My holy grail ingredient is vitamin C. At least one of them does. What isn’t love? It helps with hyperpigmentation, hormonal outbreaks, and protects my skin from free radicals (think environmental aggressors). But, until I began researching this subject, I hadn’t given any consideration to whether it was a prominent ingredient in my eye cream. (Probably because I frequently skip eye cream… I know, I know—bad beauty editor behaviour.)
However, as I approach my late 30s, I’ve observed that my crow’s feet may benefit from a little additional TLC, and I was interested whether the finest vitamin C eye treatments could help. Can targeted vitamin C creams provide the same advantages for my eyes as they do for the rest of my face? Yes, says Taylor Worden, famous facialist and inventor of Taylor Worden Skin. “Vitamin C for the eye region protects against UV damage, strengthens blood vessels, improves blood circulation, and brightens dark circles,” she says.
Furthermore, vitamin C has been shown in clinical studies to reduce melanin formation by blocking tyrosinase, an enzyme responsible for pigment development in the skin. However, vitamin C isn’t the only strategic component to look for in the finest eye cream. Caffeine (to reduce puffiness!) and other moisturising ingredients, such as peptides and hyaluronic acid, should also be included for sensitive regions like the under-eyes. Continue reading to learn about our top 13 selections for the finest vitamin C eye treatments money can buy.
The Best Vitamin C Eye Creams
Eye Dew Plus Corrective Eye Serum
We enjoy this iridescent product developed with illuminating liquid crystals for mature or dry skin. This moisturising selection contains Neodermyl (an substance that promotes collagen formation), retinyl (vitamin A), ceramides, and vitamin C, and it targets fine lines and wrinkles.
Vacation Eyes Brightening Eye Gel
Few vitamin C solutions on the market can compete with Versed’s cooling and dark circle-busting eye gel for big-time benefits at a small-time price. Ginseng, vitamin C, niacinamide, and coffee extract work together to solve all under-eye problems at once. Pack it in your bag for your next vacation since the increased circulation helps drain out extra fluid that might become trapped in the under-eyes, producing dark circles.
The Eye Cream with TFC8
We adore a light eye cream that packs a punch. This formula’s vitamin C, peptides, niacinamide, and TFC8 boost collagen synthesis, give moisture to the face, and reduce the look of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Bright Idea Vitamin C & Tri-Peptide Collagen-Protecting Eye Cream
If you’re new to eye creams, this non-irritating product is an excellent place to start, with even better ingredients. Your under-eyes are in excellent hands with vitamin C to brighten and protect, as well as a tripeptide combination to increase skin flexibility.
Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum
If you have the under-eye trifecta—dark circles, crow’s-feet, and general eye puffiness—welcome to the club. But don’t worry. This reviewer-loved, clinically demonstrated formula made with 10% pure vitamin C, tripeptide, and hyaluronic acid will help reduce the look of dark circles and improve the look of fine lines. And if you wear contact lenses, this formula is derm- and ophthalmologist-tested for safety.