The best way a guy can look younger, more fresh, well rested, and alive is to apply a little eye cream under those eyes--it will work wonders.
There are basically three types of eye creams on the market:
- All purpose eye creams (provide moisture and help improve appearance)
- Anti-fatigue eye creams (help reduce puffiness and dark circles)
- Anti-Aging eye creams (help reduce puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles)
If you just want to work an eye cream into your skin care routine, then go for an all purpose cream. If you are a night owl and tend to work late or party, you'll definitely want to get an anti-fatigue cream. If you're an older gentleman and concerned about wrinkles, and anti-aging cream will help you turn back the clock.
The carefully curated selection of eye creams below covers all of aforementioned eye cream types--so no matter what you're looking for, one of these creams will work for you.
1. Kyoku Eye Fuel for Men
Kyoku is a popular men's skin care line; known for their acne products, they also make a wonderful eye cream that's popular among guys.
With this product you're going to get three things. First, skin tightening with the sugar extract and other skin tightening ingredients. Two, a set of fresh eyes with the light deflecting particles that at a little glow under your eye area. And three, some anti-aging benefits from the botanical extracts that help improve sagging skin.
This product retails for about $21 on Amazon.
2. Lab Series Age Rescue Eye Therapy
I've been using this stuff for years--it's one of my go-to eye creams. Lab Series is a high-end skin care line with lots of popular products for men.
The product is a lightweight cream that helps reduce wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. I use it year round, but it's especially good during the winter, since it's a cream and not a gel.
A little also goes a long way here--one tube will last you probably half the year.
This product retails for $34 on Amazon.
3. Shiseido Men Eye Soother Gel
I picked this up while I was in Japan--the Japanese make some of the best skin care products, and Shiseido is a premium brand known worldwide.
Shiseido primarily markets to women, but several years ago they introduced a line for men. What I love about Japanese skin care products is that they are light on the skin, yet effective.
The Eye Soother is not a cream, but a lightweight, clear gel. It has a cooling effect on the eyes and helps to reduce puffiness, fatigue, and dark circles. For you guys that need a pick-me up from the club after a long night at the club, it's a good product to have in your bathroom cabinet.
This product retails for $27 on Amazon.
4. Jack Black Eye Balm Age Minimizing Gel
Jack Black is a popular men's skin care line, and they offer an eye cream made from some plant extracts that provides relief from puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles.
It's a very light gel--not too heavy on the eyes. It soaks into the skin pretty fast, so it won't leave your eyes feeling or looking greasy.
This product retails for $24 on Amazon.
5. InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel
This is one of the best selling eye creams for men on Amazon. With over 150 positive reviews, this product delivers on its promises. The product is also backed by a guarantee.
This product targets dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles with a vengeance. It has a supercharged ingredient list, including: hyaluronic acid, plant stem cells, amino acid complex, peptide complex, and matrixyl 3000.
The cream smells like fresh cucumber smell and a cooling effect when applied to the eyes. Users report some dramatic improvements in as little as three days.
This product retails for $23 on Amazon.
6. Clarins Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum
Clarins is a well known French skin care line. This is not your typical eye cream, it's specially formulated to be an anti-fatigue eye cream--it's supposed to make you look fresh and alive.
And, it's not a cream, but a serum. I love serums for the eyes--they are lightweight, dry quickly, and a little goes a long way.
This is another great product for guys who stay up late working or partying. This serum will help reduce puffiness and dark circles--and you'll likely see a difference in your first application.
This product retails for $23 on Amazon.
7. Anthony Anti-Aging Continuous Moisture Eye Cream
Anthony is another popular skin care line for men, and their anti-aging eye cream is a hit among the more mature and distinguished men.
This eye cream is perfect for those guys that need extra moisture to the eye area, but also want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crow's feet.
It's got a stellar combination of botanicals, including cucumber extract, carrot root, jojoba oil, shea butter, and squalene, plus vitamins A, C, E.
This product retails for $33 on Amazon.
8. Clinique For Men Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel
This is another one of my favorite little products. For you guys that love utility and practicality in your skin care regimen, then you'll probably love this Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel from Clinique.
First, it's not an anti-aging cream, but a lightweight gel, specifically designed to treat fatigue by reducing puffiness and dark circles. What I really love about this product is the applicator. It has a roll-on metal ball on the end--you roll under the eyes and get a nice cooling sensation as the gel is applied to the skin.
This is a great little tool to also carry in your overnight bag or in your briefcase (especially when you drag into work from a late night).
This product retails for $29 on Amazon.
9. Murad Renewing Eye Cream
If you want to up your skin care budget just a little, I'd definitely opt for the Murad Renewing Eye Cream. Murad is a premium skin care line, formulated by a dermatologist.
This is what I call a full feature eye cream. It firms skin, alleviates dark circles and puffiness, targets medium to deep wrinkles, and also includes a skin brightening complex--it's definitely an eye cream that's going to add a little youth and glow to your appearance.
Check out the reviews on Amazon--people rave over the effectiveness of this formulation.
You can get a half ounce container of this cream for about $42 or a 2 ounce size for $70 on Amazon.
10. La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 15
La Prairie is the king of eye creams (and at a royal price of $140). La Prairie is a Swiss-based luxury skin care line, with a fan base of cult-like followers.
While it's super expensive, you'll find that just a touch of this cream goes a long way, so you don't need a lot. This cream, like the others mentioned in this review, targets puffiness and dark circles, but it also attacks deep wrinkles.
Other creams will help smooth out wrinkles, but you'll find that users of this cream report that this product actually lifts the skin, and much better than it's competition.
What I also like about this cream is that it contains sunscreen (SPF 15)--so it's going to provide you much needed protection from the sun. Most eye creams contain no sunscreen.
You can pick this product up on Amazon for a $140.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Fardhas from Indonesia on December 14, 2014:
Good , I like the products
John Hollywood from Hollywood, CA on August 27, 2014:
Great hub. I like the products you discussed. I use several!