According to Vogue, eye cream is just as important as moisturizer. Here at WOW, we tend to agree. But if we’re going to shell out the extra cash, it’s gotta be the best and it’s got to be clean.
In our eyes, the best clean eye creams are formulated without any of the ‘dirty’ ingredients, are extremely effective, and it’s easy to apply.
Why The Eyes Need A Little Extra Love
The primary reason you should be devoting extra attention to your eye area is because it tends to age faster than rest of your face. This is because the skin around your eyes is 40 percent thinner and loses moisture 50% faster than other areas of your face, like your cheeks or forehead.
The delicate skin around your eyes also tends to have less elasticity. Which is why you may be able to detect visible signs of aging here first.
How To Add A Clean Eye Cream to Your Routine
To combat premature aging, we love to add clean eye creams, rollers, and serums to our daily routine. Not only do they feel good to apply, the best ones can make a world of difference for your complexion.
The key to getting the most out of your eye cream is all in the application.
Eye cream should be the very next step after washing your face and applying an essence or toner. It should go on before your all-over serums and moisturizers to allow for uninhibited absorption.
It’s also important to be extremely delicate when applying eye cream – which is why we love rollers that do the work for you, like this one from Kora Organics. If you’re using a traditional cream or serum, apply a few drops to your fingertips and pat it in gently – never rub as this could cause more damage to your skin.
To make it easy, we’ve tried and tested the most popular eye creams on the market. These are the three that came out on top:
The Best Clean Eye Creams
Most Soothing To Apply: Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil
This luxurious eye oil from Kora Organics features a rose quartz roller- making it’s application calming and soothing. We love applying this day and night because it feels like a grounding ritual and we know we’re doing something good for our skin.
The best news? This eye oil contains effective ingredients like Kahai oil (a natural retinol), coffee seed oil (that promotes circulation), tomato fruits (for brightening), and marine bamboo extract (to promote elasticity).
Needless to say we are obsessed. And at a moderate price point, you’ll find this product in our routines for the foreseeable future.
Most Chill Vibes: Shiva Rose Blue Crystal Eye Cream
This beautiful aqua blue cream combines the balancing powers of azulene (derived from blue tansy) with the plumping magic of hyaluronic acid. Plus it’s formulated with the calming powers of chamomile, lavender, and rooibos.
The blissful eye-treatment is one you’ll love to apply -so you won’t be tempted to skip it.
We love that the primary ingredient in this eye cream is healing aloe vera. Which is supported by anti-aging ingredients like primrose, cranberry seed oil, and vitamin E.
Most Hippie Chic: Living Libations’ All Seeing Eye Crème
Living Libation’s rich moisturizing eye cream is perfect for soothing dry skin and softening fine lines and wrinkles. Similar to Shiva’s formula, the first ingredient in this soothing cream is aloe vera.
It also contains balancing blue tansy – giving it a luxurious blue hue we can’t get enough of. Rosewater and golden jojoba oil round out this luxe crème for a hydrating effect.
Most Active: Cosmedix Opti Crystal
Cosmedix liquid crystal eye serum looks like a magic potion straight from the evil queens vanity. Which is fitting seeing as this clean eye cream delivers magically dramatic results with regular use.
The brand’s ultra-hydrating under eye treatment is a must have if you’re looking to reduce crow’s feet, fine lines, or dark circles. Thanks to transformative ingredients like copper complex and liquid crystals, it’s gained a cult like following among celebrities and skin-fluencers alike. (We have it on good authority that this eye cream is a staple in Kim K’s beauty routine).
While on the pricier side of eye creams, a little goes a long way. [A pin-size drop should do the trick]. And if you’re looking for serious results – this magical metallic serum is the one.