LIFESTYLE

Top 5 eye creams, and they’re all under $20

These hard-workers do the job at a purse-friendly price.

No need to spend a small fortune for the delicate area around your peepers.

Firstly, do you really need an eye cream I hear you ask? The area is thinner and prone to puffiness and dark circles so it does need extra TLC.

What many of us get wrong is the application. Remember to use your ring finger and dab product along the bone under the eye socket and not too close to the lower lash line or the product could travel up into eyes. Also, the more you massage the area, the more you stimulate the blood flow which will work on reducing the look of dark circles. Keeping your cream in the fridge in summer will help reduce puffiness too. 

1. What: NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream, $19.99, nivea.com.au 

Why you need it: Works to top up the body’s natural levels of CoQ10 which gives energy to the skin to repair damage. This feels light but hydrating and  is perfume free.  

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2. What: THE ORDINARY Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, $12.70, priceline.com.au

Why you need it:  This Canadian beauty brand creates results-driven skincare that’s super purse friendly. It’s eye formula combines a concentrated blend of stimulating caffeine and green tea leaf extracts that work on reducing puffiness and dark circles.

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3. What: NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Eye Roll-On, $19.99, neutrogena.com.au

Why you need it: The cooling roller-ball applicator helps to stimulate blood circulation, working on dark circles and smooths out crepey skin. Non-spill so a good one to keep in your handbag for on-the-go hydration. 

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4. What: SWISSE Argan anti-ageing Eye Cream,$14.99, swisse.com 

Why you need it: Contains the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory rich “liquid gold” Argan Oil which is super moisturising and is known to help fade pigmentation and scars. 

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5. What: NATIO Ageless Brightening Eye Cream, $18.95, natio.com.au

Why you need it: Plumps up fine lines with Vit E rich hazelnut and organic rosehip oil which repairs damage, nourishes skin and soothes.  The plant-based, family-owned Aussie beauty brand focuses on a holistic approach to nature-inspired products that are eco-friendly. 

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