Whitening Eye Cream Intensively Brightens Eye Area

Intensively brightens eye area with a light formula that melts into all skin tones. De-puffs with 5% THD Vitamin C + awakening caffeine while Job’s Tears Seed and Shea Butter hydrate.

The delicate eye area is the thinnest part of the face and first to show signs of aging. This super-charged gel-cream illuminates instantly and hydrates to visibly reduce the appearance of dark circles over time.


Dark circles and tired-looking eyes are common issues, but brightening eye cream can help. These formulas are designed to hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes and fight discoloration. They also have the added benefit of depuffing and softening fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.

Gen-Z favorite Glossier recently released this cream to target the most common eye concerns: fine lines and dark circles. It contains a blend of botanical extracts and hyaluronic acid to soften the area. Lastly, it features an ingredient called diamond powder to add a bit of shimmer. This product is a must for those with sensitive skin as it’s hypoallergenic and free of fragrance, talc, mineral oil, and gluten.

Another brightening option is this eye cream from French skincare brand Caudalie. Its formula is enriched with shea butter and apricot kernel oil to moisturize skin, while niacinamide visibly reduces blue/purple under-eye darkness caused by poor microcirculation and fatigue. Its cooling ceramic applicator helps to depuff the area, too.

A cult-favorite from the Korean beauty brand, this serum has been formulated with bakuchiol to brighten and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles over time. It has a creamy texture and absorbs quickly without feeling greasy. It’s great for restoring skin’s natural luminosity and can be used alone or under makeup.


The thin skin around the eye area is especially susceptible to dehydration. This dryness often shows up as dark circles and fine lines. The good news is that hydrating your eyes can help to prevent these common problems.

You can hydrate your eyes by consuming more water, or using an eye cream that has a hydrating formula. This hydrating eye cream from the beloved natural beauty brand Drunk Elephant contains multiple ingredients that have been clinically proven to brighten the under-eye area and smooth fine lines. The nourishing mix of ingredients includes not one, but five different kinds of vitamin C, known for its skin-lightening properties. The cream is rich but lightweight and blends easily into the delicate under-eye skin. It also contains chaga mushroom, an ingredient that has been clinically proven to increase the look of hydration.

Another hydrating option is this eye cream from clean beauty favorite Kinship, which received thousands of glowing reviews on Amazon. It’s a Whitening eye cream gel-cream hybrid with a light yellow tint and a natural, skin-brightening effect. The formula is packed with hydrating humectants like squalane and glycerin, as well as skin-smoothing rose hip, hibiscus, and rosemary leaf extracts.

The cooling ceramic applicator on this cream helps to reduce puffiness and awaken tired eyes. It’s also dermatologist tested and free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, and fragrance. This eye cream also contains a combination of powerful plant-based antioxidants and peptides to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines.


Eye creams that work to tighten the delicate eye area can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They can also be used to reduce puffiness and brighten the eyes. This firming eye cream from REN Clean Skincare contains green coffee extract and rich, penetrating cupuacu butter for a natural, skin-plumping boost. Its brightening formula delivers immediate results while clinically proven ingredients (quinoa extract, smoothing biopolymers and lifting peptides) visibly lift the eyes, reduce puffiness and diminish dark circles over time. Formulated without fragrance and suitable for sensitive skin, it’s also ophthalmologist tested and vegan-certified.

As you get older, a great eye cream is more important than ever to keep your eyes looking youthful and healthy. A good anti-aging eye cream should include ingredients like retinol, which can help stimulate cell turnover and fight wrinkles. A gel formulation is ideal because it’s lightweight and easily absorbed.

A great firming eye cream should be gentle enough for the sensitive skin around the eyes, which can easily become irritated. This option from Shiseido features a silky-soft texture with a blend of plant-based ingredients for gentle yet effective firming and brightness. It’s formulated with Matsu extract to improve microcirculation, while Benibana flower helps strengthen the skin around the eyes. Although it’s a little heavier than some other options on this list, it’s an excellent choice for dry skin that needs a boost of brightness and firming. This product is a bit pricey, but it’s worth the investment if you want an eye cream that will deliver serious firming and brightening results.


We all wish we had crystal clear eyes like those seen on fashion magazine closeups, but that’s not necessarily the norm. The good news is, a little bit of white eye cream can help brighten dark circles and even out skin tone. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from, some that are super fast-acting and others that are more gradual.

One of our favorites is from beloved “natural” beauty line Drunk Elephant, which uses a maximalist approach with not just one but cosmetic product manufacturer five types of skin-brightening vitamin C, as well as bakuchiol, a natural retinol alternative that’s gentle and effective at the same time. The result is a cream that blends easily into thin under-eye skin, instantly brightening it to make you look more awake.

Another great option is our Vinoperfect Brightening Eye Cream, which also has over 2,000 four-star reviews on Sephora thanks to its ability to quickly reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. It uses a bioactive moisture retention complex from the Resurrection Plant to intensely moisturize and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, while a unique Tree Bark Extract and antioxidant-rich coffee and licorice depuff and brighten the area.

Then, a light-diffusing formula helps to illuminate dull undereyes for a more awake look, and a Mica Mineral blend is added to reflect light particles for a brightening effect that’s lasting. Plus, the addition of GRANT-XT helps fight hyperpigmentation over time and a patented peptide, called SYNCHISTINE, promotes skin-smoothing benefits to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.