Eye creams are traditionally thought of as being heavy, thick and ultra-nourishing – in other words, a disaster if you’re in hot and humid Singapore. However, these lightweight anti-ageing eye creams have a gel texture that feel like nothing on skin, but does everything an anti-ageing eye cream promises – hydration, reduced appearance of fine lines and dark circles.
#1 Lancome Youth Activating Smoothing Eye Cream, $105
Probiotic fractions such as yeast help firm up skin and improve elasticity while bifidobacteria strengthens skin barrier functions. The result is softer, smoother and more supple skin around our eyes. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are also diminished over time.
#2 Saturday Skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream, $66
This lightweight cream helps brighten, hydrate and refresh the eye contour area with date seed extract. Avocado protein extract and hyaluronic acid also help hydrate and moisturise skin to diminish the appearance of fine lines caused by skin dryness.
#3 Estee Lauder Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Eye Jelly, $67
Infused with superfood pomegranate, this eye cream with a jelly-like texture helps cool and hydrate skin instantly. And since pomegranate is rich in antioxidants, this helps combat free radicals which cause premature skin ageing and fine lines.
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#4 Clarins Extra-Firming Eye, $98
Even though this is not exactly a cream, it has a balm-like texture that disappears into skin upon application. It has silktree bark extract to reduce puffiness and dark circles, and horse chestnust escin, an ingredient that helps prevent water retention. Organic sweet almond oil and oat sugars also help hydrate and smooth skin.
#5 Jurlique Herbal Recovery Signature Eye Cream, $78
With its gel-cream texture, this is easily spread and absorbed into skin. It helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and firm and hydrate skin at the same time. It also has Silk Tree extract to combat puffiness and dark circles.
#6 Kenzoki Belle De Jour Sacred Lotus Eye Contour, $99
With a lightweight texture that melts into skin, this serum-in-cream helps plump up wrinkles and alleviate the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. The metal tip applicator also helps refresh skin with a cooling effect, and helps smooth and brighten up the eye area.
Text: Kayce Teo / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha