8 eye creams from K-beauty brands that will soothe, brighten and lift your under-eye area

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The skin around the eye is delicate, thin, and is in frequent motion everytime you blink, wink and gesture, so it’s the first area of the face to show signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, and a lack of firmness. Cue eye creams, which are super-powered version of your regular moisturisers, and are chock-full of concentrated ingredients that really brighten, hydrate and lift without making the skin sensitive. In the K-beauty skincare routine, sandwiching hydrating and moisturising ingredients in between each other and applying it to the skin is super important (which is why ingredients like ginseng and snail filtration are a must-have in their formulas). For best results, tap in a light eye cream across both the brow and socket bone, moving from the inner to the outer corner of the eye. Here are eight potent products you can try now. 

Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream

The fragile skin around your eyes is already more susceptible to irritation than the rest of your face, and this is especially so if you already have sensitive skin already. You don't want dry, red or flaky skin around your eyes, so this eye cream—chock-full of centella asiatica and hyaluronic acid—nourishes the skin, making it less prone to dryness and fine lines. 

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream EX

Are you looking for a cream that'll melt into your skin without feeling sticky or uncomfortable? This one has a viscous texture that spreads gently across the skin around your eyes. It absorbs easily, but leaves skin looking supple and bouncy for the whole day. It is rich in Compound K, which is a precious anti-ageing component extracted from the roots of red ginseng, which helps fight fine lines and early signs of ageing when you smooth it on. 

Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream

The Jeju orchids in this velvety, whipped eye cream are packed with antioxidants providing your skin with neutralising agents that reverse damage caused by the sun, pollution, and other free radicals. The cooling formula brightens the skin and feels soothing, especially after a long day. 

Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream

Snail filtrate—Korea's most popular skincare ingredient—contains collagen and peptides which effectively reduces wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness around your eyes. For best results, apply a small amount of the cream around the orbital area—patting gently with the pads of your ring fingers until absorbed. 

Shangpree S-Energy Repair Eye Cream

Whether you pulled an all-nighter or spent too much timing watching Netflix, a few drops of this eye cream will quickly tamp down puffiness. Hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and panthenol are suspended in an argan oil and shea butter base, while arbutin brightens dark circles and spearmint extracts help to wake up the eye area almost immediately. 

ACWell Licorice pH Balancing Intensive Eye Cream

Need an eye cream that serves as a colour-corrector too? This super-hydrating formula is chock-full of licorice extract, which is clinically proven to nix hyperpigmentation. Peptides and antioxidant-rich ingredients like glutathione, green tea and blueberry extract provide anti-ageing benefits while caffeine tightens and reduces inflammation and puffiness. 

Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream

Looking for an eye cream that'll play well with your makeup? This silky, lightweight texture melts right into the skin and allows for an easy base for concealer and powder to sit on. Snail mucin is a complex mix of peptides, hyaluronic acid, and metal ions, and when bolstered by peptides and niacinamide, this cream is perfect to add to your daytime product rotation. 

Benton Fermentation Eye Cream

Fermented ingredients like Bifida ferment lysate and galactomyces ferment filtrate help repair skin damage, while ceramides, hyaluronic acid, aloe, and panthenol deeply hydrate skin. More star ingredients in the formula? Beta-glucans and adenosine plump the eye area too.

Also read:

10 K-beauty moisturisers that are available to shop in India right now

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