The eyes are one of the first areas of your body to show your age. Thankfully, many effective treatments can help to diminish crow’s feet, and none of them involve surgery.
Whether you're smiling, squinting, grimacing, or frowning, your eyes can't help but become involved in your facial expressions. The combination of frequent movement and tissue-thin skin leaves the eye area especially prone to wrinkle development.
Prevention is always the best method of attack, but what can you do if you've already developed significant wrinkles in the eye area?
If you're concerned that surgery may be the only option, then it's a good thing you found us. We'll explain which anti-wrinkle actives are especially effective for eye-wrinkle treatment and exactly which products you'll find them in.
Anti-wrinkle eye creams with vitamin A, or retinol
The dermatological gold standard for anti-wrinkle treatments is retinol, and it's just as effective when used to treat eye wrinkles. Heralded since the '80s for tested efficacy, retinol works to thicken the deeper layers of skin, where wrinkles form.
Potent antioxidant vitamin A works to preserve skin-firming collagen whilst also increasing cell turnover, encouraging younger-looking skin and smoother texture. If you're concerned about wrinkles around your eyes, try integrating a retinol-based eye treatment into your routine.
We're fans of the following retinol eye treatments:
- StriVectin-AR Advanced Retinol Eye Treatment
- Decléor Expression de l'Âge Relaxing Eye Cream
- Medik8 Retinol Eye TR
Retinoids have a reputation for causing dryness and sensitivity. While eye creams are carefully formulated to counteract these effects of retinol, you should patch-test any new formula. If all is okay, begin treatment with a small dose and increase with time if you experience no adverse reaction.
Anti-wrinkle eye creams with peptides
Since their original introduction just over 10 years ago, peptides have continued to garner even more fame. Peptides work by stimulating skin's own production of a structural protein called collagen.
Collagen is a vital component of plump, youthful-looking skin. Production of this protein gradually declines with age, which is a major cause of wrinkles. Stimulate your skin's own collagen production by incorporating one of our popular peptide eye creams into your regimen.
We suggest the following peptide eye treatments:
- Cosmedix Eye Genius Brilliant Eye Complex
- Dr LeWinn's Line Smoothing Complex S8 Eye Recovery Complex
- StriVectin-TL 360° Tightening Eye Serum
Anti-wrinkle eye creams with hyaluronic acid
Retinol- and peptide-based creams have a cumulative effect, taking several months to show optimal results. Sometimes you want an instant, albeit temporary, reduction in eye wrinkles. For that task, we recommend an eye treatment incorporating plumping hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a skin-identical ingredient able to hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water. Once absorbed by skin, hyaluronic acid attracts and holds hydration in place, providing a plumping effect that visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Choose one of our favourite hyaluronic acid eye treatments below:
- Hylamide Low-Molecular HA Booster
- Nuxe Nirvanesque First Expression Lines Eye Contour Cream
- Thalgo Hyaluronic Eye-Patch Masks
For optimal results, we always suggest combining the quick-acting effects of these plumping treatments with the longer-lasting effects of a retinol or peptide cream. All our recommendations and more can be found in our anti-ageing skincare shop, which you can now shop armed with the power of understanding.