The 10 best wrinkle-reversing retinol eye creams of 2021
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Retinol serums have been a key product in anti-ageing routines for years, but many products are a little too strong to be used on your delicate eye area. The irony of this is, the eye area is also where we see the first signs of ageing in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. Fortunately, not all retinol products are too strong for the eye area and there are plenty on the market that have been formulated to be gentle enough to be used around the eyes.
Retinol eye creams are gentle yet potent, packing a punch of hydration that stops them from irritating the eye area like other retinol products are known to do.
For 10 options that range from budget-friendly to a bit more of an investment, keep scrolling.
10 retinol eye creams for every budget
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum
Combat the most common signs of ageing with this revitalizing renewal serum that minimises the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crows feet.
Powered by Murad’s tri-active retinol technology, the serum uses a blend of retinol and marine kelp complex to fight fine lines as well as brighten dark circles.
RRP: £65, on sale now for £61.20 – you save £3.80
Nip Fab Retinol Fix Eye Treatment
Visibly improve the appearance of fine lines around the eyes with this hydrating retinol eye serum.
Formulated with time-release retinol, the complex fades wrinkles and lightens dark circles, all while depuffing the eye area for a refreshed result.
RRP: £19.95, on sale now for £11 – you save £8.95
Pixi Retinol Smoothing Eye Cream
Improve elasticity, smooth lines, and protect against premature ageing with this nourishing eye cream.
The soothing cream is suitable for all skin types and contains caffeine as well as retinol to de-puff and firm.
RRP: £24.50, on sale now for £19.99 – you save £4.51
Revolution Skincare Retinol Eye Cream
A lovely option for those on a budget, this cheap and cheerful retinol eye cream fights fine lines and blemishes for younger-looking skin.
The power of caffeine and green tea extract have also been harnessed in this serum to protect against environmental aggressors and reduce redness for a clarified complexion.
La Roche-Posay Redermic [R] Anti-Wrinkle Retinol Treatment
With clinically tested efficacy, this eye cream is suitable for sensitive skin and has demonstrated its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots.
RRP: £32, on sale now for £24 – you save £8
Olay Retinol 24 Fragrance-Free Night Eye Cream for Smooth and Glowing Skin
This lightweight, hydrating retinol serum helps to leave your skin tone even and your eye area looking plump.
The radiance-enhancing formula works a treat on tired eyes with its blend of vitamin B3 and retinoid that leaves the area looking glowy and energised.
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Retinol Eye Cream
Help instil strength and vitality to the weakened skin around the eyes with this retinol and ferulic acid hybrid serum.
Retinol has all of the anti-ageing benefits we’ve already discussed, which along with the antioxidant properties of ferulic acid protects the skin from environmental aggressors while fading signs of premature ageing – leaving the eye area looking firmer, more plump and free of dark spots.
Kate Somerville Retinol Firming Eye Cream
The most expensive option on this list, this serum uses a combination of retinol and bio retinol to help improve firmness, texture and elasticity.
Alongside the powerful anti-ageing ingredients, the serum also contains hyaluronic acid to ensure the skin stays hydrated while the retinol works its magic.
The Inkey List Retinol Eye Cream
The Inkey List can always be counted on for good quality, budget-friendly products and they’ve hit the nail on the head with this eye cream.
The lightweight cream encourages collagen production for a refreshed and rejuvenated look that targets fine lines and wrinkles.
Medik8 Advanced Night Eye
Formulated to work overnight, this advanced treatment uses a blend of potent ingredients to soothe and fight fine lines so you always wake up looking refreshed and rested.
Using Medik8’s famous Midnight Repair Complex, this serum uses saskatoon berry, a blend of peptides, and hyaluronic acid to help you awake with an eye area that looks plump, firm, and energised.