Skin Care

By Allie Maltese

Did you ever look at pictures of yourself as a teen and notice how plump your face was? You could’ve been a size zero, but there was still a fullness to your face that screamed youthful beauty. As we age, we lose elasticity and volume in our face, causing fine lines and wrinkles to become more noticeable, especially around the eyes. According to Dr. Roy David, double board certified facial plastic surgeon and founder of the Aesthetic Center of La Jolla, “Eyelid aging is the result of loss of skin elasticity and loss of volume, specifically at the cheek-eyelid junction. Some people naturally have more fat and connective tissue in this area. Those who don’t will more quickly notice a thinning as their cheeks descend with age.” Dr. David also says that this thinning around the eye can appear like a shadow, especially if there is some bulging of the lower eyelid fat bags directly above it. To truly rejuvenate the eyes, we need to treat both aspects – looseness AND loss of volume.

Although we can’t do anything about the aging process, there are some innovative eye creams out there that target different issues such as wrinkles, puffiness, under eye circles and a plethora of other aging concerns. Here are some of our top picks for best-targeted eye creams.

Best Eye Cream for Wrinkles

Kate Somerville Age Arrest Eye Cream

This eye cream is the first to use Telo-5TM Technology, based on Nobel Prize winning research on the youthful benefits of prolonging the life of telomeres. As we age, skin cell telomeres shorten and critical youth information is lost. Age Arrest’s advanced formula helps to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while visibly firming, tightening, and toning the eye area.

Available at Nordstrom.

Best Eye Cream to Protect and Prevent

AmorePacific Future Response Dual Eye Creme SPF 25

This is the ultimate day and night eye treatment in one double-duty anti-aging system. These two revolutionary formulas work side-by-side to guard and protect the delicate skin around eye area over a 24-hour period, providing intense protection from environmental aggressors during the day and deep hydration and boosted skin cell turnover at night.

Available at Nordstrom.

Best Eye Cream to Lift

Perricone MD High Potency Eye Lift

This fast-absorbing eye treatment provides amplified lifting and reparative benefits while brightening skin for an instantly more youthful appearance. DMAE lifts, firms and tightens skin that has lost elasticity, while smoothing deep lines and wrinkles while phospholipids help to repair and hydrate skin to prevent future wrinkles.

Available at Sephora.

Best Eye Cream to Get Ride of Under Eye Circles & Puffiness

Eve Lom Eye Cream

This triple-action formula helps to lock in moisture, diminish dark circles and reduce puffiness to the delicate eye area. Providing long-lasting hydration, this luxurious cream contains shea butter to lock in moisture and a special blend of potent actives to rejuvenate and repair, leaving your skin with a soft, supple texture.

Available at Nordstrom.

Best Eye Cream to Hydrate

Lumene Arctic Aqua Deep Moisture Eye Gel

Although not technically a cream, this eye gel is made with mineral-rich arctic spring water and unique hydrating technology that binds water to skin cells moisture with a long-lasting effect and keep the skin soft and healthy. Provides long-lasting hydration to maintain skin’s moisture balance.

Available from Lumene.

Best Eye Cream to Firm and Smooth

SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream

This silky, light and intensive treatment specifically targets the changes that occur in the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. The secret is a Peptide, Oli-Vityl, and Pitera complex that infuses skin with moisture that greatly firms the appearance of the lid and smooths away fine lines and wrinkles for a brighter, more youthful appearance.

Available at Macy’s.

Originally published June 2014
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