Some people can’t live without their eye cream (me) and others feel like it’s not any more helpful than putting face cream on your eyes. Well, these peptide eye creams might just change their minds. With powerful depuffing ingredients, these babies can reduce the appearance of fine lines, smooth out texture and, perhaps most importantly, hydrate the delicate area around the eyes. While you can use face cream up towards your eyes, formulas made specifically for the area are less likely to cause burning or any skin irritation.
Eye creams with peptides help plump that sensitive skin around the eyes. Peptides work by telling the skin to produce more collagen. Since we lose collagen when we age, they basically tell your skin that you’re younger than you are. Chemically, peptides are strings of amino acids that are often called the “building blocks” of your skin. They work hard to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and they can also protect against environmental damage from free radicals.
There’s also something satisfying about applying eye cream at night. Throughout the day, we’re not the nicest to our eyes. We apply makeup, put on lashes, rub the makeup off, put in contacts, etc. All of this wears down the skin around the eyes, drying it out and making us look tired. A little cooling eye cream before bed calms down the skin and can be a nice moment of self-care.
Shop some of our favorite peptide-infused eye creams, below.
With plant-derived squalane and hyaluronic acid, peptide-rich eye gel works to hydrate as it depuffs.
This hydrating eye cream uses peptides, ceramides, shea butter and caffeine to reduce puffiness and the appearance of fine lines.
With a cooling sensation, this peptide eye cream uses hawkweed and daisy extract to reduce the appearance of dark shadows and wrinkles.
This vegan and cruelty-free formula contains anti-aging peptides, green tea and vitamins A, C and E to help reduce the look of fine lines while it plumps skin.
Peptides, organic almond oil and avocado oil hydrate skin and boost brightness.
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