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The Eye Creams To Give Your Peepers A Wake Up Call

Because the skin around your eyes are the first to show signs of ageing and are definitely in need of some TLC.

With back-to-back Zoom video call meetings and long hours staring at your laptop and computer screens, it is only natural for your peepers to be fatigued and dry. But what is equally important is the skin around it. The skin around our eyes is the thinnest one on our face, which makes it more vulnerable to damage and is more prone to signs of ageing thanks to blue light emitted by our electronic devices. This light can cause oxidative damage which results in hyperpigmentation; photo-ageing, which causes early signs of ageing; and a worsening of the skin barrier which causes the loss of elasticity and firmness. Plus, the additional strain to the eye will naturally make us want to rub and tug the skin even more often which causes collagen to breaks down which results in the formation of lines, wrinkles and puffiness. To give your peepers and the skin around them some TLC, here are 10 eye creams to consider adding to cart. 

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Dior Capture Totale Firming & Wrinkle-Correcting Eye Cream, $130
This luxurious eye cream is formulated with bio-fermented ceramide, which comes equipped with plumping properties, to restore the skin’s barrier function and treat fine lines and wrinkles. Natural vegetable oils that are rich in Omega-3, -6 and -9 and fatty acids, nourish and soften for smoother skin. Plus, a potent blend of four floral extracts from Madagascan longoza, Chinese peony, Chinese jasmine and white lily help to re-energise skin stem cells for healthier-looking skin. The formula is also developed through a micro-fragmentation process, which allows the droplets to be broken up and multiplied into homogenous micro-droplets to boost penetration.  Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue, $100
A botanical eye contour complex, winter daphne stem cell extract, and red algae marigel work together to tackle visible lines and wrinkles, as well as preventing the formation of early signs of ageing for smoother, more youthful-looking peepers. Also included in the formula are time-released retinol molecules that penetrate the skin hourly to refine, re-energise and brighten the skin around the eyes.  Dr. Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Biome Eye Cream, $65
Formulated with its exclusive Vital Aid, a patented hydrating solution that consists of a Jartbiome Complex (a collection of microbes a.k.a good bacteria), tri-hyaluronic acid and a Hydra-Nutrition Complex, this creates a healthy and optimal environment for good bacteria to thrive on the skin and balances the skin’s overall microbiome levels. As a result, the area around the eyes appears brighter and more energised, with less visible dark and circles, and puffiness. Clarins Extra-Firming Yeux, $98
A lightweight texture that delivers the smoothing effect of a serum and the comfort of a balm, this is made with caffeine, silk tree bark extract, and horse chestnut aescin work to reduce dark eye circles, puffiness and the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin. A new generation of pearls are also infused to promote optimal light diffusion for more luminous skin.  La Mer The Eye Concentrate, $330
Its updated formula now contains three times the dosage of its signature Miracle Broth for an intensive eye treatment that heals, nourishes and rejuvenates skin to combat dark circles and fine lines. Additionally, lime tea concentrate which is rich in anti-oxidant properties to protect skin from further damage. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Serum Mask, $95 for a box of eight
These hydrogel eye sheet masks are fortified with the brand’s Steamed Ginseng Water Concentrate to hydrate, promote collagen synthesis and revitalise tired skin. Compound K, extracted from ginseng roots, helps to improve the skin’s absorption rate to allow the effects to work quickly. It is best suited for those with visible fine lines, wrinkles, and fatigued areas around the eyes. Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment, $60
This cream is enriched with pro-retinol and red grape extract to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. Vitamin C has been infused in the formula to treat dullness and visible dark eye circles and to brighten the overall skin tone.  IDS Skincare Eye Rescue, $149
With a balm-like texture that melts into the skin, this intensive eye treatment contains peptides and active ingredients that tackle visible signs of ageing such as lines, puffiness, and dark eye circles. But what we really love about this is its Neulastin Technology, which is an exclusive delivery system that improves the penetration of active ingredients for quicker results while healing damaged skin. Sigi Skin Pink Nectar Daily Eye Mask, $62
Suitable for both day and night, this is made with five different sizes of hyaluronic acid to retain and deliver long-lasting moisture to plump up lines for smoother skin. Peach and propolis protect skin against free radical damage which may bring the onset of early signs of ageing. Eve Lom Radiance Antioxidant Eye Cream, $115
A highly concentrated antioxidant-rich eye cream, this treats dark eye circles, puffiness, and dryness thanks to a combination of ginseng blue plant extract and a 3D Hydration Booster. A multi-peptide complex is also infused into the formula to boost luminosity and restore firmness while a protective and soothing amino acid derivative prevents skin damage caused by oxidative stress.