It’s said that your eyes are the windows to your soul. This may be true as the tender skin around those soul-windows happens to be one of the first parts of your body to reflect a more wizened appearance. We’re talking about premature aging. Implementing preventative measures or using damage reversing beauty products to correct fine lines, dark bags, and loose skin is not simply for beauty but is also an important step for healthy skincare.
Yet, have you ever asked why the area under and around your eyes seems to wane sooner than the rest?
Premature signs of aging around the eyes is mostly caused by the nature of that skin. It’s not only thinner than most other parts of the body, but under eye skin also happens to be very delicate. If that wasn’t enough, under eye skin is also incredibly overworked, from “blinking to expressing your emotions,” and is also susceptible to “ultraviolet (UV) rays, external stressors, and lifestyle choices,” all of which add up to premature aging.
With that said there are many options for taking preventative or healing measures!
Under eye beauty products — such as facial wipes, cleansers, creams, serums, and pads — all focus special attention on this delicate and overused skin to rejuvenate, heal, reduce fine lines, and provide ample hydration. With that said, if you’re eco-conscious, it’s important to note that many of these products use animal-based versions of ingredients — such as retinol and collagen — that can, in fact, be sourced ethically, from plant-based substances.
Here’s a list of vegan beauty products available on Amazon to help revitalize, tighten, and nourish your delicate under eye skin!
When it comes to trusted, brands try out Beauty by Earth. It’s truly all in the name, as this Beauty by Earth Natural & Organic Under Eye Cream is cruelty-free, vegan, and focuses on using organic ingredients! It uses a unique blend of natural extracts including coffee seed, aloe vera, cucumber, pineapple, sea buckthorn, and cranberry to provide reduce dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles, while also hydrating, nourishing, and rejuvenating under eye skin. This product promises younger looking skin and an overall brightened complexion! A 21.3-milliliter bottle costs $19.99.
anonymous says “As an almost 50-yr-old mother of five and grandmother of one, I had dark circles under my eyes as a result from years of sleep deprivation. Nothing short of catching up on sleep seemed to help, and the prospects of recent sleep were so dire that I became a coffee addict. This eye cream “called” to me… it’s coffee ingredient singing a siren song to the coffee lover in me. After all, if the coffee was to thank for keeping long days of exhaustion at bay, turn it stood to reason that it might also be able to help conquer the resulting dark circles. After ordering, the item arrived quickly and was well-packaged. It turns out that I love using this soothing cream under my eyes to help brighten the dark circles. I’m looking forward to evening more improvement with continued use and highly recommend this product whether or not you’re a fellow coffee lover.”
This Gia Naturals Pure, Natural and Organic EYE LOVE Eye Gel is exactly that, love for the skin around your eyes! This product is cruelty-free, vegan, and uses natural and organic ingredients. Gia Naturals uses an incredibly unique bio-complex formula based around plant-based silk protein amino acids. This under eye product promises both preventative and correcting measures such as diminishing wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, and those stubborn crow’s feet! A 1-fluid ounce bottle costs $15.15.
Ma says “Unbelievably good product. Only one that has delivered to help with vertical lines under my eyes. I’d give it 10 stars if I could. After only using it twice I could see the difference. I’ll be a repeat customer. 67 and trying to keep a youthful appearance.”
This Vegan White Tea and Caffeine Under Eye Serum harnesses the powers of white tea and caffeine extract to reduce dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines. This unique blend of cruelty-free, vegan ingredients includes hydrating jojoba oil and milk and zero added fragrances that may irritate sensitive eyes. Plus, this product comes in a super easy to apply roller! A 7-milliliter roller applicator costs $14.00.
This Fleur & Bee 100% Vegan Natural Firming Under Eye Cream focuses on tightening and nourishing under eye skin with a unique formula of vitamin E, squalane, caffeine, matrixyl 3000, organic green tea, organic gotu kola, vitamin B3, and organic aloe vera. This natural mixture is effective at correcting dark circles, diminishing wrinkles, and reducing puffy eyes. Along with being cruelty-free, this product is 100 percent vegan and has zero parabens, gluten, sulfates, or artificial fragrances making it the perfect option for an eco-conscious shopper with particularly sensitive skin!A 0.6-ounce jar costs $24.99.
Christa says “I like the way you can immediately feel it working right after you put it on. There is the slightest sense of tightening you feel and I really enjoy that. The product feels fresh and I have already noticed the dark circles under my eyes fading after just about a week.”
Micellar water — soft water cleanser made of micelles, tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules, — is a rising trend in the skincare world. This Organic Micellar Cleansing Water by Sky Organics harnesses the drawing out power of micellar water, while also removing makeup and hydrating without any harsh rubbing. This delicate cleansing product is perfect for under eye skin care, as it avoids the rough tugging and pulling that many cleansers require. This product is cruelty-free, vegan, uses 99 percent natural ingredients, and is free of oils, alcohol, and is non-comedogenic. An 18.6-fluid ounce bottle costs $14.20.
Amazon Customer says “This micellar water doesn’t leave a residue, so you don’t have to wipe it off after. Even if I don’t wear makeup, at the end of the day I’m surprised by how much grime comes off of my face. Leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. It’s cruelty-free which I love, and you get a lot for the price! Definitely, recommend.”
If you’re not a fan of creams, gels, or serums, these Bella Beauty Under Eye Collagen Patches may be the perfect addition to your skincare regimen! These cruelty-free, vegan-sourced collagen-rich under eye patch treatment focuses on improving fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, and boosting firmness. Bella Beauty promises visual improvement in only 15 minutes due to its unique mixture of hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid. A 12-treatment pack costs $9.99.
Candice says “Best eye mask I’ve ever tried! I love these eye collagen masks, they help lighten my under eye dark circles. Simple to use and they don’t budge. At 37 I’ve got my share of fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes. After using the masks under my eyes, I noticed a visible difference in my under eye circles and fine lines. My eye area looked radiant, hydrated, and flawless!”
It’s not exactly a gel and it’s not exactly a cream, but this Jacob & Eli Organi & Vegan Top Influencer Eye Cream Gel is an effective, affordable, vegan, and cruelty-free under eye beauty product. Using a unique formula of collagen-boosting and skin firming peptides and hyaluronic acid, this product promises to reduce wrinkles, brighten tone, and diminish fine lines, while also repairing damage and moisturizing. Plus, this product is free of gluten, phthalates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, and uses 75 percent organic ingredients. A 1-ounce jar costs $19.56.
B. Hughes says “This under eye gel is VERY nice – pat some on the skin under your eyes and it soaks right in – nice and cooling. Very similar to the Avon product I used for several years until they combined it with a cream – will only us gel so this is what I will use going forward.”
The sleek design of this Black Diamond Polyn Cooling Under Eye Serum empowers the user with a 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free product that also works! Black Diamon Polyn promises zero synthetics or alcohol including non-GMO, food grade, and plant-derived ingredients. A 2-fluid ounce bottle costs $26.99.
Amazon Customer says “Awesome product! No more crepey skin under my eyes, skin is smooth and soft. Dark circles are pretty much invisible. I’m 57 and only see the smile lines when I smile :) I love the fact that I am not putting any chemicals on my skin. I use the whole POLYN skincare line and love it!”
Avocados are hailed for their many nutritional benefits, yet they are also a wonderful calming and moisturizing topical ingredient. This Passport to Organics Avocado Eye Cream harnesses the moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and healing powers of avocado in a unique under eye cream blend of shea butter, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin F. Plus, this cream infuses the skin with natural sun protectant zinc oxide and the anti-aging antioxidant properties of Spanish rosemary for firmer, toned, and healthier under eye skin! This product is cruelty-free, vegan and is free of petrochemicals, phthalates, artificial fragrances, parabens, and sulfates. A 15-milliliter jar costs $23.75.
Silvia83 says “This is my first eye cream. I have been looking for a while and decided this was a good fit for me. I have only been using it for a few days but so far so good. The ingredients are all natural (which I love!!) and the cream leaves the delicate skin around the eyes moisturized and bright. It’s perfect before make-up and before bed :) The only downside is that the pump releases way more product than you need, so you have to be extra careful not to push too hard and have a bunch of extra product. A tiny bit of cream goes a long way.”
These Pacifica Beauty Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes are the perfect eco-friendly option for under eye skin care on the go! Pacifica Beauty promises these cleansing wipes to be cruelty-free, 100 percent vegan, and free of parabens, phthalates, and other chemically-derived, toxic ingredients. Using a natural formula of coconut water, papaya extract, and aloe vera, these wipes will not only clean your skin but they also remove makeup, pollutants, excess oil, all while soothing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and infusing powerful antioxidant protectants. A pack of 30 pre-moistened, natural towelettes costs $4.28.
Sara says “Smells pretty good!! I keep these in my bag and use when/if I’m sweating and feel gross. Like a mini little shower!”
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