Puffiness, dark circles, drooping lids and crow’s feet…. they’re common beauty bugbears staring some of us in the mirror.
So it’s no surprise that one study found 73% of women say changing the appearance of their eyes is top priority in their beauty regimes.
The skin around our eyes has very few oil glands and is the thinnest and most fragile on our bodies. That’s why it might be time for you to invest in a targeted treatment for the eye area if you haven’t bothered before.
We’ve searched out eight of the best that brighten and tighten the eye area for more rested-looking eyes.
Best Eye Creams for Mature Skin
BAREMINERALS AGELESS GENIUS FIRMING & WRINKLE SMOOTHING EYE CREAM, £36, bareMinerals.co.uk and department stores nationwide
Three powerful peptides in this formulation set to work on puffiness and slack skin and shea butter moisturises the area. A consumer study found that using the cream for four weeks resulted in a more youthful appearance
ELEQURA EYE ARCHITECTURE CREAM, £45, www.elequra.com
The Elequra skincare line was founded by biochemist Nausheen Qureshi who grew up in Kenya where she saw plenty of traditional plant cures used to heal wounds. This cream contains a blend of amino and fatty acids, bioactive enzymes plus peptides to plump the skin from the inside out. In independent clinical trials, 100% of users saw an average of 34% reduction of wrinkles in 28 days.
KORRES BLACK PINE 3D SCULPTING, UPPER EYE LID FIRMING & LIFTING SUPER EYE SERUM, £45.00, www.MarksandSpencer.com
This hi-tech serum contains an innovative ElastiLift-3D complex, which is designed to boost an enzyme responsible for keeping the elastin in our skin intact. It also contains a natural complex designed to lift the upper eyelid. Goodbye tired eyes! In tests, 94% of women reported that the eye area was visibly sculpted within 2 weeks, with an overall more fresh, rested look.
OLAY EYES PRO-RETINOL EYE TREATMENT, £29.99, Boots
This breakthrough treatment for deeper wrinkles contains Pro-Retinol, a more gentle retinol blend suited for the delicate eye area. It helps speed up skin cell turnover, plumps the skin and smooths the complexion. In tests, 81% of women agreed it made the eye area more youthful and said it was one of the best eye creams for mature skin.
EMMA HARDIE AGE SUPPORT EYE CREAM, £41 from Cult Beauty
Designed to tackle all your eye woes – wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness – this cream contains peptides plus plumping hyaluronic acid. Feel the area instantly lift on application, too.
ALPHA-H LIQUID GOLD FIRMING EYE CREAM, £52 from Cult Beauty
Packed with peptide technology including SNAP 8 which relaxes expression lines, plus Reproage, a new Hexapeptide which stimulates stem cell renewal to help tighten slack lids, this cream comes with a cool-touch applicator to instantly soothe and refresh tired eyes.
TIMEBOMB SMART BALM EYE CREAM, £29, timebombco.com
This clever cream contains plant extracts designed to boost skin’s micro-circulation and thicken thinning skin. It mositurises with borage oil, plus licorice extract helps target dark circles and cornstach gives an immediate tightening effect.
LUCIA MAGNANI REJUVENATING EYE CREAM, £130, Harvey Nichols
For a real touch of luxury, this cream contains peptides plus antioxidants such as CoQ10, Vitamin E and Alpha-Lipoic Acid, all of which work towards firming and strengthening the delicate skin around the eyes.