In these uncertain times sleepless nights, alcohol consumption, our caffeine habits, stress and anxiety can take its toll on our skin, particularly our eyes, leaving us with fine lines and dark circles.
Finding a good eye cream that’s both vegan and cruelty-free is easier said than done, there are hundreds of different options and it can be difficult to find one that’s right for you. Here are some of our favourites that will make you look as refreshed as if you’d just spent the day being pampered at the spa!
Caffeine solution 5% EGCG, The Ordinary
Caffeine doesn’t just wake your body up, it’s great for waking up sleep-deprived eyes too! This affordable serum by cult beauty brand The Ordinary contains an extremely high concentration of caffeine and EGCG (a potent polyphenol found in green tea) to provide a powerful blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to the delicate eye area to reduce puffiness and dark circles, delivering results that must be seen to be believed.
£5.80 from cultbeauty.co.uk
Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye Cream
Packed with 23K gold, this pure, yet edible, and dissolvable ingredient is readily absorbed into the skin, helping to calm and soothe while imparting a luminous glow to help brighten dark circles and dullness. Scientifically shown to have a positive skin brightening effect, antioxidant Vinanza Grape and Kiwi helps address uneven skin tone to help minimise dark circles and reduce pigmentation. Finally nourishing Kiwi Seed Oil helps to maintain moisture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
£45.99 from lookfantastic.com
The Body Shop Drops of Youth™ Bouncy Eye Mask
This cooling eye mask instantly cools down the skin around your eyes by -1.5°C to depuff under eyes bags and reduce signs of fatigue and fade dark circles. The Youth Bouncy Eye Mask can be applied to instantly give tired eyes a powernap, or it can also be used as an overnight mask so you can wake up with skin that looks younger and feels healthier.
£18 from thebodyshop.com
Lavera Neutral Eye Cream
Perfect for those with sensitive skin, Lavera’s Neutral Eye Cream provides the sensitive eye area with intensive moisture whilst soothing the skin at the same time. It minimises wrinkles caused by dryness and is suitable for atopic dermatitis sufferers.
£10.35 from ecco-verde.co.uk
Nonique Luxurious Eye Cream
The Luxurious Eye Cream by Nonique contains noni fruit, aloe vera, pomegranate and hyluronic acid to pamper and care for the delicate under-eye area. This anti-aging cream is perfect for mature skin as it offers long-lasting moisture to help stimulate the regeneration process around the eyes protect against the strain of environmental influences.
£21.99 from organics4you.co.uk
PIXI 24K Eye Elixir
Cruelty-free beauty brand PIXI has a wide range of vegan cosmetics on offer, including this anti-fatigue peptide serum that is the perfect antidote for tired eyes! The handy pen has a cooling rollerball application to soothe the under-eye area and is enriched with animal-free collagen that helps to repair the skin, peptides that plump fine lines, and raspberry that tones skin.
£22 from lookfantastic.com
Superdrug B Restored 3D eye cream
This powerful yet affordable eye cream measurably reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 8% in just 4 weeks and significantly increases hydration by 27% after just one day’s wear! Hyaluronic acid helps lock in moisture and plump the skin whilst live yeast extract helps to visibly brighten dull, tired skin and high levels of tetrapeptide help to restore elasticity.
£5.98 from superdrug.com
Bulldog Age Defence Eye Roll-On
The Age Defence Eye Roll-On for men has been specially formulated to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. It will leave the skin around the eye looking brighter as well as feeling smooth and nourished.
£10 from bulldogskincare.com
Versed Vacation Eyes Brightening Eye Gel
We may not be able to go on vacation anytime soon, but thankfully our eyes can look as well-rested as if we had thanks to Versed’s Vacation Eyes Brightening Eye Gel! This lightweight eye gel instantly cools and refreshes skin on contact while tightening the skin at the same time. Bursting with vitamin C, ginseng root extract, coffee seed extract and niacinamide, it helps diminish the appearance of dark circles and facilitate drainage.
£16 from cultybeauty.co.uk
Bea Peptide Eye Serum
Bea’s Peptide Eye Serum is an anti-ageing periocular serum that improves blood circulation and prevents free radical damage. Packed with Enzymes and Antioxidants, it rejuvenates the delicate under eye region and reduces common signs of ageing, including undereye bags, discolouration, and wrinkles.
£39 from bea-skincare.com