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Men's Eye Creams Worth Adding to Your Routine

By Kiehl’s Education Team

Discover 7 of our best under-eye creams for men, an essential component of a complete skincare routine.

When you meet someone for the first time, their eyes are likely the first thing you see. Eye contact allows for communication and connection, and a person’s eyes are critical to how they’re perceived. For example, men with dark circles under their eyes might be seen as more fatigued than those with fresh, bright-looking eyes. To find the best eye cream for men, identify your specific eye-area concerns — such as puffiness or under-eye wrinkles — and seek out a formula specifically designed to target those concerns. Equally important is using it daily as a regular part of your men's skincare routine.

Best Eye Cream for Men's Daily Hydration:

Avocado Eye Cream

If you are looking for an all-purpose eye cream, try our Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. This Kiehl's favorite—made with Avocado Oil to deliver instant and long-lasting hydration, and Caffeine to help energize the undereye area—provides lasting hydration to instantly improve the look and feel of under-eye skin. The rich formula is clinically demonstrated to help de-puff and brighten tired-looking eyes. It also helps defend against environmental stressors and reduce the look of fatigue.

Best Eye Cream for Men's Dark Circles:

Powerful-Strength Dark Circle-Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum

Dark under-eye circles are among the most common eye-area concerns for adults. Dark circles are shadows under the eyes which can cause you to look tired or stressed. The skin around the eye is very delicate and is often one of the first places to show signs of aging. This thin skin can sometimes appear nearly translucent which may cause dark circles to become more visible.

Managing dark circles requires both addressing the underlying cause (if possible) and using the right skincare formulas. If dark circles are your primary eye area concern, we recommend adding Powerful-Strength Dark Circle-Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum to your routine. This effective eye serum with Vitamin C and Tri-Peptide instantly hydrates and smooths the under-eye area to refresh the appearance of tired-looking eyes. With regular use, it’s been demonstrated to decrease the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and under-eye wrinkles for fresher-looking eyes.* It also helps smooth and hydrate the eye area to reveal brighter, fresher-looking eyes over time.

Kiehl's Tip: If your eye area is prone to dryness, layer your eye serum under a richer men's eye cream for added hydration.

*Clinical grading of the full panel tested in an eight-week study.

Best Eye Cream for Men's Age-Related Concerns:

Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

Because the skin around your eyes is so thin and delicate, it is one of the first areas to show visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. These changes are often accompanied by other eye-area concerns, like dark circles or dryness, that can become more prominent with age.

Address these skin concerns with a multi-purpose anti-aging eye cream, like our Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Treatment. The fast-absorbing gel cream with Niacinamide and Collagen Peptide targets the visible signs of aging in four key eye zones — specifically, the under-eye area, outer corners, brow bone, and eyelids. It helps visibly soften fine lines and wrinkles, firms the skin, and improves skin texture while also helping to address puffiness. We suggest using our anti-aging eye cream in the morning and night as a regular part of your men's anti-aging skincare routine.

Best Eye Cream for Men's Tired-Looking Eyes:

Eye Fuel

Eyes looking fatigued, dry, dull and with prominent eye bags should opt for Eye Fuel, our men's eye cream formulated with Caffeine, which helps improve the appearance of under-eyes by stimulating circulation to the area and firming skin. The refreshing formula smooths the eye area with weightless hydration and helps visibly diminish the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and restores radiance to the eye area. Suitable for all skin types and can be used morning and night.

Kiehl's Tip: Pop your eye cream in your fridge for 5–10 minutes before applying it. The cooling sensation feels especially refreshing on heavy, tired-feeling eyes.

Best Eye Cream for Men's Crow's Feet and Wrinkles:

Age Defender Eye Repair

Crow's feet can develop naturally over time as a result of everyday motions like squinting or smiling. These little lines at the corner of your eyes are named for their resemblance to birds' feet, and they are usually noticeable as you reach your 50s or 60s (though, for many, they can develop earlier). To help address and smooth the appearance of crow's feet, we suggest our Age Defender Eye Repair. This men's eye cream, made with Cocoa Butter and Rye Seed Extract, helps smooth and firm skin to diminish the appearance of crow's feet and under-eye wrinkles. It also helps brighten the under-eye area and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles. Use it morning and night for a recharged appearance.

Best Nighttime Eye Cream for Men:

Midnight Recovery Eye

How much — and how well — you sleep can have an enormous impact on your skin's appearance. This is especially true when looking at the eye area, which is uniquely susceptible to the effects of sleep deprivation. In addition to getting enough sleep, we recommend caring for your eye area with a nighttime eye cream, like Midnight Recovery Eye. The replenishing yet lightweight cream visibly smooths and restores the eye area while you sleep to help diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. When used consistently, it leaves the eye area feeling strengthened and helps to promote a fresher, more youthful appearance. For a truly restorative nighttime ritual, pair the eye cream with an overnight mask to help nourish and hydrate your skin while you snooze.

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