By Khanak Mehta
By the time you hit your 40s, you’ve probably seen and tried it all. Right from the charcoal mask that was trending on social media, to the lip balm your local shopkeeper said was ‘the best thing ever’. We’re sure that one product category that belongs on this list is eye cream – while there are innumerable formulas available out there, there’s a chance you may not have been trying the *right* ones for your skin’s needs.
Once you hit your 40s, your delicate under-eye area requires more than just hydration. By this time, there are a few wrinkles showing up, and signs of sun damage, too. There’s also a visible reduction in collagen, which translates into a lack of volume in your under-eye area. The best way to treat these concerns is by investing in powerful, retinol-infused eye creams that also have collagen to thicken the skin around your eyes.
No more shots in the dark – here are some of our editor-approved picks to help you make the right choice.
THE FACE SHOP
Pomegranate and Collagen Volume Lifting Eye Cream
This multi-tasking eye cream from Korean beauty brand The Face Shop does double duty. Formulated to provide both brightening and anti-ageing benefits, it is infused with marine collagen that helps enhance the volume and skin elasticity in your under-eye area. The pomegranate extract also helps brighten your skin to reduce dullness.
Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream
Sulwahasoo’s luxurious eye cream featuring a unique, supercharged red ginseng complex might be a slightly pricey one, but it definitely delivers on what it promises. Several studies have found that ginseng is a superstar when it comes to increasing collagen production, firming and plumping the skin, and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. We promise this is a pick you’ll absolutely love.
Future Solution Lx Eye & Lip Contour Regenerating Cream
Formulated with an exclusive Complex, Shisheido’s cult-favourite eye cream has our heart for more than one reason. It visibly renews the skin in your under-eye area, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, helps firm the delicate skin, and provides 24-hour moisture, too. Now that’s a *long* list – and the best part is, it actually lives up to the hype!
Dot & Key
Pink Retinol with Caffeine Eye Cream
You know how your morning cup of coffee jolts you awake and gets you going? Well, this powerful mix of caffeine and retinol does for your under-eye area. It perks up dull under-eyes and reduces puffiness, while simultaneously reducing the appearance of fine lines, too. Ready for an extra shot – err, swipe?
Naturals Under Eye Cream
Got stubborn dark circles that just refuse to go away? We get the struggle. While this formula from fights wrinkles and other visible signs of ageing, it also works overtime to brighten the skin under your eyes and helps you bid dullness and darkness a permanent goodbye. Bonus: The formula is also 98% natural, making it the ideal choice for those with sensitive skin under their eyes.