All about the eye (creams)

Drugstore eye creams

I don’t expect too much from an eye cream. All I want is for it to moisturize, without being greasy, not irritate my eyes or delicate skin around it, and possibly provide some anti-aging benefits.

Thankfully, I don’t have any problems with wrinkles or fine lines as of now, but my skin does get extremely dry in the inner corners. I actually went to Sephora once and asked for a product recommendation and…. I was recommended an all-over body firming lotion with “keep away from eyes” written in the back. Needless to say I have yet to find an eye cream that I will actually love, but I do have few that I use on regular basis and like quite a lot.

Active Age Defense i-cream by earthscience
Active Age Defense i-cream by earthscience

This cream is probably the most moisturizing out of the four. It’s packed with anti-oxidants, deeply hydrating and fast-absorbing at the same time. It goes really great under makeup.

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream

I already wrote about this eye cream before, right here. It has a thick consistency, creamy texture, it absorbs fairly quickly and makes the skin feel smooth and glowing. Even though its aim is to reduce dark circles and puffiness-which I don’t really have a problem with-I still love using it. With ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and marine botanic complex, it leaves the skin under my eyes looking bright and healthy.

La Roche-Posay Redermic [R] Eyes

La Roche-Posay Redermic [R] Eyes

Remaining two eye creams are specifically an anti-aging products. Redermic Eyes by La Roche Posay contains 0.01% pure retinol to visibly reduce wrinkles and 0.2% caffeine that helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles. This cream, when applied to the skin, gives me a bit of a warming sensation, which goes away after a few minutes. I love using this in the morning.

Roc Multi Correxion NOURISH Stress Repair Cream

Roc Multi Correxion NOURISH Stress Repair Cream

Probably my least favorite out of the four, but I still like to use it from time to time. This is just one of those products that is claiming to do so much, that it’s nearly impossible to believe that it can actually do it all: “relaxes crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles, nourishes dehydrated skin, rejuvenates the look of tired, sleep-deprived skin, reveals brighter, younger-looking skin.” Sounds like a miracle worker, doesn’t it? I use for the sole purpose of hydrating my skin and it works just fine.

I use all of the above eye creams in rotation, both morning and night. I’m still on the search for “the one”. Something that is not necessarily anti-aging, but moisturizing and brightening. Do you guys have any recommendations??

  • Eye cream has always been a skin care product I have only bought one of and never purchased again! Although it does seem like something I want to invest in – but in due time! These are great recommendations for when that time comes!
    If I hear anything that seems amazing, I’ll let you know! <3

    • It’s always great to prevent aging rather than trying to cure it ;) Thanks so much Puja!

  • Thanks for sharing, I also still need to find a good moisturizing cream for my eyes. I’m sure going to check those products out!


  • These recommendations sound perfect, thank you for sharing Paula! I’m particularly loving the sound of the La-Roche-Posay-Redermic Eyes product, the fact that it assists with dark circles and wrinkles is fantastic :)

    From seeing your most recent post the skin around your eyes is fantastic, you go girl ;) I’m afraid to say I’m seeing lots of fine lines/wrinkles emerging (eek!) They’ve emerged today after all the stress and late nights I’ve had this week so hopefully with some TLC they might just fade! ;)

    Sophie xo

    • That always happens to me too, I never thought that I’d be able to have dark circles under my eyes (it just never happened to me) until I went without sleep for few days once, and I looked like a zombie! My eyes were dry and puffy, it’s amazing how our skin is able to bounce back to looking normal with some sleep and proper hydration ;)