Black Friday 2023 sales are finally here! I've been scrolling retailer sites all week and, am here to say: some of the best Black Friday skin-care deals I've seen are deep discounts on clinically-proven, bestselling eye creams. OK, but why do you need an eye cream? As we age, the skin around our eyes gets, for lack of a better word, weird. From puffy under-eye "bags" (what a horrible term) to dark circles to crepe-y eyelids to fine lines, it's a veritable cornucopia of "mature skin" problems, some of which you might be looking to stave off or at least soothe. And, thanks to this year's spate of Black Friday beauty deals, you can currently find stellar treatments for your under-eye woes (many of these reviewed and tested products are now up to 60% off).
I get it, eye creams seem superfluous, not a thing you should have to buy. I've long felt this way too. However there are smart arguments for why you should add them to your skin-care routine. These expert formulas contain skin-nourishing ingredients (like peptides and caffeine) specifically chosen to target this sensitive area. Plus, each of the choices below are either dermatologist-recommended or contain quality ingredients at concentrations that have been clinically proven to soften skin, diminish puffiness and reduce the appearance of lines.
There is not an eye-cream list in all the land that would be complete without CeraVe's Eye Repair Cream. Dermatologists everywhere recommend it, and it's hard to argue with nearly 40,000 five-star reviews.
CosRx is my desert-island skin-care pick for sure — all the K-beauty brand's products are truly transformative (and currently 40% off at Ulta), though I'd go for this eye cream, which I tried for the first time last week and watched as my under-eye area de-puffed in minutes.
It's hard to find a better quality vitamin C eye cream than Paula's Choice (it's clinically formulated to brighten under-eye discoloration while smoothing and firming the delicate skin in this area), and it truly may be even harder to find any of these cult-favorite products on sale like they are right now.
I have met exactly zero people who have tried Tatcha products and walked away unimpressed. Their version of the classic eye cream does double-duty: soothing and softening skin while also working as a makeup primer — helping shadows and liners stay put throughout the day.
Delicate under-eye skin needs extra nourishment, which is why experts often recommend nighttime treatments applied before you go to bed that work while you snooze. This peptide-rich, eye-skin-fortifying cream has wracked up more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, where it is currently almost 60 percent off!
It's fair to say skin-care fans have gone wild for this orbital-area brightening balm, with 90% of users claiming it made their under-eye area look smooth and feel refreshed. It's a weird wonder product for sure and — right now — it's 50% off!
The Dr. Brandt's best-selling, award-winning No More Baggage eye cream is a legend in the beauty biz (just check out the before and after pics) and, with this on-sale duo you can try it in tandem with the ultra-hydrating Fatigue-Fighting Eye Gel.
This cream from the earth-friendly, boutique-beauty brand Versed combines algae extract, peptides and olive oil to soften crow's feet (why do we call them this?) and under-eye lines. The texture is rich and luxurious, like a product that cost ten times as much.
This is THE moment to pick up Kiehl's long-standing cult-fave eye cream, which utilizes a unique oil-in-water formula to bring extra, ultra hydration to dry, crepe-y lips and crinkly under-eyes. This 50% discount at Ulta is the best price I've seen all year.
Murad's “clinical skin care” products are widely considered some of the highest quality in the business, and this well-reviewed caffeine-and-ginseng de-puffer is a particular standout. Also outstanding? This 30% markdown.
50% off! There are loads of eye patches and eye gels currently on the market, but this early entry into the category is still one of my faves. Pro-tip: For extra de-puffing/under-eye soothing, store them in the fridge — the cold, plus anti-inflammatory agents such as ginkgo biloba will help your eye bags disappear.
A repeat appearance from Murad, I know, but this one is too good not to include. Reviewers say the brand's retinol-enhanced elixir helped "disappear" their fine lines, and one reported, "This is the best eye serum I've ever tried. It’s so light and moist, I never used an eye serum like this before — love it!"
Ooh look! It's another peptide eye cream! I like this one because it's thick like a cold cream, and when I use it at night it makes me feel like a fancy pampered lady from the olden days. This one goes on sale later this week, starting Wednesday you can nab it for $42.
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