Is there a "perfect" eye cream? Probably not. I have found one that comes pretty close.
I have been using Kinerase Under Eye Rescue ($78 at Sephora, but you can find it for less online) for years and recently returned to it. It is designed with the active ingredients Kinetin (treats the visible signs of aging), eyeseryl tetrapeptide (helps alleviate the appearance of under-eye circles), palmitoyl tripeptide-3 (a peptide that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles), and aloe vera (soothes the skin).
Does it moisturize the eye area (over and under) without creeping into my eyes? Yes. Does it reduce the appearance of tiny wrinkles? Absolutely, and it does that well! Does it banish dark circles? I'm not sure. I'm not the best tester for that. Dark circles are caused by many things, but most often they are from tiny capillaries exposed by thin or translucent skin. Can you fix that? Yes, but I'm not sure many of us want to develop fat pads or puffiness under our eyes to hide the capillaries. I have read that vitamin K works, and there is some evidence that laser treatments work.
I have been fickle with my eye creams. Most recently, I was using Dr. Perricone's Cold Plasma Eye, and I liked it a lot. I ran out, and I found a fresh tube of Under Eye Rescue in my bathroom. So, I am using Under Eye Rescue again, and I'm pleased with the effects.
How about you? What is your favorite eye cream and why? I'm always on the hunt for a new one to try, so today, I'm asking for your advice.
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