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Top 25 Best Japanese Eye Creams to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best eye creams. We then chose the 25 most popular products and tested them.


We focused on three things: how well it moisturized our skin, how it felt to use, and the quality of the ingredients inside. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese eye creams available online.

  • Last updated: 10-30-2019
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Top 25 Best Japanese Eye Creams to Buy Online 2019

We picked out 25 of the most popular products and tested them for the following: how moisturizing they were, how they felt to use, and what was inside.


Then, based on how they performed on our tests, we graded and ranked the top 25 Japanese eye creams available online.


※Japanese prices for some of the products are given; they’ve merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.

1
JapaneseSK-II R.N.A.パワー アイ クリーム
Amount0.5 oz
Product typeCosmetic
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsGalactomyces ferment filtrate (Pitera™), palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsGlycerin, niacinamide, BG, etc.
Moisturizing4.5
How it felt to use5.0
Quality of ingredients3.3
Overall score4.4
2
Japaneseフローフシ THE アイクリーム
Amount0.3 oz
Product typeCosmetic
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsHuman oligopeptide-1, human oligopeptide-13, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsHuman oligopeptide-9, sodium hyaluronate, biotynil tripeptide-1, etc.
Moisturizing4.5
How it felt to use3.5
Quality of ingredients4.7
Overall score4.2
3
JapaneseポーラB.A アイゾーンクリーム
Amount0.9 oz
Product typeCosmetic
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsClove extract, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsGlycerin, artemesia extract, BG, etc.
Moisturizing4.0
How it felt to use4.0
Quality of ingredients3.9
Overall score4.0
4

KoseMaihada Skin Moisture Improvement Eye Cream

Quasi-drug

$65.81

Japaneseコーセー米肌 肌潤改善アイクリーム(医薬部外品)
Amount0.5 oz
Product typeQuasi-drug
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsBifidobacterium fermented extract, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsRice Power® No.11, rich glycerin, 1 & 3 butylene glycol, etc.
Moisturizing3.8
How it felt to use3.6
Quality of ingredients2.8
Overall score3.6
5
Japaneseポーラリンクルショット メディカル セラム(医薬部外品)
Amount0.7 oz
Product typeQuasi-drug
Eye cream typeSerum
Main skincare ingredientsAmino acids, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsNot listed
Moisturizing3.3
How it felt to use3.5
Quality of ingredients5.0
Overall score3.5
6
Japaneseコーセーワンバイコーセー ザ リンクレス(医薬部外品)
Amount0.7 oz
Product typeQuasi-drug
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsNiacinamide, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsHydrolyzed collagen, 1 & 3 butylene glycol, rich glycerin, etc.
Moisturizing3.3
How it felt to use3.5
Quality of ingredients5.0
Overall score3.5
7
Japaneseロート製薬オバジ ダーマパワーX ステム シャープ アイ
Amount0.7 oz
Product typeCosmetic (officially tested for efficiency)
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsOriganum majora leaf extract, hydrolyzed elastin, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsBG, glycerin, hydrolyzed collagen, etc.
Moisturizing3.3
How it felt to use2.9
Quality of ingredients3.0
Overall score3.1
8

Ishizawa LabsSukoyaka Suhada Urea Moisture Eye Cream

$15.22

Japanese石澤研究所すこやか素肌 尿素のしっとり目もとクリーム
Amount1 oz
Product typeCosmetic
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsDipotassium glycyrrhizinate, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsBG, glycerin, urea, etc.
Moisturizing3.3
How it felt to use3.0
Quality of ingredients2.8
Overall score3.0
9

ShiseidoElixir Enriched Wrinkle Cream

Quasi-drug

$52.98

Japanese資生堂エリクシール シュペリエル エンリッチド リンクルクリーム S(医薬部外品)
Amount0.5 oz
Product typeQuasi-drug
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsRetinol, tocopherol acetate, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsWater-soluble collagen (F), rich glycerin, acetylated sodium hyaluronate, etc.
Moisturizing3.3
How it felt to use3.0
Quality of ingredients2.8
Overall score3.0
10
Japaneseドクターシーラボエンリッチリフト アイ EX
Amount0.5 oz
Product typeCosmetic
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsPlatinum, ubiquinone, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsGlycerin, hydrolyzed collagen, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, etc.
Moisturizing2.8
How it felt to use4.0
Quality of ingredients3.2
Overall score3.0
11
Japaneseイプサザ タイムリセット アイエッセンス(医薬部外品)
Amount0.7 oz
Product typeQuasi-drug
Eye cream typeSerum
Main skincare ingredientsAscorbic acid 2-glucoside, tocopherol acetate, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsRich glycerin, sodium hyaluronate(2), water-soluble collagen (F), etc.
Moisturizing3.0
How it felt to use3.0
Quality of ingredients2.7
Overall score2.9
12
Japanese肌美精 リンクルケアパッククリーム
Amount1 oz
Product typeCosmetic (tested for efficiency)
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsRetinol palmitate, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsDPG, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, etc.
Moisturizing3.0
How it felt to use2.3
Quality of ingredients2.8
Overall score2.8
13
Atorrege AD+ Refining Eye Cream 1

Atorrege AD+Refining Eye Cream

$42.70

Japaneseアトレージュ リファイニングアイクリーム
Amount0.4 oz
Product typeCosmetic
Eye cream typeCream
Main skincare ingredientsRetinol palmitate, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsBG, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, etc.
Moisturizing2.5
How it felt to use3.3
Quality of ingredients2.6
Overall score2.7

Compare the Best Japanese Eye Creams

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1
SK-II R.N.A Power Eye Cream 1

SK-II

2
Flowfushi The Eye Cream 1

Flowfushi

3
Pola B.A Eye Zone Cream 1

Pola

4
Kose Maihada Skin Moisture Improvement Eye Cream 1

Kose

5
Pola Wrinkle Shot Medical Serum 1

Pola

6
One by Kose The Wrinkless 1

One by Kose

7
Obagi Derma Power X Stem Sharp Eye 1

Obagi

8
Ishizawa Labs Sukoyaka Suhada Urea Moisture Eye Cream 1

Ishizawa Labs

9
Shiseido Elixir Enriched Wrinkle Cream 1

Shiseido

10
Dr. Ci:Labo Enrich-Lift Eye EX 1

Dr. Ci:Labo

11
Ipsa The Time Reset Eye Essence 1

Ipsa

12
Hadabisei Wrinkle Care Facial Cream 1

Hadabisei

13
Atorrege AD+ Refining Eye Cream 1

Atorrege AD+

Name

R.N.A Power Eye Cream

The Eye Cream

B.A Eye Zone Cream

Maihada Skin Moisture Improvement Eye Cream

Wrinkle Shot Medical Serum

The Wrinkless

Derma Power X Stem Sharp Eye

Sukoyaka Suhada Urea Moisture Eye Cream

Elixir Enriched Wrinkle Cream

Enrich-Lift Eye EX

The Time Reset Eye Essence

Wrinkle Care Facial Cream

Refining Eye Cream

FeaturesThe Very Best Japanese Eye ...The Most Effective Eye Crea...The Best Eye Cream for Sens...The Best Medicated Eye CreamThe Best Eye Cream for Wrin...The Wrinkle Care Cream with...A Great Eye Cream for Aging...The Best Eye Cream for Unde...A Great Base for a MoisturizerAn Eye Cream with a Great A...A Great Eye Cream for White...A Good Eye Cream with a Lig...An Eye Cream That's Easy to...
Price$93.24$32.69$155.29$65.81$129.18$42.87$48.80$15.22$52.98$28.89$50.64$7.93$42.70
JapaneseSK-II R.N.A.パワー アイ クリームフローフシ THE アイクリームポーラB.A アイゾーンクリームコーセー米肌 肌潤改善アイクリーム(医薬部外品)ポーラリンクルショット メディカル セラム(医薬部外品)コーセーワンバイコーセー ザ リンクレス(医薬部外品)ロート製薬オバジ ダーマパワーX ステム シャープ アイ石澤研究所すこやか素肌 尿素のしっとり目もとクリーム資生堂エリクシール シュペリエル エンリッチド リンクルクリーム S(医薬部外品)ドクターシーラボエンリッチリフト アイ EXイプサザ タイムリセット アイエッセンス(医薬部外品)肌美精 リンクルケアパッククリームアトレージュ リファイニングアイクリーム
Amount0.5 oz0.3 oz0.9 oz0.5 oz0.7 oz0.7 oz0.7 oz1 oz0.5 oz0.5 oz0.7 oz1 oz0.4 oz
Product typeCosmeticCosmeticCosmeticQuasi-drugQuasi-drugQuasi-drugCosmetic (officially tested for efficiency)CosmeticQuasi-drugCosmeticQuasi-drugCosmetic (tested for efficiency)Cosmetic
Eye cream typeCreamCreamCreamCreamSerumCreamCreamCreamCreamCreamSerumCreamCream
Main skincare ingredientsGalactomyces ferment filtrate (Pitera™), palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, etc.Human oligopeptide-1, human oligopeptide-13, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, etc.Clove extract, etc.Bifidobacterium fermented extract, etc.Amino acids, etc.Niacinamide, etc.Origanum majora leaf extract, hydrolyzed elastin, etc.Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, etc.Retinol, tocopherol acetate, etc.Platinum, ubiquinone, etc.Ascorbic acid 2-glucoside, tocopherol acetate, etc.Retinol palmitate, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, etc.Retinol palmitate, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, etc.
Main moisturizing ingredientsGlycerin, niacinamide, BG, etc.Human oligopeptide-9, sodium hyaluronate, biotynil tripeptide-1, etc.Glycerin, artemesia extract, BG, etc.Rice Power® No.11, rich glycerin, 1 & 3 butylene glycol, etc.Not listedHydrolyzed collagen, 1 & 3 butylene glycol, rich glycerin, etc.BG, glycerin, hydrolyzed collagen, etc.BG, glycerin, urea, etc.Water-soluble collagen (F), rich glycerin, acetylated sodium hyaluronate, etc.Glycerin, hydrolyzed collagen, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, etc.Rich glycerin, sodium hyaluronate(2), water-soluble collagen (F), etc.DPG, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, etc.BG, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, etc.
Moisturizing4.54.54.03.83.33.33.33.33.32.83.03.02.5
How it felt to use5.03.54.03.63.53.52.93.03.04.03.02.33.3
Quality of ingredients3.34.73.92.85.05.03.02.82.83.22.72.82.6
Overall score4.44.24.03.63.53.53.13.03.03.02.92.82.7
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Products That Didn't Make the Cut

And why they didn't quite make it.

Average on All Fronts

Average on All Fronts

DHC Medicated Q Eye Cream scored extremely average scores across the board. It felt good but not great; it moisturized our test mushroom but not by a lot; and it took some time to blend it into our skin completely. We didn't notice a difference in our wrinkles, either, so it would be difficult for us to recommend this as a good product.

More Moisturizing Power Than Skincare Power

More Moisturizing Power Than Skincare Power

We think the best eye creams can both moisturize your eye area and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but these didn't quite meet our expectations. Homeo Beau Eye Cream would work just fine as a moisturizer, but we didn't notice much of a difference in the wrinkles on our mushroom after testing it.


We found the same with White Label Gold Placenta Eye Cream, but at least it moisturized all the way through the mushroom and not just the surface.

Not Enough Moisture

Not Enough Moisture

On the other end of the spectrum, we found that these eye creams didn't hydrate the skin around our eyes much at all. This included Placenta Whitening Eye Cream and Eye Kirara; we were also turned off by the design of the package of the latter.

Good Texture, but Lacking in Skincare

Good Texture, but Lacking in Skincare

If you're all about texture, then these are some products to consider; but since they didn't pass our skincare tests, they didn't have great scores in our ranking.


Kirarie's Eye Cream 3 has a light and smooth texture that would feel great to massage into your skin and provided a decent amount of moisture, but it didn't do much for wrinkles. We found the same with Attenir Eye Extra Serum.

Won't Sink into Your Skin

Won't Sink into Your Skin

When it comes to eye creams, there's nothing worse than ending up with a product that you can't blend in easily or that leaves an oily residue. Cezanne Moisture Rich Essence Eye Care made our skin feel a bit slimy, and Hada Labo's Special Wrinkle Cream felt like a mask around our eyes.


Other products we tested like Nameraka Honpo's Wrinkle Eye Cream and Fancl's Wrinkle Cream were hard to blend into our skin properly and they felt more heavy than anything. Inner Signal Rejuvenate Clear Up Eyes, which took the bottom spot in our ranking, had the same texture and the addition of an unpleasant fragrance.

How We Tested the Eye Creams

We put the 25 most popular eye creams through three tests, each designed to gauge a different factor. One was to judge how much it hydrated our skin, and two more were to how it felt to use and the quality of the ingredients within.

Test ① Moisturizing Power

Test ① Moisturizing Power

To test each eye cream's moisturizing potential, we spread a bit of each product onto a piece of dried shiitake mushroom. We let them sit overnight, then turned them over and let them absorb the eye cream for another 6 hours. Then, we judged how soft each mushroom turned off and how many wrinkles went away.


Our results showed us that certain textures don't necessarily work better for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, so perhaps it's all in the ingredients.

Test ② How it Felt to Use

Test ② How it Felt to Use

Four of our editing staff participated in this test. They used each product around their own eyes to gauge their texture and fragrance, as well as how easy it was to use the container. They agreed that eye creams that feel like they're penetrating into your skin feel the best.

Test ③ Quality of Ingredients

Test ③ Quality of Ingredients

Rather than judging the list of ingredients by what "bad" things it contained, we instead focused on how much good stuff was in it. Quasi-drugs and products that had official efficiency tests received higher scores, as well as products that had a lot of aging care ingredients.

How to Choose an Eye Cream - Buying Guide

Here are three big things to look out for.

① We Recommend an Eye Cream with Lots of Moisturizing Ingredients

① We Recommend an Eye Cream with Lots of Moisturizing Ingredients

When it comes to the sensitive skin around your eyes, you don't want to skimp on moisture. This should arguably be the most important factor when deciding which eye cream you're going to buy. Some moisturizing ingredients include ceramides (セラミド種), hyaluronic acid (ヒアルロン酸), BG, DPG, glycerin (グリセリン), and more.

② Pick a Texture and Container That You Like

② Pick a Texture and Container That You Like

You're going to want to buy something you'll want to use everyday, because your eyes deserve it. Creams provide deep care, but if you don't like heavy-texture products, you could opt for a gel or serum instead. Some eye creams also have unique applicators, so if it's possible to see or test it out before buying, we recommend doing so.

③ Consider an Eye Cream for Aging Care

③ Consider an Eye Cream for Aging Care

Whether or not you're worried about the appearance of wrinkles, these ingredients are especially helpful to have in your eye cream. They will smooth and firm up your skin, making it appear more supple. Aging care ingredients include retinol (レチノール); human oligopeptide-1, 13, and 14 (ヒトオリゴペプチド); platinum (プラチナ); vitamin C (ビタミンC); and more.

Summary

We rounded up members from our editing department, purchased the 25 most popular Japanese eye creams, and tested them all.


We learned that the best of the best eye creams contain both moisturizing and aging care ingredients, have an applicator that's easy to use, and absorb into skin without leaving behind a feeling of heaviness. Keep these points in mind when shopping for your perfect eye cream.

Author: Miyuki Arai/Translation: Shannon McNaught/Photos: Yuuki Inagaki

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    It’s easy to see excessive plastic use when we go food shopping, but one area we might not pay as much attention to is in our shaving habits. Think about it: whether you use disposable razors where you throw away the whole thing or cartridge razors where the disposable blades are encased in plastic, if you shave a few times a week, all that waste can really add up.Luckily, all-metal, reusable razors are making a comeback, making it easy for you to get an eco-friendly shave. But it can be hard to figure out where to begin when you’re starting from scratch. In this guide, we’ll go over the major points to look for when buying an eco-friendly razor. At the end we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorites to get you started on your search.
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  • Top 38 Best Japanese Lip Balms to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 38 Best Japanese Lip Balms to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    If eyes are the windows to your soul, your lips are the shape to its voice. They’re worth taking good care of, especially because they’re tender and prone to aging, just like the rest of your skin. And in Japan, as in America, lip balm is cheap and plentiful, so you’ve plenty of choices–choices between brands, as well as between medicated, tinted, or organic balms.So which balms are worth your money and which aren’t? To answer that question, we ordered the 38 most popular lip balms from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested for the following:1. Hydration2. ApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese lip balms.
    Cosmetics and skincare
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  • Top 10 Best Japanese Hair Dyes to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 10 Best Japanese Hair Dyes to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Let’s get this straight–there’s no such thing as a “best” hair dye. Strictly speaking. Just like there’s no such thing as a “best” concealer or “best” mattress or “best” jacket because it all comes down to you. What kind of skin do you have? What kind of sleeping posture? Do you get cold easily?This time around, we ordered the 10 most popular hair dyes found in Japanese drugstores and on Japan’s e-commerce sites and compared the following:1. How Vivid the Color was2. How Gentle on Hair the Dye was3. How Long the Color LastedHowever, we want you to keep in mind that the Japanese hair dyes we introduce were formulated with Japanese (naturally black, bleached Asian) hair in mind and are most effective on hair of a similar quality. If you’ve hair like that, great–you’ll probably find that it works better than your average box of CVS/Walgreens stuff. If not, though, results may be a bit unexpected.
    Cosmetics and skincare
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  • Top 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Serums, Essences, and Ampoules to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Serums, Essences, and Ampoules to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    We might not be able to prevent aging altogether, but we can still age gracefully. That feels like the consensus here in Japan, where anti-aging skincare is popular and constantly evolving. As time goes by, our skin undergoes certain changes–hormones are thrown out of balance, certain functions are dulled–and serums that you used once may no longer be as effective.So which serums a) target the signs of aging and b) will actually work for you? In order to answer that question, we ordered the 18 most popular anti-aging※1 serums※2 from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited a skincare specialist and had her compare the following:1. Hydration2. ApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese anti-aging serums, essences, and ampoules.※1 エイジングケア: anti-aging (lit. aging care), which, in this article, refers to products meant to moisturize mature skin※2 美容液: serums, essences, and ampoules (all three are basically the same product, just with different concentration levels of active ingredients)
    Cosmetics and skincare
    2,848 views
  • THREE Balancing Cleansing Oil Review
    THREE Balancing Cleansing Oil Review
    THREE’s a higher-end makeup and skincare brand, famous for their use of botanicals. Their goal is to make products that beautify you in the purest, most natural way.This time around, our editing department purchased THREE’s Balancing Cleansing Oil and put it to the test. We looked at cleansing power and what ingredients were used. We then judged both the efficacy of the product and just how gentle it was on skin.
    Cosmetics and skincare
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