A luscious eye serum that reduces puffiness, dark circles and dryness, while stimulating collagen synthesis and increasing firmness. It absorbs quickly thanks to the inclusion of jojoba oil. It's gentle enough for sensitive skin, so it can be used around the delicate eye area on a regular basis.
Unlike creams, which often have a heavier texture, serums are usually lighter and more fluid in consistency. They're also targeted treatments that offer a more concentrated dose of active ingredients, such as anti-aging peptides, growth factors, antioxidants and retinol. "Serums are a great option for those who want to address specific skin concerns and see visible results," says board-certified dermatologist and co-founder of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Dr. Mark King.
There are plenty of serums available that deliver on their promises. To help you find the right one, we consulted several dermatologists to highlight their favorites. For dark circles, consider this formula that calls on kojic acid to brighten and lighten the skin around the eyes, plus vitamin E and bisabolol to calm skin. It also features hyaluronic acid to boost hydration and plump fine lines.
This eye serum is a go-to for Byrdie senior editor Lindsey Metrus. It reduces under-eye bloat with caffeine and minimizes discoloration with vitamin C, then moisturizes and plumps with hyaluronic acid and peptides. It's also infused with niacinamide to reduce redness and prevent the formation of broken blood vessels.
If you're looking for a product that targets more serious signs of aging, this intensive serum from Murad packs a punch. It contains multiple retinoids to tackle crepiness and crow's feet, plus skin-loving ingredients such as bakuchiol, ferulic acid and rambutan to soothe and hydrate. It's a bit pricey, but the results are undeniable.