Best eye creams for every pocket

By now we talked quite a lot about several skin issues that we deal with on a daily basis and what are the best practices and products to deal with them. Today I want to open the discussion for eye care because I believe it’s not talked about enough. Specifically, the skin around your eyes is way thinner and more sensitive then the rest hence requires special care and special products. I used to believe that any moisturizer will do just fine for the under eyes but the truth is, most moisturizers are too thick and eye creams are actually formulated for this area. What are the best eye creams on the market though?

I have hereditary dark circles (not much I can do about it) and I wake up very puffy. So, you can say that I’ve had my fair share of experiences with eye creams and I found out which one’s are the best for each purpose – for wearing under makeup or for night time.

Here are some of my favorites:

Kiehl’s Midnight Repair Eye Cream

Don’t be fooled by the name, this is my ride or die morning eye cream. Top of the list mostly for this reason, Kiehl’s Midnight Repair Eye Cream is light, absorbs fast, does its job and allows me to apply makeup without interfering with it throughout the day. It’s great for normal to oily skin types.

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Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

The Night Repair line has been around for a long time and has proven its quality. With an interesting texture of a gel-cream, the serum targets most problems like fine lines, dark circles, puffiness, dryness, and uneven texture. It really works magic on the skin, you’ll wake up with a fresher and smoother look. It’s definitely a luxury product, but worth every cent you’ve spent.

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Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

A very moisturizing cream, perfect if you have dry under eyes. I love the consistency and I’m happy about the fact that it has no fragrance. It goes on so smoothly, absorbs quickly and hydrates all day. It reacts well with makeup mostly if you struggle with dryness in this area. And hey, it comes from a fellow Romanian.

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Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream

It has a lighter jelly texture and it’s the perfect product to keep in the fridge for depuffing in the morning. Makeup goes very well on top of it and it will instantly make the eyes look more awake, and plus it has a certain luminosity to it so it helps with the appearance of dark circles. The peptides are the secret ingredient in this magic potion which helps support natural collagen reserves that can be threatened by stress, fatigue and lack of sleep. The Pep-Start Eye Cream is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner. Try it, you will not be disappointed!

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La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Eye Cream

All dermatologists rave about this eye-cream, it contains two hyaluronic acids and vitamin B5 that help re-plump and repair the eye contour skin barrier. The product has no fragrance and makes an excellent make-up base.

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Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

A rich, hydrating cream packed with nourishing avocado oil and shea butter, it is ideal for use in the evening, before bed. It’s definitely too thick and oily to use in the morning, under makeup.

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The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

First of all, this lasts for months and months! You only need a drop and the price is so inexpensive. I like the texture of the serum and how my eyes feel hydrated but not greasy. The serum contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine and an extract of green tea that helps to reduce looks of puffiness and of dark circles in the eye contour.

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Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Usually, I like using it in the morning for an instant wake-up call. It’s a tinted light cream that contains coffee beans, ginseng, and magnolia that will refresh and give a radiant look after a sleepless night. It’s pricier but works wonders on the precious skin around the eyes and it’s perfect for those days when you don’t feel like wearing makeup.

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L’Oreal Triple Power Eye Treatment

A wallet-friendly eye-serum that really works. It contains hyaluronic acid that gives a shot of smoothness to the delicate under-eye area, along with LHA to even out skin tone.

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Keep in mind that puffiness and dark circles are also a genetic thing and sometimes you just cannot fight genetics, but you can take care and do your best to prevent wrinkles and puffiness.

Tell me in the comments section below what is your favorite eye-cream and what other topics you would like to read on this blog.

‘Till next time, stay brave & confident! 




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