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?