#1 Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminator Youth Activating Concentrate, $120 (20 ml)
Ideal for those with first signs of ageing, this refreshing gel-serum texture is enriched with vitamin E, caffeine and humectants to strengthen the delicate area, replenish moisture and reduce the appearance of water retention for an instantly more energised eye contour area. It comes with a bendy massage applicator which cools the eye contours, alleviating the appearance of puffiness and improving microcirculation so you look more awake. For a super cool application, store this in a fridge before using. If your eye area is extremely dry, feel free to layer on another eye cream of your choice.
#2 Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Renovating Eye Serum, $348 (20 ml)
Harnessing the rejuvenating properties of red pine and white ginseng, this power-packed eye serum penetrates deep into skin layers to improve skin firmness and elasticity so the appearance of wrinkles and sagging is diminished. It also comes with a 24-karat gold-plated eye massager which is specially designed to help make massaging your eye area an easy task. From acupressure point massage to depuffing strokes, the ergonomically designed massager glides over the eye contours smoothly to reduce congestion and improve microcirculation so your eye contours look brighter, smoother and more lifted over time.
#3 Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Eye, $339 (25 ml)
Developed to kick-start sluggish cellular metabolism, this multi-action formula tackles multiple signs of ageing in just one step. Artemia Salina extract, a plankton-based extract, feed skin cells with vital energy so essential cellular functions are restored. A host of plant-based extracts like centella asiatica, calendula, horse chestnut and licorice work in tandem to improve drainage and microcirculation so dark eye circles and puffiness look less visible. Ursolic acid, together with pea extract, helps stimulate collagen production for firmer, tighter skin. And finally micro-pigments help reflect light so the eye contours instantly look brighter.
#4 Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Youth Restoring Eye Serum, $105 for 60 Capsules
With more than 25 years of research under its belt, Elizabeth Arden’s iconic Ceramide Eye Capsule formula is now better than ever. Rich in essential fatty acids that not only nourish the fragile eye contour area, it also plumps fine lines and wrinkles and fortifies the skin’s natural barrier so skin becomes stronger and more resilient over time. Each golden capsule contain just the right amount of product sufficient for both eyes so you never have to worry about using too much or too little product. Simply twist off the tab and apply the serum on the skin around your orbital bone for a smoother, plumper appearance.
#5 RE:ERTH Smoothing Eye Cream, $99 (15 ml)
Featuring a blend of patented ingredients, this ultra-lightweight eye cream absorbs quickly to speed up cellular repair, boost collagen synthesis and fights puffiness. Thanks to its unique form of vitamin A, it speeds up intercellular communication for accelerated regeneration to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. It is also packed with antioxidants so the eye area is protected against free radical damage. Moreover, it plumps surface fine lines without leaving behind any sticky or greasy residue, making it perfect for layering makeup over.
#7 Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, $98 for 60 Patches
Perfect for an instant moisture boost, these eye patches are ideal to use prior to makeup application. Refreshing and cooling to the under eye area, each patch infuses skin with hyaluronic acid to plump skin surface and hold moisture in. Other active ingredients like caffeine, arnica, ceramide and collagen also work in synergy to improve microcirculation, reduce water retention, soothe irritation and reinforce skin barrier function.
#8 LANEIGE Eye Sleeping Mask, $46 (25 ml)
Following the success of its Water Sleeping Mask, which replenishes parched skin with much need moisture overnight for a revitalised mien by the time you wake up in the morning, it is only a matter of time before the K-beauty giant applies the same concept to an eye product. Designed to intensely hydrate dehydrated eye contours, this night-use eye cream features the same Moisture Wrap technology that is present in the Water Sleeping Mask, which continuously moisturises skin without forming an occlusive layer so it is allowed to breathe. Caffeine is also found in the formula and when coupled with the gentle massage action of the ceramic applicator ball, puffiness is also reduced for supple, revitalised eye contours.
#9 L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Supreme Regenerating Eye Care, $42
As the brand’s most advanced anti-ageing range, this nourishing eye salve combats all signs of ageing, including dark circles, eye bags, loss of elasticity and deep crow’s feet. Key ingredients like Natecium DHC and Lys De Mer infuse skin with potent antixoidants and hydration, instantly energising and brightening the eye area. Over time, the combination improves skin resilience against external sources of damage to restore skin firmness. The formula is also non-fragranced, making it safer for those prone to irritation from articifical fragrances.
#10 Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask, $16
Before application, press the liquid chamber so it saturates the pads before placing one under each eye. In ten minutes, the power-packed formula goes to work, delivering Chronolux CB repair ingredients (iconic to the Advanced Night Repair range) to the under eye area. This instantly soothes, plumps and brightens skin while undoing the damage caused by lack of sleep and pollution. Perfect as a weekly intensive treatment or whenever you travel—throw on a pair before landing and you won’t even look like you were just on a long-haul flight!
#11 Avène Eau Thermale Physiolift Eyes, $69.90 (15 ml)
If you have irritation-prone skin, finding a suitable eye cream that works and doesn’t aggravate your skin and eyes can be difficult. Which is why this eye cream from Avène is so highly regarded by fans. Not only is it packed with no-nonsense ingredients that accelerates collagen production, plumps skin, speed up cellular repair and visibly reduce dark circles and puffiness, it does so without stinging the delicate eye area. Active ingredients are carefully screened to ensure maximum efficacy and minimum irritability while thermal spring water also help counter inflammation.
#12 IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream, $72 (15 ml)
Founded on the belief that beauty products should not only make women look good but also feel good, IT Cosmetics products have all been developed with leading plastic surgeons to make sure that formulas are safe and efficacious. And the same goes for this eye cream. Best for those with early signs of ageing like fine lines and dark circles, this mild but powerful eye cream combines visible results with a comforting texture so you are also guaranteed the best of both worlds. It is also formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates, giving you a complete peace of mind.
Text: Joyce Cheo / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha
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