One question that pops up frequently in my Twitter mentions feed is, ‘What eye cream would you recommend?’. Eye creams are quite the staple in my routine. It’s too early to tell their effectiveness yet (I’ll report back my findings in 20 years time), but it’s nice to give that telling area a bit of extra TLC. Now I’m not too hot on dishing out personalised recs for the simple fact that I’m not a trained professional and quite honestly am none the wiser than you are on the topic. But I can guide you in the right direction and dishing out a list of what items make it into my eye care arsenal is well within my ability. So here it is – the eye cream-centric Weekend Post featuring the ones that get a big fat thumbs up from me.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Eye Recovery Cream: The eye cream that is currently top of my stash. Rich, but light feeling I whack this under my eyes come day or night. This texture summaries everything I like about eye creams: it’s hydrating, smoothing and provides a kick-ass base for concealer.

Alpha H The Absolute Eye Complex: I’d dub this ‘The eye cream for those who don’t usually like it’. The clear gel-textured formula feels cooling on the under eyes (especially if you leave it in the fridge – dreamy) and it doesn’t even feel like it’s there despite the moisturised look of the area post-application.

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream: Most of this circle-caring crew are suitable for AM and PM use, but this differs in the way that I only tend to pat this on in the mornings for its radiance filled texture helps things look a little luminous under there. If you look closely, there’s a hint of shimmer to this peach-tinted cream which means you can go in light handed with concealer when it’s slicked on. A good one for no-makeup makeup days.

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector: I could quite honestly roll this metal topped tube of eye cream goodness on my bags all day long. It’s got one of those metal dispensers that’s supposed to cool and de-puff when you apply and I really rather like it. This is like the Origins in that it’s got a tint to it – though this is more yellow and has a bit more coverage – so it’s a morning time one that I reserve for days when I’ve been up too late watching my Friends box set (five seasons in as many weeks, oh yes).

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: (Not pictured) This eye cream has the weirdest texture of any skincare item I’ve slapped on, ever. It begins as a cream but after massaging in it begins to mimick a texture more like water. Bizarre. This is no frills option; no crazy claims nor technology – it’s a hydrator at its prime function which is why I’d say this is one for younger gals or those with oiler skin as you won’t even feel it’s there.

Pai Echium Rejuvenating Eye Cream: An all natural version that you just can’t argue with. It’s creamy, but sinks straight in and when things got a little dry in the eye area last year, this is what stepped up to the plate. I’ve also got a load of friend told anecdotes of how Pai cleared up their problem skin up my sleeve, but I’ll save that for next time.

Ole Henriksen The Truth Is In The Eyes: I’m a sufferer of the rather annoying millia in the under eye area; those pesky white pimples. God knows what caused them, god knows what will clear them up. But one thing that seems to be doing the trick is this. A n AHA filled gel treatment that can be layered underneath your chosen eye cream for added exfoliation. Think of a more gentle Alpha H Liquid Gold specifically formulated for eyes. I’m currently using this topped off with the Sarah Chapman and things are feeling nice and nourished and smooth.

Consider yourself steered. Could I just pick out one? Nah, you’ve got to be having a laugh.

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  • Anna Blush

    It’s always so difficult to tell if an eye cream is working or not but just like you I use one in my regular routine just in case! I’ve heard so many good things about the Pai offering, it’s such a great brand x

  • Brodie Curnow

    I actually suffer from the same thing as you, those annoying little bumps around the eye! So I may see if I can get my hands on that duo you use, that’d be great if it had the same effects on me!

  • AgentSmyth

    I love the sound of the Clinique one! The Origins and Sarah Chapman are some of my faves too. Great selection here, thanks x

    Claire | AgentSmyth | Giveaway

  • Sharlotte

    I don’t use an eye cream :// the origins one sounds lovely!


  • Chloe Carter

    I don’t use eye cream but the Sarah Chapman one sounds lovely!
    Chloe’s Little Nothing

  • Girlie Blogger

    Thanks for sharing! I’m into eye creams as well. I liked Clinique – used to use it. But I’d try your other recommendations.
    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Style

  • Maria

    I never used to be much of a eye cream until last year, and then suddenly I have four. I need to get my hands on some Sarah Chapman I thing. Everything from there seems so great.


  • Puri

    I really want to try the Ole Hendrickson one- start a light exfoliation under your eyes early ladies, it’ll help prevent those baggy wrinkles in the future! :3

  • Zoë Baldwin

    Love the Origins eye cream! I’m waiting for my Pai eye cream to arrive in the post xx

  • Amy

    I used to get milia too, and was told by Amy Conway from Bobbi Brown to stop using my face moisturiser in the eye area and it has totally cleared up :) I want to try the Sarah Chapman cream, looks delightful!

  • Emily Knott

    Ooooo I need to invest in a new eye cream! Will have to add a couple of these to the shopping list to try out!

  • Mademoiselle nature

    Pai is a great brand and I read lots of great reviews about their eye cream :-)

  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    I love the look of gin zing but hated the smell :/ xx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Nele

    I use the one from Origins. Really happy about it. For dark circles I also like Skin Ergetic from Biotherm. Works fine for me.

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    I’ve used the Kiehl’s for a long time now, but I can’t quite make up my mind if I like the liquid texture or not. Another rgeat one is the Estée Lauder Eye Resilience lift – it’s gorgeously creamy and refreshing :o ) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  • Jessica Rose

    The pictures don’t seem to be showing?

  • Stephanie @ Love, August

    I’m only 17 so I definitely am not concerned about lines yet, but I still use eye cream as a preventative measure because my mom always tells me better safe than sorry, haha! I really want to try that Kiehl’s one, it seems age appropriate for me and I’ve heard great things about it.

    Stephanie | Love, August

  • Mia Salazar

    I love the Clinique Even Better Eyes. I used to use that when my mum bought me that.

  • Mahsa K

    This is super useful, i’m eyeing up the Kiehl’s one
    Mahsa xx

  • sarazbeautytonic

    i really wanna get my hands on the sarah chapman one but i find it crazy expensive hence i’ve not bought it yet..i am on a look fora new eye cream thou..might chck out the ole henriksen one or may be the pai one will chk the price of it first

  • Lauren S

    i’ve been stealing my mum’s clarins super restorative eye cream – i think it worked a bit, my eyes look more ‘rested’ and revived haha
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Khannablog

    Gracias very much for this post!

  • Eleri Roberts

    I’m in the market for a new eye cream, love the sound of the Pai offering, I’ve heard such great things :) xx

    Eleri Roberts

  • Liv N

    Very useful! I’d love to try Pai Echium Rejuvenating Eye Cream

  • Hattie S

    I love eye creams, my favourite is the kiehl’s midnight recovery. The pai one sounds gorgeous :) xx

  • Jennifer Monforton

    Great picks! I enjoy using eye creams, but so many are either too heavy to wear under makeup or are lacking in the performance department. Loving the sound of that Alpha H version and the Origins cream sounds perfect for the morning :)

  • Millie

    Think I’ll be picking up the number one choice – thank you Sarah Chapman!!! Thanks for the recommendation x

  • molly

    i have never got into eye creams, i may have to try one of these xxx

  • Parisian To Be

    I tried the Origins Ginzing Eye Cream and wasn’t too smitten with it, but my main concern is puffiness and I always need something cooling; I’ll keep this handy for the next time an eye cream splurge is in order. xo
    Lillian from

  • Annie

    My mum’s a scrub-nurse and worked in plastics for a few years and she would come home week after week with tales of eye-product junk which had piled up and caused ‘bags’ under womens’ eyes. So many women have their ‘bags’ done at 50-60 and it’s not age, it’s not sun damage – it’s eye cream that causes the problems. The surgeons would say, if your moisturiser is good enough, you don’t need any extra ‘crap’ (I quote) under there. I only ever go near the roller-ball cooling ones subsequently. ;-) Nice little tale for Sunday afternoon there…

    • jio;i;oj

      ahhh could you explain this a little more? what in the eye cream is causing build up?

      • Annie

        Nothing particularly, just excess of product on a area that a) absorbs easily but has nowhere to distribute or drain the product and b) is superfluous if you moisturise the rest of your cheeks. Where do you think an extra layer of (usually) thick cream is going to go twice a day? In many cases, after years and years of use, it just builds up and sits inside.

  • Stacy

    I love the sound of the Clinique even better eyes one.

  • Nina

    Hands down best thing you can do to prevent wrinkles around your eyes, not eye cream, but wearing decent UVA/UVB sunglasses.

  • Kristi C.

    I have the Clinique one and am trying out new options for a bit more hydration. I’m glad to hear you talk about the change in texture as you apply the Kiehl’s Avocado one – thought I was losing my marbles the first time I applied it & it went from creamy to watery. O_o The Ole Henriksen mask is currently on my to-try list to tackle the millia that I occasionally get.

  • Francisca Ferreira

    i dont use to use eye creams…

  • Emma Handley

    I really want to try some Pai products! I’m also on the lookout for a new eye cream, so great post!

  • Kayla

    This post literally was perfect timing. I’ve been on the hunt for a good eye cream. Thanks!!

  • Iso Bean

    I love the Origins GinZing eye cream, really makes my eye area look awake in the morning!

  • Nicky

    Wich one would you suggest for realy dry under eyes? Thanks in Advance!

  • Vicky M

    I’ve been super curious about that Ole Henriksen eye cream… I just wouldn’t want to have to be really diligent about sunscreen application, and I’d be especially worried about that area becoming sun damaged.

  • CupofSusan

    I have tried the Origin’s GinZing eye cream and really didn’t like it. Didn’t seem to do much for my dark circles and the shimmer was really a big turn off for me

    I’ve been using the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Cream the last month and I’ve been loving it! I really recommend this!!

    Susan | SusanLoves…

  • SophsChoices

    I’d love to try the Origins GinZing moisturiser… I have had my eye on it for a while now.

    I’ve just written my January in Review post for my January hits and misses, check it out on my blog.

    Sophie x

  • Zazie Bibi

    Really want to try the ginzing! I love the NATIO delicate eye cream at the moment though! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  • Alison M

    The Tarte eye cream is fantastic. I previously used two separate products (cream and serum) but Tarte replaced both, cost less, and worked better :)

  • Vicky King MUA

    I love Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum (the one in the pump and not the jar). Also Lancome Absolute Eye Cream when I can afford it! I tend to only use that one at night.

  • Tiny Alis

    I really want to try the Kiehls one, I have quite dry eyes and have heard it’s great for that

    Tiny Alis

  • Blushes and Beyond

    i just reviewed the Kiehl’s creamy eye treatment with Avocado. Its super moisturizing and superb for women with dry eye area.

  • debasree banerjee

    I want to try the Clinique even better eyes dark circle corrector.

  • Sarah

    It’s tricky with eyecreams because you can only hope that they’re making a difference! I’m using the Boots Time Delay one at the moment which is a great budget buy when the range is half price. I’d like to try some more though, to have something to compare it to. I like the sound of the Origins and Kiehls so will pop them on the list x

    Smaz Says

  • Arpita Bajaj

    Ooo you should definitely try Antipodes’ Kiwi Seed Eye Cream! I get millia too and it’s certainly helped to clear up the most of it, and being an eye cream junkie, I may have just found my holy grail!

  • PeonyandPeach

    I love Sarah Chapman skincare, especially the overnight facial. I’ve never tried the eye cream but it is now firmly on my list! I love the Clinique Even Better Eyes, it’s so brightening under concealer.

  • Jing Lam

    I use Nu Skin Intensive eye complex with brown seaweed to retain moisture and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.