Best Anti-Aging Eye Creams for Women Over 50

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Best Anti-Aging Eye Creams for Women Over 50

Every day we lotion and potion our faces and bodies with serums, moisturizers, retinol products, and masks. Do we really need that extra step of using an eye cream? You betcha. Anti-aging eye creams are something that all of us should take the time to use.

I know this product is always on the pricey side. What we have to remember is that it just takes a very small amount every morning and evening. Our eyes are often one of the first places to show signs of aging. Thus, we need to make sure that we include this step in our routines.

The ladies at Hamilton Dermatology helped me break down how to choose the best eye creams for your eyes in this post.

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Why You Need an Eye Cream

The skin around our eyes is some of the most fragile skin on our bodies. The fragility makes it more prone to dryness. It is also why people can look into our eyes and see when we are tired or fatigued. Another factor here can be the amount of sun exposure we have had over the years.

Think of how many times per day you blink or squint your eyes. All of this movement has an effect that can create fine lines and wrinkles. Another issue that many see in this area is puffiness and dark cirlces. Eye cream formulations are made to address different issues.

I am all for embracing my age and accepting that my skin doesn’t look like it did when I was much younger. However, I do like to keep this area of my face as happy as possible. It is important to figure out which issue to focus on so you can purchase the appropriate cream.

One of the things that I have learned from the ladies at Hamilton Dermatology is that it can be good to use different creams day and night. Yes, think a cream for brightening and tightening during the day. For night, something heavy and creamy for EXTRA hydration.

Why Are Eye Creams So Expensive?

I know. Yikes. These little containers of eye cream can come with some big stickers.

As Charlotte Hampton, Marketing Executive at Avant has been quoted….

The technology used to make an eye cream is quite often more complex than creating products for the rest of the face/body as the skin around the eye area is much thinner and more sensitive.” 

So let’s take a look at some of the best anti-aging eye creams for different concerns.

The Best Anti-Aging Eye Creams for Mature Skin

These two anti-aging eye creams have amazing reviews in multiple places for mature skin. They are actually two of my favorite eye creams as well.

Neocutis Lumiere Extra Moisturizing Illuminating and Tightening Cream

This eye cream addresses the signs of aging around the delicate eye area and provides rich hydration. Due to its formulation it smoothes, refreshes and improves the skin’s texture. Caffeine helps reduce under eye puffiness and Vitamin C delivers antioxidant protections.

Personally I like to use this eye cream in the morning. I actually keep it in the refrigerator and it feels so wonderful as it goes on.

SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex

A.G.E. Eye Complex is an amazing treatment. Key benefits are the ability to restore comfort to dry, aging skin, reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and wrinkles, and improves puffiness and dark circles.

This cream can be applied once or twice under the eyes and on the brow bone. Personally I love this thicker cream for my nighttime ultimate hydration.

The Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles

Let’s face it. From time to time all of us have to deal with this issue. It’s no fun to have dark circles no matter the reason for them appearing.

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Yes, you can definitely tell that this Kiehl’s Creamy Eye treatment has avocado oil in it. The eye cream has a pretty green tint to it. It is an eye cream that gently nourishes and moisturizers the under eye area. Also doubles an an under-eye makeup primer. Love when a product can pull double duty.

Personally I love to use this first thing in the morning before I go to the gym. Yes, I put eye cream and a light moisturizer before going to the gym. I keep this eye cream in the refrigerator and it feels amazing when I put it on.

Sunday Riley Autocorrect Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream

Caffeine and ginseng root are the ingredients that work to give your eyes a more youthful look in this Sunday Riley Autocorrect Cream. It also works to tighten and lift the eye area while reducing the look of your dark circles. Another good one to keep in the frig to help with that puffiness at the same time.

The Best Eye Creams for Milia

Milia are tiny little cysts that develop due to buildup of keratin under the skin. They may look like little pimples, but they are something that you don’t want to try to extract. There are specific creams that will gently exfoliate the areas so that the keratin will go away.

Renee Rouleau Overnight Serum

This Overnight Serum is designed to gently exfoliate the under eye area. It also works to correct dryness and smooth away fine lines and crepey skin. You only need to use this cream a couple of times a week. It is recommended that you put an eye cream over it that does not contain retinol or exfoliating acids like her Total Eye Repair Cream.

First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream

The powerhouse ingredient from this First Aid Beauty Eye Cream is a Triply Hyaluronic Acid. Known for banishing the look of tired, aging eyes. It is also a fragrance free cream if that is something that is important to you.

The Best Under Eye Sun Protectant

Sun exposure is one of the reasons that our under eye areas start to show the signs of aging. We are so fortunate that now there are actually products out there that are formulated to help protect this delicate skin.

Colorscience Total Eye

This SPF 35 Under Eye Treatment has oh so many benefits. While protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging rays it also improves signs of dark circles and wrinkles. It can also be used as an under eye primer since it comes in four different shades.

Personally I use this as my primer over my morning eye cream when I know that I am going to get a lot of sun exposure.

Supergoop Bright Eyed Mineral Eye Cream

Supergoop is known for their mineral sun protection products. The Bright Eyed Mineral Eye Cream formula contains caffeine and green tea. Those ingredients help soothe inflammation and promote brighter, more youthful skin. Not only is it an SPF 40 formula to help with sun damage, but it also helps protect from damage cause by blue light.

So if you are spending time in the sun or in front of a computer screen, this is a great eye cream for you.


Thanks for stopping by and reading all of the way to the end of the post. I really appreciate each and every read. Hopefully I have helped narrow down some of the best eye anti-aging eye creams out there. I embrace my age, but I want to look as good as possible while doing it. Thus, there are always research projects going on here at SASforShort and I enjoy sharing them with you.

Remember to always have a little SASs in your day!


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  1. jodie filogomo says:

    I was just saying the same thing, I embrace my age, but that doesn’t mean I don’t take care of myself.

    1. Exactly. I still want to look my best for my age so I do whatever I can to make that happen. Mark likes to refer to some of my days as “Beth” days. He knows that I believe in taking care of myself and that is what all of us should do. I think I need to schedule one of those days pretty soon.

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