I wanted to do a top 5 moisturizing eye creams for dry eyes post for a while now as many people asking me, “What’s your favorite eye cream?” I honestly can’t say I have yet found my holy grail eye cream. I have however, tried many and loved few.
I puffiness, finer lines, mild dark circles, dryness, and my eyes tend to look tired. I’ve eliminated hope of every finding an eye cream that treat dark circles but I have found ones that moisturize which in turn makes my finer lines look way better and also ones that make my eyes look awake and happy.
Now, this is a post about moisturizing eye creams for dry eyes so it isn’t a post you’ll find eye creams that treat finer lines or eye cream recommendations that will ease puffiness. My theory about finer lines is that they look all the more better if I hydrate. So if you’re having problems with your concealer creasing or caking into finer lines it likely means you need more moisture. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of awful concealer formulas out there but in most cases many can be fixed up easily if you have a good, moist eye cream to ease the way for application. Are you’re finer looks glaringly obvious? Do your eyes look tired? You need more moisture. When I look tired or my fine lines look they have a spotlight on them I typically need to get to work moisturizing the area. Once I moisturize I find my lines look smooth and plumped and my eyes aren’t as tired looking.
Moral of the stuff?
Moisture, moisture, moisture!
So here are 5 Moisturizing Eye Creams for Dry Eyes that I love.
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream $55 (Review)
So you want something super rich? This is it. Creamy, heavy, super moisturizing this eye cream absorbs easily and is ideal for night use as it works beautifully over night to add moisture to drier eyes and smooth fine liners so they don’t look so glaringly obvious. This eye cream is part of my nightly skincare routine especially in the Winter.
Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate $65
Need something light yet powerful? This light gel-like cream absorbs in a snap and wears well under concealer and makeup. It provides intense moisture and makes drier eyes look quite lively. It also smooths finer lines so they aren’t as prominent as when they are dry. I typically apply this after my shower in the AM and follow up, after I’m dressed, with Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream. Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate is the type of product that seals moisture in so my concealer doesn’t end up creasing or caking into my finer lines and my eyes remain smooth and fresh looking all day!
First Aid Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm $38 (Review)
I just recently discovered Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm and it’s become a fond favorite already. This is SUPER thick and quite luxurious! It takes a little work to get it absorbed fully at times but sitting around tapping my under eye area is not great chore. As I work it in I feel like I’m giving myself a little massage. It’s very, very concentrated so a little goes a long way. It provides one thing only in my experience with it and that’s heavy duty moisture.
Hada Labo Tokyo Age Correcting Eye Cream $18.99
If you’re looking to seal in moisture this is your girl! Hada Labo’s formula absorbs easily and has a similar consistency to Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate. I typically use this in the morning since it wears so well under concealer. It’s also a great layering eye cream as it wears well under other formulas so you can use this for moisture and use another eye cream to treat other concerns.
Skinfood Black Raspberry Eye Cream $14
This one promises a host of good things that will happen when you use it but what it excels at is moisture! I’ve been disappointed by it in the past as it promises a little too many things but I can’t deny it’s super creamy, absorbs easily, wears well under makeup, and provides plenty of moisture.
I hope these recommendations help out anyone who has dry under eyes. Believe, I know the struggle!
Do feel free to share your fav moisturizing eye creams!