Key Ingredients To Look For When Buying An Eye Cream

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
Key ingredients to look for when buying an eye cream

Your under-eye area is the first to show signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots. Hence, investing in a good eye cream is a must. And by good, we mean a cream that can hydrate, brighten and increase cell turnover without irritating your delicate under-eye area.

So, how to make sure your eye cream does all that and more? It’s simple, by taking a good hard look at the ingredient list. Here is a list of key ingredients to look for when investing in an eye cream.


Hyaluronic acid

Vitamin C

Got dry under-eyes? A hyaluronic-based formula is your best bet. This wonder ingredient has incredible moisture-retaining properties that help boost hydration levels and plumps the under-eye skin to make it appear brighter and even-toned.



Vitamin C

The best ingredient to look for in anti-ageing eye creams in retinol. A derivative of vitamin A, retinol is an excellent ingredient that promotes collagen production and improves cell-turn over. What this means is that it not only makes your under-eye area look luminous but also works on reducing the fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.



Vitamin C

Are you dealing with puffiness and under-eye bags? Look for an eye cream with caffeine as an active ingredient. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, which means it has a shrinking effect on the diameter of blood vessels. This can lead to a decrease in dark circles and puffiness around the eye.



Vitamin C

If you've got super-sensitive skin, look for eye creams with packed with peptides instead of retinol. They are a lot gentler on the skin and just like retinol, stimulate collagen and elastin production, making the skin appear firm and youthful.


Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Eye creams packed with vitamin C can help get rid of signs of ageing like crow’s feet and fine lines by boosting collagen production. It gives your under eyes a brighter appearance and minimises discolouration such as age spots and hyperpigmentation.

Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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