All about brighter eyes this summer

There is always a question that comes up regularly in relation to skincare.

It’s ‘Do I need a separate eye cream or eye make up remover?’ The answer is always yes. Do you need bigger sunglasses? Yes.

For starters the skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of your face. The next thing is that it doesn’t have any oil glands so is drier and more prone to expression lines. From a practical perspective it can also be a more sensitive area. The concerns experienced are normally sagging, wrinkles, dryness, puffiness, and dark circles.

Fear not! Here are some of the best! Suited to all skin types and budgets.

Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Eye Cream SPF15 (€30) features a new triple effect formula.

This moisturising eye cream is suitable for daily use to help target visible signs of ageing, such as crow's feet and other fine lines found in the delicate eye area.

Eucerin is well known for being a great brand for sensitive skin and this eye cream is no exception.

The added SPF15 protects against premature ageing caused by harmful UV rays.

Kiehl’s, Super Multi Corrective Cream Eye Zone Treatment (€41) is formulated to visibly address all 4 eye zones - the brow bone, eyelid, outer corner and under eye.

Thus delivering multiple anti-aging benefits for an all-around youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

It combines cutting-edge science and multi-action technology that visibly smooths, firms, de-puffs and brightens the eye area for a more lifted, youthful appearance.

Ultraceuticals new Ultra A Skin Perfecting Eye Cream (15ml,€73) is a potent skin refining eye cream containing Ultraceuticals newly reformulated Ultra-RETI (Advanced Retinol and delivery technology) combined with a firming peptide and sodium hyaluronate.

It hydrates and plumps to visibly diminish fine lines and wrinkles and refine the delicate skin around the eyes, packaged in ophthalmic packaging for a more accurate release of cream.

This once a day potent eye cream helps hydrate and plump to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin.

Soften crow’s feet overnight with’s Lavender Night Eye Cream (€71) from

Fresh from the lavender harvest this rich, nourishing eye cream will help diminish the visible signs of ageing overnight.

Lavender and evening primrose provide aromatherapy benefits while the unique anti-ageing stem cell complex fights the appearance of crow’s feet and leaves skin looking radiant.

It’s also great value for money as only a small amount is needed each day on the delicate eye area.

Apply a thin layer to the cleansed eye area at night, patting gently with fingertips until fully absorbed. For extra hydration, apply during the day as well.

L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renew Eye Cream (15ml, €35) is an illuminating eye cream that targets dark circles and wrinkles, helping rejuvenate tired eyes.

Mother cells are the most precious cells at the origin of all others.

But their activity slows down with age.

The L’Oréal Paris Laboratories have formulated an antioxidant recovery complex into an illuminating eye care to help improve epidermal renewal for younger looking skin.

Immediately the eye area is hydrated and feels firmer. Day after day dark circles and bags are visibly reduced.

Eye area appears revitalised, more radiant and smoother.