Eye cream is something that you may not know you need but it's the #1 product you should be using in your skincare. This is a great article from Self Magazine summing up why you need eye cream and I agree with every word.

Eye cream has been in my routine for a few years now and I've tried many of them. I suffer with delicate under eyes and super dark circles so if I don't apply my eye cream, I can tell. I feel like my under eyes are dying of thirst and my dark circles look more prominent. I never leave my house without it.

I've tried some great ones and tried some not so great ones. I definitely have my favorites and they're mostly high end. The best eye creams are ones that I have found in Sephora-- drugstore eye creams just don't do it for me. If anyone has any good drugstore eye cream recommendations, let a sista know!

Most of the eye creams I've tried are to brighten and moisturize, so if you have dry skin and suffer from dark circles, these are going to be some eye creams you want to try.

  • Tarte Maracuja C Brighter Eye Treatment: This is my #1 bae. I got a sample of it last year and couldn't wait to buy a full size. I notice a huge difference in when I use this and when I don't. It leaves my under eyes smooth and moisturized but the best benefit of using this eye cream? I notice my eyes look brighter and less dark right after I use it. It's also been a gradual process of lightening up my under eye area. The C Brighter is a lifesaver. I'm almost done with my first full size and I will be repurchasing it after I finish this up. 
  • Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Eye Concentrate: I first received this as a deluxe sample from Sephora and I'm still making my way through it, but I'm obsessed. Fresh has amazing skincare and I was dying to try out their eye creams. This has a thicker consistency than the Tarte cream but it's even a little more moisturizing. It claims to visibly firm and prevent the signs of aging under the eyes, and it also has a hefty price tag. I probably won't buy the full size because it's too expensive for me, but if I could, I would. It feels cooling on the under eye area and it feels wonderful.
  • Murad Renewing Eye Cream: If I never discovered the Tarte eye cream, this would be my favorite. I bought it last year on Murad's website after discovering I was allergic to fragrance and needed something stronger to soothe my under eyes. This also has a nice, hefty price tag but I got it 20% off, cash back on Ebates, and free shipping so I made it work. It also lasted me FOREVER! I just finished it a few months ago after buying it in April. It made my eyes feel soft, hydrated, and smooth. I noticed a huge difference the day after applying this and it was well worth the price tag.
  • Benefit It's Potent: I had a mini sample of this a few years ago and it was the first eye cream I ever used. I always meant to go back to it but I love trying new things so I rarely repurchase but I received a sample size a few months ago and ugh, I forgot how much I loved it. This leaves me with a similar feel that the Tarte C Brighter does. Initially it feels thicker than most eye creams but once you blend it out, it becomes incredibly light weight and feels super weightless on the skin. The price tag feels right on this one and I will be repurchasing, most likely after I finish the Tarte one. 
Here are some other eye creams I'm dying to try:

What is your favorite eye cream? Any recommendations?

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