The Best Eye Creams for Sensitive Skin Types

5 Eye Creams I've Tried and Liked

A couple months ago, I was on the hunt for the best eye creams. I’m approaching empty on my Glossier Bubblewrap and was curious if there’s another formula out there to help hydrate, brighten and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. I also have sensitive skin so finding an eye cream that won’t irritate my skin and clog my pores.

For the record, I’ve never really had issues with puffiness (unless I’ve been crying for hours on end) so I can’t speak to the effectiveness of that. That said, I’m in my early 30s so I’m more focused on anti-aging products. What might work for me might not be high on your list of priorities and that’s totally fine. I’m here to share my honest thoughts on a handful of eye creams I’ve acquired these last few months. Also, I’m not sure how I acquired so many eye creams in such a short time period but needless to say, you only need one eye cream.

Here are five of the best eye creams I’ve tried and liked:

Eye Creams that hydrate, brighten and minimize fine lines

The ultimate eye cream review

Glossier Bubblewrap 

I’ve been using this eye cream for over two years now and overall I really like Bubblewrap. I appreciate the pump applicator, the lightweight formula and how it pairs well under makeup. I mainly use this in the mornings. The ingredients in this eye cream are primarily natural hydrators such as Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane and avocado oil, which is why I don’t think it’s the best “end all be all” eye cream. If you’re in your 20s, this may be an ideal eye cream but realistically if you’re worried about dark circles or fine lines, you’ll want to explore another option.

Jones Road Beauty Eye Cream*

Jones Road Beauty is a new-to-me brand that caught my attention and by the way, I had no idea Bobbi Brown created it! Made with macadamia seed oil, vitamin E and a natural sugar found in plans to help trap moisture, this antioxidant eye cream will help mitigate signs of aging. The texture and consistency is similar to Glossier Bubblewrap but slightly more expensive ($34).

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Out of all the eye creams mentioned, I find this one to be the most effective and best fit for my concerns. While I’ve been rotating through all the eye creams mentioned, I frequently go back to this for my evening skincare routine. It has already helped treat the dryness and brighten my under eyes after a week or so. I like the “no budge” technology so I never have to worry about product seeping into my eyes, especially since I’m a contact lens wearer. It does have a bit of sheen to it when first applied but it dries down rather quickly. I have the mini size and it costs $32 for 0.5 oz which is pricey but worth it in my opinion.

Maelove The Eye Enhancer*

I’m a huge fan of Maelove – all the products are vegan, cruelty-free and affordable. The Eye Enhancer is a great option if you’re battling dark circles and puffy under eyes because it’s formulated with coffee extracts and peptides. I like the gel texture but it has a slightly sticky consistency and a funky smell (since there’s no fragrance).

Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream

This was a GWP deluxe sample I received with a Sephora purchase that is marketed as a “do it all” eye cream that is supposed to visibly lift, hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I find this eye cream to be thicker than the others and slightly harder to spread. A full-size jar is the most expensive out of this bunch ($54 for 0.5 oz) so I personally wouldn’t purchase but I included it in this roundup because I do think it’s a good fit for sensitive skin types.

* denotes products that were gifted to me but as always, all opinions are my own.

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