Dermatologist Recommended Anti-Aging Eye Creams

by Joshua Duvauchelle ; Updated July 18, 2017

Keep your eye area looking its best.

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It can be hard to choose a good anti-aging eye cream, partially because many such products come with bold, hyperbolic marketing claims. Cut through the advertising nonsense by choosing an eye cream that's been recommended by dermatologists. These doctors know what's good for your skin and can suggest eye creams that will nourish and condition the eye area.

RoC Retinol Actif Pur Eye Contour Cream

After polling dermatologists and other skincare experts, "Shape" magazine highlighted RoC's eye countering cream as a "dream" cream. They praised its use of retinol. This variety of vitamin A helps firm the skin by boosting elastin and collagen levels, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. It also helps with wrinkles.

L'Oréal Advanced RevitaLift Double Eye Lift

Writing for "InStyle" magazine, Dr. Fran Cook-Bolden--a dermatologist from New York--loved L'Oreal's eye treatment kit. It's composed of an eye cream for the under-eye area and an eye gel for your upper eyelids. Both contain firming moisturizers, like emollients that trap water, and retinol to combat signs of aging like fine lines.

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

The beauty editors of "Shape" magazine chose Patricia Wexler's eye cream as the best dermatologist-branded eye treatment. It helps lift and firm the surface of the skin with anti-wrinkle peptides, plus vitamin-based antioxidants. The latter may help prevent signs of aging by limiting the damage created by particles known as free radicals. It also contains moisturizers that help smooth the skin.

Neocutis Lumiere Bio Restorative Eye Cream

Dr. David Colbert, a dermatologist reviewing Neocutis's Lumiere eye product for "InStyle" magazine, raved about the cream's ability to help fight signs of aging without feeling too greasy or heavy on your skin. The magazine named it the best eye cream and one of the top 10 skincare products on the market. It contains caffeine, which helps tighten the skin surface, and wrinkle-reducing hyaluronic acid.

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Joshua Duvauchelle is a certified personal trainer and health journalist, relationships expert and gardening specialist. His articles and advice have appeared in dozens of magazines, including exercise workouts in Shape, relationship guides for Alive and lifestyle tips for Lifehacker. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga and urban patio gardening.