9 Eye Creams That Won't Irritate Your Eyes

9 Eye Creams That Won't Irritate Your Eyes

We all know that eye cream is a necessity to prevent fine lines and puffiness, but if you have sensitive eyes, your go-to formula may be doing more harm than good. How? If your products cause, i.e watering, redness, or itchy skin, they’re also causing inflammation, which makes your eyes puffy. Our advice? Stick to hypoallergenic formulas made for sensitive skin—and make sure you apply your cream or gel no closer than half an inch from your eye (the formula will travel as it soaks in). Our favorite 9 formulas—from light gels to rich creams—above

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    Murad’s Renewing Eye Cream ($75) is incredibly thick, locking in moisture and soothing skin, but it's also incredibly gentle. Our tip: one pump is enough for both eyes.

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    Not only is Avene’s Soothing Eye Contour Cream ($27) gentle on skin, it also helps reduce any redness or irritation you may have. A special complex helps ease puffiness and reduce redness.

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    Feeling puffy? We swear by La Roche-Posay’s Hydraphase Intense Eyes ($34). The fragrance-free gel formula soaks into skin immediately, hydrating with hyaluronic acid while caffeine de-puffs. 

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    Burt’s Bees’ Sensitive Eye Cream ($15) is 99 percent natural, with gentle extracts like cotton, rice, and white genepi to de-puff and hydrate, plus aloe to sooth skin. 

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    Boots’ Expert Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream ($8) is fragrance and lanolin free (a common irritant), and provides hydration to delicate skin around the eyes. 

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    Looking an anti-aging formula? ROC’s gentle Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream ($20) was formulated with a mild formulation of retinol for those people easily irriated by the powerful ingredient. 

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    Also incredibly thick, Indie Lee’s Calendula Eye Balm ($42) coats skin in a rich combination of mango seed butter, calendula oil, beeswax, and lavender oil to hydrate and diminish dark circles.

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    Have sensitive eyes and dark circles? Clinique was founded on the idea that hypoallergenic, fragrance free products are best, and their Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector ($40) is no exception. The formulas is ophthalmologist tested to be gentle, and reduces dark circles in 12 weeks.

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    If you’re more concerned with firming your eye area, try Perricone MD’s Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream ($65). It’s a cocktail of peptides specially formulaed for easily-irritated skin. 

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    Murad Renewing Eye Cream ($75)

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    La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Eyes ($34)

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    Burt's Bees Sensitive Eye Cream ($15)

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    Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm ($42)

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