Dull quarantine skin? These eye creams have you covered.

By Hillary Maglin
April 26, 2020
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When you think about everything that goes into your daily skincare routine, does eye cream make the list? Sure, you may use a face moisturizer or serum religiously, but are you giving that thin, sensitive skin between your brow and cheekbone the TLC it deserves? If not, you may want to consider shaking things up — especially now, while excessive time indoors is likely depriving your skin of nutrients.

Whether your concerns are dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, or dark circles (all problems that are likely to be accelerated by quarantining), super-potent eye creams are formulated to combat those issues better than your general face moisturizer. Luckily, the right cream for you can stop skin woes in their tracks, and even reverse damage that's already been done. Below, we've compiled a list of effective eye creams for every issue, skin type, and age that'll have you looking your absolute best by the time social distancing is over. Read on for our favorites.

Belif Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream

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This popular formula by Belif has miracle in the title for a reason — it's a total catch-all. The cream is ideal for normal, dry, and combination skin, and remedies everything from dryness to loss of elasticity. Plus, its base is Finland's herbal peat water, which is rich in vital nutrients.

To buy: sephora.com, $58

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme

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If you're looking for a more specifically targeted formula, try Ole Henriksen's Banana Bright Eye Creme. One of the skincare brand's most highly rated products, this vitamin C-infused cream fights aging and gradually brightens the eye area over time. Plus, the product's citrus-y scent will remind you of summer.

To buy: olehenriksen.com, $39

100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

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Looking to really wake up your eyes? As the name suggests, this cream is like a cup of coffee for your lids. Just one small squeeze will boost circulation and noticeably de-puff the eyes. The best part? The formula is all-natural and cruelty free.

To buy: 100percentpure.com, $29

Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

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There are few eye creams out there that'll give you the same boost as this one from Drunk Elephant. This rich, youthful formula contains eight peptides, five different forms of vitamin C, and antioxidant-filled cucumber extract. It'll reverse the toughest signs of aging, and it'll give you a burst of hydration in the process.

To buy: sephora.com, $64

Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Mask

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Consider this mask-like nighttime cream your new secret weapon in the fight against dark circles. Encapsulated retinol allows the skin to absorb vitamins A, C, and E slowly, making it extremely gentle on the skin as it brightens. Use it once, and you might just become addicted.

To buy: sephora.com, $42

Derma E Hydrating Eye Cream

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This ultra-hydrating cream is your simplest solution for refreshed skin. Packed with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and plant of vitamins, this product shields skin from harmful free radicals and signs of aging. It's the perfect formula for first time eye cream users, but people of all ages will benefit from its anti-aging properties.

To buy: target.com, $18

TULA Glow & Get It Eye Balm

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This eye balm is particularly handy thanks to its quick application process. Because the energizing balm comes in stick form, there's no squeezing or finger-dipping required. All you have to do is rub the balm around your eyes for an instant cooling, brightening, and fine-line-filling experience.

To buy: tula.com, $28

Ever Youthful Essential Eye Concentrate

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This product isn't just a cream, it's a concentrated eye treatment. The thick and creamy formula works wonders for dark circles and crows feet, all while hydrating the entire eye area for a truly youthful glow. Oh, and many of its nutrients come from Kangaroo Paw Flower, which is fun added bonus.

To buy: stelladot.com, $74

Skin Laundry Wrinkle Release Eye Cream

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Peptides are tiny versions of proteins known for their anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties — and this eye cream is jam packed with them. Not only does Skin Laundry's popular cream provide a younger appearance, but it'll also tone, firm, and brighten the skin. Win-win!

To buy: bloomingdales.com, $30

Tatcha Silk Peony Eye Cream

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Tatcha, the influencer-loved brand based on vintage Japanese beauty remedies, is known to have some of the most effective products in skincare. Infused with real silk extract and a trio of anti-aging superfoods, the radiant Silk Peony cream is a must-have for hydrated, youthful eyes.

To buy: sephora.com, $60

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye Cream

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This restorative eye hydrator is the night cream you've been searching for. Made with a soothing combination of lavender essential oil, evening primrose oil, and butcher's broom extract, it will gradually strengthen and treat dull, dehydrated eyes. Hundreds of shoppers even refer to it as their holy grail product.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $40

Caudalie Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm

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Sensitive skin? Caudalie has you covered with this hyaluronic lifting balm. Resveratrol, a natural ingredient found in grapevines, gently smoothes out wrinkles and boosts elastin and collagen around the eyes for a more energized, vibrant appearance. It's also free of sulfates, parabens, and fragrance.

To buy: sephora.com, $42

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream

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If you're looking for a quick (yet effective) fix for fine lines and wrinkles, look no further than this smoothing and hydrating eye cream. The formula targets six different types of wrinkles around the eyes in just one week, leaving you with completely invigorated skin that lasts.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $70

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