Eye Creams That Put Eye Lift Surgery To Shame
Picture this. It’s early in the morning. You’ve had only a few hours of sleep—the result of a wild night of partying (or maybe, a long night of Netflix)—and you’re running late for whatever morning appointment you were dumb enough to agree to wake up for. Your eyes are tired, puffy maybe, and for some reason your favorite concealer just isn’t working. Or, maybe your under-eyes have been drier than usual recently and you don’t know what to do. Regardless of what’s been going on, having problems with your eyes’ aesthetics can be annoying. Sometimes it feels like dryness, puffiness, and dullness can seriously mar the beauty of our “windows to the soul.” To combat these more than troublesome woes without breaking the bank, try some of these creams and serums. Some of them are a bit on the pricey side, but, hey, it beats paying thousands of dollars to go under the knife!
Esarora Ice Roller
Okay, so as you can see, this isn’t exactly a cream or a serum. But it still gets rid of those pesky puffy eyes all the same. You know that trick of putting cold spoons under your eyes? This is basically the mature version of that. You stick it in the freezer until you’re ready to use, take it out for a bit, then massage it on your under-eyes. What’s great about this product is that not only is it great for soothing under your eyes, it’s wonderful for other things too. You can massage your temples to decrease fatigue or roll it over your skin to help with sunburn. You can also choose from a handful of cute colors. And the best part? It’s super cheap—you can get it amazon for $12.
100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
You probably know caffeine is amazing at a ton of other things than just waking you up in the morning. But what you may not have known, is that it can also shrink puffy eyes, and this product, filled with a ton of natural ingredients like aloe and green tea extracts, works wonders. In addition, it’s cruelty-free, paraben free, natural, and vegan—perfect for anybody who prefer to take the natural route. ($26)
Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel
What a mouthful! Ignoring this wordy name, this gel is great for keeping your eyes ultra-hydrated, dewy, and smooth. It’s great for all skin types and is also cruelty free and vegan. With ingredients like algae and caffeine (of course), this product is price-y at $48. But, all of the reviews for this product are incredible, so it’s definitely worth the price tag.
E.l.f Illuminating Eye Cream
We’re back into the safe zone, because this cream is only $10! You’re either thinking wow, right up my alley, or I’m not sure if I trust $10 cream under my eyes. But, this gel is awesome, infused with cucumber, jojoba, and rich in anti-oxidants, this product is definitely a steal! And for anybody that’s ballin’ on a budget, like myself, this product is absolutely worth a try.
Kind to Eyes Soothing Eye Balm
If you thought the price of the last product was great, you’re going to fall head over heels with this one. This eye balm is rich in skin-loving ingredients like shea butter and jojoba oil, but also full of vitamins. This balm reduces puffiness and relaxes tired eyes. Other benefits include no dyes or artificial ingredients. But the best, most groundbreaking part about this product? You can get it on Amazon for under $10. If the last cream was a steal, I’m not even sure what that makes this one.
Garnier Ultra Lift Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
Filled with ingredients like Pro-Retinol, rice peptides, and caffeine, this cream is ultra-hydrating and reduces wrinkles in just two weeks! This anti-aging cream is also known to improve elasticity and instantly smooths and brightens the eye area. For only $12 (we’ve been spoiled with thee $10 or less deals), this cream is perfect if you’re looking to combat aging effects.
Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More No More Baggage Eyes De-Puffing Gel
I’m not really sure what’s up with these doctors and these horrendously long names for their products, but aside from that, this product targets, as the name suggests, puffy eyes. It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates, which is already a plus. It provides a tightening effect and smooths the under-eye contour to reduce the look of bags and dark circles to give you well-rested, bright eyes. $40.
Uplifting Miracle Worker Eye Cool-Lift Firm Eye Cream
This cooling cream is filled with all kinds of skin goodies—provitamin P, marine plankton extracts, and Persian silk tree complex are just some—and they all work to create an eye look that is smoother, and more radiant. Over time, this product will lead to an eye area that is smoother, firmer, brighter, lifted, and revitalized. ($69)
Complete Eye Renewal Balm
This balm targets fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness, everything you need in an eye cream! Made with Alguronic, vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe, and green tea extracts, this product provides antiaging benefits, diminishes the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, and preps the eye area for smoother, longer-lasting makeup application, leaving your eyes bright and rejuvenated. ($68)
Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Eye Cream
This luxurious Japanese eye serum contains Okinawa red algae, rice bran, and green tea extracts to reduce the look of puffiness and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This product is said to be fast-absorbing, so it can be used under makeup or simply alone. This product is said to give you some of the most dramatic results! ($85)