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11 Best Eye Creams (Say Goodbye to Dark Circles!)

written by Ali August 16, 2018
11 Best Eye Creams (Say Goodbye to Dark Circles!)

If you’re coming here looking for the best eye creams for men, particularly those that target dark circles, then look no further. Do you look in the mirror and see wrinkles and dark circles? With eyes being a focal feature, often the first thing people look to when engaging with one another, it is important that you look after your eyes and the skin around them. Failure to do so can result is dark circles around your eyes; caused by sleep deprivation, dehydration and allergies. I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of some of the best eye creams and anti-ageing creams, from Kiehl’s to L’Oreal to Bulldog,  that’ll get rid of those dark circles in no time!


1. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye

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Widely renowned for their skincare range, Kiehl’s is a go-to when it comes to looking after your skin. Their Midnight Recovery Eye Treatment has been specially formulated for the delicate under-eye area to help you reduce the appearance of dark circles, leaving you with vibrant and younger looking eyes. The treatment is made up of lavender, evening primrose, butcher’s broom and squalane, all of which have their own purpose; for example, the butcher’s broom improves micro-circulation and reduces inflammation to soothe skin and reduce puffiness.

Price: £26

Where to buy? Kiehl’s Webstore


2. Clinique Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel

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As a part of Clinique’s men’s range, the Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel has been specifically geared towards the tougher skin that men. With an easy roll-on applicator this product immediately cools the area and minimises the appearance of fatigue – a contributing factor to those pesky, dark circles -. Like other products on this list, this Cooling Eye Gel helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles in the under-eye area. The proof is in the pudding with this one; winner of the GQ Grooming Awards 2012 for Best Target Solution and Winner of the Shortlist Grooming Awards for Best Eye-Care product, also in 2012.

Price: £26

Where to buy? Mankind.


3. Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum

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If you’re looking to compliment your skincare routine then look no further than this Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum which brightens the eye contour appearance for dramatically, younger looking skin. Get more bang for your buck with this product which also reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and makes for a first class puffy-eye cream. This product is easily to apply, simply place small dots under the eye area and smooth in until absorbed.

Price: £21

Where to buy? Superdrug


4. No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream

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No7 presents their affordable, effective and unassuming serum: No7 Protect and Perfect Advanced Eye Cream. If you’re asking yourself, ‘Do eye creams really work?, then results are on your side with this product – 85% of a 2,600 sample size said their fine lines were reduced and their skin looked younger after four weeks. A combination of antioxidants, peptides and the holy ingredient, Matrixyl 3000, make this product what it is and helps it to reduce puffy eyes and dark circles by targeting those delicate areas.

Price: £18

Where to buy? Boots. 

5. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Treatment

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For men skincare can be alienating and daunting, especially when it comes to big brands such as Estee Lauder; but, don’t let that fool you! The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Treatment has been designed to fight all key signs of ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. By utilising exclusive Chronolux technology, it activates throughout the night to counteract the effects that pollution, fatigue and skin have on your eye-area. A positive of this product is the silky texture of the cream which leaves your eyes feeling gentle and comfortable.

Price: £43
Where to buy? Estee Lauder webstore


6. L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Eye Roll-On

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L’Oreal is a household name when it comes to skincare products, so, with that in mind, look no further than their Expert Hydra Energetic Eye Roll-On. Designed to help revive tired eyes each morning with its icy-effect roll-on, it employs vitamin C, Pro-B5 and caffeine to give your eyes that early morning pick-up. The combination of being one of the least inexpensive eye creams available on the market and easily-applicable products on this list, you’re set up for a winner with this one.

Price: £7

Where to buy? Boots.


7. Liz Earle Superskin Eye Cream

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One of the pricier options on this list comes from the highly-acclaimed Liz Earle in the form of their Superskin Eye Cream. Utilising a whole host of natural ingredients such as pomegranate for rich antioxidants and firming properties and alfalfa to ease puffiness. These powerful natural ingredients have been specially selected to lift and firm the delicate area under the eye and reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Price: £39
Where to buy? Kiehls webstore. 


8. Origins GinZing Eye Cream

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Is your fast-paced, hectic lifestyle starting to catch up with you? Is your partner nagging you about those dark circles under your eye? We’ve got the product for you: Origins GinZing Eye Cream. Origins’ GinZing Cream is said to ‘instantly reduce dark circles’ using a combination of coffee beans, magnolia extract, panex ginseng and natural optic brighteners. This product is designed specifically for those with dry, normal or oily skin – so, make sure you get the right product for your skin type to maximise results!

Price: £21

Where to buy? Origins webstore. 


9. Bulldog Original Eye Roll-On

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Man’s best friend is always there to help you out in your time of need. Designed to target the sensitive area around the eye to help reduce dark circles; this is aided by a blend of soothing avocado, cucumber and borage oils. The combination of these natural ingredients and a targeted application will guarantee fast results! I’ll stand by this Bulldog Eye Roll-On, as well as a plethora of their other products, for its availability and affordability.

Try this alongside their Age Defence Moisturiser and Serum

Price: £10

Where to buy? NewMen


10. Botanics Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream

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Don’t be turned away from this option because of the packaging or that the product name features ‘botanics’. Instead, listen up close about the benefits of the Botanics Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream. This eye cream has been made using a cocktail of anti-oxidants extracted from the leaves of the gingko plant. As the name suggests, the majority of ingredients used are natural and work effectively to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Price: £12

Where to buy? Boots

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11. Brickells Restoring Eye Cream

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A sure-fire way to brighten and rejuvenate your tired, dull eyes is this product from Brickells. Their Restoring Eye Cream for Men, featured in Men’s Health and Men’s Journal, prides itself on being the best natural eye cream, with a hefty price tag to match! This cream is a mashup of Matrixyl 3000, caffeine, MSM and Hyaluronic Acid, all ingredients that make up the perfect blend to target those dark circles.

Price: £40

Where to buy? Amazon


At A Glance

  1. Kiehls Midnight Recovery.
  2. Clinique Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye GeOlay Regenerist Lifting Serum
  3. Olay Regenerist Serum
  4. No7 Advanced Protect and Perfect Intense Eye Cream
  5. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
  6. L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Cooling Roll-On
  7. Liz Earle Superskin Eye Cream
  8. Origins GinZing Eye Cream
  9. Bulldog Original Eye Roll-On
  10. Botanic Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream
  11. Brickells Restoring Eye Cream


On That Note

To wrap things up: the aforementioned eye creams are some of the best ones on the market, whether you’ve got money to spare or you’re on a budget, there is something for you to find. If you’ve gotten to this end of the list and you’re a little overwhelmed with all the choice, the best eye cream I would suggest, particular on a budget, would be from Bulldog. They’ve established a reputation for their mens grooming and skincare products that can’t be beaten; so, their Original Roll-On would be a go-to for me, the price is on your side too!






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