Beauty Buzz. Your Perfect Eye Cream

November 10, 2008 • Beauty


Not getting enough sleep? Developing unsightly lines that beg for relief? These are just some of the reasons why eye creams are one of the most purchased cosmetic product today. Most of us are looking for the perfect eye cream to fix what mother nature has taken away, whether its years of sun exposure, aging, or just dry skin. Eye creams are like comfort blankets for one of the most delicate parts of the body. To help with your search for your favorite eye cream here are some of the best on the market.

Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Intensive 3-in-1 Eye Cream $32.50
Great for: aging skin, lifting, firming

This wonderful eye cream is great for aging skin that needs firming and lifting. It combines unique complex of the most advanced firming and lifting peptides with Dr. Wexler’s exclusive MMPi.20 ™ Technology to stimulate skin’s own regenerative powers. It visibly lifts the skin and firms for a tighter appearance, while dramatically reducing lines and wrinkles. It also boosts skin’s miniaturization for improved skin density and bounce. The overall effect is visibly lifted, tighter skin that leaves eyes looking younger and renewed. Your eyes will look youthful and restored!

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Plantidote™ Mega-Mushroom Eye Serum $43.50
Great for: all skin types, sensitive, lightweight moisture, calms puffiness, dark circles

This is another great eye serum that is lightweight and moisturizing, that calms the skin and helps break the cycle that can lead to problem eye concerns. It creates a healthier looking eye zone. It features a signature Mushroom blend – Hypsizygus ulmarius, Cordyceps and Reishi Mushrooms and herbs – Ginger, Turmeric, Holy Basil, plus Grapeseed Extract to quell over-reactive skin and reduce the appearance of under eye puffiness, and Yeast Extract to help relieve dark circles.

Andrew Weil, M.D., donates all of his after-tax profits from royalties from sales of Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ products directly to the Weil Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting integrative medicine through training, education and research.  For more information, visit:

Kinerese Intensive Eye Cream $59.00
Great for: all skin types, fine lines and wrinkles

This is one of my favorite eye creams for its consistency, and results. It contains 0.125 percent Kinetin, the highest level of this potent anti-aging ingredient available in any product. This is a gentle and non-irritating formula that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It does great justice with improving the tone and texture around the eye area. Great to slip in your bag, to give your eyes a boost later in the day!

AB Skincare, Craig Austin, MD Dermatology AB eye: Turn Back Time $55
Great for: all skin types and delicate, smooth and plumps

This is great for those of you who love eye serums. The texture is wonderful and is very soothing. It is a nourishing eye serum formulated with Vitamins A, C, E, Co-Q-10 and Green Tea Extract, for the delicate area around they eyes. It delivers super hydration benefits of hyaluronic acid to soothe, smooth and plump the eye area while restoring a natural desired appearance. Slather this on right before bedtime, lie on your back and relax. Your under eye area will be ultra smooth in the morning.

Origins Eye Doctor® $29.50
Great for: sensitive, cooling, fights signs of damage

It treats the fragile skin around the eyes and fights against crinkly dry lines and other unsightly flaws. It is formulated with cooling Cucumber, soothing Rosemary and energizing Ginseng, which offers rapid, visible relief. It helps counter crow’s feet, de-pouf puffs and fade dark shadows from sight to make skin around eyes look and feel all better. The Green Tea Extract helps fight off free radical damage. Great for the am or pm, and under makeup or right before bedtime.

La Prairie ‘Skin Caviar’ Luxe Eye Lift Cream $275
Great for: aging skin, firming, lifting, hydration

For those of you who love a luxe eye fix, La Prairie ‘Skin Caviar’ Eye Lift Cream is just that. This is one eye treatment that does it all! This luxurious treatment targets the seven most prominent eye-area agers: fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, loss of elasticity, puffiness, dark under-eye circles and dryness. It is uniquely formulated with a new biopolymer protein, and uses a cross-linking technology and forms a continuous and smooth film, helping to firm, lift and restore skin’s youthful appearance. It also contains caviar extracts that help firm and nourish, along with exclusive Cellular Complex that helps stimulate skin’s natural repair process. Marine lifting complex helps to firm and replump skin. Algae extract helps reduce dark under-eye circles and brightens the entire eye area by stimulating collagen synthesis. Sea algae extract and vitamin E help moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, tightening and firming while providing antioxidant benefits. This crème de le creme of eye creams will aide in your youthful glow and radiant skin.

Shopping Guide:

Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Intensive 3-in-1 Eye Cream, $32.50

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Plantidote™ Mega-Mushroom Eye Serum, $43.50 

Origins Eye Doctor®, $29.50

Kinerese Intensive Eye Cream, $59.00

AB Skincare, AB eye: Turn Back Time. $55

La Prairie ‘Skin Caviar’ Luxe Eye Lift Cream, $275

– Kelley D. Epps-Woods, Beauty Writer

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