What Sort of Eye Cream is Right For Me?

Your eye area can tell a thousand sins, but you have the ability to hinder the storytelling. The right eye cream curbs the most common concerns and takes your appearance from run-down to spritely.

Your eye area deserves tender loving care ... and sometimes even demands it. These small areas of skin often need the most attention in your beauty routine. Skin surrounding the eyes has unique requirements and is usually the first to tell you about changes, whether hormonal, seasonal, or dietary.


What sort of eye cream is right for me?


What's unique about eye cream?


Many people believe that eye cream is simply facial moisturiser packaged in a tiny jar or tube. In truth, eye creams are unique because of what they exclude and what they treat.

  • Eye creams contain no potentially irritating essential oils and only the mildest fragrance, if any.
  • Eye creams are lightweight and easily absorbed.
  • Eye creams are designed to treat concerns specific to the eye area, such as dark circles and puffiness.

These targeted formulas are extra-gentle yet effective on the super-thin skin around your eyes. The right product is well worth the investment.

Yes, a moisturiser will hydrate and condition your eye area. Yes, you can use facial moisturiser around your eyes, and even on your arms and legs if you want. However, particularly if you have sensitive skin or eyes, an eye cream is usually the safer and better choice.

 

What sort of eye cream is right for me?


How do eye creams differ?


You've just learnt what makes an eye cream unique. Now, we'll show you the exact kinds of ingredients that make them perfect for treating your under-eye concerns.

 

Eye area concernRecommended active ingredients
Dark circles
  • Caffeine
  • Peptides
  • Light-reflecting mica
Puffiness
  • Caffeine
  • Peptides
  • Roll-on applicator to encourage drainage
Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Vitamin A
  • Co-enzyme Q10
Dehydration
  • Hyaluronic acid

 

Some of these ingredients are found specifically in eye creams. Others, such as vitamin A, or retinol, are found in other moisturisers.

The main difference between products is that eye cream formulas are guaranteed to be milder than facial moisturisers. Because eye skin is just 1/10 the thickness of other facial skin, we always advise you to be cautious with eye products.


Which eye cream is best for my concerns?


You'll find many eye creams in our eye care store, but you might wonder which is most appropriate for your own eye-care concerns. If you're looking for a helping hand, find our favourite Adore Beauty eye creams by concern below:

 

Skin concernRecommended eye creams
Dark circles
Puffiness
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dehydration

 

We recommend applying any eye cream after cleansing and before sun protection. For complete and effective eye care, you should follow three skincare steps:

  1. Remove all traces of eye makeup at the end of each day to prevent irritation and inflammation.
  2. Always apply eye cream after cleansing or as needed for treatment and hydration.
  3. Wear daily sun protection.