There’s an ongoing conversation in the skincare and beauty world that questions whether or not you actually need to use an eye cream. Eye cream naysayers (aka fans of the less-is-more “skinamalism” approach) argue that if you’re using a regular face moisturizer then the job’s getting done. This won’t come as a shock but we’re big fans of eye cream over here. There are lots of reasons, but high on the list is that eye creams are specifically formulated for thin and delicate eye skin. Finding the right eye cream can make all the difference between eyes that look tired versus a confident, “I woke up like this!” appearance.
Keep scrolling to learn about our best eye cream for dark circles, crow’s feet, and dry skin. But if you’re done scrolling and just want the TLDR, this article is a love letter to the reformulated-for-even-better-results Confidence in an Eye Cream Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream.
Why Do I Need an Eye Cream?
Skin in the eye area isn't the same as skin on the rest of your face, so it often requires specialized care. For starters, this area has fewer active oil glands, dramatically increasing the risk for skin barrier damage and dehydration. In addition, it is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face while also being prone to more movement, making it especially sensitive to elasticity loss and unique wrinkling patterns.
What Is a Good Eye Cream for Tired Eyes?
Whether you’ve been on the hunt for a unicorn (aka the best eye cream for dark circles) and haven't had any luck, or your search has just begun, there’s a reformulated product in town and it is a game changer. Confidence in an Eye Cream Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream is packed with anti-fatigue action that visibly combats four of the most unrelenting signs of tired eyes.
Lack of firmness
The proof is in the eye cream jar. After participants used this visibly brightening and firming eye cream in an eight-week consumer study,* 93% said that their eyes felt nourished, 90% said their eye area looked smoother, and 88% said their eye area felt immediately soothed.
A Powerful Ingredient Lineup
To understand how this eye cream for dark circles, laxity, fine lines, and dryness works, we need to take a closer look at the formula. These skin-loving ingredients play a key role in helping your eyes look bright, youthful, and wide awake.
We wanted our eye cream to work harder for you to combat the signs of eye fatigue so it now features a 2% Super Peptide Concentrate that features four unique peptides.
- Rice Peptide: Helps to reinforce barrier function
- Soy Peptide: Helps to restore feeling of elasticity
- Tripeptide: Helps to smooth out the look of fine lines
- Tetrapeptide: Helps to visibly reduce dark circles
Peptides are considered one of the best anti-aging ingredients you can incorporate into your regimen. With consistent use, they can help improve the appearance of skin texture, firmness, and wrinkling. The concentration found in Confidence in an Eye Cream Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream is at a percentage that’s formulated to maximize efficacy.
Dull and lackluster skin can make your eyes look sleepy and lend to the appearance of dark circles. For that reason, we argue that the best eye creams for dark circles contain brightening ingredients such as niacinamide. This B3 vitamin promotes a more even-looking skin tone around your eyes.
If you’re not familiar with ceramides in your skincare, it’s time to get acquainted. These naturally occurring lipids help visibly reinforce the skin barrier. When used in an eye cream, this ingredient helps your eye skin retain more moisture, which reduces the appearance of crow’s feet.
Have you ever heard of caffeine eye cream? Caffeine is an effective skincare ingredient—especially for your eyes—and is arguably one of the best eye cream ingredients for puffiness and laxity. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, which means it helps constrict blood vessels. In turn, it can help skin around your eyes appear firmer. Bye-bye, puffy eyes.
More Ways to Use an Eye Cream
Having our dark circle eye cream at the ready will help you look like you caught a full night’s rest—even if you were shy of those recommended eight hours. Along with visibly relieving tired eyes, you can use Confidence in an Eye Cream Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream in the following ways:
- Sheer Out Concealer: Blend your eye cream and concealer together for lighter under eye coverage.
- Eye Mask: Apply a thicker layer of eye cream around your eyes and let it set for five minutes, then gently pat into your skin. Eye masking doubles down on hydration!
- Tame Brows: Use a tiny dot of eye cream to help tame wayward brow hairs and flyaways around your hairline.
- Highlighter: Enjoy the illuminating benefits by placing a sheer layer on your upper cheekbones. This serves as a makeshift highlighter and dewy finish.
- Cuticles: Could your cuticles use some TLC? Eye cream to the rescue!
Seeking some more tired eye remedies? Check our article that dives into why your eyes tend to look tired. It also provides a full rundown on how to improve tired eyes, including an eye care routine that covers everything from self-care to makeup concealing tips.
*Based on an 8-week consumer study.