Retinol often scares first-time users, but starting out with an eye-specific formula is actually an excellent choice.
As this area is typically more sensitive, retinol eye creams are formulated to be both gentle enough and effective enough to renew the skin’s surface.
The result? A smoother, plumper and youthful-looking eye area.
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum, $111 at mecca.com.au
This silky eye serum can be used all over the eye, including the eyelids. It uses retinol to tighten and improve skin texture, while the antioxidants found in ferulic acid help to fight free radicals.
OLAY Regenerist Retinol24 Night Eye Cream, $59.99 at priceline.com.au
Gentle enough to use every night, the latest eye cream from Olay contains niacinamide as well as retinol to help rebuild skin firmness.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream, $70 at adorebeauty.com.au
If you’re looking to tackle dark circles as well as fine lines, this retinol formula does it best. It can also be used in the morning to reduce puffiness, just ensure you follow with SPF.
Medik8 Retinol Eye TR Advanced Eye Vitamin A Serum, $49 at adorebeauty.com.au
This small but mighty serum contains 0.1% retinol, and should be applied just before bed. It’s lightweight and fragrance-free.
First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream, $65 at sephora.com.au
With hyaluronic acid, caffeine and retinol all involved, this eye cream tackles dryness, puffiness and the signs of ageing all at once. Sensitive skin types will also be happy to know it contains aloe vera and oatmeal to soothe.
Murad Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum, $135 at adorebeauty.com.au
Sometimes one type of retinol just isn’t enough. This powerful pint-sized hero has three: a fast-acting retinoid, time-release retinol, and a retinol booster. Wrinkles don’t stand a chance.