15 of the Best Antiaging Eye Creams Money Can Buy
On the laziest of days, we can’t help but wonder “Do I really need to be using an eye cream?” That’s when we splash some cold water on our face, give our cheeks a little slap, and pull ourselves together. Of course we need to be using an eye cream, lest the fine lines and puffy bags and dark circles drag us down for good.
Finding an antiaging eye cream that delivers on all of its promises is quite the feat. Finding one that does it on a budget? Borderline impossible. Luckily we’re in the business of sniffing out the best beauty products on the market, whether found at the department store counter or in the drugstore aisle. (You too, Sephora!)
Your eyes are often one of the first places to show signs of aging, which is why antiaging eye creams are something we’d happily shell out major coinage for if proven worthy. A little goes a long way—just a few tiny dots!—with these best-ever eye creams, and they’ll have your eyes looking bright, young, and contoured in no time.
Here are 15 of the all-time best eye creams for antiaging that money can buy. Feel free to splurge at the beauty store or take your wallet to the drugstore—both places have tried-and-true options we’d bet on any day.
Baebody Retinol Moisturizer Cream for Face and Eyes
We've found that you really can't argue with cult-favorite Amazon beauty products. (Seriously, have you tried the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay?)
This cream can be used all over your face in addition to the delicate eye area, which simplifies your evening routine in one fell swoop. It's packed with retinol to treat fine lines and wrinkles, Aloe vera to soothe, sunflower oil to moisturize, and antioxidants to brighten and rejuvenate.
BUY IT: $19.95; amazon.com
Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream with Hyaluronic Acid
This is one of the best drugstore products for when you need something reliable and affordable. The hyaluronic acid-packed gel-cream is ultra-hydrating, smoothing, and feels instantly refreshing when applied to your delicate eye area.
BUY IT: $11.99; amazon.com
Clinique Repairwear Anti-Gravity Eye Lift Cream
Anti-gravity? Now that's a word we like to hear when it comes to anti-aging products. Clinique is a staple brand for classic Southern gals looking for consistently effective skincare—and this lesser-known eye cream is one of our favorites. It works to lift and firm the skin around your eyes, while building up massive hydration and plumpness on time-thinned skin.
BUY IT: $46; sephora.com
Kiehl's Youth Dose Eye Treatment
The name doesn't lie: Give your eyes a “dose of youth” with this eye cream. Pro-Retinol, vitamin C, and grape seed extract (a powerful dark circle-busting antioxidant) make quite the holy trinity of antiaging. Even better, you can sub it in for your concealer since it comes in a slightly nude tint. Two birds, meet stone.
BUY IT: $39; kiehls.com
RoC Retinol Correxion Anti-Aging Eye Cream
This product is a classic for a reason: It hits all the marks at an affordable price. Mamas everywhere swear by this formula to fight signs of aging and improve the overall appearance of your eyes on a daily basis. We'd recommend using this product as a starter retinol when you're trying to get into the antiaging game.
BUY IT: $16; amazon.com
Olehenrikson Banana Bright Eye Crème
This game-changing eye cream instantly gained a major fan base after dropping last year. It sold out on both Sephora and the brand's website in just days. Days!
We came for the intense vitamin C brightening effect—which is very, very real—and stayed for the collagen-packed antiaging boost. After just two to three days of regular use, expect to be wowed.
BUY IT: $38; sephora.com
Burt's Bees Renewal Firming Eye Cream
This firming formula comes equipped with bakuchiol, a gentler alternative to retinol—sensitive skin types, rejoice! It's made of 99% natural origin, targets puffiness, and minimizes the appearance of dark circles.
BUY IT: $19.99; target.com
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask
Putting in work while we sleep? Where do we sign up? This eye-catching mask is an intensive treatment for your peepers. It's formulated with avocado, retinol, and coffeeberry to help depuff, brighten, and treat the appearance of dark circles. Basically, you wake up looking like a fresh-faced Sleeping Beauty. No prince required.
BUY IT: $42; sephora.com
Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller
This is as close as you're getting to a spa treatment complete with cucumber-laden eyes on a work morning, my friend—and it comes at a bargain price. Apply the anti-puff serum with the metal roller ball and get ready to reap all of the cooling, calming, and rejuvenating benefits. If you're someone who likes to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, this one's for you.
BUY IT: $12.99; amazon.com
Dr. Brandt Needles No More® No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel
When you're ready to call in the heavy hitters, this should be at the top of the list. The advanced gel formula instantly brightens and contours aging, tired-looking eyes. It uses what the brand calls "Filmatrix technology"—obtained from algae extract, plant extract, and silicates on the skin’s surface—which tightens and smooths the eye area. Say goodbye to those bags!
BUY IT: $42; sephora.com
First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid
Triple the hyaluronic acid, triple the chance of hydrated, plump skin. This retinol-based eye cream combats the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while—and this is important—stimulating natural production of collagen for younger-looking skin.
BUY IT: $42; ulta.com
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream
This longtime favorite is the no-fuss pick to use when you're looking to keep your beauty routine simple, easy, and affordable. At its core, it is formulated to deliver pure stabilized retinol into skin's surface. See? No-fuss but effective.
BUY IT: $23.99; ulta.com
REN Clean Skincare Keep Young and Beautiful Anti-Aging Eye Cream
REN can do no wrong when it comes to clean beauty. All of the brand's products are made without a list of over 50 harmful ingredients, which means your skin is getting the best of the best. Just like the names suggests, this eye cream reduces the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles (while hydrating and smoothing skin) to keep your skin "young and beautiful."
BUY IT: $42; sephora.com
Olay Total Effects 7-in-One Anti-Aging Transforming Eye Cream
If you're looking for a daily, all-in-one (7-in-one, to be exact!) eye cream, this drugstore snag is just the thing to keep your eyes in tip-top shape. It is formulated to cure everything from fine lines to dark circles to puffiness. Follow with face cream and SPF!
BUY IT: $16.99; amazon.com
Paula's Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Eye Gel
This eye gel packs a powerful punch in the form of a cooling, fast-acting product. It contains a concentrated blend of hyaluronic acid and peptides, which means a little goes a long way. And after a few days, you won't want to waste even a drop.
BUY IT: $34; dermstore.com