Truth be told, I'd never as much as touched an eye cream until this year (I figured I'm nearing 30 and had been told you should probably have your skincare routine down by then, so that's when the journey began). Well, during my hunt for the perfect option, I found plenty of prestige products with glowing reviews, but it was the best drugstore eye creams I was after. Why? You see, I tend to have some pretty expensive habits (don't we all?), and I knew that once I got used to something pricey, I'd never make the switch back. Basically, I decided to outsmart myself and go the drugstore route from the beginning… My bank account is proud, and I can report back that my face is pretty happy, too.
When it came down to my criteria, the eye cream had to be available at the drugstore, cost less than $25, and actually give results. Lucky for you, I'm sharing all of my favorite finds. Below, shop the top drugstore eye creams on the market right now (including my top pick and nighttime go-to from Boots No.7).
Roll away bags and puffiness with Garnier's eye product, infused with vitamin C and caffeine. Users swear by the calming, cooling sensation that occurs when it hits your skin.
ROC is known for its retinol, which is why this cream targeted at fighting wrinkles, crow's feet, dark circles, and puffiness does the trick. What's more, the brand says you should start seeing fewer wrinkles around month three of use (although some reviewers report noticing improvements around the two-week mark).
What are your favorite drugstore eye creams? Be sure to share with us in the comments. Up next: how to treat stretch marks.