Eye, Eye

by Rona Berg

Maybe not now, or even a few years from now, but eventually you will begin to reap the benefits of using an eye cream regularly. Skincare is an investment in the long-haul, isn’t it? And what you do now to take care of your skin will build good habits and healthy skin in the long-term. 

Regular use of an eye cream—or balm, serum, gel—goes a long way, especially since the under-eye area contains very few oil glands. Most important: Don’t pull the delicate skin in the under eye area when you apply. Eye cream should be patted gently onto the skin beneath the eyes with the fourth (and weakest) finger, which exerts the least pressure. Tip: for those prone to dark circles, look for an eye cream with Vitamin K.


Here are some tried and true (and new) eye creams that absorb well into the skin. 

Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Serum 

Lightweight with a lovely texture, this serum, rich in antioxidants and peptides, helps increase microcirculation to reduce dark circles, plumps fine lines and wrinkles, restores elasticity and helps reduce puffiness. 

Eminence Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream

Super rich, and loaded with naturally derived plant peptides, algae extracts, amino acids and hyaluronic acid, this gorgeous cream is deeply moisturizing and also helps reduce puffiness and dark circles. 

Dr. Hauschka Eye Balm

This lubricious balm warms between your fingers, then melts right into the skin. Plant oils include carrot, calendula, apricot kernel, jojoba, neem leaf, along with beeswax and to nourish, soften and plump lines, wrinkles and dry skin. 

Reviva Labs Eye Gelee Serum Concentrate

Ultra-lightweight and refreshing–especially if you keep yours in the fridge!–this concentrated gel helps reduce puffiness and nourishes the skin, with herbal extracts, hyaluronic acid and mucopolysaccharides to soothe and smooth the undereye area. 

Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Eye Balm

Antioxidants and triglycerides in this rich balm provide intense hydration, even for the driest skin, and leave the area looking soft and healthy. Also strengthens the skin barrier function and helps seal in moisture, even for super sensitive skin. 

Naturopathica Vitamin K Brightening Eye Complex

Brightens the undereye area and diminishes the appearance of dark circles with vitamin K and horse chestnut flower extract. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) helps soften fine lines and hydrate dry skin.

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