Eye care products are usually the hardest sell to make when discussing skincare — and hey, we get it. There are already enough products, potions, lotions, and creams that go into a fully cared-for face, so adding another (often expensive) step for such a specific area can easily seem superfluous.
The truth is that the skin around your eyes is the most delicate skin on your entire body. Eye products are specifically formulated to deliver their ingredients more effectively to treat this particular type of skin. If you know your eyes could use a little extra lovin’ but don’t necessarily know where to start, here are five excellent products.
Nothing says “I went too hard this weekend” more than puffy tired eyes showing up to the office on Monday morning. If you suffer from swollen eyes at the hand of sleep deprivation, The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG is the venti iced latte you need for your sleepy peepers. EGCG (short for Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside) is a highly purified concentrate derived from green tea leaves, an extra boost of caffeine for calming puffiness and brightening dullness.
There is no such thing as too much collagen in skin care, so treat your eyes to a healthy dose of the good stuff by way of a rather ridiculous-looking mask. Etude House offers 30 applications of hydrolyzed collagen and adenosine, a yeast derived skin energizer, in its gold-infused jelly patch masks for less than $1 a treatment. You’ll look pretty odd for about 20 minutes, but you’ll also have brighter and more awake eyes once it’s all said and done.
If you constantly battle creasing and caking of your concealer or foundation under your eyes or can’t seem to keep your coverage products in place, your makeup kit will greatly benefit from a designated under-eye primer. Becca combines treatment with primer with this cucumber and matcha green tea-infused silky balm —
simply swipe under your eyes before applying concealer to soothe, de-puff, and prep the delicate area for the day.
The Korean brand Belif has skyrocketed to the forefront of the American beauty market with their line of super lightweight and impossibly moisturizing products. This particular eye cream blends several skin-loving herbal extracts with squalane in a light gel formulation, and the delicate skin around your eyes will soak it in almost instantly. Keep the container in your refrigerator to really rev up the refreshing effect.
The rising trend of eye essences started gaining more speed in 2017, and no product stood out more than Eco Your Skin’s Volufiline15. The more viscous formulation of essences allows for deeper penetration of eye-enhancing ingredients like peptides and niacinamide, both of which are fully present in this product. Volufiline15 takes it a step further by including a powerful youth-preserving ingredient, polylactic acid, which will ward off fine lines and crepiness under your eyes, the crows feet area, and your eyelids.