You can update your wardrobe and color your grays, but there are two small areas that can quickly reveal your age: your eyes and your hands. First things first, put some SPF on those mitts. Now, let’s talk about your eyes.
Why is this area so prone to wrinkles in the first place? Well, it’s because the skin around your eyes is a lot thinner and more delicate than anywhere else. So, years of smiling, laughing and, yep, squinting at computer screens makes it stretch and then inevitably sag. It’s not the worst thing—it means you’ve done a lot of laughing in your life—but for those who may not be ready to fully embrace signs of aging, thankfully it can also be remedied.
While the hyaluronic acid in our skin begins to decline as we reach our 30s, causing dryness and wrinkles, it turns out a quick boost from an anti-aging eye cream can immediately help to plump up the skin. It just comes down to choosing the right one with ingredients that best address your concerns. For women in their 50s, that’s most likely dark circles and puffiness (look to caffeine and antioxidants like vitamins C or E) or diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (peptides and retinol are key).
Sound like something you might need? Here, 10 of the best anti-aging eye creams for women in their 50s—ranked from our drugstore favorites to luxury splurges.