My Eye Cream Collection & Review
Acure Oraganics Eye Cream, $16.99
Ingredients: Purified Water/aqua/eau, Aqueous Extracts/extraits Aqueux: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Organic Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehips) Fruit Extract, Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Organic Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Organic Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cathamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cocoglycerides, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Levulinate, Potassium, Sorbate, Glyceryl Laurate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, D-alpha Tocopherol Acetate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Ubiquinone , Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem Cell Culture Extract, Marrubium Vulgare Stem Cell Extract
This contains soothing ingredients like aloe, calendula, and chamomile. It also contains acai, blackberry, chorella, pomegranate, rosehip, and evening primrose—all rich in antioxidants to fight wrinkle-causing free radicals.
This retails for $16.99 and contains 30 mL of product, which is $0.57 per mL, making it the most affordable out of the eye creams I own.
Pros: It's super lightweight and sinks into my skin quickly! It leaves my under eyes feeling quenched and moisturized. A lot of moisturizers that sink in quickly leave my skin feeling thirsty for more hydration but not this one. I sometimes use it to moisturize other parts of my face!
I also do not get any breakouts or irritation from this, even if applied closely to the sensitive eye area.
It's also unscented.
Cons: This is me being picky but this features a squeeze tube instead of a depuffing, metal-tip applicator. I don't see a difference in the brightness of my dark circles but I didn't expect this to change that.
Honest Beauty The Depuffed Eye Gel, $32
This contains soothing ingredients like calendula, marigold, chamomile, and ginger. It also contains green tea which is rich in antioxidants and barbary fig which is known to fight wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
This retails for $32 and contains 15 mL of product, which is $2.13 per mL, making it the most expensive out of the eye creams I own.
Pros: The texture of this is very similar to Acure's eye cream in that it's super lightweight and absorbs quickly. The moisturizing properties are also very similar to Acure's which is great because it leaves my skin feeling moisturized and supple.
I love the metal-tip applicator to soothe and depuff my eye bags. I think I might be addicted to the applicator because it seriously helps me de-stress at the same time.
It's also unscented.
Cons: This contains coconut which didn't cause any breakouts underneath my eyes, but rather around my brows and cheeks (this probably occurred when I rub my facial oil and moisturizers after applying the eye cream). However, I still use it underneath my eyes, I just have to be more careful to avoid other parts of my face.
This also contains more preservatives compared to the other two eye creams. I didn't notice any difference in the brightness of my under eyes but again, I didn't expect it to make a difference.
Nourish Organic Renewing + Cooling Eye Treatment, $21.99
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera) Juice, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Autolyzed Yeast, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Organic Glycerin, Organic Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Xanthan Gum, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Organic Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate, Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Organic Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Organic Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
This contains USDA-certified organic ingredients. It has shea butter, argan oil, and avocado oil to really hydrate the skin. It also contains skin-soothing ingredients like aloe, rice, and rose water.
This retails for $21.99 and contains 15mL of product, which is $1.46 per mL. The price point lies in between the Acure and Honest Beauty eye creams I have.
Pros: This eye cream is perfect for when my under eyes feel extremely dehydrated as the texture is a bit thicker and more nourishing. The product melts into the skin just as the other eye creams do.
I love the metal-tip applicator to massage the product into my skin.
It's also unscented.
Cons: The cap doesn't close tightly and the applicator ends up smelling weird (even after I wash it). I'm not sure why though. Although this is the most moisturizing eye cream of the bunch I have, it's not going to be moisturizing enough if you have dry skin. The 100% Pure's Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream would be a betI don't see a difference in the brightness of my under eyes.
Overall, if I had to choose one eye cream out of the three, I would go for Acure's Eye Cream since it leaves my skin feeling moisturized without causing any breakouts. It's also the best value out of the three. Although it doesn't have a metal-tip applicator, I can still use another eye cream's metal-tip applicator to massage my under eyes.
I have tried a sample of 100% Pure's Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, which was amazing, but am trying to use these up before purchasing it.
Let me know what your go-to eye cream is!
*Update 1/7/17: All of these contain coconut-derived ingredients and cause my skin to break out since I am allergic to coconut.