Hydrating and Plumping Effects of Eye Creams

If a fresh, rested and vibrant look is on your beauty wish list, we recommend adding a moisturizing eye cream to your program. As the saying goes, the eyes are the window to the soul.

According to Robert Schwarcz, M.D., a dual-certified eye and facial surgeon based in Manhattan, there are a few key ingredients to look for when looking for an eye moisturizer. “I recommend using herbal ingredients,” he begins. “Hyaluronic acid and glycerin moisturize the skin. Bakuchiol-an alternative to plant-based retinol – moisturizes while being gentle on all skin types,” he explains. In addition, Dr. Schwarcz points out that some fruit extracts (such as fig extract) can action against water loss, thus keeping the skin under the eyes supple and hydrated.

How to apply eye cream

Dr. Schwarcz recommends using your middle finger to lightly dab on the eye cream of your choice. “Your middle finger does not have as much strength as the others, so it is better to use it to apply eye cream, because the skin around the eye is thinner and more sensitive,” he shares. Finally, he suggests applying eye cream not only under the eyes, but also “under the eyebrows and on the eyelids, taking care not to rub the cream directly into the eyes.”

Ready to go shopping? Keep scrolling to find out our top picks for the best eye moisturizers.

Buy the best moisturizing eye creams

MZ Skin soothes and smoothes the brightening hyaluronic complex for the eyes

This is not the first time that we have recommended a product from this skin care range founded by women and developed by doctors, and we doubt that it will be the last. This eye cream from MZ Skin not only offers superior moisturizing powers thanks to hyaluronic acid, but also ceramides to replenish moisture — as well as a tripeptide to accelerate the production of collagen and elastin.

Orvos Skin Science Satin Eye Cream

Formulated by Dr. Schwarcz himself over a period of four years, the Satin Eye Gel Cream is entirely herbal. It contains Bakuchiol, which, according to him, is not only incredibly moisturizing, but also works against dullness, uneven skin texture and fine lines.

Why we love it: The powerful formula also contains soothing green tea extract, dust-removing caffeine and moisture-retaining coffee seed extract.

Tata Harper repairing eye cream

This bestseller from the own beauty brand Tata Harper contains 32 ingredients, including a moisturizing marsh source and moisturizing safflower to maintain a youthful appearance and eliminate signs of fatigue.

Why we love it: It is now available in an environmentally friendly refillable container that makes it clean and so Green.

SkinCeuticals A. G. E. Eye Complex

Is the skin around your eyes very dry? If this is the matter, add A. G. E. Eye Complex from SkinCeuticals to your shopping cart as soon as possible. The advanced formula contains Proxylan to restore water and nutrients to the skin, blueberry extract for antioxidant protection and optical diffusers to minimize the appearance of dark circles immediately after contact.

Sobel Skin Rx Oligopeptide Eye Cream

Developed by derm, this product is ideal for those who want to moisturize, smooth and firm the eye area. Plumping hyaluronic acid, soothing cucumber and firming Triple oligopeptides lead the charge.

Why we like it: Pump dispensing is ideal for those who don’t like the idea of dipping their fingertips into open jars.

Olay Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 Gel Eye Cream

Although Dr. Schwarcz uses his own eye product Orovs twice a day, he has no hesitation in recommending other eye moisturizers that do the job. “The Olay Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 gel eye cream has a smooth formula that uses a combination of hyaluronic acid, peptides and niacinamide to moisturize the skin,” the plastic surgeon shares.

Why we love it: Not only is it one of the most affordable options on our List, but it is also free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, fragrances and other ingredients that clean beauty lovers prefer to avoid.

Augustinus Bader Eye Cream

Although expensive, Augustinus Bader products have proven themselves well. In the matter of the eye cream, clinical trials have shown a 204% improvement in eye hydration, 198% in elasticity and 190% in radiance — thanks to the brand’s characteristic healing technology, TFC8, as well as vitamin C, niacinamide, seaweed extract and other

Why we love it: This anti-aging, damage-repairing and Super luxurious eye cream is of sustainable origin.

Goldfaden MD Plant Profusion energetic eye cream

Squalane and hyaluronic acid give this clean, herbal eye cream from certified dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldfaden their moisturizing powers. But that’s not all: you can also expect firmer, more plumped and softer skin, as the formula contains comfrey stem cells, quinoa seed extract and a host of other top-notch botanicals.

Why we love it: The product also contains ingredients that action puffiness and dark circles, making it an all-in-one solution for all your under-eye needs.