Our pick of the best eye creams on the high street for fighting wrinkles, dark circles and under-eye bags
Actress Julia Roberts once said her secret to looking youthful was ‘being happy. And maybe a little eye cream.’ We like her thinking and have picked our favourite affordable eye creams to help you age like a Hollywood star!
For an affordable eye cream that’s ideal for sensitive skin, try this light and refreshing gel. It contains vitamin E to protect the skin around your eyes and camomile to soothe it. It’s a real bargain at £2.75 for 15ml from M&S.
If your eyes show the effects of being a tired mum, this eye cream will reach deep down into your epidermal skin layers to help reduce the signs of fatigue. It smoothes out dehydration lines and is fragrance and alcohol free so it’s kinder to your skin. £13.27 for 15ml at Boots.
This tube contains a pro-retinol formula to target deep wrinkles and claims to make lines appear smoother after just one application. Use it for 28 days to get the full effects of the cream. It’s not the cheapest on the market, but isn’t a budget blower at £9.87 for 15ml from Boots.
This is Avon’s bestselling eye cream and is a favourite for its lifting and tightening properties. The dual formula works on your upper and lower eye lids. The upper-lid gel has elastin-boosting ingredients to make your eyes appear refreshed and awake. The under-eye cream helps reduce puffiness and dark circles. It doesn’t come cheap at £19.50 a pot from Avon, but with three sold every minute, it proves it’s worth splurging on!
With UVA and UVB filters, this eye cream offers protection against the ageing effects of daylight while minimising dark under-eye circles and fighting the appearance of wrinkles. It’s a good all-rounder and ideal if your main concern is sun protection. £9.99 for 15ml at Boots.
Want a fresher, brighter eye area? This anti-ageing eye cream has marine fennel extract to add moisture to the thinner skin around your eyes and helps keep it looking smoother and wrinkle free. It usually costs £10.20 but is on sale at Superdrug for £5.09 now!
This eye cream is crammed with puffy eye reducing and relaxing ingredients like pro-vitamin B5, vitamin E, jojoba oil, shea butter and bisabolol. It’s suitable for sensitive skin and is purse friendly at just £3.99 for 15ml from Boots.
Be sure to treat your eyes at night to get the maximum effects of your eye cream. This organic eye cream contains aloe vera and avocado to nourish the skin around your eyes while you sleep. Get it from feelunique.com at £7.65 for 10ml with free delivery.
Wrinkles and dark circles are the biggest problems for women when it comes to our eyes. This roll-on will give you an instant pick-me-up and leave you looking less tired. The massaging applicator helps to aid circulation, while drainage and light-diffusing particles – guarana and rhodiola can reduce dark circles and puffiness. It’s £7 for 15ml at Tesco.
As your skin ages, the delicate tissue around the eyes weakens and becomes less firm. This cream helps to plump up the skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s light, so won’t leave the under-eye area feeling sticky and it works as a base under your make-up. It’s £7.99 for 15ml at Boots.
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