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Top 13 Eye Cream Reviews

By: Angela Stringfellow on December 19, 2017

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Eye Cream: Ratings of Sources

Paula Begoun and Contributors to Beautypedia, As of December 2017

In this database of product reviews created by beauty expert Paula Begoun, editors rate products from hundreds of makeup and skin-care lines. They cite medical journals, industry reports and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration among their research sources, discussing product effectiveness, possible side effects and value in detailed product reviews. Each product is awarded an expert rating and a rating based on average user reviews, both based on a five-point scale.

Editors of Reviews.com, Sept. 29, 2017

Editors at Reviews.com talked to dermatologists, evaluated skincare research to nail down the most effective and safest ingredients, and conducted hands-on testing of several brands to find the best eye cream. One best eye cream for wrinkles is selected, as well as several runners-up, two eye creams are deemed best for dark circles, and three products earn a nod for their ability to reduce puffiness.

Joane Amay, Not Dated

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.

Megan McIntyre, Dec. 1, 2016

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. A short description highlights the standout features of each eye cream selected, although we're not sure what criteria was used in judging or evaluating eye creams.

Lauren Valenti, Sept. 27, 2016

Lauren Valenti speaks to dermatologist Dr. Carlos A. Charles, who offers tips for proper skin care for women in their 20s, 30s/40s and 50s/70s. He explains the eye-skin issues each age group deals with, and ingredients that address them. A few products are recommended for women in each age group, although it's not clear how Valenti arrives at these picks.

Sharon J. Yi and Allie Flinn, Not Dated

Sharon J. Yi and Allie Flinn name the 14 best eye creams based on feedback from readers of TotalBeauty. 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.

Adrianna Barrionuevo, Not Dated

Adrianna Barrionuevo names the best 17 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.

Contributors to MakeupAlley, As of December 2017

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.

Contributors to Walgreens, As of December 2017

Consumers can read and post reviews for products sold at Walgreens. 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.

Contributors to Amazon, As of December 2017

Amazon'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, and you'll get a more manageable list of well-known eye cream brands to choose from. Among hundreds of eye creams sold here, several have accumulated hundreds of reviews or more. Some reviewers provide detailed commentary on effectiveness, fragrance, sensitivity issues and other considerations.

Contributors to Sephora, As of December 2017

Sephora sells more than 200 upscale eye creams, ranging from about $25 to more than $200. Several brands have accumulated hundreds of user reviews, while others have just a few or none at all. Reviewers include their age and skin type, which is helpful.

Contributors to Ulta, As of December 2017

Ulta 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, there are several eye creams earning hundreds of user reviews, and some reviews are quite detailed.

Rio Viera-Newton, Aug. 28, 2017

Rio Viera-Newton has "tried just about every eye product out there." After conducting months of research testing eye products on her own sensitive skin, she names the 14 best eye creams. A brief discussion of each recommended product includes notable ingredients, effectiveness, ease of use, and whether it works best for under-eye circles, puffiness, or other eye concerns.

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