Pandas are cute but panda eyes? Nah. Fake a good night’s rest, reduce dark circles, improve skin elasticity and chase away puffiness with these elite eye creams.
Eye creams not part of your daily skincare ritual? Blasphemy! We don’t mean to call out anyone but Singaporeans are known to get the least amount of sleep. And you know what that means: tired eyes. You may be able to conceal dark circles with makeup. But fighting wrinkles and fine lines will not be easy unless you add this miracle cream to your routine.
After all, the skin around the eyes is the thinnest and more susceptible to early signs of ageing. Which is why ingredients such as vitamin C and E, retinol, peptides and even caffeine are big hits in eye creams. You want to gently dab them around the eye contour area and always follow up with sunscreen for the ultimate protection.
Slather on the best eye creams
SK-II R.N.A.POWER Radical New Age Eye Cream
Add life to your peepers with this supreme eye cream. With words like power and radical in its moniker, you just know it’s going to yield results. It’s not just in the name though. The RNArchitect Complex – packed with SK-II’s popular Pitera as well as hydrolyzed soy and yeast extracts – helps to refresh your peepers. There’s also the vitamin- and mineral-rich alfalfa extract that’s known to alleviate dryness. What can we say? This baby is a magnet for plump and smooth skin around your eyes. And it’s the clean-up crew for the W-word. Yes, wrinkles!
SK-II R.N.A.POWER Radical New Age Eye Cream, $149, available online and at various SK-II counters including Robinsons, Tangs and Takashimaya
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and De-puff
One thing that sets this invigorating cream apart from the rest is the use of ginseng, which targets tired peepers, giving ‘em much-needed boost and radiance. This, along with caffeine and magnolia extract, will chase those unsightly bags and puffiness away.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and De-puff, $52, available online and at Sephora
Skin Better Science Interfuse Treatment Cream
One look at the ingredient list from this “eye recharger” and we’re sold – neuro-calming peptide (blurs fine lines), vitamin C (brightens dark circles), caffeine (relieves puffiness) and humectants (locks in moisture) are like music to our ears, giving literal life to our eyes. Use twice a day for the best results.
Rejuvenate Enhance Interfuse Treatment Cream, $105 for 15ml, available online and at selected clinics including Ageless Medical, Freia Medical and Sozo Aesthetic Clinic
Re:Erth Smoothing Eye Cream
Don’t be fooled by the creamy texture. This baby sinks right in almost immediately and we’re obsessed. Water-soluble vitamin A, colostrum, eyeseryl and turmeric root extract are used to encourage skin elasticity and brightness. You definitely feel a slight lift after regular use.
Re:Erth Smoothing Eye Cream, $99, available online
Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage
Instantly cooling, this roll-on massages away eye bags, refreshes and hydrates puffy eyes, and brightens the eye area. It’s also another time-saver as it de-puffs and combats dark circles too. All thanks to mighty ingredients like caffeine, antioxidants and botanicals packed inside the tiny bottle.
Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage, $55, available at various Clinique counters including Isetan, Tangs and BHG
Starskin Orglamic Pink Cactus Eye Cream
Formulated with moisturising organic avocado oil, shea butter and candelilla wax, this eye cream keeps the eye area nourished AF. The silky cream has a velvety texture and a touch of floral sweetness with its subtle scent. Though it absorbs well, a little goes a long way with this. Great for both your day and night skincare routine!
Starskin Orglamic Pink Cactus Eye Cream, $73 for 15ml, available online and at Sephora
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Eye Cream
This gel-like texture hits the sweet spot for soothing tired eyes. It also has quick absorption. A skin-loving mix of yeast and bifidobacteria improves the thin layer of skin around the eyes and protects the skin barrier. It’s also known to hydrate, firm and significantly brighten dark under-eye circles.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Eye Cream, $105, available at various Lancome counters including Isetan, Tangs and Robinsons
Vichy Mineral 89 Eye Contour Repairing Concentrate
Hyaluronic acid and pure caffeine seem like a match made in eye cream heaven, and this product has the receipts. Also formulated with volcanic mineralising thermal water, this eye gel of some sort helps to plump up the skin under the lower eyelids, giving it a youthful look.
Vichy Mineral 89 Eye Contour Repairing Concentrate, $41, available at various locations including Guardian, Unity and Watsons
Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream
Rich in nutrients from the antioxidant golden root extract, bambara groundnut and hyaluronic acid, this hydrating rose-scented formula is perfect for those less-than-eight-hours-of-sleep nights. The cooling gel-like consistency and cucumber extract also help to de-puff tired eyes!
Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream, $67 for 15ml, available online or at Sephora
La Roche Posay Redermic C Eyes
For more mature skin dealing with wrinkles (or if you have sensitive skin), this baby’s your best bet. Highly concentrated vitamin C, mannose (a densifying sugar) and hyaluronic acid all work hard to even out complexion, stimulate collagen production and reduce the signs of deep wrinkles. The skin-softener is far from sticky and makes for a great makeup base.
La Roche Posay Redermic C Eyes, $61.90 for 40ml, available at various locations including Guardian and Watsons
Skin Inc My Daily Dose for Bright Eyes Cream
After years of R&D, these guys are giving us a power-packed cocktail that promises to tackle fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness and sagging skin. The active ingredients incorporate stem-cell technology, and its magic ingredient is the Uttwiler Spatlauber apple, an advanced apple stem cell extract that energises skin to generate new tissues faster, fend off UV damage, and preserve vitality.
My Daily Dose for Bright Eyes Cream, $118, available at various locations including Ion Orchard, Scotts Square and Vivocity
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery
A cult favourite, this silky serum-gel helps to reduce every sign of ageing around the fragile eye area thanks to its exclusive ChronoluxCB Technology. This pumps the skin to optimise its natural repair processes and reduce the first signs of ageing aka fine lines and wrinkles.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery, $32 for 5ml, available at various Estee Lauder counters including Ion Orchard, Isetan, Metro, Tangs and Sephora
Sephora Collection Brightening Eye Cream
This cream from Spehora’s natural skincare collection pairs two powerful heroes – hyaluronic acid (from wheat), which as we all know is a hydration machine, and caffeine to de-puff. It’s also super moisturising and at $23 for 20ml, it’s definitely quite a steal compared to other luxurious price points.
Sephora Collection Brightening Eye Cream, $23, available online and at Sephora
Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream
The moniker says it all. This holy grail is one of the lightest eye creams around that promises to diminish dark eye circles – thanks to the multi-action brightening system that visibly fades your panda-looking eyes.
Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream, $78 for 15ml, available at various Shiseido counters islandwide include Isetan, OG and BHG
Sulwhasoo Essential Rejuvenating Eye Cream
Formulated with Korean medicinal herbs like red ginseng saponin extract and nano particles that penetrate deep into the skin, this age-defying cream hydrates, softens, and works well on fine lines and dry skin. You’ll be left with silky-smooth skin around the eyes.
Sulwhasoo Essential Rejuvenating Eye Cream, $136 for 25ml, available at various Sulwhasoo counters islandwide including Ion Orchard and Capitol Building
AHC Real Eye Cream for Face
Are your peepers crying for a little TLC? Dab on this eye cream from K-beauty brand AHC. The smart, ultra-fine microemulsion system allows for a faster and deeper absorption of the potent yet gentle product. Use this religiously during day and night for improved skin elasticity, adequate hydration and well-rested eyes.
AHC Real Eye Cream for Face, from $22, available at Watsons, Shopee and Lazada
Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
Don’t let this tiny tube fool you. With enriching ingredients like pineapple, marshmallow, calendula and avocado, macadamia nut and sea buckthorn oils, it does all heavy duty work to naturally firm the delicate skin around your eye contour. It’s also light enough for younger skin.
Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream, $53.50 for 12.5ml, available online via LookFantastic and Strawberrynet