Best Affordable Eye Creams

Trying to keep up with busy lifestyles and crazy commitments, particularly at this time of year, it may feel like you’ve been looking into the tired, old eyes of a stranger lately. Fear not, we can help to put that pearly white twinkle of yesteryear back in your eye, without your wallet taking a hit where it hurts!

Let’s start with a cream we like to call the ‘One Stop Shop’ for all eye issues. QV Face Revitalising Eye Cream is enhanced with safflower oil, promoting elasticity, smoothness and softness in the fragile skin surrounding the eye. It fixes dark circles, sagging, and puffiness which can be caused by poor diet, lack of sleep, stress and environmental factors. Your eyes will be left looking brighter with a youthful radiance as it also targets fine lines. Free from fragrance and colours, the cream is suitable for all skin types. See, it really is a ‘one stop shop’ cream! 15mL, $15.99.
If it’s the wrinkles you really want to tame, we love the Nivea Visage Anti-Wrinkle Q10 Plus Refreshing Eye Roll-On. This cream comes in a handy bottle with roller-ball application. Featuring a light, hydrating formula that instantly cools the skin around the eyes and reduces puffiness, the roller-ball massages and promotes circulation. This treatment supports the skin’s natural co-enzyme Q10 to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. It’s a massage and treatment in one! 10mL, $18.98.
Dark circles in the “bags” of our eyes can be a major cause for concern for so many of us. Luckily, ULittleBeauty Soothing Eye Balm is here to hydrate and renew by softening and toning the sensitive eye area. The eye balm is enriched with Kakadu plum extract and is moisture-rich, reducing dark circles. 15mL, $19.95.
For sunken and withdrawn eyes, Natio Ageless Brightening Eye Cream is a light coverage cream designed to help plump fine lines around the eye area. Hazelnut and organic rosehip oil minimise the appearance of environmental damage and encourage the elasticity to return to our skin. This cream works on all skin-types, is hypoallergenic and is best when applied morning and night for full effect to take place. 20gms, $18.95.
Another hypoallergenic cream is the Avon Solutions Advanced Eye Perfector with Peptides. Its main focus is to soothe and cool the eyes to avoid bags and the appearance of weariness. The cream contains Chaihu extract (known to help in the production of collagen, promoting skin elasticity and strength), witch hazel and vitamin B5 to refresh and firm up tired eyes. 15mL, $19.99.

swiish tip:

For a little DIY project, why not give coconut oil and vitamin E a mix in a small bowl, and dab under your eyes before bed time. It’s widely known how amazing Vitamin E is for our skin, and coconut oil is all the rage for its never-ending health benefits. This one is a seriously cheap and cheerful, DIY eye cream.

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