Best Eye Cream with SPF Available in the UK

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Are you looking for a good eye cream with SPF available in the UK? The delicate eye area has particularly sensitive skin and needs extra protection. This post lists the best eye creams that provide protection from sun damage.

It’s always important to protect your skin from the sun but the skin around your eyes is especially vulnerable. Many people don’t realise that 10% of skin cancers occur in this area. This is because the skin around the eyes is ten times thinner than the rest of your body making it more likely to get damaged by UV rays. Luckily there is an excellent range of eye creams with SPF available in the UK.

If Your Moisturiser Already Has SPF do you Need an Eye Cream with SPF too?

Yes. The first signs of ageing show up on the skin around your eyes since this area is thinner and less resilient. Eye creams with SPF are specifically formulated to give this area of your face more protection from UV light. Research has found that people often miss the eyelids and eye area when applying SPF. This may be because regular sunscreen can sting the eyes. Eye creams with SPF are designed for this area and will not sting your eyes or cause redness.

Which is the Best Eye Cream with SPF?

Below are six excellent eye creams all with broad spectrum SPF protection (against both UVA and UVB rays). All of the sunscreens I have recommended are at least SPF 20 or above.

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1. Ureadin Isdin Eye Gel-cream with SPF 20

After being featured in the Best Budget Anti Wrinkle Eye Creams in the UK, the Ureadin Isdin Eye Gel-cream became a best seller on UK Beauty Room. It is a light weight, non greasy eye cream which absorbs well into the skin and provides protection against UV rays.

Best Eye Cream with SPF UK

As well as being a sunscreen, the ISDIN eye cream also targets bags, dark circles and fine lines. It has a gel like consistency and is suitable for all skin types. It contains co-enzyme Q10 and Vitamin E as well as both UVA and UVB SPF 20 filters.

Isdin Eye Gel-cream with SPF 20 | Reduces puffy eyes, dark circles, and under-eye wrinkles 1 x 15ml
  • Under-eye treatment for eye bags, dark circles and fine lines in the under-eye area.
  • Gel-cream formula suitable for all skin types.
  • Immediate, long-lasting hydration from a combination of ISDIN urea and hyaluronic acid.
  • Includes anti-aging ingredients such as UVA-UVB SPF 20 filters, co-enzyme Q10 and vitamin E.
  • Lightweight non-greasy gel cream which absorbs quickly into the skin.

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2. Fade Out Brightening Eye Defence Cream with SPF 25

The Fade Out Brightening Eye Defence Cream contains Hyaluronic Acid, to hydrate the skin and Niacinamide (check out my post on 7 Reasons Why You Need Niacinamide in Your Skincare Routine). It has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark circles in just four weeks. It also contains a peptide called Haloxyl which helps to illuminate and strengthen the under-eye area.

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With a SPF of 25 this eye cream has a higher SPF factor than the Ureadin Isdin Eye Gel-cream (SPF20). It is not only effective at protecting against UVA and UVB but also lightens dark circles and reduces puffiness.

Fade Out Brightening Eye Defence Cream with SPF 25 - Brightening cream with Hyaluronic Acid, Haloxyl...
  • HYDRATE AND INSTANTLY ILLUMINATE tired looking eyes with Fade Out’s brightening eye cream....
  • SOOTHING FORMULA containing Active Peptide Haloxyl to help illuminate and strengthen the under-eye...
  • WITH HYALURONIC ACID - a powerful substance to hydrate, plump, and smooth, whilst reducing the...
  • EVERYDAY PROTECTION - Fade Out Brightening Eye Defence Cream is specially formulated with SPF 25 and...
  • REDUCES PUFFINESS and effectively lightens dark circles, whilst helping to improve the appearance of...

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3. Ultrasun Sun Protection Eye SPF 30 

This eye cream is one of my personal favourites. It has a SPF of 30, protecting against both UVA and UVB, as well as a water resistant formula. It is also suitable for contact lens wearers.

eye cream with spf uk

The Ultrasun eye cream helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and provides up to eight hours protection against UV rays. It is suitable for all skin types, free from oils, emulsifiers and perfumes and can be used for up to two years after opening.

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4. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Sensitive Eyes SPF 50+

The La Roche-Posay Anthelios eye cream is perfect for sensitive eyes. It protects the delicate skin around the eyes with a very high broad spectrum SPF 50 without causing redness or irritation.

The formula contains glycerin to help repair and protect the skin barrier as well as thermal spring water which protects the skin against free radicals generated by UVA and UVB rays.

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Sensitive Eyes Innovation Non Perfumed Cream SPF 50+ 50ml
  • Hydrating Face Cream
  • Spf 50+
  • Non Perfumed
  • Ultra Protection
  • Ultra Resistant

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5. Health & Beauty Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream SPF 20

The Health & Beauty eye cream contains sea-buckthorn, aloe vera, shea butter, calendula, and dead sea salt. It’s an excellent SPF eye cream that improves skin tone and reduces the appearance of fine lines and dark spots.

As well as providing sun protection this eye cream reduces the look of dark circles under the eyes and conceals the appearance of puffiness. It also moisturises dry skin, protects the skin from oxidative stress and revives tired eyes.

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Full ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cera Alba (Bees wax), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Montan wax, Carnauba wax, Octyl Methoxynnamate, Buxus Chinensis (Jojoba) oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Titanium Dioxide, Squalane, Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) oil, Lactic acid, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis oil, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract&Aqua, Algae Extract, Sorbitol (Natural), Camellia Sinensis (Green tea Extract), Xanthan Gum, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salt), Aloe Vera Barbadensis leaf extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbil Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hippophae oil (Oblipicha – Beta Carotene), Glycolic acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium benzoate (The most friendly preservatives – accepted worldwide)


6. Supergoop! Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40 

The Bright-Eyed 100 Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40 from Supergoop!® reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with caffeine and green tea. The formula contains wild butterfly ginger flower which protects the skin from the damage caused by blue light.

This cream contains a mineral spf which provides the perfect base for your eye makeup.

Last update on 2021-07-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


How to Apply Eye Cream with SPF

After applying your moisturiser dab the eye cream round the entire eye area using your ring finger. You need to ensure you apply a thick layer to adequately protect your skin from sun exposure.

The creams recommended here won’t leave a white cast or any greasy residue. Once the cream has dried you can apply your makeup as normal.


Key Ingredients in Eye Creams with SPF

Sunscreens are either chemical or mineral (physical). Chemical sunscreens protect the skin by absorbing UV light whilst mineral / physical sunscreens act more like a shield and deflect the sun’s rays. The products in this post are mineral sunscreens.

Examples of a mineral sunscreen include iron oxides, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Another ingredient commonly found in eye creams that protect against sun damage is Vitamin C. This is because Vitamin C is able to protect the skin from the free radicals caused by the sun’s UV rays, as well as smooth fine lines and dark spots caused by sun damage.


FAQs on Caring for the Skin Around Your Eyes

Is SPF 30 or SPF 50 better?

SPF 30 allows about 3% of UVB rays through to your skin whereas SPF 50 allows about 2%. There is only a small difference and this may create a false sense of security that products with higher SPF are providing more protection than they actually are.

What eye cream does Kim Kardashian use?

Kim Kardashian uses one of the eye creams that I recommended in my post the Best Budget Anti Wrinkle Creams! She revealed to Women Health Mag that she uses the very affordable Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream

How can I protect my eyes from sun?

As well as wearing SPF around your eyes you should wear sun glasses that block UVA and UVB rays, and a sun hat with a three-inch brim and tightly woven fabric.

This Post was All About the Best Eye Cream with SPF in the UK

Thank you for reading my post about the best eye cream with SPF in the UK. If you have tried any of the products I have recommended please leave me a comment below and let me know how you got on. Wearing a daytime eye cream with SPF can prevent UV damage and the appearance of wrinkles. The skin cancer foundation recommends wearing sunscreen all year round.

Olivia Herlihy

Olivia is the owner of UK Beauty Room and founder three other successful websites. She gained an online following after creating a natural haircare routine which completely transformed her hair. Olivia has since written an eBook on Ayurvedic hair care to help others use the same formula to improve their own hair.

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