The Latest Eye Serums That Will Lighten Dark Spots, Strengthen Eyelashes & More
To illuminate the eye area
Lancome Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl ($120) boasts of an innovative, flexible pearl-shaped massage applicator that will effectively deliver its highly-active formula to freshen and brighten the eye area.
To support and strengthen skin around the eyes
Not just a corrective treatment, the Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate ($98) is also a preventative one. The eye treatment includes the brand’s Smoothing Defense Complex, which acts as a shield to protect the delicate eye area from everyday friction. It’s also infused with ImuGeneration Technology that’s a blend of botanicals including the Reishi mushroom and Iris extract that maintain the skin’s optimal condition.
To reduce dark eye circles
At the heart of The Inkey List Caffeine Under-Eye Serum’s ($18) formula lies caffeine. The ingredient is a miracle worker when it comes to relieving water retention, which can be a major culprit of undereye puffiness. Plus, it also helps prevent skin damage from free radicals that enhance dark circles.
To restore youth to the eye area
Formulated with black tea ferment and copper peptides, they work simultaneously to deliver a smoother, younger appearance in the form of a satiny eye serum. Drunk Elephant’s Shaba Complex Eye Serum ($86) also contains edelweiss stem cells and niacinamide that diminish fine lines, sun damage or wrinkles, while slowing down the signs of ageing.
To de-puff undereye bags
Tata Harper’s Restorative Eye Creme ($142) features Spanish lavender, Safflower oleosomes and buckwheat wax helps to smoothen and minimise the look of lines and wrinkles. Puffiness and undereye bags are also reduced by the Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids in the formulation.
To lift wrinkles
Developed with Koreran red pine DAA, RPPC and matsutake mushroom extracts, the Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Invigorating Eye Serum ($370) strengthens resistance against external aggressors, soothes skin and enhances its recuperative capacity. In turn, fine wrinkles are lifted.
To enhance eye contours
La Mer’s The Lifting Eye Serum ($350) boasts a Stretch Matrix Complex and kelp gel that are said to be able to tighten and lift skin immediately, giving the eye area a more defined appearance.
To lighten dark spots
With extracts of orchid flower and silk tree, Guerlain’s Orchidee Imperiale The Eye Serum ($371) gently controls melanin production and lightens pigmentation, meaning it’s one of the few whitening productsthat can be used around the delicate eye area.
To nourish lashes
Besides kaki fruit extract and organic oat to tighten skin on eyelids for wider-looking peepers, Clarins’ Enhancing Eye Lift Serum ($93) also has panthenol, a vitamin B-derivative, to strengthen lashes.
To instantly smooth skin
Thanks to the use of micro-fluids (read: fluids formulated on a microscopic scale), Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux ($96) promises to infuse hydrating and antioxidant-rich active ingredients straight to cells, sans encapsulation. What this means: Skin supposedly receives the nutrients faster, and looks plumper, smoother and softer immediately.