Top-Performing Eye Creams That Won’t Irritate Sensitive Eyes

Nobody wants crow’s-feet, dark circles or under-eye bags, but an eye cream that delivers nothing more than watery eyes and sensitivity throughout the day is just as cringe-worthy. Here, top-performers that turn back the clock without irritating even the most sensitive peepers.

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Sunday Riley Auto Correct ($65)

Caffeine and Brazilian ginseng root extract energize tired eyes as natural extracts smooth lines and lutein delivers much-needed luminosity to dark circles to reflect light, not attract it. Translation: You’ll forget about your concealer after just one use. 


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DHC Concentrated Eye Cream ($35)

Botanicals like horse chestnut, cucumber and ginseng calm the delicate area while sodium hyaluronate fuses moisture into the skin to plump up crow’s-feet and diminish dark circles.


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DNA Renewal Eye Balm ($80)

Rich but not too heavy, this fragrance-free balm nourishes and treats the eye area with DNA-repairing enzymes, plant-based growth factors, hyaluronic acid and soothing chamomile and cucumber extract. 


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The Organic Pharmacy Rose Diamond Eye Cream ($135)

Proven to lift sagging skin around the eyes while fading dark circles, this naturally rose-scented, mousse-like formula makes your skin look better instantly thanks to its diamond powder, which blurs and brightens on contact. 


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Fresh Crème Ancienne Eye Cream ($165)

Handmade in a monestary with exotic root and botanical extracts (think silk tree bark, galangal leaf extract and red ginger root), this lush serum instantly smooths the look of wrinkles and boosts radiance while hydrating, firming and turning back the clock on your eyes over time. 


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Beauty Bioscience The Beholder Lifting Eye + Lid Cream ($65)

Creamy but not in the least bit heavy, this amino acid–infused formula works to “lift” the appearance of sagging, hooded or tired-looking lids and brows. Apply it underneath, around and directly on top of the lid for best results. 


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VenEffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment ($125)

Hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic and free of parabens, this serum is packed with advanced phytoestrogen technology (phytoestrogens are plant-based molecules with a similar structure to human estrogen) to work with the body’s natural hormonal aging process (not against it) and effectively smooth lines and firm skin. 


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Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum ($60)

Your one stop shop when it comes to treating to multiple issues, this hyaluronic acid–, niacinamide– and peptide-infused serum reduces wrinkles, brightens dark circles and fights aging before it starts—all without feeling the least bit sticky or greasy. 


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First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy A.M. Gel Cream ($36)

Fragrance-free and allergy-tested, this ultralight gel feels like air on the skin while powerful peptides and plant extracts firm and hydrate the area. 


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Arcona Eye Dew ($42)

Crafted in small, cold-processed batches to keep the pure, all-natural ingredients active, fresh and effective, this a.m. formula instantly wakes up skin without any harsh irritators. 


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Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado ($29)

Avocado oil gently moisturizes and comforts the orbital area in this top-selling treatment as the unique concentrated texture—it was tested under ophthalmologist control to stay in place and never migrate where it shouldn’t—ensures sensitive eyes are safe. 


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Retrouvé Revitalizing Eye Concentrate ($415)

Pricey? Yes. Worth every penny if you have stubborn fine lines and uneven texture around your eyes? Absolutely. This luxe balm mirrors the consistency of honey (it’s waterless, so it's super thick) and is extra soothing for sensitive, exasperated skin. Even better, a little goes a long way with this one. 


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Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm ($42)

Touted as a “miracle balm for eyes and lips,” this 100-percent natural balm instantly melts into skin. Scoop out a tiny bit from the pot, let it warm up in your hands and apply it around your eyes and lips for a dose of hydration safe for even the most sensitive skin types. 


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Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream ($75)

Formulated for mature skin, botanical extracts like quince seed, birch lead and borage naturally plump fine lines, enhance the skin’s elasticity and softens roughness for improved texture and tone.


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