Eye cream is one of those skincare products most of us still aren't sure we actually need. While more mature skin can really benefit from an eye cream in order to target fine lines and wrinkles (if that's what floats your boat), it can feel unnecessary for younger skin types or people who just aren't fussed about disguising the signs of ageing. So can't we just use our usual moisturisers all over our faces?
Turns out no. "A great eye cream has a formula which is gentle enough for the most delicate skin on our body," explain VENeffect founders Rebecca and Cecil Booth. The skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive (and some of the thinnest on your face); therefore, it needs a special type of product. Booth recommends an eye treatment that's fragrance-free and doesn't roll up with makeup—that way it can be used both morning and night.
Application is also crucial. To apply eye cream effectively yet gently, tap it on with your ring finger and lightly blend. You don't need to use too much or go too close to the eyes themselves. So now that we know that our delicate peepers could do with a special cream to care for them properly, which eye creams are actually worth the money? Keep reading to check out the ultimate edit of eye creams beloved by beauty editors, our fashion friends and some of our favourite celebs.
The chosen eye cream of Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop's eye cream has an amazing, light texture.
"It somehow feels a little bit cooling, which is really fantastic," Paltrow explained. "I dab it around my eyes and put a little on my lips. I want an eye cream to be really hydrating and lifting, but also cooling. I think we got this one right, and I'm proud of it."