Choosing the best eye cream can be a nightmare, how do you even start choosing with so many options on the market? Finding the best eye cream for your needs is essential for any skincare routine, whether you’re a skincare fanatic like me and wear 10 products every night or if you like a more simple approach and do only a 3 Step Routine. The skin around the eyes is thinner than the rest of the face, therefore it shows signs of aging earlier (than it should), I always read that you should avoid using your normal products under your eyes but I do it anyway, especially my toners and anti-aging serums as I want to benefit from their benefits (especially) under my eyes.
Kicho is an all natural Korean brand, so natural that is sold on Wholefoods over in the US and this Phyto Natural Enriched Eye Cream ¦ £74.99 HERE* is the creamiest and thickest eye cream I’ve ever tried and one of my favorites during Winter time, it’s very luxurious and pleasant to wear although I can only wear it at night as it doesn’t work too well under concealer. This is the best eye cream for dry skin, and if you’re super dry or don’t wear a lot of makeup this can work for you during the day. It’s completely scent-free which makes it also the best eye cream for sensitive skin. It has the longest ingredients list (see at the end of the post) and although it contains silicone fairly high up the list it actually works as a barrier to keep all the good ingredients in the skin.
For nights when I feel is more dehydrated than dry I like to use the Hylamide SubQ Eye Serum ¦ £27 HERE (I forgot to photograph it) followed by the Yuri Pibu Cucu Black Truffle Eye Cream ¦ £26.71 HERE. The serum is very lightweight and it’s alcohol and silicone free, vegan and cruelty free. It has plant extracts and peptides which help to re-hydrate the eye area and fight fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness and dark circles. I haven’t used this long enough to be certain about fine lines and wrinkles but it does make my eye area very smooth and plump against using the Yuri Pibu eye cream on it’s own. The Black Truffle Eye Cream is very soft and creamy, it’s a lovely texture actually, it’s very moisturizing but lightweight at the same time. It definitely works when tackling fine lines and wrinkles, I always wake up with a very smooth area when I both these two products combined. I use the Cucu eye cream also in the morning as it layers well underneath makeup and it holds my concealer quite well without the need for much powder. I can’t say if they actually work in the long term but I guess I will see in a few years, I believe this is the best eye cream for normal skin.
As for the Caudalie Vineactive Smoothing and Energizing Eye Cream ¦ £27.50 HERE* is my least favorite of the bunch, the formula is quite poor when compared to the other 3 products (full ingredients list below) all ingredients are quite basic. The cream itself is ok, it’s moisturizing but very lightweight. I don’t see any smoothing or energizing of the eye area to be honest and I only really use this after I wake up and I while I have breakfast or do my chores around the house before cleansing my skin and following my routine. The smell is quite pleasant and very distinctive of this range. This is good if you just want an hydrating eye cream and are not looking for anything fancy. This is the best eye cream for oily skin or if you have young without any concerns about aging yet.
MY EYE CREAM WISHLIST
See below which eye creams are on my current wishlist and let me know which ones are on yous 🙂
Have you tried any of these eye creams? Let me know which ones are your favorite eye creams and if you know any natural & cruelty free ones as well 🙂
Full Ingredients List:
Kicho Phyto Natural Enriched Eye Cream – Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Dimethicone, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Glycosyl Trehalose, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide,Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Glyceryl Stearate,Peg-100 Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Vegetable Oil, Polysorbate 20, Phellinus Linteus Extract,Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Phytoplacenta Extract, Phaseolus Vulgaris (Kidney Bean) Seed Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Canavalia Gladiata Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Eruca Sativa Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Sprout Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Soluble Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Rose Flower Oil, C12-13 Pareth-23, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Trideceth-6, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, C12-13 Pareth-3, Bisabolol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyquaternium-51, Adenosine Extract, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sucrose Distearate, Panthenol, Ceramide 3, Xanthan Gum, Caramel, Folic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Raffinose, Acacia Senegal Gum, Tromethamine, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5
Hylamide Eye Serum – aqua (water), glycerin, methyl methacrylate/peg/ppg-4/3 methacrylate crosspolymer, albizia julibrissin bark extract, propanediol, myristoyl nonapeptide-3, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside, gallyl glucoside, darutoside, aminobutyric acid, fucus vesiculosus extract, ascophyllum nodosum extract, asparagopsis armata extract, hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin, mangifera indica seed butter, lecithin, orbignya oleifera seed oil, squalane, sorbitol, tocopheryl acetate, propyl gallate, polyacrylate crosspolymer-6, pentylene glycol, cetearyl isononanoate, ceteareth-20, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, xanthan gum, ceteareth-12, cetyl palmitate, gluconolactone, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, benzoic acid, benzyl alcohol, hexylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, dehydroacetic acid, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin.
Yuri Pibu Cucu Eye Cream – Tuber Melanosporum Extract, Sarcodon Aspratus Extract, glycerin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Sweet Almond Oil, Arachidyl Glucoside, Arachidyl Alcohol, Olive Oil, Trehalose, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, Betaine, Jojoba Oil, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sclerotium Gum, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Annatto Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Baobab Seed Oil, Fragrance, Adenosine, Algae Extract, Hericium Erinaceum (Mushroom) Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, LACTOBACILLUS/PORTULACA OLERACEA FERMENT EXTRACT, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Apricot Kernel Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Aspergillus/Rice Ferment Extract, ASPERGILLUS/SACCHAROMYCES/BARLEY SEED FERMENT EXTRACT, Xylitol, Pearl Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Caffeine, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Yeast/Grape Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate
Caudalie VineActive Smoothing Eye Cream – Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin*, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Cetearyl Alcohol*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil*, Peg-20 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol*, Tocopheryl Acetate*, Palmitoyl Grape Seed Extract*, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Arginine*, Cyathea Cumingii Leaf Extract*, Escin*, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate*, Caprylyl Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Xanthan Gum, Picea Abies Extract*, Tocopherol*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Sodium Phytate*, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Caprylate*, Cinnamic Acid*, Levulinic Acid*, Sodium Levulinate*, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Citric Acid* (194/002).