The best retinol eye treatments you need to invest in right now
A sight for sore eyes
Why do you need a retinol eye cream?
Real talk—though we’ve officially entered the endemic stage, the pandemic has left us all a little worse for wear. Poor sleep and constant strain on the eyes from devices are just the tip of the iceberg, and it has left us bagged, bruised and broken. It’s not the end of the line, however—say goodbye to tired eyes and sallow skin with beauty’s favourite buzzword—retinol.
The benefits of retinol are well-known but, if you’re unfamiliar with it, here’s the lowdown: Retinol stimulates collagen production in the skin and reduces wrinkles. While it is widely used on the face (take a look at any shelf at Sephora and you’re bound to see the ingredient pop up somewhere), the eye area is often overlooked. We’re here to change that.
Ahead, find the best retinol eye creams for your anti-ageing needs:
LANEIGE PERFECT RENEW YOUTH RETINOL EYE CREAM 30ML, RM295
This game-changing eye-and-face cream has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles around the eye area by 34.8 per cent, and increase the skin’s firmness by 30.1 per cent.
The 95 per cent pure retinol formulation utilises a three-step airtight packaging system to ensure optimum freshness, and is blended with French Tripeptide and 5D hyaluronic acid for a boosted firming and hydrating effect.
ELIZABETH ARDEN RETINOL CERAMIDE LINE ERASING EYE CREAM, RM276.50
This eye cream is fortified with the brand’s Smart Retinol Technology, featuring microencapsulated retinol. The retinol targets fine lines, crow’s feet, and dark circles while ceramides work to hydrate and plump the undereye and niacinamide smoothes and brightens.
DR DENNIS GROSS FERULIC + RETINOL EYE CREAM, RM303
Created by dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross, the new-and-improved formulation of this potent eye serum promises the benefits of retinol without irritation. Paired with ferulic acid, bakuchiol, and rambutan, this eye cream targets sagging, dark circles and the dreaded crepey texture of dry skin.
GLOW RECIPE AVOCADO MELT RETINOL EYE SLEEPING MASK, RM195
This cult-favourite eye sleeping mask pairs potent encapsulated retinol with avocado, niacinamide, and coffeeberry to effectively brighten, depuff, and treat dark circles. All it takes is a pea-sized amount of product over both eyes to yield overnight results.
DERMALOGICA AGE REVERSAL EYE COMPLEX, RM307
Microencapsulated retinol works with microencapsulated niacinamide and ash tree bark extract to deliver potent anti-ageing effects while preventing irritation. Further, the brand’s Age Reversal Firming Complex is paired with Vitamin C, powerful peptides, and botanical extracts for an antioxidant boost that fortifies and smoothes skin.
THE INKEY LIST RETINOL EYE CREAM, RM57
If you’d like to keep your routine simple, this is the perfect, no-fuss retinol eye cream to invest in. Containing the optimal amount of retinol to stimulate collagen production in the undereye area, this eye cream combats fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.
PIXI RETINOL EYE CREAM, RM110
Looking for more pep in your peepers? This retinol eye cream is the one. It is formulated with peptides, avocado oil, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, blueberry extract, and caffeine to rejuvenate and soothe the eye area.
KIEHL’S YOUTH DOSE EYE TREATMENT, RM 169
Retinol takes centre stage in this eye treatment, with vitamin C and grape seed extract working in tandem to treat puffiness, dark circles, and texture in the undereye area. The lightweight, creamy texture is easily absorbed and makes this treatment a great everyday companion.
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