This one goes out to the men out there: have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and noticed, suddenly, that you look more tired than usual? Maybe you can’t quite pinpoint it; maybe it’s your skin looking a little dry, or maybe your shave isn’t quite up to scratch. Most often, the culprits will be found around your eyes: puffy eyes from sleepless nights, dark circles sucking the light from your eyes. Worry not, though. With the right eye cream, you can reverse some of those signs of fatigue. Keep reading, and we’ll help you discover the best eye cream for men to revive their eye contour area.
But should men use eye cream?
Yes, no question about it! Women have been doing it for years, dutifully applying eye creams to our eye contour areas in order to drain eye bags, erase dark circles, and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Now it’s your turn, gentlemen. The skin around your eyes is much thinner and much more sensitive than the rest of your face, so it is almost certainly where you will begin to notice changes as you age.
To be fair, you don’t even have to wait for age to catch up with you. Even if you are in your teens or 20s, the skin around your eyes can still be plagued by eye bags, dark circles, and expression lines. Lifestyle changes may be able to help you minimize some of these signs, but let’s be honest: are you going to adapt your sleep schedule specifically to avoid puffy eyes and dark circles? Yeah. We didn’t think so either.
The best eye cream for men to reverse signs of fatigue
Your needs may not be everybody else’s needs. Maybe you’re looking for the right eye cream to tackle signs of fatigue, or maybe you’re already thinking of wrinkles and loss of firmness around your eyes. In order to find the best eye cream for men like you, we’ve split our selection into three sections: fatigue, dark circles, and anti-aging.
L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Eye Roll-On
From L’Oréal Paris Men Expert comes the Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Eye Roll-On, a refreshing gel infused with both antioxidant vitamin C and energizing caffeine. Through its cooling roll-on applicator, this eye gel creates an instantly refreshing sensation, which will help you drain eye bags and illuminate the eye area for a brighter, more alert look.
ClarinsMen Energizing Eye Gel
With a similar roll-on applicator, the ClarinsMen Energizing Eye Gel features not one, not two, but three spheres that promote product absorption while creating a depuffing effect under the eyes. Combining ginseng and bison grass, this eye gel visibly energizes the skin, while horse chestnut and green coffee specifically target dark circles and puffiness. An exciting add-on, an exclusive Clarins plant-based anti-pollution complex, shields the skin from both indoor and outdoor pollutants.
Clinique Men Maximum Hydrator Eye
Moving away from roll-on applicators, the Clinique Men Maximum Hydrator Eye is a hydrating booster with a novel texture. The product contains colorful beads that incorporate encapsulate antioxidants. As you dispense the product, the beads burst, therefore enriching the lightweight texture of the gel with potent antioxidants that will invigorate your skin and protect it from external aggressions. Hydrating as well as invigorating, this Clinique formula could be the best eye cream for men to apply right out of bed in the morning.
The best eye cream for men to reduce dark circles
Dark circles are notably difficult to erase, but we’re going to give you a fighting chance with these eye creams.
Frezyderm Eye Balm Puffiness & Dark Circles
This lightweight cream-gel is powered by a tried-and-tested blend of Bioflavonoids, Acetyl Tetrapeptide and herbal extracts to activate microcirculation and improve the appearance of dark circles. Easy to apply and quick to absorb (and, therefore, perfect for those who tend to develop milia), this cream-gel not only minimizes dark circles and puffiness, but also offers an extra boost in the anti-aging department. Not bad!
ISDINCEUTICS K-Ox Eyes Puffiness & Dark Circles Cream
With its uncomplicated texture and superpowered formula, ISDINCEUTICS K-Ox Eyes Puffiness & Dark Circles Cream is a strong contender for the title of the best eye cream for men (and everybody else) on a quest against dark circles. While vitamin K and a peptide-based Haloxyl complex target dark circles in order to reduce them, the depuffing Eyeliss complex helps drain eye bags. Finally, a shot of hyaluronic acid completes the cocktail with some extra benefits against fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
NUXE Men Multi-Purpose Eye Cream
From beloved French brand NUXE comes the practical NUXE Men Multi-Purpose Eye Cream. In just one application, this eye cream can moisturize your skin, erase signs of fatigue, reduce under-eye puffiness, and minimize dark circles. It is a perfect option for men who lead a hectic lifestyle, since it helps keep the skin protected from the oxidative stress caused by daily irritants. As expected from NUXE, it also smells incredible, with a selection of spicy and woody notes that will perfectly match your everyday cologne.
The best eye cream for men to tackle signs of aging
Now we enter the realm of heavyweight anti-aging eye creams.
Filorga Optim-Eyes Eye Contour Cream
Filorga Optim-Eyes Eye Contour Cream is one product we recommend often: it offers a triple-action effect that minimizes dark circles, reduces eye bags, and smoothes both fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. With a fresh but hydrating texture, this eye cream can offer the boost of vitality you need after a sleepless night; you can even keep it in the refrigerator to optimize the effect!
Endocare Tensage Radiance Eye Contour
Another good option for men looking to minimize signs of aging around the eyes is the Endocare Tensage Radiance Eye Contour fluid. Effective against dark circles and eye bags, this specialist product also creates an immediate firming effect. If your anti-aging concerns have more to do with firmness than wrinkles, this eye contour fluid may be perfect for you. It will even provide immediate results, thanks to a handy trick incorporated into the formula: discreet micro-pigments to illuminate the under-eye area.
Sesderma Men N9 Active Eye Contour Gel
Last, but not least, we’re ending with a retinol-powered eye cream for men who know exactly what they want from their skincare. The Sesderma Men N9 Active Eye Contour Gel is a daily care gel that features an exclusive 3-Retinol System. With three different forms of retinol (retinol, retinyl, retinaldehyde), this eye gel stimulates cell renewal in order to provide an intensive anti-aging action. As it increases the skin’s natural collagen production, this gel boosts elasticity and firmness, all the while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
There you have it: our top nine contenders for the title of best eye cream for men. We expect you will be able to find the right product for you among our options. Want to keep browsing? Then make sure to check our selections of skincare and anti-aging products for men in the store.
Beauty Writer & Editor