The best anti-ageing eye creams

When it comes to a hectic lifestyle playing havoc with our skin, the eyes have it first. As one of the most delicate area of skin on our faces, eyes are the first place to show signs of ageing, making an eye cream a worthy investment for younger looking skin. A whole host of products promise to erase fine lines, bags and all the signs of ageing with a cocktail of complex ingredients, but which ones really work? If you can't tell your skin-slumping peptides from your pearl luminisers, we're here to help, with our edit of the best eye creams to invest in.

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    Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream, £49, buy here

    Containing Grapeseed Polyphenols, Resveratrol and Viniferine work to minimise signs of ageing, this cream also has pearl luminisers and soft focus iridescence to reflect light away from the eye area.

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    Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate, £55, buy here

    Designed to be used on the whole eye area, from temple to temple, this powerful concentrated formula reactivates the production of collagen to repair wrinkles.

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    Eve Lom eye cream, £48, buy here

    The 'Queen of Cleansing' does a top notch eye cream, too. Key ingredients include Jiaogulan to help to enhance blood circulation and reduce puffiness, and extracts of Swiss Garden Cress for an even skin tone.

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    Lancome Absolue Yeux Premium ßx, £80, buy here

    A super rich and luxurious cream, specially formulated to feel gentle on delicate skin.

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    Origins Plantscription Anti-Ageing Power Serum, £65, buy here

    Use it on your eyes, neck and face - this multi-tasking serum's secret ingredient is extract of Anogeissus, a tree found on the coast of West Africa.

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    Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging+ Intensive Repair Eye Serum 15ml, £95, buy here

    This intensive eye treatment provides protection from free radicals, and contains a complex blend of ingredients to improve the skin's appearance. The thin applicator makes this one of the easiest products to use.

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    Omorovicza Gold Eye Lift, £110, buy here

    Hailing from Budapest, beauty brand Omorovicza has a cult following for its luxury skincare range. This eye cream contains chicory root extract to firm and lift and is infused with Hungarian thermal water.

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    Aromatherapy Associates Rich Repair Eye Cream, £53.00, buy here

    Aromatherapy Associates are known for calming natural oils - their skincare collection uses pure plant extracts and essentials oils to soothe puffiness and improve fine lines. Honey locks in moisture, whilst vegetable pulp plumps the surface of the skin.

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    Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment, £14.99, buy here

    This all-natural eye cream contains no nasties, with Paracress flower to firm the skin and reduce fine lines.

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    Anew Clinical Lift & Firm Eye Lift System, £20,

    The most popular eye cream in the US, the pot contains seperate compartments for the upper and under eye area.

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    Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Life Age Correcting Eye Creme, £96,

    Presented in a beautiful pot, this cream makes crepy, puffy eyes feel like new again.

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    Bobbi Brown EXTRA Eye Repair cream, £46,

    The pot may look small, but this rich, concentrated cream is packed with peptides, natural plant oils and humectants to target lines and dark circles.

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    Chanel Sublimage Eye Regenerating Cream, £128,

    The partner to the Sublimage cream, this rich cream targets loss of firmness and poor microcirculation to make your eyes look younger.

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    Crème de la Mer The Eye Concentrate, £150,

    Great for targeting crow's feet, a little of this luxurious cream goes a long way.

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    Decléor Expression De L'age Relaxing Eye Cream, £48.50,

    Specially formulated for women in their thirties, this light, delicate eye cream contains Bio-retinol and Hibiscus Extract to correct expression lines, and a selection of plant active ingredients to work on those dark circles.

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    Weleda Pomegranate Firming eye cream, £23.95,

    Containing Pomegranate seed oil (which is packed with anti-oxidants), this cream promises reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the eye area by 23% after a month, and is suitable for contact lense wearers.

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    Dr Nick Lowe Age Correct Eye Serum, £6.99,

    A great value but high-performing eye serum, the multi-peptides inside give an instant lift and tone effect.