We all know that eye cream is a necessity to prevent fine lines and puffiness, but if you have sensitive eyes, your go-to formula may be doing more harm than good. How? If your products cause, for example, watering, redness, or itchy skin, they're also causing inflammation, which makes your eyes puffy. Our advice? Stick to hypoallergenic formulas made for sensitive skin, and make sure you apply your cream or gel no closer than half an inch from your eye (the formula will travel as it soaks in).
The under-eye area is one of if not the most sensitive areas of our skin. A lot of people skip eye creams because wrinkles and fine lines aren't a concern for them. Or they simply view it as an extra skip in their skincare routine they don't need to do. Well, at Byrdie HQ, we're all about prevention, which is why eye cream is so essential. When you're on the go and have been missing out on rest, these hardworking, gentle creams will make you look like you slept a full eight hours. Wake up with bright eyes and smooth skin. Ahead, are the nine best eye creams we stand for.
Murad'sВ Renewing Eye CreamВ is incredibly thick, locking in moisture and soothing skin, but it's also incredibly gentle.
A little goes a long way with eye cream, so one pump is enough for both eyes.AvГЁne Soothing Eye Contour Cream $27Shop
Not only isВ AvГЁne'sВ Soothing Eye Contour Cream gentle onВ skin, but it also helps reduce any redness or irritation you may have. A special complex helps ease puffiness andВ reduce redness.La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Rehydration and Anti-Puffiness Eye Cream $34Shop
Feeling puffy? WeВ swear byВ La Roche-Posay'sВ Hydraphase Intense Eyes. The fragrance-free gel formula soaks into skin immediately, hydrating withВ hyaluronic acidВ while caffeine de-puffs.В
Burt's Bees' Sensitive Eye CreamВ is 99% natural, with gentle extracts like cotton, rice, and white gГ©nГ©pi to de-puff and hydrate, plus aloe to sooth skin.ВBoots No7 Beautiful Skin Rich Hydrating Eye Cream $16Shop
Boots' Expert Sensitive Hydrating Eye CreamВ is fragrance- and lanolin-free (a common irritant), and provides hydration to the delicate skin around the eyes.ВRoC Retinol Correxion Anti-Aging Sensitive Skin Eye Cream $18Shop
Looking for an anti-aging formula? RoC's gentleВ Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye CreamВ was formulated with a mild formulation ofВ retinolВ for those people easily irritated by the powerful ingredient.ВIndie Lee Calendula Eye Balm $42Shop
Also incredibly thick, Indie Lee'sВ Calendula Eye Balm coats skin in a rich combination of mango seed butter, calendula oil, beeswax, and lavender oil to hydrate and diminish dark circles.
Calendula oilВ is derivedВ from marigold flowers and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It can be used to soothe eczema, boost collagen production, and treat acne.Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector $42Shop
Have sensitive eyesВ andВ dark circles? Clinique was founded on the idea that hypoallergenic, fragrance-free products are best, andВ its Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector is no exception. The formulaВ is ophthalmologist-tested to be gentleВ and reduces dark circles in 12 weeks.Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream $72Shop
If you're more concerned with firming your eye area, try Perricone MD'sВ Hypoallergenic Firming Eye CreamВ ($65). It's a cocktail of peptides specially formulated for easily irritated skin.В