What’s the difference between an expensive jar of eye cream and a $20 one? Not much…if you know what you’re looking for. Which is why we consulted top dermatologists on their all-time favorites. (P.S. None of them cost more than $30.)
1. Best for Sensitive Skin
Fragrance-free formulas that don’t contain any synthetic preservatives are the name of the game when it comes to sensitive skin. “I like Weleda Renewing Eye Cream. It’s great for all skin types and ages,” says Francesca Fucso, a dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology in New York City. “The main ingredient is wild rose oil—which is packed with antioxidants that help to smooth lines and soothe puffiness over time.”
2. Best for Multitasking
For something that tackles it all, look no further than Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream. Dermatologist-recommended, this multitasking formula instantly reduces the look of dark circles, wrinkles and puffy eyes. What’s more, the hydrating and smoothing formula is made with color-correcting technology that gives off a slight touch of concealer suitable for all skin tones.
3. Best for Hydration
“I use No. 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Eye Cream. With a combination of peptides, glycerin and shea butter, it helps to plump the skin with hydration, making lines less visible,” says Mona Gohara, a dermatologist in Connecticut. This powerful eye cream is proven to visibly improve the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, and it’s suitable for those with sensitive skin. We can see our under-eyes looking younger already.