It’s a bit of a cliche, but the expression “the eyes are the windows of the soul” holds some truth. In every conversation, whether it’s serious or silly, personal or professional, eye contact is important. It conveys that you care about what the other person is saying and encourages them to pay attention when it’s your turn to speak. This is all to say that, psychology lesson aside, you should take care of your eyes — specifically, the skin around them.
The best way to do that is by investing in moisturizing lotion that’s specifically formulated for eyes. You might already be using a moisturizer, but the skin around the eyes can require a little extra TLC. That skin is thinner and more fragile than other skin on your face, so signs of aging appear more quickly. Eye creams can help slow those signs. Besides aging, eye creams improve your skin on a day to day basis by preventing dark circles and reducing puffiness.
The best eye creams for men focus on using all-natural ingredients like aloe, caffeine, and vitamin C to revitalize sensitive skin, as well as using peptides to boost collagen and moisturizing with hyaluronic acid.
1. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Firming Cream
For those who don’t like a scent attached to any of their creams, we highly recommend this eye cream from Neutrogena. The eye cream is hypoallergenic and free of any oils, so you don’t have to worry about your skin reacting poorly to this addition to your routine. This cream firms the skin around your eyes, which may help reduce the look of wrinkles under your eyes.
Pros: Oil free and hypoallergenic.
Cons: Use may increase sensitivity to the sun and therefore shouldn’t be used right before going outside.
2. Brickell Men’s Restoring Eye Cream for Men
This eye cream from Brickell is specifically formulated for men, and it’s designed to reduce bags, puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles. It’s formulated with a variety of powerful, natural ingredients. Hyaluronic acid helps moisturize the skin and sunflower oil provides vitamin E and protects from UV damage. Additionally, witch hazel reduces inflammation.
Pros: Absorbs well, only requires a small amount per application, good mix of natural but effective ingredients.
Cons: Small amount for a steep price.
3. Organys Eye Cream
This eye cream is formulated with peptides to target crows feet and dark circles by boosting collagen. Other ingredients include hyaluronic acid for hydration and moisturization, vitamin C, and caffeine, which can help reduce puffiness.
Pros: Reduces bagginess and puffiness, applies and absorbs well, non-greasy formula.
Cons: Not as effective for dark circles.