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 for now 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 such as fine lines and wrinkles. 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 ‘em around the eye contour area and always follow up with sunscreen for the ultimate protection.
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 at Sephora stores and online.
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 at Sephora stores or online.
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 counters islandwide including Guardian and Watsons.
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, NU.U Aesthetics & Wellness Clinic and Sozo Aesthetic Clinic.
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, #B2-42, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 and Estee Lauder counters at 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 at Sephora stores or online.
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 Shiseido counters islandwide.
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, available at all Skin Inc stores including Ion Orchard, Scotts Square, Vivocity and Junction 8.
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, #01-72/73, Capitol Building, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906; #B2-02, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801; and various Sulwhasoo counters islandwide.
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 Revitalising Eye Cream, $53.50 for 12.5ml, available online via LookFantastic and Strawberrynet.