Since there’s no shortage of options out there, we asked three top dermatologists to share their favorite picks for every concern, from crow’s feet to dark circles, and everything in between.
Here are our picks for the best eye creams that actually work, no matter your skin type, concerns, goals, or age, from 20s to 30s, 50s, and beyond:
1. Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream
Neutrogena’s unique gel-like texture absorbs quickly into skin and keeps the delicate eye area moisturized for up to 12 hours. Plus, it’s fragrance- and oil-free, making it great for nearly every skin type, from oily to sensitive.
2. Eyes Brightening Eye Cream
GH Beauty Lab test winner and Good Housekeeping Seal star Olay blurs eye-area imperfections in seconds. “This was like a primer, quickly diminishing the wrinkles at the corners of my eyes that can interfere with makeup,” one reported. “It even lifted my upper eyelids, which had started to sag,” another said. The most-liked formula among testers, it firmed skin long-term by an impressive 29%, though it wasn’t as hydrating as others in Lab calculations.
3. Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Eye Cream
RoC excelled at tackling every eye-area issue, increasing firmness by 19% and hydration by 20%, reducing wrinkles by 10%, brightening dark circles, and depuffing — all with a price way below the average treatment! Testers said it also helped the look of crow’s feet and under-eye fine lines. “I noticed within days that the issues around my eyes were diminished,” one said.
4. SkinActive Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
The most affordable winner of the GH Beauty Lab’s anti-aging eye treatment test, Garnier’s silky shea-butter-and-caffeine cream was a tester favorite as well as a fantastic skin firmer and softener. The formulation came in second for firming, with a 32% increase, and hydrating, with a 31% uptick, though it didn’t visibly reduce wrinkles in Lab assessments. It got great scores from testers for its pleasant scent. “I loved it!” and “Others noticed and asked what I’d done,” they raved.
5. For Mature Skin: Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Eye Cream
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