Eye Creams In Use

I gave up trying to find an eye cream that banished dark circles a long time ago.  My non-scientific background tells me that it is not possible, so I just look for something that will hydrate the skin under my eyes, feel refreshing and, if nothing else, make the skin look a bit brighter.

I’m also a bit haphazard when it comes to choosing eye creams.  I’ll literally just go on a whim since they all promise the same things.  If I’m purchasing from a brand I know, then I’ll trust that it can’t be that bad.

There are three eye creams that I have to share with you today.  To say I love them would be an understatement since I don’t love eye creams; I just know that they are important to use even if you think you don’t need it yet – prevention is the best cure after all.

First is the Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream.  Caudalie’s Premier Cru range is described as the crème de la crème of anti-aging and this eye cream certainly comes at a premium price of £49.  Targeting deep wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles, this suits mature skin.  I don’t fall into that category….yet, but I see no reason why anyone can’t use this as ultimately it is a luxurious and hydrating product for the under-eyes.

The packaging is probably the bulkiest I have seen in an eye cream, especially since you still only get the standard 15ml of product.  That said, I do like that it’s a pump and although this is quite thick and creamy, it absorbs into the skin very well.  I do prefer to use this at night though, when I don’t mind an extra thick layer, whereas during the day I prefer to use something a bit lighter and cooling as sometimes this one is a tad heavy under my concealer.

My other favourite for night is the Oskia Eye Wonder.  This is a serum and hence more lightweight and I’ve spoken about this in my review here.  Cooling and hydrating, this ticks all the boxes for an under-eye treatment and it sits perfectly under makeup.  Like the Caudalie Premier Cru, this is in a similar price range at £49.50 but you only get 10ml of product.  It certainly doesn’t disappoint and is very refreshing to use.  I would repurchase this again but I have found another cheaper alternative which I love just as much.

This is the Olay Firming Eyes Serum. Olay is an underrated brand and many see it as “old.”  I’d disagree as they are really on-point when it comes to skincare.  Their new range of eye creams and treatments have been on my radar and I’m very happy with this serum.

It’s not that cheap either at £24.99, but nonetheless much more affordable than the Caudalie and Oskia ones above.  I still like using these, but this Olay serum works just as well.  It absorbs so well into the skin and makes it feel firm and hydrated.  I really rate this product and would definitely repurchase or indeed try others from the range.

So which eye creams have you been using lately?


  • The Instytutum Eye Cream is my holy grail eye cream, it’s the only one I’ve tried so far that works for my fine lines. Btw, do you layer the eye serums with the eye cream, or use them individually?

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • I really want to try this eye cream having heard so many rave reviews. Yes I do layer the serum and the eye creams as well as wear them individually but I prefer to layer at night only x

  • Oh yes the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair range is so good too, i must revisit that at some point x

  • Yes you can’t really go wrong with Oskia

  • I agree. I love this Olay one x

  • That sounds great too x

  • Oh that’s not a brand I’ve heard of before x

  • Their products really are good x

  • Thanks xx

  • The Oskia one sounds perfect for the day time. I love cooling eye creams to help wake me up xxx

  • ohhh yes the eye cream magic!!
    kisses from the sandpit ❤︎

  • You have some lovely ideas here. I started using Judith Williams eye cream a while back, particularly because it can be used over the entire eye area including the mobile lid which is perfect. After all our eye lids need some moisture too! I’ve never found dabbing an eye cream around the orbital bone very effective. I like to apply it where I need it. Other one I like is the Ultrasun eye spf 30 which has optical brighteners.

    Great post.

    Samantha x

    • I agree they do need moisture and sounds like a great eye cream too x

  • I may have to treat one of these out, I am on the hunt for a good eye cream!

    Danielle xx

  • I 100% disagree about Olay being seen as ‘old’ as well because it’s one of the best if not the best drugstore skincare brand. I am using two Caudalie eye creams currently but I don’t think I will be buying the full size (am using the 5mL deluxe samples now) because they don’t do much for my eye areas. I am planning to buy Instytutum eye cream soon, two of my favourite bloggers, Anne and Jenny swear by it.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • I would love to try that too, perhaps next when I have got through these x

  • I was the same until I tried the Instytutum Eye Cream. That one I love, with all my heart.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

  • Lovely picks, I particularly love the sound of the Oskia Eye Wonder. Cooling and hydrating sounds perfect!


  • I haven’t tried any of these but love the sound of all 3! I’m currently using a La Roche Posay eye cream and I really love it! xx

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