How to apply eye cream

Do eye creams work?

Yes! Eye creams are a targeted treatment to help with a variety of trouble areas that might bother you, from puffiness and sagging to dark under eye circles and fine lines. Cooling, soothing and smoothing, eye creams help to hydrate and brighten skin for a more youthful appearance.

How to use eye cream

Not sure how to apply eye cream? Here’s our easy 3 step guide to get you started.

  1. Dispense a small amount – about the size of a grain of rice is ample for both eyes – on to the back of your hand.
  2. Using your ring finger, gently apply to the skin under and around your eyes in an upward and circular motion, taking care not to drag the skin or get too close to your lash line and the inner corners of your eyes.
  3. Smooth and blend by dabbing lightly and gently until the product has disappeared. Eyes should feel cool, soothed and hydrated.

What is the best eye cream?

The best eye cream for you completely depends on your age and whether you’re looking to treat any specific areas, such as puffiness or dark circles. To target puffiness or sagging, our Eye Contour Gel is suitable for all ages and helps to soothe, firm and de-puff the eye area for wide awake eyes in a dab. The cooling non-oily formula also makes the perfect base for makeup, just in case you want to conceal any dark circles further.


At Clarins, we believe in beauty for all ages. This means loving the skin you’re in and taking care of it throughout every stage of your life. So, for age-specific eye creams, explore our guide to the best eye cream for you below:


The best eye cream for your 20s
In your 20s, your eyes tend not to show any real signs of aging, although you may spy a few fine lines thanks to dehydration or dry skin. Our Hydra Essentiel Moisturizing Reviving Eye Mask is the perfect solution to hide the effects of the night before, with an extra cooling cream-gel texture that soothes, tones and brightens. Thanks to organic leaf of life for added moisture and horse chestnut to boost radiance, it’s our one-step solution to banish dark circles in no time.


The best eye cream for your 30s
Brimming with organic teasel to reduce puffiness and horse chestnut to send dark circles packing, our Multi-Active eye cream is formulated for your hectic schedule and non-stop life. For ages 30+, our Multi-Active range actively targets fine lines, helping to tone and smooth the skin over time. With a refreshing gel-cream texture, relieve tired eyes with the supercooling cryo-metallic tip to relieve, revive and brighten. No one will ever know you didn’t quite manage 8 hours sleep last night…


The best eye cream for your 40s
As your skin matures in your 40s, you may find that an eye cream can make a real difference to your anti-aging skin care routine. Infused with smoothing mitracarpus and kangaroo flower to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and firm skin, plus albizia extract to take down puffiness, our Extra-Firming eye is a bestseller. Thanks to our Extra-Firming Complex with organic green banana and lemon thyme, each application brightens and firms, leaving eyes lifted and skin radiant.


The best eye cream for after you’ve turned 50
For your 50s and beyond, our uper Restorative Total Eye Concentrate is formulated with our most potent plant extracts to reduce puffiness, lift, smooth and tone. With albizia and guarana extract to lift and tighten and harungana to plump thin/delicate skin, it’s our most powerful eye concentrate yet. Over time, crows feet are less defined, skin is lifted and puffiness reduced; leaving skin looking, firmer, brighter and more youthful.


The difference: eye serum vs eye cream

Fundamentally, eye cream and eye serum target different areas and have different formulas, too. The benefits of eye cream include a moisturising texture that is formulated to cool the area, hydrate, firm and tone the skin and prep as a base for makeup. An eye serum is different as it tends to have an oil and water fluid base with smaller molecules than an eye cream, targeting and penetrating deeper layers of skin for a more intensive treatment. For example, our Extra-Firming Eye is a moisturising cream created to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and firm skin, with plant extracts to lift and take down puffiness.


What’s the best eye cream for wrinkles?

The best eye cream for wrinkles depends on whether you’re looking to minimise fine lines or smooth and firm deeper wrinkles; in other words, you need an eye cream targeted to your age group. Here at Clarins, our anti-aging skin care is made according to age range, to give you a truly targeted solution to your skin care needs. Our Multi-Active eye cream for age 30+ targets fine lines and dark circles, whilst our Extra-Firming eye, for those in their 40s, brightens and firms. Finally, our Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate, tailored for your 50s and beyond, takes down puffiness and lifts, smooths and tones.


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