The Best Eye Creams & Serums

by Stephan Howard ; Updated July 18, 2017

Firm, visibly youthful eyes don't have to cost a fortune.

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When it comes to maintaining a youthful, vibrant appearance, the eyes have it. From fine lines and wrinkles to puffiness and dark circles, no other area of your body reveals signs of aging quite like the eye area. The good news is that a plethora of effective, dermatologist-tested, reasonably priced eye creams and serums can help you look as young as you feel -- for less than $50 each.

DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm

When it comes to reducing undereye circles and puffiness, according to the beauty experts at "Elle" magazine, DERMAdoctor gets right to the heart of the matter. Super-hydration and plumpness are visible within the first three months of use, according to the review. Don’t be fooled by the small jar, cautions "Elle." A little goes a long way.

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream

Burt’s Bees has always kept your lips looking smooth and moist, and now it's ready to tackle your eye area, too. Glycerin and hyaluronic acid are key natural ingredients that Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream employs to instantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. This cream made "Allure" magazine's "10 Anti-Aging Products Under $30" list.

Borghese Fluido Protettivo Advanced Spa Lift for Eyes

"If you can find a faster-absorbing eye cream on the market, then consider yourself a skin care insider," declare the editors at Totalbeauty.com. The website said this ultralight cream acts swiftly to deliver irritant, sting-free, fine lines and wrinkle-diminishing results. Like most members of the Borghese brand, this cream is said to smell great and feel even better.

Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream

Known for its super clean properties, ease of use and affordability, the Kiehl’s product line represents timelessness in the arena of skin care. The Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream is no exception, asserts the makeup and beauty team at "Elle." "One of the biggest contributors to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is the loss of elasticity. Infused with copper PCA and apricot kernel oil, this cream keeps your eye area youthfully firm," the magazine says.

Olay Regenerist Eye-Lifting Serum

Few products can pull off the combination of affordability and visible results, and when it does happen, the Olay name is usually somewhere close by. Skin care and cosmetics blogger Paula Goud hails the Regenerist Eye-Lifting Serum as "a fragrance-free, antioxidant-filled antidote to tired, puffy, dark circle-laden eyes."

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About the Author

A New York City resident, Stephan Howard has been writing fashion and style-focused articles since 2004. As a guest-blogger and copywriter, he has been tapped to share his talents, most recently, by major beauty brand Toni & Guy. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the Ohio State University.