A good antiaging product is the gift that keeps giving.

By Patricia Shannon
November 26, 2020
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The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year—and they can also be the most exhausting. This year, pair the seasonal exhaustion with skipping the in-person social engagements in favor of at-home Zoom dinners and staying up well past our bedtime to ring in a bit of festive normalcy with all the Hallmark Christmas movies our merry hearts can handle and you’ve got a recipe for puffy, tired eyes that need a long winter’s nap, or at least a day of no screen time. Consider Cetaphil Deep Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum the stand-in for going cold turkey on the electronics and, lucky for us all, it’s only $15. SHOP: $14.97; amazon.com

Cetaphil is a brand that’s often recommended by dermatologists for sensitive skin types. You might already be a fan of their Moisturizing Lotion, an all-over hydrator that has become the gold standard in drugstore skin care. Like it’s big sis moisturizer, Deep Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum is designed to treat sensitive skin while also protecting it from future long-term damage thanks to a vitamin E-bolstered formula that arms skin against UV rays and other environmental aggressors. But let’s talk about what you’ll notice immediately and that’s smoother, brighter eyes thanks to lightweight hydration hero hyaluronic acid, collagen-producing peptides, and a host of soothing botanicals. It all adds up to a breathable, non-sticky serum that’ll leave you looking like you didn’t just binge watch 12 hours of holiday programming.

What might be even better than finding a hardworking product that delivers on its promises, is finding a hardworking product that delivers on its promises and doesn’t immediately give you a case of the cold sweats when you pass over your credit card. The price point of Cetaphil always get our stamp of approval, so our puffy eyes better watch out.

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Use the silicon applicator tip for precise application of the formula that will keep on moisturizing for 48 hours.

SHOP IT: $14.97; amazon.com