The Truth About Eye Creams
When it comes to eye creams, you may be surprised by the results of the recent Consumer Reports study
-Paige Herman Axel
Anti-aging products whisper sweet nothings in your ear. Wouldn’t it be great if those creams delivered instead of just making promises? Millions of American women hunt for the perfect product-in fact we collectively spend ore than a billion dollars a year on wrinkle removers – but it’s time for a reality check. There’s no magic bullet for wrinkles. The good news is you can get some subtle improvement without dropping a lot of cash.
Consumer Reports recently tested more than 16 eye creams to see if their claims were true. They compared high-end eye products with their lower-cost counterparts. Here are their results:
1. There’s no magical potion that allows you to wake up one morning looking 10 years younger. However, you can definitely see some improvements with certain brands.
2. The brands that do the job aren’t necessarily the pricey products!
Two of the most expensive products tested: Perricone MD’s Advanced Eye Therapy and Lancôme’s High Resolution Eye Collaser-5X Intense Collagen Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum, came in at the bottom of the list and the budget-friendly products fared better.
Since we’re all trying to fight the war against aging – without wasting a lot of money – here are Consumer Reports’ top 5 budget picks that you can try for yourself:
1. L’Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Revitalift Double Lifting Eye ($16.49, walgreens.com)
2. Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Booster Eye Transforming Cream ($19.99, drugstore.com)
3. L’Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Revitalift Eye Anti-Wrinkle and Firming ($9.99, walgreens.com)
4. Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming ($14.99, drugstore.com)
5. Boots No. 7 Protect & Perfect ($22.99, drugstore.com)
Which eye cream products have you tried? Did you find one that worked?