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25 Best Eye Creams for Wrinkles to Add to Your Skincare Routine ASAP

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Some of us have never touched an eye cream, and some of us have used them religiously for years. No matter what your relationship with this skincare product is, there are good reasons to make eye creams for wrinkles a staple in your skincare stash sooner than later. "Our eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging," says certified physician assistant Kendra Joseph, PA-C. "Including an agent like an eye cream in your skincare regimen will help to correct, prevent, or at least slow down the signs of aging such as puffiness, darkness, wrinkles, and fine lines."

Joseph recommends eye creams formulated with fewer irritants and more hydrating ingredients than a typical moisturizer. A few of her favorite ingredients to look for in an eye cream formula are peptides to lift and smooth, growth factors and retinol to boost collagen, and antioxidants (like ferulic acid, green tea, and vitamins C, E, and K) to brighten and protect against sun damage. To make choosing an eye cream simple, we rounded up 25 of the best eye creams for wrinkles chosen by both Joseph’s recommendations and based on IPSY member reviews.


About the Expert:

Kendra Joseph, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City.

The 25 Best Eye Creams to Treat Your Wrinkles and Fine Lines

1. Best Retinol-Alternative Eye Cream for Wrinkles: HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Moon Dew 1% Bakuchiol + Peptides Retinol Alternative Eye Cream

HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Moon Dew 1% Bakuchiol + Peptides Retinol Alternative Eye Cream

Need to fake a good night’s sleep? This eye cream can help. Infused with one percent bakuchiol (a natural, plant-derived alternative to retinol) and powerful plant peptides, it helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles for a lifted, youthful look. Plus, with continued use, it helps visibly firm up those pesky eye creases without any irritation.

2. Best Concealer and Eye Cream for Wrinkles: COLORESCIENCE Total Eye® 3-In-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35

COLORESCIENCE Total Eye® 3-In-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35
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You’re going to cover up dark circles anyway, you might as well add a moisturizing treatment to the process. This three-in-one formula helps reduce puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles, while also protecting the eye area with 100 percent SPF 35 mineral sunscreen.

3. Best Soothing Eye Gel for Wrinkles: BIODERMA Sensibio Eye Gel

BIODERMA Sensibio Eye Gel
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If you love the cooling and soothing effects of gel products, you’ll love this BIODERMA eye gel. It helps soothe skin instantly with its cooling moisture technology and won’t sit heavy on the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid for fine lines and caffeine to reduce puffiness.

4. Best Conditioning Eye Cream for Wrinkles: NEOCUTIS Lumiere Illuminating Eye Cream

NEOCUTIS Lumiere Illuminating Eye Cream
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This eye cream helps eliminate the signs of fatigued, stressed eyes by including bisabolol into the formula, which is found in chamomile extract. It’ll help condition, soothe, and moisturize the skin around your eyes so they look more awake and skin appears tighter.

5. Best Eye Cream for Wrinkles and Texture: KIEHL’S Avocado Eye Cream

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Keep your eyes hydrated all day long with this paraben and fragrance-free eye cream. The key to avoiding wrinkles and pushing them off for longer is locking in moisture into the delicate area of the skin, and this eye cream has you covered.

6. Best Splurge Eye Cream for Wrinkles: SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Eye Cream

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Most SK-II products are formulated with its signature ingredient: pitera, which helps nourish and smooth the skin. This eye cream contains the highest concentration of pitera to pull double duty for the delicate skin around your eyes and help them look refreshed faster.

7. Best Eye Cream for Wrinkles With Antioxidants: SATURDAY SKIN Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream

SATURDAY SKIN Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream
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If you have sensitive skin, you need a no-frills eye cream that gets the job done and this SATURDAY SKIN formula definitely delivers. It’s formulated with date seed extract, which is high in antioxidant properties to help ward off early signs of photoaging from the sun and other environmental pollutants.

8. Best Eye Cream for Wrinkles Under Makeup: FRESH Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Cream

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Thanks to its fast-absorbing formula, this eye cream won’t sit on top of the skin all day, disrupting the look of your concealer. Once it’s absorbed, it’ll help depuff eyes with its black tea complex blend.

9. Best Line-Blurring Eye Cream for Wrinkles: PHILOSOPHY Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker Eye Cream

PHILOSOPHY Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker Eye Cream
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Miracle is in the name, so it must be good, right? All jokes aside, this eye cream seriously does deliver. Since it’s formulated with a powerful blend of sodium hyaluronate, vitamin C, and alfalfa extract, eyes will stay hydrated all day and stay protected from harmful UV rays and premature photoaging.

10. Best Vegan Eye Cream for Wrinkles: FARMACY BEAUTY Dew It All Total Eye Cream

FARMACY BEAUTY Dew It All Total Eye Cream
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Algae and rose hip extract are the first ingredients touted in this formula to reduce the appearance of fine lines the natural way. The addition of hyaluronic acid helps boost moisture and make skin appear more elastic.

11. Best Overnight Eye Cream for Wrinkles: HEY HONEY Look Into My Eyes

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Looking for an intensive treatment to perk up tired eyes? This moisturizing eye mask uses a combination of retinol, squalane, coconut oil, and propolis to firm, smooth, boost collagen production, reduce inflammation, and deeply hydrate dry skin. Leave it on for a few minutes when you apply, then gently massage the remaining residue into your skin for the ultimate anti-aging experience. "I’m always looking for new eye creams and really liked the feel of this one,” wrote one IPSY member in their review. "I have sensitive skin and eyes and had no issues."

12. Best Lifting Eye Cream for Wrinkles: LABORATOIRES FILORGA Time Filler Eyes Absolute Eye Correction Cream

LABORATOIRES FILORGA Time Filler Eyes Absolute Eye Correction Cream
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We're seeing bright, refreshed eyes in your future thanks to this anti-aging eye cream. The treatment’s unique lifting complex defines and lifts your eye contour, reducing eyelid sagging and boosting your eyelashes too. Reach for this eye treatment whenever you need to hydrate, fill in fine lines, and reduce the appearance of dark circles. "This is so soothing and my eyes are starting to look fresher and brighter," one IPSY member writes. "I have sensitive eyes and often suffer from seasonal and indoor allergies and this makes my eyes feel better."

13. Best Firming Eye Cream for Wrinkles: MURAD Renewing Eye Cream

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This velvety eye cream does a little bit of everything. Peptides and retinol work together to firm your skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while a brightening complex and iris root extract boost elasticity and illuminate the under-eye area to reduce dark circles. As a cherry on top, this cream is also free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. "I love this eye cream," one IPSY member said in their review. "A little goes a long way, which makes it last so long. Even as a sample size, I was able to use it over a good amount of time. Thick formula—really moisturized my under-eye area. I could definitely see that it improved my skin in that area."

14. Best Brightening Eye Cream for Wrinkles: CONTEXT SKIN Vitamin C All Day Eye Cream

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If you're looking to brighten up dark circles and generally make your eye area appear more radiant, reach for this vitamin C-packed formula. The superstar ingredient is one of the most powerful and trusted antioxidants you can use to tackle discoloration. In addition to a dose of vitamin C, this formula includes echinacea, licorice, and grape seed extract, which soothe and comfort even the most sensitive skin types. "This is a very milky-smooth cream," says an IPSY member. "A little goes a long way. No greasy residue left behind as it seems to absorb in the skin very nicely."

15. Best Eye Cream for Dry, Wrinkled Skin: FEEL BEAUTY 4D Hyaluronic Acid Under Eye Cream

FEEL BEAUTY 4D Hyaluronic Acid Under Eye Cream
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When your skin is dry or dehydrated, fine lines and wrinkles can become more apparent. Plump up those signs of aging with an eye cream that is jam-packed with moisturizing ingredients. This formula is all about providing mega-moisturizing benefits to the eye area with ingredients like squalane and four types of hyaluronic acid (aka the moisturizing ingredient everyone loves) for optimal hydration.

16. Best Resurfacing Eye Cream for Wrinkles: VERIPHY SKINCARE 20/20 Eye Cream

VERIPHY SKINCARE 20/20 Eye Cream
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If the skin around your eye area feels rough, use this multitasking eye cream to gently resurface and revitalize. As the formula smooths away any rough or irregular texture, it also minimizes dark circles, firms, hydrates, and brightens using a blend of peptides and niacinamide. "This is a great eye cream that adds instant fullness and moisture, making my eyes look and feel refreshed," writes an IPSY subscriber in their review of the product.

17. Best Morning Eye Cream for Wrinkles: HANALEI COMPANY Kona Peptide Eye Cream

HANALEI COMPANY Kona Peptide Eye Cream
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While eye cream is a great addition to any evening routine, it can also be super beneficial to use in the morning. With a potent dose of de-puffing caffeine extract, this formula is perfect for instantly perking up tired eyes in the am. It also includes peptides to tackle fine lines and wrinkles, oat extract to soothe, and hyaluronic acid to weightlessly plump and moisturize. If you ask us, this formula just might be rejuvenating as a Hawaiian vacay.

18. Best Eye Cream for Makeup Lovers With Wrinkles: SONÄGE SKINCARE Luster Eye Crème

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Looking for a wrinkle-fighting eye cream you can easily wear under makeup? With a sheer, lightweight texture, this eye cream layers seamlessly under foundation or concealer, helping your skin look fresh and youthful from the inside out. "I'm pretty picky and I really like this product! Unscented because who wants perfume near their sensitive eyes? Not me," one IPSY member shared in their product review. "The ingredients are clean too, which I love!"

19. Best Two-in-One Eye Cream for Wrinkles: THE ORGANIC PHARMACY Lip & Eye Cream

THE ORGANIC PHARMACY Lip & Eye Cream
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If you're all about keeping your skincare cabinet as minimal as possible, reach for a product that works just as well on your eyes as it does on your lips. This nourishing formula uses trusted moisturizers like squalane and aloe vera to keep delicate areas of your skin hydrated, while organic extracts like frankincense, bilberry, and fennel work to brighten, boost elasticity, and calm inflammation. "I really like it around my eyes," says an IPSY member. "Super soft and I feel like it’s reducing my fine lines."

20. Best Illuminating Eye Cream for Wrinkles: GLAMGLOW BRIGHTEYES™ Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream

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When you want to look like you got a full eight hours of sleep when you actually got four, try this illuminating eye cream from GLAMGLOW. In addition to infusing ingredients like caffeine extract, hyaluronic acid, and fine line-fighting peptides into the skin, it also contains ultra-fine illuminating pigments to create dewy, illuminated-looking skin in seconds. "As I age I’ve been trying more and more eye creams," writes one IPSY subscriber. "This one I use in the morning and I can tell it makes a difference because my eyes aren’t so puffy when I get home after work. It’s smooth and goes on easily, which is nice when you’re applying to the delicate skin of your eyes."

21. Best Eye Cream for Wrinkles and Dark Circles: SOROCI Spot Light Eye Cream

SOROCI Spot Light Eye Cream
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Looking for an anti-wrinkle eye cream that also tackles dark eye circles? We've got just the thing. While peptides and an adenosine-packed complex powerfully fight signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet, seaweed tackles uneven skin tone and pigmentation. Of course, like any great eye cream, it also has some seriously hydrating benefits. Squalane and jojoba oils help plump and prevent dryness, leaving your skin looking great with or without makeup. "This stuff is amazing. My eyes feel hydrated, I noticed my fine lines were less visible, and it didn't feel like it was just sitting on top of my skin," says an IPSY member review.

22. Best Balancing Eye Cream for Wrinkles: DR LILI FAN PROBIOTIC SKINCARE Eye Repair Cream

DR. LILI FAN PROBIOTIC SKINCARE Eye Repair Cream
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If your skin is prone to flare-ups or frequently feels a bit out of whack, keep it calm, cool, and collected with a daily dose of probiotics. This anti-aging eye treatment uses innovative technology like SCS™ (skin cell stems) and a patented lipo-peptide to eliminate puffiness, erase fine lines, and firm your skin. This eye cream has a rich creamy texture that will feel great as part of your evening routine, but it also absorbs quickly enough for morning use as well. "I completely love this product, I will buy it again," says an IPSY member reviewing the eye cream. "The packaging is so nice, and the product is awesome too. It made the bags under my eyes go away and made my lashes go from nothing to everything. I was just amazed by this product."

23. Best Multitasking Eye Cream for Wrinkles: JUICE BEAUTY Green Apple Brightening Eye Cream

JUICE BEAUTY Green Apple Brightening Eye Cream
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Here's a 100 percent organic eye treatment that does just about everything you could want from a great eye cream—and then some. Using a melody of natural nutrients and vitamins, it powerfully minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, brightens the eye area, firms skin, and delivers deep hydration. "This is a ride or die now for me," says an IPSY product review from our member. "I tried this in the morning after a night of crap sleep. The puffiness melted away and my eyes felt refreshed! It felt cool putting it on the first time, but now I keep it in the fridge and it’s a miracle cream! Buy this! I can’t stress enough how great this works for me!!!!!!!!!"

24. Best Eye Cream for Deep-Set Fine Lines and Wrinkles: BELIF Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream

BELIF Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream
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All of the formulas featured in this list are formulated to help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but if you really want a formula that doubles down on this specific skin concern, try this revitalizing eye cream from BELIF. It combines Finland’s mineral-packed peat water with cutting-edge Korean skincare technology to dramatically increase skin elasticity and nourish the eye area for instantly younger-looking eyes. "I absolutely loved this product. My eyes instantly looked better," says an IPSY member. "By the time I finished the little jar the fine lines around my eyes were barely visible and easily covered with concealer."

25. Best Depuffing Eye Cream for Wrinkles: GLOW ON 5TH Bye Bye Puffy Eyes

GLOW ON 5TH Bye Bye Puffy Eyes
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Do you often wake up with puffy, swollen under-eye bags? Instantly calm those areas with this caffeine-, shea butter-, and berry-infused balm. While caffeine reduces inflammation, shea butter hydrates and berry extracts load up the eye area with antioxidants. This formula even has a slight cooling sensation to really help you look wide awake, bright-eyed, and ready to take on the day. One IPSY member decided to level up this formula's depuffing powers even more. They wrote in their review, "I put this in the fridge and it takes down puffy eyes like a champ!"

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Brittany Leitner
Brittany is an award winning beauty, health, and lifestyle writer and author of the poetry book "23 Emotions." She has eight years of experience writing for brands like Elite Daily, The. Dr. Oz Show, Shape, Stylecaster, Bustle, and more.
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Article Last Updated June 27, 2023 12:00 AM