologists agree that the eye area is thinner and more delicate than the rest of the face, and so it requires the right products to take care of it without overwhelming the skin. The eyes can also be sensitive to certain ingredients and substances, meaning you have to be aware of what you’re applying near the eyes.
For our eye care newbies and professionals alike, we’ve rounded up the top 9 eye care products to add to your collection ASAP. We’ve included a range of textures, ingredient combinations and target skin concerns for you to find one that's perfect for you and your needs. There’s no need for a huge spectacle - just start scrolling to discover the picks.
Dear, Klairs - Fundamental Nourishing Eye Butter
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A beginner to the world of eye care? Strip it back to the basics with the Dear, Klairs Fundamental Nourishing Eye Butter. This soft-as-butter eye treatment is designed to plump up undereyes and bring back radiance to the area, utilizing a Quad Peptide blend and Sunflower Seed Oil to boost and protect the skin. This formula, while ultra-nourishing, is lightweight and suitable for all skin types, including those prone to milia.
SWANICOCO - Fermentation Peptine Eye Care Cream
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The SWANICOCO Fermentation Peptine Eye Care Cream is one of the brand’s bestselling items, and we can totally see why. 8 types of Peptides and Adenosine are married in this potent eye cream to firm, lift, and plump up fine lines and wrinkles. It also includes Niacinamide to brighten up darkness, while being free of artificial fragrance, parabens, alcohol, and harmful ingredients.
SOME BY MI - Retinol Intense Advanced Triple Action Eye Cream
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Powerful results don’t have to come with a hefty price tag - one use of the SOME BY MI Retinol Intense Advanced Triple Action Eye Cream and you’ll understand why. Retinol and Retinal target fine lines and wrinkles, nixing signs of aging at the root of the issue. Panthenol and Hyaluronic Acid are included to hydrate, while a proprietary Truecica agent (consisting of Cica, Mugwort and Tea Tree) keep skin soothed and calm. Talk about a triple threat.
Haruharu WONDER - Black Rice Bakuchiol Eye Cream
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If Retinol is a no-go for your skin type but you desire the fine line-eliminating benefits of Vitamin A, swap in the Haruharu WONDER Black Rice Bakuchiol Eye Cream. The plant-based sister to Retinol is at the heart of this eye cream to enhance skin elasticity, even skin tone, encourage collagen production, and smooth out wrinkles. Enriching this formula is Fermented Black Rice, a mighty antioxidant that also firms the skin, pigmentation-inhibiting Niacinamide, and moisture-retaining Natto Gum.
MARY&MAY - Tranexamic Acid+Glutathione Eye Cream
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Wake up bright-eyed - bushy tail not compulsory - with the MARY&MAY Tranexamic Acid+Glutathione Eye Cream. Its namesake ingredients improve skin tone and dullness around the eyes, suppressing melanin production that leads to dark circles and blemishes. Vitamin C is also added to the mix for further treating hyperpigmentation. This hypoallergenic formula is an underrated gem in our eye cream collection.
DEWYTREE - Heartleaf 100 Eye Cream
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Vegan beauty lovers, we couldn’t leave you out. The Heartleaf used to make the DEWYTREE Heartleaf 100 Eye Cream is grown in the pristine environment of Jeju Island, extracted over a low heat for over 100 hours, and fermented to stability for 100 hours. The result of this process is a soothing, nourishing eye serum that adheres tightly to the skin, fortified with Cica, Rice, and Quinoa Seed extracts to intensify its benefits.
BEAUTY OF JOSEON - Revive Eye Serum : Ginseng + Retinal
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Leave it to this fan-fave brand to provide unmatched Hanbang solutions for all skin concerns. The BEAUTY OF JOSEON Revive Eye Serum : Ginseng + Retinal harnesses the collagen-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and brightening properties of Ginseng, eliminating fine lines with the help of Retinal. This pillowy-soft texture melts into the skin comfortably, at the same time keeping the undereyes hydrated; it’s no wonder it’s become a HG product in many reviewers’ routines.
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The KAHI Eye Balm is the epitome of fuss-free, from its handy twist-up stick form to its balm formula that sweeps seamlessly under the eyes. Its key ingredients are Arabian Jasmine and Hawthorn extract to counter puffiness, Adenosine to fight against wrinkle formation, and Licorice extract for brightening dark circles. Despite its name, KAHI encourages users to swipe it anywhere on the face and neck to maintain supple skin and keep wrinkles at bay.
innisfree - Green Tea Seed Eye & Face Ball
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Awaken the undereyes with the innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye & Face Ball. This eye serum is infused with the Green Tea collection’s signature Jeju Green Tea Seed Oil, blending it with 5 types of Hyaluronic Acid for deep moisturization. It comes equipped with a ball-tip applicator that is instantly cooling and refreshing upon contact with the skin, just what you need to wake up when you have that early 9am class or meeting.
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