The New York Times reported that in 2006, Clinique surveyed 13,000 users. They were shocked to find that 53 percent of those surveyed said under-eye circles and puffiness were their number one concern. The cosmetic and skin care industry quickly took notice of this open market and began producing eye creams designed to address these issues while also dealing with aging issues such as wrinkles and thinning skin. Overall, when looking for an eye cream that will thicken the skin, Amy Wechsler, MD, PC, look for one containing retinol or peptides; and Eye Cream Review notes Vitamin C as another thickening ingredient.

StriVectin SD Eye Cream

You can reduce fine lines with StriVectin SD Eye Cream, which contains Striadril, an ingredient made of patented pentapeptides 2. This eye cream will not only help to thicken the skin around the eyes, but will also help boost collagen production to create a smooth, taut look and feel. There are no aromatic oils or other ingredients in this eye cream that tend to make eyes water. It’s one of the reasons to use a cream specifically made for the eyes versus an everyday moisturizer.

M.D. Forte Rejuvenating Eye Cream w/ Retinol

In addition to containing retinol that will help thicken the skin, M.D. Forte Rejuvenating Eye Cream also contains antioxidants to help fight free radicals responsible for skin damage and signs of aging. This product moisturizes, firms and smoothes the skin around the eyes to diminish fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.

Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15

The active ingredient in this product is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, vitamin C. In addition to thickening the skin around the eye, this eye cream will protect the skin from UV rays and free radicals. It is formulated to brighten and smooth the skin around the eye from fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.

Emu Oil Eye Cream

If you’re looking for an all-natural eye cream, look for one containing emu oil. Emu oil is relatively new to the world of skin care, but is showing positive test results when tested for treatment of skin ailments including aging, eczema, psoriasis and acne. It is also showing positive results in providing many other benefits to the hair and body. It is now being used in many anti-aging products due to its ability to moisturize the skin, fade age spots and diminish inflammation. Emu Oil Eye Cream Plus Vitamin E thickens the thin skin around the eyes as it moisturizes and reduces puffiness.