How to find the best eye cream for you
The skin around your eyes can make or break a healthy, happy appearance, which means it’s essential to find (and apply twice daily) the best eye cream for you. But not all eye creams are made equal. Some are formulated for dark circles, others to fight puffiness, while others offer anti-ageing benefits, targeting fine lines and wrinkles.
Recently, our members have been busy trialling the Olay Eyes Collection, a trio of products that is formulated to address these specific eye care concerns and more. They put the formulas to the test, and gave us their honest opinion about the benefits of each.
Keen to discover the best eye cream for you? Check out the reviews below...
For dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness: Olay Eyes Collection – Ultimate Eye Cream
We say: Colour-correcting technology (which helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and matches most skin tones) can be a real game-changer when it comes to promoting younger looking eyes. This formula also contains active ingredients such as niacinamide and penta-peptide, to help target three main eye skin concerns: Dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness.
You say: “This dream cream is not heavily fragranced and has a slight tint, which made it easier to apply. It helped lighten and brighten my dark circles and also allowed for smoother makeup application, helping my makeup to stay on for longer. Overall, I'd say the skin around my eyes felt softer and smoother. My under-eye area also looked plumper and had a plush feel. It's such a nice feeling when the skin is usually so delicate!” - bh member Emma Ocean
Fact: 81% of members said they would replace their current eye cream with Olay Eyes Collection – Ultimate Eye Cream.*
For dark circles and dullness: Olay Eyes Collection – Illuminating Eye Cream
We say: Concerned about dark circles in particular? This cream is formulated to reduce their appearance. It contains n-acetyl glucosamine to help reduce the production of melanin (which can make the eye area look darker), as well as multi-coloured mica to reflect light from the skin, helping it to appear smoother, brighter and more radiant.
You say: “Once you pump the product out, the two different creams mix together as one. There is little scent and the formula smells fresh and clean. The consistency is almost like a primer. It feels silky on the skin, sinks in nicely and doesn't leave a slimy or sticky residue behind. The cream reflects off my skin and slightly disguises the darkness, which gives me a boost of confidence. I've also noticed the area underneath my eyes is more hydrated.” - bh member Kendall Jayne
Fact: 75% of members gave Olay Eyes Collection – Illuminating Eye Cream a rating of 3 or higher, on a scale of 1-5, when it came to reducing the appearance of dark circles.*
For crow’s feet and deep-set wrinkles: Olay Eyes Collection – Pro-Retinol Eye Treatment
We say: Having good skin-cell turnover is essential to reducing the appearance of wrinkles, including those around the eye area. This cream is formulated with retinyl propionate and vitamin B3, which help restore the rate of cell turnover and can make crow’s feet and deep-set wrinkles appear shorter and less deep, for more youthful looking eyes.
You say: “My crow’s feet are only light, but [still] noticeable, so even though this product is said to be for those with 'deep wrinkles', I found the results quite satisfying! I usually wake up with a bit of puffiness, but since I’ve been applying the product, my eyes look less puffy and significantly less tired in the mornings. The formula feels especially cool and soothing when I pop it in the fridge for a few minutes before applying. Considering how good the skin around my eyes is looking at the moment, I think the RRP is justified and worth paying for.” - bh member Candyfairy
Fact: 80% of members gave Olay Eyes Collection – Pro-Retinol Eye Treatment a rating of 3 or higher, on a scale of 1-5, overall.*
*Based on a survey of 20 beautyheaven Trial Team members.
The products for this Trial Team have been provided by Olay for the purpose of trial and review. All reviews submitted are the honest, authentic and genuine sentiments of the beautyheaven members participating in this trial.