Wrinkles, skin discoloration, dark circles and sagging are some of the many problems that may appear on the skin around your eyes. Although drastic cosmetic surgery procedures and spa treatments such as chemical peels can help to rejuvenate your skin's appearance, several of the best over-the-counter eye creams, as chosen by beauty magazines and cosmetic experts, can also help to alleviate wrinkles and other signs of aging skin in your eyes.
Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum
Cosmetics expert Paula Begoun, author of "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me," calls Olay's Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum "state-of-the-art." Begoun ranked it as one of the top eye products available, saying its niacinamide content may help to improve the skin's fatty acid content for less wrinkles, while its glycerin and silicone ingredients fill in wrinkles and moisturize for an instantly improved appearance.
Olay Total Effects Eye Transforming Cream
In March 2010, "Elle" magazine named Olay's Total Effects Eye Transforming Cream one of its top five best eye creams, saying it helped to both brighten and smooth away wrinkles and other blemishes. Active ingredients that may help with wrinkles around your eyes include aloe, niacinamide and glycerin.
RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
After reviewing thousands of skin care products, "Allure" magazine ranked the RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream as one of the best anti-aging skin care products of 2009. The magazine called the product a "miracle in a tube," specifically noting its high retinol content. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and helps to stimulate your skin's collagen production for less wrinkles and reduced appearance of other age-related blemishes around your eyes, like discoloration, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Estée Lauder Time Zone Anti-Line/Wrinkle Eye Crème
"Elle" magazine says nothing is better at plumping up skin for a firmer, less wrinkled appearance than hyaluronic acid. Jeannette Graf M.D. also notes that ceramides help to moisturize the skin. "Elle" suggests using Estee Lauder's Time Zone eye cream because it includes both ceramides and the acid.
Jan Marini Factor-A Eyes for Dark Circles
The active ingredient in Jan Marini Factor-A Eyes for Dark Circles, retinol, is one of the best anti-wrinkle active ingredients available. Begoun recommends the product and calls it "excellent," liking it for both its retinol, as well as its silicone base -- she says it leaves a "silky finish" -- and antioxidants including vitamin K and vitamin C, which may help diminish the signs of dark circles.