These Eye Creams Practically Reverse Ageing, Banish Dark Circles and Much More

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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.

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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.

1. Best Eye Cream for Lines and Wrinkles

2. Best Eye Cream for Dark Circles

3. Best Sustainable and Vegan Eye Cream

4. Best Affordable Eye Cream

4. Best Eye Cream for Pollution Defence

5. Best Eye Cream for Pigmentation

6. Best Eye Cream for Tired Eyes

7. Best Eye Cream for Puffiness

8. Best Eye Cream for Brightening

9. Best Drugstore Eye Cream

10. Best Eye Cream for Hydration

11. Best Eye Cream for Firming

12. Best Eye Cream for Radiance

13. Best Eye Cream for Lifting

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.