Your eyes reveal a lot about you, and frankly, there’s only so much concealer can hide. That’s why we think an eye cream is a must for every girl post the age of 25.

Now, before you dismiss this product as a luxury you’re better off without, hear us out. From treating puffiness to preventing wrinkles, eye creams are like a magic wand in a jar. But just like you need to find the right moisturiser in order to reap maximum benefits, the same goes for your eye cream as well.

To make the task of finding the right eye cream a little easier for you, here’s a list of all the different types of eye creams available for different concerns.

 

Dryness

Dryness

Since the skin around your eyes is extremely thin and delicate, it is also prone to drying out faster than the rest of the face, especially if you already have a dry skin type. If you notice that the skin around your eyes is flaky or looks sallow, then a moisturising eye cream is your best bet. Look for eye creams with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or glycerine to help lock moisture and keep your under-eye area looking bright and plump.

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Night Revival Eye Cream

 

Dark circles and puffiness

Dark circles and puffiness

Dark circles and puffiness are the most common eye concerns and the right kind of eye cream can help deal with this issue. Look for eye creams with ingredients such as peptides, lactic acid or caffeine, as they work really well against dark circles and puffiness.

BB picks: Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF -15

 

Wrinkles and fine lines

Wrinkles and fine lines

The skin around the eyes is super thin and doesn’t have enough oil glands, leading to an early occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles. Since it is not possible to completely eliminate signs of ageing, it is best to start with an anti-ageing eye cream early on. If you already have visible lines around your eyes, use an eye cream with retinol or Vitamin A. This will increase collagen production and elasticity, and plump up the skin around your eyes.

BB picks: Pond's Age Miracle Eye Cream

Also, it is important to understand that eye creams are different from your regular moisturiser. Here’s how:

  • Eye creams are free of potential irritants such as essential oils and strong fragrances.
  • They have an extremely lightweight texture that is easily absorbed into your skin.
  • Eye creams are specifically formulated with ingredients that are meant to treat concerns such as puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and so on, that are specific to your eye area only.