The 6 Best Eye Creams for Sensitive Skin in 2021

Try one of these star products if you’re looking for a cream that’s easy on under-eye skin.

If you have a sensitive skin types, you know the struggle to find good skincare that suits your other preferences is very real. The under eye area is tricky enough to master. To make it easy we have collected our favourite eye creams, that will hydrate this delicate area, without irritation!

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The fragile skin in the under-eye area always needs a gentle touch. But if you have sensitive skin, it's essential that you pick the best eye cream for sensitive skin. Antipodes has done fantastic work to harness the calming ingredients that occur naturally in Kiwi Seeds: namely, Omega-3, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. Apply Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream under your moisturiser daily to get gorgeous, long-term results.

Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream is excellent if you want to reduce the appearance of puffiness and inflammation under the eyes (Carrot Seed Oil and Aloe Gel see to this). But this formula can also restore damaged tissue to a more youthful, bright-eyed-looking state.Glaring at a computer screen all day can leave the under-eye area feeling particularly dry and tired. Need a rapid refresher? Keep a jar of Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream close by for an instant dose of hydration that the skin under your eyes will absorb easily.

Puffiness and dark circles need the best under-eye cream for sensitive skin if you’re going to beat them. Every ingredient in this Soothing Eye Contour Cream has been chosen for its ability to calm skin that’s irritated or dry. Avène Thermal Spring Water has natural anti-irritant properties, while Alpha-Bisabolol deals with tightness and redness.

Suitable for all skin types, Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream also earns itself a role in your makeup routine. Use it on your upper and lower eyelids before you apply your makeup. Reapply at night, after you’ve removed your cosmetics, so this gentle eye cream formula can get to work soothing tired skin. You may have had a big night out, but there’s no need to wake up with dark circles and puffy eyes that’ll drag you down for the day!

Help reduce the appearance of fine lines in the sensitive eye contour area with Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream. This gentle eye cream offers expert care for eye areas that are prone to irritation, while also offering hydration and anti-ageing benefits.

Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream is a gentle eye cream that offers expert care for sensitive eye areas, prone to irritation. This alcohol and fragrance free formula, contains hydrating and anti-ageing properties that benefit the under eye area. Containing natural gamma linoleic acid and stearidonic acid, this formula visibly smooths and plumps up the under eye area. Argan & Apricot Oils then help to condition the skin and improve the skin barrier. Using ultra-pure, certified organic products, this eye cream is made for those with sensitive skin.

Nuxe Prodigieux Anti-Fatigue Moisturising Eye Cream 15ml

Nuxe Prodigieux Anti-Fatigue Moisturising Eye Cream is also dosed with botanical extracts like Hazel Seed Oil and Rose Seed Oil. These ingredients work gently and naturally to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dehydration that pose a challenge as the skin gets older. This Nuxe formula has nailed the perfect balance of locking in moisture—hello, Hyaluronic Acid!—without clogging pores. If you wear contact lenses, you'll also benefit from this under-eye cream from Nuxe, as it won’t cause irritation or tearing. Proof of just how gentle it really is.

Nuxe Prodigieux Anti-Fatigue Moisturising Eye Cream 15ml

Prodigieux Anti-Fatigue Moisturising Eye Cream for sensitive skins can be used as a maintenance cream to keep puffiness at bay. But if your eyes need to deal with particularly challenging circumstances at work or play that leaves them looking supertired, pop this cream for the peepers in the fridge overnight. Apply it to the skin when you wake up to quickly take down any under-eye inflammation. Thanks to Cacao Leaf Cell Extract, the blood vessels that cause that pesky panda-eye look will constrict for a brighter-looking eye area.

Wild Rose Extract sounds pretty, but it's better known by another name: Rose Hip Oil. We love this natural ingredient for its powerful, active compounds. Rose Hip Oil hydrates and nourishes the skin, which is essential for this delicate part of the face that's prone to dryness. At the same time, the omega-3 fatty acids in Rosehip Oil reduce those pesky fine lines that creep up with sun exposure, pollution exposure, and the natural effects of ageing.

Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream wins our vote for sensitive skin because it’s unperfumed, which also makes it a good bet if you wear contact lenses. Just add this product to your regular morning and evening beauty routine to start working towards a brighter, age-defying eye area. If you want to use this Weleda eye cream under makeup, you'll be thrilled to know that it absorbs fully and doesn't leave a residue.

A serum doesn't typically address multiple concerns. But La Roche-Posay Redermic C Eyes Serum also contains Hyaluronic Acid, which improves the skin's ability to retain moisture. The result is a serum that will gradually enhance firmness and moisture levels that tend to drop as the skin ages. You'll see visible results over time, but surprisingly, instant results as well. Redermic C Eyes Serum forms a velvety texture when it interacts with the dermal layers, creating an automatic blurring effect that minimises the appearance of your trouble spots.

This La Roche-Posay eye serum doesn’t qualify as an eye cream. However, the formulation has made it to our favourites list for sensitive skin because of its high levels of active ingredients, such as pure Vitamin C. These ingredients treat creases in the eye area, such as crow’s feet, without stressing the skin or leaving the area greasy.

If you have sensitive skin you might be more prone to Milia so it's best to use minimal products on your delicate eye area.

If you find you're self getting Milia every time you use an eye cream but still want to use something on your under eye area, we recommend trying a face massage roller.

The Adore Beauty Rose Quartz Facial Massage Set contains a Rose Quartz Face Roller and a Rose Quartz Gua Sha which can promote circulation, combat puffiness, and also improve skin elasticity over time.

Check out the video below to find out more on the benefits, and how to use a Gua Sha

So, let's recap the 6 Best Eye Creams for Sensitive Skin

  1. Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream

  2. Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream

  3. Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream 15ml

  4. Nuxe Prodigieux Anti-Fatigue Moisturising Eye Cream

  5. Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream

  6. La Roche-Posay Redermic C Eyes Serum

Brand and product inclusions are at the sole discretion of Adore Beauty’s highly trained Customer Service team. We do not seek or accept payment from brands or individuals listed in our guides.

This article has been updated on 29/01 to replace discontinued products with our recent product recommendations. Ash from our Customer Service team has helped to bring you our most recommended products and up-to-date information. 


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