This Is the "'Gateway Eye Cream" to Add to Your Routine, Says a Dermatologist
It's no secret that extensive skincare routines can get expensive quickly. So knowing which products you should invest in and which are worth skipping can end up saving your wallet while also making sure your routine is effective. Well, as far as essentials, hydrating eye creams are a must. As Dendy Engelman, MD, explains to MyDomaine, "the eyes are always strained, and when we are squinting or rubbing our eyes because of dried eyes, we are contributing to those fine lines," plus, "the area around the eyes is 40% thinner than the rest of the face."
And while certain cosmetic treatments can help as a quick fix, incorporating a hydrating eye cream into your morning and nightly skincare routine can do wonders for signs of premature ageing. In fact, Engelman says that "eye creams are important to negate any blue-light, free-radical, and frictional damage from when you are rubbing your eyes." Michelle Henry, MD, echoes this thought, confirming that hydrating "eye creams are an important step in my skincare routine, and I recommend anyone who is looking to add to their regimen to start with a hydrating eye product as soon as possible."
Doctor's orders… So without further ado, read about their go-to eye creams plus a few of our favourites for a surge of hydration and more youthful, healthy-feeling eyes.
Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream With Echinacea GreenEnvy ($53)
I just started using this eye cream and already love it. It has a cooling effect and instantly wakes up my eye area, so I like applying it in the morning. Formulated with rosehip. chamomile, and calendula extracts, as well as echinacea purpurea, it aims to fight signs of premature ageing and fatigue.
This luxury cult classic eye cream is one of Engelman's favourites. It "is an extremely emollient treatment that hydrates and softens the look of fine lines upon application," she says.
Designed to replenish tired skin around your eyes, this Tata Harper cream is truly restorative. The vitamin C properties bring back firmness and elasticity while also enhancing the skin's natural protection barrier and locking in moisture.
Henry recommends this eye cream since it's
"designed to repair, nourish, and protect the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. Its rich texture supplies plumping moisture with hyaluronic acid to diminish dehydration lines and increase radiance and brightness. Vitamins A, C, and E provide antioxidant protection as they condition the skin and help to lighten dark under eye circles. Peptides and TNS awaken and brighten the eye area, helping to preserve a youthful appearance."