Are These 8 Eye Creams *Actually* Good for Sensitive Skin? Here's Our Verdict...

If you have a sensitive skin type, you probably know how difficult it is to find good skincare that also suits your other preferences.

Catering to the under eye area is tricky enough, without having to also navigate ingredient lists that are like minefields when it comes to potential triggers.

So, to make it easy, we've had a serious look at our favourite eye creams to see if they're actually suitable for sensitive skin types.

While different people have different triggers, you can be rest assured that these formulas are free from common irritants, so you can focus on keeping those under eyes moisturised!


Antipodes Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Eye CreamAntipodes Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Eye Cream


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. This formula contains Manuka honey which has both moisturising and anti-inflammatory qualities. It also contains Persian Silk Flower and Kiwi Seed oil, know for their brightening properties. We love this powerdul antibacterial formula for hydrating and relieving sensitive undereyes.

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.

This gentle eye cream offers expert care for eye areas that are prone to irritation, while also offering hydration and anti-ageing benefits. 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.

Embryolisse Radiant Eye Stick contains Aloe Vera, Glycerin and Niacinamide. 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 Embryolisse formula has nailed the perfect balance of locking in moisture—hello, Glycerin!—without clogging pores. Apply it to the skin when you wake up to quickly take down any under-eye inflammation. Thanks to the Aloe in this cooling formula, this hydrating eye cream will provide a brighter-looking under 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. In terms of budget buys, it's also one of the best under eye wrinkle creams for sensitive skin at an affordable price point.

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.

The best hydrating eye cream for sensitive eyes is one with ingredients chosen to improve the skin's barier. This sensitive eye cream is gentle on even the most delicate skin. It contains Oleic and Linoleic Fatty-Acids, as well as Helianthus Seed Extract to improve the skin's lipid structure and help it retain moisture. It also tones and firms, making it one of the best eye wrinkle cream for sensitive skin. Plus it's organic and cruelty free!

Hands down, this is the best Korean eye cream for sensitive skin types. Infused with Vitamin C derivatives, Kombucha and Peony, this spot corrector works to improve skin tone and clarity, revealing a brighter complexion. While it's a targeted treatment, it's still gentle enough to be used on your delicate under eye area. However, those with sensitivity to Vit C are best to take it slow. Impessive results can be seen in just 4 weeks!


  • 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.


So, let's recap the 8 Best Eye Creams for Sensitive Skin

  1. Antipodes Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Eye Cream

  2. Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream

  3. Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream 15ml

  4. Embryolisse Radiant Eye Stick (Eclat du Regard) 4.5G

  5. Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream

  6. La Roche-Posay Redermic C Eyes Serum

  7. Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Eye Balm 15ml

  8. AHC Peony Bright Spot Corrector 20ml




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 3/06 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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