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All about eyes: find the perfect eye cream for your concern

Last Updated: 12/01/2022

Eyes are (as we all know) the windows to our very being, so if yours are looking less than ‘sparkly’, equip yourselves with the perfect eye cream for your concern.


Verso {Super Eye Serum} is ever in demand. Rich in supercharged ‘Retinol 8 Complex’ – providing 8 x the potency of ‘standard’ retinol in the same dosage (without the irritating side effects) – this ‘bothers’ lazy skin cells into action. By stimulating synthesis of collagen and elastin, this gradually increases the density of fragile skin around the eyes and in turn, diminishes dark circles of doom.

As one Cult Beauty customer has testified; ‘My biggest skin concern has always been dark circles, so I have tried pretty much any product that claims to heal or conceal those. Sadly, it was usually only the concealing products that showed some sort of effect. FINALLY I found THIS (excuse the drama of this exclamation but this serum deserves some solemn emphasis). It does sting a little for the first ten seconds after applying but that is a price I’ll gladly pay for the improvement it brings. My dark circles are hardly visible anymore, I have even stopped using concealer.” SOLD!


If you’re plagued by puffiness (usually the sorry consequence of too much fun), try Malin + Goetz’s {Revitalising Eye Cream} or BIOSSANCE’s {Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel}. Perfect the morning-after-the-night-before, you can keep this in your handbag to quickly take down inflammation. And if you don’t already own a mini {Jade Facial Roller}, your fridge needs one! A cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine, jade encourages lymph drainage – perfect for preventing fluid pooling underneath your peepers.


If your main concern is dark circles then look no further than REN CLEAN SKINCARE’s {Radiance Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream}. Completely non-irritating which makes it ideal for the sensitive-skinned (or the watery-eyed), this formula harnesses 95% nature-derived ingredients to brighten dark circles in only a week! With no added fragrance, the luxurious, water-in-oil formula is lightweight and swiftly absorbed – simply tap in a circle around each eye, from just above the cheekbone round, and up along the brow bone – to help you look enviably rested. Other options to look into are… Sweet Chef’s {Turmeric + Vitamin C Booster Eye Cream} or THE INKEY LIST’s {Brighten-I Eye Cream}.


The skin surrounding your eyes is incredibly delicate – considerably thinner than anywhere else, this area is often the first to show signs of sagging. Stopping signs of ageing in their tracks, Kate Somerville’s {Age Arrest Eye Cream} is the first age-defying eye treatment to star Telo-5™ Technology, which is based on Nobel Prize-winning medical research into the benefits of prolonging the life of telomeres – which allow cells to divide without losing genetic information. This advanced formula helps to prolong their lifespan, effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while visibly firming, toning and tightening the eye area. Another favourite is BIOEFFECT’s {EGF Eye Mask Treatment}, this youth-prolonging treatment treats your delicate under-eye area to a shot of revitalising hydration and instant lift. Think of the EGF Eye Mask Treatment pairs as a cheat to looking like you’ve had a good night’s sleep every day for the past five years. (One can dream).


If you’ve spent your summers squinting in the blazing sunshine, repair existing damage and prevent deterioration with BeautyStat’s {Universal C Eye Perfector}. Helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, puffiness and redness, BeautyStat’s mesmer-eyes-ing formula even protects your skin against the likes of pollution — preventing the signs of premature ageing from forming. It does this using green tea extracts and antioxidants alongside hydrating hyaluronic acid and anti-inflammatory hemp oil to soothe skin.


Without any oil glands to keep things lubricated (er… ?), the area around your eyes can often feel parched – and when skin’s dry, those tell-tale creases become much more evident. Odacité’s {Eye Contour Serum Concentrate} stars baobab oil – a rich source of skin-essential vitamins (A, E, F and plant sterols) to fortify skin’s fragile fabric. Incredibly nutritive, this brings immediate relief from extreme dryness while sarsaparilla, lavender and neroli oils combine to ‘iron out’ wrinkles, reduce sensitivity and exhibit a subtle, skin-firming effect. This is ideal layered under your favourite, targeted eye cream whenever you need a moisture boost.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…