Eye Cream: Expert and User Reviews

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Eye Cream: Ratings of Sources

1. PaulasChoice.com Eye Creams & Treatments, Paula Begoun and Contributors to PaulasChoice.com, As of January 2017
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In this database of product reviews, skin-care expert Paula Begoun rates products from more than 200 makeup and skin-care lines. She cites medical journals, industry reports and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration among her research sources as she discusses product effectiveness, possible side effects and value. Each product is awarded two star ratings based on an expert review and the average rating from user reviews.
2. Refinery29.com These Eye Creams Are Like Coffee For Your Face, Megan McIntyre, Dec. 1, 2016
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Refinery 29's Beauty Innovator Awards -- selected by a panel of judges including makeup artists, branding experts, beauty and fashion bloggers, and other professionals with industry expertise -- includes 31 eye creams. This article also offers tips for choosing the right eye cream and perfecting eye-cream application from celebrity aesthetician Joanna Czech. A short description highlights the standout features of each eye cream selected.
3. Marie Claire The 10 Best Eye Creams for Every Age, Lauren Valenti, Sept. 27, 2016
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Lauren Valenti speaks to dermatologist Dr. Carlos A. Charles, who recommends the best two eye moisturizers (a "splurge" and a "save" option) for women in their 20s, 30s/40s, and 50s/70s. He explains the eye-skin issues each age group deals with, and ingredients that addresses them.
4. Health 5 Creams for Brighter Eyes, Suze Yalof Schwartz, Not dated
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In this article by Suze Yalof Schwartz, dermatologist Dr. Doris Day names five good eye creams, each designed to fix a different problem: dark circles, crow's feet, dry skin, redness and puffiness. Each gets a sentence explaining its active ingredients.
5. The Fashion Spot Before You Buy: We Rank the Best and Worst Eye Creams, Joane Amay, August 29, 2016
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The Fashion Spot tests and ranks "a slew of eye formulas" to identify the best and worst eye creams at various price points. While the testing methodology isn't described, each eye cream is accompanied by a brief description highlighting the benefits or shortcomings of the product as well as some insight on the best use cases for each, such as blasting wrinkles, for sensitive skin, early prevention, and more.
6. Allure The 15 Best Eye Creams, Melanie Rud Chadwick, Sept. 28, 2016
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Allure editors recommend 15 eye creams ranging in price from $20 to $150, with a brief description of each product's ingredients and uses. Editors also provide helpful tips for application to get the best results. While the written descriptions indicate that the author has used the product, it's not clear how many eye creams are evaluated overall or what criteria is used to select the best eye creams.
7. Cosmopolitan The 13 Best Eye Creams You Should Be Using Now, Carly Cardellino, Oct. 26, 2016
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Carly Cardellino at Cosmopolitan names 13 top-performing eye creams. Each cream includes a brief review that summarizes the product's benefits and active ingredients for specific results.
8. Elle 10 Eye Creams That Will Wake Up Your Whole Face, Katie Dickens, Nov. 23, 2016
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Katie Dickens names the 10 best eye creams for minimizing bags, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and the effects of aging. The selected eye creams range in price from about $35 to higher-end product lines that cost $200 or more. A brief description of each eye cream highlights the main benefits of each product.
9. TotalBeauty.com 14 Best Eye Creams, Sharon J. Yi and Allie Flinn, Not dated
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Sharon J. Yi and Allie Flinn name the 14 best eye creams based on feedback from readers of TotalBeauty.com. Each product receives a description including feedback from select readers and the average member rating at the time of publication. Readers can also click through to individual product pages to access comments from other readers.
10. The Fashion Spot Found: The 14 Best Drugstore Eye Creams, Joane Amay, June 23, 2016
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Joane Amay names the best 14 eye creams available at most drug stores, priced between $10 and $50. A brief description about each eye cream is included, discussing the benefits, use cases, ingredients, and other pertinent details about each product. It's not clear what methodology is used to determine the best eye creams, however.
11. RealSimple.com The Best Eye Cream for Your Skin, Jenny Jin, Not dated
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Real Simple picks five best eye creams for various skin types, "selected from more than 50" (although it's not clear whether all 50 were tested). Each of the top five eye creams includes brief comments from testers.
12. MakeupAlley.com Skincare - Face Treatments (Eye), Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of January 2017
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Hundreds of eye treatments are reviewed by members of this website, and it's easy to find the highest-rated and most-reviewed products. Some receive hundreds of comments while others get only a few. Reviewers helpfully state their age range and skin type. Unlike some retail websites, this site does a good job excluding fake reviews.
13. Walgreens.com Eye Cream, Contributors to Walgreens.com, As of January 2017
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Consumers can read and post reviews for products sold at Walgreens.com. Most of the eye treatments listed are reviewed at least a few times, and several accumulate hundreds of comments, though other have only a single review or none at all. Each review includes a list of pros and cons.
14. Amazon.com Skin Care: Eyes, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2017
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Amazon.com's eye cream reviews can be hard to navigate, simply because there are so many obscure brands being sold by third-party sellers. Restrict the results to those sold by Amazon.com, and you'll get a more manageable list of well-known eye cream brands to choose from. Sort the list by rating, and you'll see the top-rated eye creams first. Ten eye creams earn a rating of 4 stars out of 5 or better in at least 100 reviews, with one earning 4.6 stars in more than 50 user reviews.
15. Sephora.com Eye Cream, Contributors to Sephora.com, As of January 2017
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Sephora.com sells more than 100 upscale eye creams, ranging from about $25 to nearly $200. A dozen eye creams earn at least 4.2 out of 5 stars, with at least 100 customer reviews posted. Several brands have accumulated hundreds of user reviews, while two have more than 1,000. Reviewers include their age and skin type, which is helpful.
16. Ulta.com Eye Care, Contributors to Ulta.com, As of January 2017
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Ulta.com sells a wide array of more than 230 eye creams and related products such as eye masks, ranging from under-$10 drugstore brands to $100-plus luxury eye creams. While it attracts fewer customer reviews overall than Sephora.com, there are several eye creams earning hundreds of user reviews. Ten eye creams earn a rating of 4 stars out of 5 or better in 200 reviews or more.