Is your eye cream a performer?

by Bionic Beauty on 09.Dec.2008 · 5 comments

We all know that some skincare items are NOT worth what companies are charging for them. If you know what to look for, you can usually find a better performer and lower cost option from either an independent skincare company or even from your local drugstore.

And just as I was thinking about this article, I found the series (below) on Total Beauty. So, let this serve as your “intro to eye creams 101”. Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

What eye cream are *you* currently using? How much would you spend on an eye cream?
Personally, I won’t go over $25 for an eye cream. If it’s more than that, I feel that (especially in this economy) this price is probably inflated by un-backed faux-science. So I’ll stick with my smaller, indie brands that perform better. But that’s just my 2 cents. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Quiz: Is Your Eye Cream a Rip-Off?

Pinpoint the right ingredients for dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles

Eye creams aren’t exactly cheap, so if you’re going to use one you want it to work, right? Find the perfect eye cream (that will actually give you results) with this quiz and stop wasting money on sub-par creams.

Take the quiz

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Vampy Varnish December 9, 2008 at 1:44 pm

I have used everything from Kinerase to RoC to Olay and Neutrogena and nothing works at all. None seems any better than the other on me. I use sunscreen year round on my face and always have sunglasses on (even in clouds) and have fine lines starting. I use eye stuff twice a day but have never noticed any improvement in that area. I think it’s all a scam!


2 Jen H December 9, 2008 at 9:24 pm

No kidding! Eye creams are notoriously expensive and come with big promises. My favs aren’t cheap, but there are many less expensive and great indie brands. Has anyone tried SallyB’s Intensive Eye Repair?

Good words to live by BB!


3 Valerie December 18, 2008 at 11:00 pm

I personally wouldn’t pay a dime more than $40 for an eye cream, and would prefer to pay less than $30 if I am sure it will work. I have found that independent skincare companies are the best, because they don’t waste their money on celebrity endorsements that end up being included in the price of the product.

I have written an article with some tips for beautiful skin for an ezine you can check out here:


4 BionicBeauty December 19, 2008 at 9:10 am

So we all agree that many have over-inflated claims! :) I haven’t found a GREAT one, but I do like Sophyto’s face lotion (it’s super creamy and I only use it in my eye area), Lancome’s eye creams are pretty okay for moisture, and then YBF’s Correct version is my current favorite… but it is super expensive! ouch.

I do have quite a few indie brands to try. I would much rather try the smaller brands anyhow. I feel the larger brands are too commercial, even more inflated price wise, and are not truly in touch with their customer base.
So… I’ll be reporting back with reviews in the next few weeks!
Jami (BB)


5 Amanda October 19, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Your key ingredients: kojic acid, retinol

“Dark circles aren’t preventable with creams,” says aesthetician Olga Lorencin-Northrup, owner of Kinara Spa in Los Angeles (and expert panelist). “Some amount of kojic acid could lighten circles but that’s only if the area is discolored. Most of the time, [the cause] isn’t discoloration but fluid retention.” (If your product doesn’t contain kojic acid, try Skinmedica Uplifting Eye Serum, $48.75.) Dermatologist Dr. Heidi Waldorf adds that dark circles resulting from pigment, usually brown, can be treated with retinol (vitamin A), found in products like Avene Retrinal H.A.F., $40, but results often take two to six months to show.


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