How To Choose The Right Eye Cream — & The Best Ones You Can Buy On Amazon

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Smart shoppers know that Amazon is home to one of the best selections of beauty products online — and for today's lesson on Amazon-beauty-shopping 101, the subject is eye creams. Whether from prestige, drugstore, or mid-range brands, the best eye creams on Amazon are all inherently moisturizing, but choosing the right one for you comes down to your own specific skin care concerns. So when picking your eye cream, consider what you're trying to achieve: less puffiness? A smooth base for your concealer? A hint of brightness? Et cetera.

Some more about shopping for eye creams. Since the skin around your eyes is so thin, it’s especially prone to discoloration, puffiness, and dehydration. So when you’re shopping for an eye cream that actually works, look for ingredients like peptides to boost your skin’s collagen production; hyaluronic acid and lightweight oils for non-irritating, non-greasy moisture; and antioxidants for brightness. And you can easily find some, most, or all of these ingredients (and more) in the seven best eye creams on Amazon. Scroll on to shop them now.

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The Best-Selling Eye Cream On Amazon

It's safe to say this Baebody Eye Gel has achieved cult status on Amazon: It’s earned over 9,000 five-star reviews, dramatic before-and-after photos from customers, and comments like “Not a miracle in a jar, but doggone close!” The formula essentially contains every ingredient you might hope to find in an eye cream, including hyaluronic acid, amino acids, peptides, jojoba oil, cucumber water, vitamin E, argan oil, and eyebright extract (literally). I can’t say whether it’s worth the hype or not, but most reviewers confirm that the gel formula has an immediate cooling and tightening effect, and some report seeing a pretty drastic reduction in puffiness and dark circles over the long term.

The Best Eye Cream For Sensitive Skin

I panic-bought this La Roche-Posay eye cream at a drugstore a few years ago and have never looked back. It’s one of the only reasonably priced eye creams I’ve tried that doesn't sting my super sensitive eyes while effectively moisturizing my dry skin. Its fluid, feathery-light consistency and comfortable hydration are courtesy of soothing ingredients like squalane, niacinamide, and the brand’s signature thermal spring water. Also, it absorbs immediately and doesn't leave any greasy residue, so it won’t smudge or smear your makeup. Great for contact lens-wearers, too.

The Best Eye Cream For Puffy Eyes

Nothing — and I mean nothing — feels better than gently massaging swollen under-eyes with a smooth, cool metal ball coated in a refreshing gel. This Garnier eye roller is something of a godsend for people with perennially puffy eyes (that would be me), people who can’t sleep and it shows (also me), or people who just appreciate the rejuvenating powers of vitamin C, caffeine, and mint in a good eye cream (all of us). Store it in the fridge to experience true bliss.

The Best Firming Eye Cream

If you’re interested in smoothing and firming your under-eye area, this Bliss Bright Idea cream is the thing you’re looking for. It’s packed with a blend of peptides — amino acid chains that kickstart your skin’s collagen and elastin production — while vegan ingredients including meadowfoam oil, shea butter, and aloe impart deep hydration. Vitamin C provides added brightening powers and many reviewers that it helped with dark circles as well.

The Best Lightweight Eye Cream

A few drops of this Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream deliver the same hydrating powers as a rich moisturizer, but the refreshing consistency is more along the lines of a water-based gel. The key here is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that attracts a ton of moisture into your skin and holds it there to quench, cool, and plump the delicate skin around your eyes. Since it’s so light and non-greasy, this would also work beautifully to prep your skin for makeup.

The Best Eye Cream With Retinol

This RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream comes highly recommended by dermatologists and, equally importantly, my mother. The retinol in here is a slower-releasing and less potent derivative than you’d find in a prescription retinoid, so you should experience less irritation. There's also vitamin B5 in the formula to soothe and hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes, too. That said, it’s recommended that you start by applying a small amount every other night, and keep an eye out (pun very much intended) for excess irritation.

The Best Brightening Eye Cream

This Olay eye cream is designed to deliver serious skin-brightening benefits with vitamins B3 and C as well as caffeine. The light reflectors and brightening pigments instantly help even the appearance of the skin, too. Peptides and vitamin E round out the formula to provide a refreshed, dewy glow. "Nothing has helped my dark circles under my eyes like this product," one reviewer wrote.

The Best "Natural" Eye Cream

At $50, this Juice Beauty eye treatment is definitely a splurge — but like with most Juice Beauty products, reviewers confirm that you get what you give here. What customers particularly love is that the formula uses clean, botanically sourced, certified-organic ingredients ("natural", if you will) to work its magic. Fruit stem cells, essential fatty acids, and vitamins C, E, and B5 are put to work here to tone, brighten, and nourish your eye contour area, but you can also apply this serum-like treatment wherever your skin needs some extra attention. The sustainably packaged container is totally airless to protect the vitamin C, and sensitive-skinned consumers don't have to worry about potentially irritating ingredients being hidden in the formula (like propylene glycol and synthetic fragrance). Pro tip: The brand recommends using the applicator to give your under-eyes a gentle massage.