Eye creams play a crucial role in your skincare routine, providing the eye area with a powerful burst of moisture – but if it’s a tightening, brightening, depuffing or smoothing visual effect you’re after, you also need an eye serum. Just like a facial serum, the best eye serums help to target specific skin concerns.
Keep reading to discover what eye serum is, what it does, how to apply it, and where to find the right one for your under eye goals.
What is eye serum?
Designed specifically for the delicate skin around the eyes, eye serums are highly concentrated formulas infused with key ingredients to instantly revitalize and brighten the appearance of the eye area.
Their lightweight formulas contain smaller molecules that can penetrate the surface layer of the skin, making it much easier for the ingredients to be absorbed.
What does eye serum do?
Eye serums help to target the appearance of signs of aging under and around the eyes, including wrinkles, dark circles, bags, and puffiness. Simply choose your under eye serum based on your skincare goals.
Eye serum vs eye cream: what’s the difference?
The difference between an eye serum and an eye cream is similar to the difference between a facial serum and a face cream. While serums have light and highly concentrated formulas that can penetrate the surface layers of the skin, creams have a thicker consistency that acts on top of the skin’s surface.
Eye serums and eye creams work in unison, with the first serving as the treatment in your routine and the second creating a protective moisture barrier to lock in nutrients.
How to apply eye serum
Eye serums should be applied onto clean, toned skin morning and night. Dot around the eyes, then gently tap and dab into the skin for refreshed, rested and radiant-looking eyes. Wait 90 seconds, then follow up with a facial serum, eye cream and face cream.
The correct skincare steps are: cleanser, toner, eye serum, facial serum, eye cream, face cream, SPF.
Find the best eye serum for your goals
To find an eye serum for wrinkles, dark circles, eye bags or puffiness, explore No7’s collection of under eye serums below:
Eye serum for wrinkles
Formulated with No7’s powerful anti-wrinkle peptide technology, Matrixyl 3000+, No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes by up to 5 years in just 12 weeks. It’s our most concentrated line correcting serum yet and is suitable for all skin types.
Apply directly to lines and wrinkles to see visible improvements in the appearance of crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles.