Eyes need some love from all the screen time? Try these 5 revitalising eye creams

Just in case we didn’t already spend enough time with our eyes glued to our screens, this new world order now sees almost all of our work, social, educational and entertainment interactions via some form of screen or device. And we don’t know about you, but our eyes are feeling it.

In a search to relieve and remedy the strain on our eye area—and avoid any long term damage—we’ve curated a list of five protective, revitalising and anti-ageing eye creams to pair with some cute blue-light glasses to make our eyes look and feel ten times less tired than they actually are.

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

This cult formula is famous for serving up a concentrated dose of caffeine to the eye area—delivering on an instant surge of brightening, de-puffing energy. Think of it as a shot of espresso for your eyes.

Alongside caffeine to revitalise tired skin, the inclusion of panax ginseng and magnolia extract means that each application of this refreshing eye cream will improve skin resilience, while reducing the appearance of dark circles and combatting eye fatigue.

When sleep isn’t enough—and the screens are too much—this cream will leave you looking more awake and bright-eyed.

Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum

Eye serums are thinner than creams, meaning that the actives in this unique retinol-rich serum can sink into the delicate eye area faster and at a higher concentration. Where intense (and often subconscious) squinting creates lines and wrinkles, this silky eye serum will work to tighten and firm the eye area—lids included.

In this serum, retinol, ferulic and licorice root extract work together in harmony in reduce the look of wrinkles and crepiness, even out skin tone and texture, fight free radicals and brighten up any discolouration. It’s lightweight and hardworking, and will deliver on results quick smart.

READ MORE: Derms rave about retinol; learn how to add it to your skincare routine

Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and De-Puffing Eye Contour Cream

Specially formulated to combat the effects of blue light pollution (a.k.a., the straining light emitted from our screens), this multi-tasking eye cream is a winner for rejuvenating tired, screen-exposed eyes.

With energising caffeine, de-puffing Brazilian ginseng root extract and horse chestnut extract, this problem-solving cream targets all signs of ageing and inflammation (fine lines, puffiness, sagging, dark circles… you know the drill), while instantly delivering on a seemingly well-rested, bright and alive eye area.

And just in case it didn’t tick enough boxes, this formula also features watermelon rind extract and sodium PCA to infuse lightweight hydration into the skin.

Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask

For long, marathon-like work-from-home days that see you from Excel spreadsheet to Zoom meeting, to FaceTime one-on-one to scanning the web (for what feels like all of eternity), it’s crucial to make the most of your downtime, and especially your sleep. That’s why we love Glow Recipe’s creamy, green overnight eye mask—it acts like a total reset button for your eye area, providing the assurance that the strain experienced during the day won’t leave you with tired-looking eyes for the long term.

Where to start? This melting wonder is formulated with coffeeberry, encapsulated retinol, niacinamide, squalane and creamy avocado, so it really does it all, neutralising the damage caused by exposure to environmental pollutants and free radicals, fighting the formation of wrinkles, hydrating any dryness and delaying premature signs of ageing.

Pop this one before bedtime, and you’ll wake up with plump, firm, de-puffed under eyes.

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum

It’s new, and like its name, it’s mighty powerful. With a concentrated punch of vitamin C, this lightweight eye serum dramatically brightens the under-eye area, combatting blue and brown-toned dark circles. Just a slick of this stuff will instantly refresh the appearance of tired-looking, strained eyes.

Like the rest of Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing range, this efficacious formula delivers on instant and long term results, with an optimal balance of 10% vitamin C (in the form of l-absorbic acid), tripeptides and hyaluronic acid to plump and lift the eye area while eliminating puffiness, dryness and darkness.

The serum’s thin, layerable consistency allows for optimal absorption, and therefore, optimal results.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about incorporating vitamin C into your skincare routine

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