The Best Eye Cream in Your 20s, 30s, 40s
These perker-uppers will make you look fresher and well rested (even after a Netflix all-nighter).
Not sure which eye cream is the right pick for you?Â These perker-uppers will make you look fresher and well rested (even after a Netflix all-nighter) no matter your age.
In your 20s:Â Ditch dark circles
That girlsâ€™ night out was so worth itâ€¦undereye shadows aside. â€œSkin gets thinner and more transparent as we age, especially around the eyes, so blood vessels become more apparent,â€ says Francesca Fusco, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Reduce darkness with brighteners like niacinamide or vitamin C; find the former in First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm ($38, sephora.com). Tap on cream to help boost circulation.
In your 30s:Â Lessen the lines
Smiling, laughingâ€”crowâ€™s-feet are a sign of a life well lived, irksome as they may be. â€œBecause thereâ€™s not much collagen around eyes to begin with, itâ€™s often the first place to wrinkle,â€ says Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University. Luckily, skin here responds to treatment the fastest. Go for tightening caffeine and plumping peptides; try Â Lumene Complete Rewind Recovery Eye Cream ($19, amazon.com).
In your 40s & beyond:Â Fend off sag
Itâ€™s normal for lids to head a bit south now, but â€œthe more hydrated your skin, the firmer it will look,â€ says Ellen Marmur, MD, associate professor of dermatology and genetics at Mount Sinai. Choose a cream with water-retaining hyaluronic acid, like Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye ($18, amazon.com). Apply a tiny drop of a retinol cream above brows at night. â€œTightening skin around the eyebrows will lift lids,â€ Dr. Marmur says.