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This $15 Drugstore Eye Cream Is Lab-Proven to Firm Sagging Skin

Good Housekeeping Logo By April Franzino, Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping Institute of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 16: When it comes to eyes, fine line and wrinkles are the biggest concern for 85% of women (that’s according to a Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab survey of over 1,000 readers). And those two worries are followed closely by lack of firmness, dark circles, and under-eye bags. That's why we were shocked to learn that over half of you don’t use an eye cream! “Eye creams differ from face creams because they’re formulated specifically for the delicate eye area. It’s important to use one to keep skin hydrated and plump,” explains GH Beauty Lab chemist Danusia Wnek. “Plus, some also contain brighteners to mask under-eye darkness and help you look more awake.” That's why it's worth it to invest in a great eye treatment to prevent signs of aging around the eyes (don't forget to protect the delicate skin with a gentle sunscreen, too). How we test eye creamsWhen testing eye creams in our Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab, we recruit women across the country to help evaluate the top treatments on the market. Each consumer tests a label-masked product as part of their skincare routine for four weeks, then provides feedback on ease of use, performance, and overall satisfaction. GH Beauty Lab scientists also track changes in lines and wrinkles around users' eyes using our Visia Complexion Analyzer both after four weeks of eye cream use. Skin firmness is assessed using a Cutometer, a device that measures skin's elasticity. We also measured hydration effects over six hours using a Corneometer machine, which determines skin's moisture content.After we compiled all of these data points and scaled results (over 5,900 in the most recent test!), we were able to definitively find the best eye creams on the market. It's worth noting that many of the eye creams below are so great that they earned our Good Housekeeping Seal, which means that if the product doesn't perform as claimed, we'll refund you in full!Make sure you apply eye cream to clean, dry skin (with clean hands) around the eye orbital area before your facial moisturizer to reap all the benefits. Here are our Beauty Lab's expert 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:

When it comes to eyes, fine line and wrinkles are the biggest concern for 85% of women (that’s according to a Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab survey of over 1,000 readers). And those two worries are followed closely by lack of firmness, dark circles, and under-eye bags. That's why we were shocked to learn that over half of you don’t use an eye cream!

“Eye creams differ from face creams because they’re formulated specifically for the delicate eye area. It’s important to use one to keep skin hydrated and plump,” explains GH Beauty Lab chemist Danusia Wnek. “Plus, some also contain brighteners to mask under-eye darkness and help you look more awake.” That's why it's worth it to invest in a great eye treatment to prevent signs of aging around the eyes (don't forget to protect the delicate skin with a gentle sunscreen, too).

How we test eye creams

When testing eye creams in our Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab, we recruit women across the country to help evaluate the top treatments on the market. Each consumer tests a label-masked product as part of their skincare routine for four weeks, then provides feedback on ease of use, performance, and overall satisfaction.

GH Beauty Lab scientists also track changes in lines and wrinkles around users' eyes using our Visia Complexion Analyzer both after four weeks of eye cream use. Skin firmness is assessed using a Cutometer, a device that measures skin's elasticity. We also measured hydration effects over six hours using a Corneometer machine, which determines skin's moisture content.

After we compiled all of these data points and scaled results (over 5,900 in the most recent test!), we were able to definitively find the best eye creams on the market. It's worth noting that many of the eye creams below are so great that they earned our Good Housekeeping Seal, which means that if the product doesn't perform as claimed, we'll refund you in full!

Make sure you apply eye cream to clean, dry skin (with clean hands) around the eye orbital area before your facial moisturizer to reap all the benefits. Here are our Beauty Lab's expert 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:

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