How to Apply Eye Cream to Deliver Major Results

How to Apply Eye Cream to Deliver Major Results

We ask skincare experts for a lot of advice here at Style Salute — and every time, we are surprised at how much we can learn from the pros. Hearing professionals share their secrets for the best application processes and their top products for looking great is something we love to do.

And recently it hit us:  Why have we never asked our experts on the pro tips for eye cream application?  By now,  you know that cream should be an essential part of your daily beauty regime.  But, what is the best way to apply eye cream to minimize dark circles, puffiness and keep pre-mature wrinkles at bay?  To help explain the best way to apply eye cream for major results, we reached out to Style Salute contributor and skincare consultant Cindy Lang for her take on this age-old question.

Read on to find out exactly how to apply eye cream, plus shop Lang’s picks for the best eye creams for your 20’s and 30’s.

PRO EYE CREAM APPLICATIONS TIPS:

STEP 1: Using your ring finger, dot the product around your bone area.

STEP 2: Using your ring finger, gently apply the gentlest pressure in a half-circle dabbing around your eye like the letter ‘C.’ Why your ring finger? Because of your five fingers, your ring finger is the weakest finger–and when it comes to applying eye cream, a gentle touch is necessary.

STEP 3: Repeat for 60 seconds, taping (not rubbing) the eye cream around the bone area of the eye.

STEP 4. Wait for the eye cream to dry before applying makeup.

Top Eye Cream for Your 20s

Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream with Oat Peptide SPF 37, 0.5 fl. oz.
Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream with Oat Peptide SPF 37, 0.5 fl. oz. ($32)
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Make sure to protect your under eye area from harsh UV rays with the Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream. The mineral rich eye cream not only prevents photo-ageing around the eyes, but also hydrates, firms and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream for Unisex, 0.53 oz
Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream for Unisex, 0.53 oz ($46.85)
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Shiseido’s White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream has unique light diffusing properties to instantly bring luminosity to the eye area.

Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream, 0.5 Ounce
Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream, 0.5 Ounce
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The Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream is deeply hydrating thanks to its cooling gel-cream texture that dissolves rapidly into the skin.

Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff 0.17oz/5ml (Packaging May Vary)
Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff 0.17oz/5ml (Packaging May Vary) ($18.46)
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Tackle puffy under eyes and eye bags with the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream.

Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum - Anti Aging Wrinkle Serum for Dark Circles (15 ml / .5 fl oz)
Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum – Anti Aging Wrinkle Serum for Dark Circles (15 ml / .5 fl oz) ($60)
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The Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum contains a powerhouse of ingredients to tackle the major signs of ageing around the eyes. Black tea ferment and copper peptides work together, supporting firmer looking skin.

Eye Cream by Olay Eyes Illuminating to Help Reduce the look of Dark Circles Under Eyes, 0.5 Fl Oz Packaging may Vary
Eye Cream by Olay Eyes Illuminating to Help Reduce the look of Dark Circles Under Eyes, 0.5 Fl Oz Packaging may Vary ($29.99)
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Reveal even skin tone under and around the eyes with Olay Eyes Illuminating Eye Cream that reduces the appearance of dark circles in just two weeks. Its lightweight formula is fast-absorbing and ophthalmologist tested.

Top Eye Cream for Your 30s

Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum, 0.5 Ounce
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum, 0.5 Ounce ($68)
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Retinol is a holy grail ingredient for its anti-ageing properties. The Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum contains both ferulic acid and retinol that work to reduce wrinkles and puffiness.

The Eye Concentrate
La Mer The Eye Concentrate ($205)
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This luxurious eye cream by La Mer provides deep hydration, softening the look of lines for a smooth, healthy complexion.

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream for Unisex, 0.51 Ounce
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream for Unisex, 0.51 Ounce ($51.74)
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The Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream is composed of burnet extract that helps improve your skin’s natural protective barrier.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream Synchronized Complex II, 0.5 Ounce
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream Synchronized Complex II, 0.5 Ounce ($64)
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The rich gel-cream texture of this Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream is developed with patented ChronoluxCB technology that maximizes the power of skin’s nighttime renewal.

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm 0.24 oz / 7 ml
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm 0.24 oz / 7 ml ($29.99)
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Algenist’s Complete Eye Renewal Balm is formulated with alguronic acid, vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe and green tea extracts to prime and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate 15ml/0.5oz
Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate 15ml/0.5oz ($59.34)
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The Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate can be used “temple to temple”, targeting the entire eye zone area. The formula works to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, puffiness and fine lines between the eyebrows.

Fresh Creme Ancienne Eye Cream 0.5 oz
Fresh Creme Ancienne Eye Cream 0.5 oz ($95)
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Made with antioxidant-rich seabuckthorn berry oil, the Fresh Creme Ancienne Eye Cream offers both protection and restoration. Its free from parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances.

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