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Skincare on a Budget: Best Drugstore Eye Creams

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ProblemChild
Eye creams are always pretty pricey, but for some of us they can be a necessity. They can be good for students like me that pull all-nighters studying or doing homework often then wake up with dark circles and tired eyes. They can also be good for puffiness. These are the best drugstore eye creams that are very effective. e.l.f. - CBD Eye Cream
This product has a lightweight creamy gel texture that absorbs very quickly and leaves the under eye area feeling soft. The under eye area is very delicate so it’s really good that this product is fragrance-free. This product’s star ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) soothes skin and reduces inflammation. -Formula includes three forms of peptides which stimulates the skin to produce collagen for more firm and younger looking skin. -Contains allantoin and aloe, very soothing ingredients. -Also contains hyaluronic acid for plumping and panthenol which is a humectant. CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream
CeraVe comes through once again, but this time with their eye cream. Like their other products, this one contains three ceramides which are great anti-aging ingredients. It also contains plumping hyaluronic acid along with niacinamide to brighten skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. -It also contains soothing and hydrating ingredients such as aloe, almond oil, jojoba esters, and glycerin. -It is very inexpensive seeing as it retails for $12.99. VERSED - THE FIX Emergency Eye Mask
The texture of this product has a slightly thick gel consistency that applies easily. It dries somewhat quickly, but since it has a thick texture, it’s better to use at night. The gel has a cooling effect but this isn’t due to any potentially irritating, cooling ingredients like menthol. -This is also very different from other products since it is a mask that is meant for the eye area. -Contains cucumber which is great for its hydrating and antioxidant abilities. -Includes two peptides which is helpful for fine lines around the eyes and such. -Non-fragrant rosehip oil, moisturizing pantheol, vitamin C, and two forms of Vitamin E are included which help strengthen the eye area. -Caffeine is included which can help soothe redness, but there isn’t much research that proves it can help puffy eyes. bliss - Eye Do All Things Eye Gel
This is a great product from bliss that has a lightweight gel texture. The gel is very moisturizing but not too heavy and it absorbs very quickly with a light dewy finish. The formula has great skin replenishing ingredients such as squalane, glycerin, and panthenol. -The formula also contains three forms of peptides for its anti-aging benefits. -Antioxidants in the forms of vitamin E and C work to protect skin and aid in brightening the under eye area. -Caffeine is included which can help soothe redness, but there isn’t much research that proves it can help puffy eyes. Always apply SPF!!!
Oct. 18, 2020
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nailaThis is super helpful!
Oct. 23, 2020
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Daily Skincare Regimen
Hi guys! 💗 I thought i would share what products I use on a daily basis. Morning: 1. Begin with cocokind - Facial cleansing oil - use damp warm wash cloth to wash it off 2. Cleanse with bliss - Rose Gold Rescue Cleanser - rinse with cool water 3. Use I'm from - Rice Toner - apply with a cotton round & after applying, squeeze excess product out of cotton round onto hands & apply directly to face, allow a few minutes for product to absorb into face 4. ApplyThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - warm 2 drops in hands & press into skin all over face, allow a few minutes to absorb 5. Apply The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' - warm 2 drops in hands & press into skin all over face, allow a few minutes to fully absorb 6. Apply The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 - warm 2 drop in hands & press intk skin all over face, allow a few minutes to absorb 7. Put a dime size amount of The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA into hands & warm. Apply all over face & neck 8. I got back & forth between which eye cream I use but I usually go with thebliss - Eye Do All Things Eye Gel & apply a dot under my eyes & use the roller ball to rub it in & depuff my eyes. Night Time: 1. Apply cocokind - Facial cleansing oil all over face & use a warm damp washcloth to remove 2. Cleanse face with bliss - Rose Gold Rescue Cleanser - rinse with cool water 3. Every other night I switch between using The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution by putting it on a cotton round & applying it to my face, allow a few minutes to absorb completely 4. Also every other night (the same nights that I use the Glycolic Acid Toner) I apply PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator with a cotton round & allow a few minutes to absorb before proceeding with the next step 5. Apply I'm from - Rice Toner with a cotton round & after applying, squeeze excess product out of cotton round onto hands & apply directly to face, allow a few minutes for product to absorb into face 6. Apply The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - warm 2 drops in hands & press into skin all over face, allow a few minutes to absorb 7. Apply The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil - warm 2 drops in hands & press into skin all over face, allow a few minutes to absorb 8. Warm a dime size amount of CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion in between hands & apply all over face & neck 9. Last but not least I apply KATE BLANC - Castor Oil to my lashes, eyebrows, & I warm a drop between my fingers & apply it under my eyes before bed (product not pictured) & that’s it, my daily AM & PM skincare routine!! Thanks so much for reading guys & let me know if you have any questions, comments or advice!
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AngeGregory
BLISS Eye Do All Things Eye Gel 👎
bliss - Eye Do All Things Eye Gel I’d rather get coal than... this Bliss Eye Do All Things Eye Gel! This is an eye gel advertised to cool and depuff the underye area with a metal tip applicator. This is recommended for all skin types. This has a gel consistency with a cooling feeling. It also has a fragrance. I decided to try this because I’m always on the hunt for new underye products. I used this a few times but honestly, I had to stop because it BURNED so bad. The fragrance is very strong, I don’t recommend any product suited for the undereye with fragrance because it is far too irritating. As soon as I put this under my eyes they started to get red and burn. This did not agree with me at all! Everyone’s skin is different, so this might work for some people. I would not recommend this because of my experience with it. I believe this has ingredients that are too harsh for the sensitive eye area. I’m really bummed this didn’t work for me :( This retails for $16-$22 depending on the retailer. I would be willing the pay $16 for an eye cream if the formula was good, but in my opinion, this is even a bit expensive! Sadly, this product wasn’t worth it for me. ✨
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skinillustrated
It’s fine but... not for me 🤷‍♀️
Cerave is one of the largest and most popular brands in the world. It has simply blown up this year with everyone from magazine editors to influencers to dermatologists talking about it. It is a drug store brand that focuses on healing ceramides in their products and thus with my dry skin I figured I would try it out. As my eye area is really dry (cracks and flakes) I figured it would be the ideal area to try a cream. Price: This eye cream is very popular as it is very affordable in the USA, however in Canada is is much more expensive. It is not outrageous but at $25 cad I can find eye creams that I enjoy and work better for me. Packaging: I know packaging isn’t the be all end all but I must admit if it doesn’t look cute on the vanity it has to be amazing for me to buy it... and with cerave as a whole I really hate their packaging. It looks to me like old school medicine packages which takes out the joy from doing my routine 😢. Effectiveness: I have dry and acne prone skin with an extremely dry under eye area, so dry they sometimes crack and bleed. Therefore I thought this would be amazing with the ceramides. I do like the soft cream texture and the area never got horribly dry but I never felt it nourished enough. Also I did not notice any reduction in wrinkles or brightness (it has niacinimide), which was disappointing. And the worst thing is that it caused milia which I have never got before even when I used Vaseline nightly for years 😭. Pros 👍: It’s accessible as it sold in most drug stores  it feels nice going on it has a good list of ingendients. Ceramides and niacinimide Cons👎  it’s pricy if you don’t live in the states  the packaging is ugly  the cruelty status is in question 🐰 I didn’t notice any results after 9 months it gave me milia!! CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream all in all I think this cream might work for some but it really didn’t work for me.
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adventuresintoskincare
Any suggestion that could help me with the eye area and my pores 😩😩😩 CeraVe - Eye Repair CreamI used at nights. I DEW CARE - Glow-Key Brightening Vitamin C Eye CreamI been using in the mornings.
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LouVB
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No Dark Circles, But No 👎🏽
As far as eye products go the opinions are varied and usually fierce. I’m not really for or against them I just see what gives me results. In my opinion this is a solid caffeine eye cream. Keeps dark circles and puffiness at bay. I was honestly so surprised how well it made me look more awake and bright eyed than I really was. The only thing I’m not crazy about is my eye area feels dry when I use this overnight. It’s billed as being moisturizing, but for me it’s just the opposite. So I make sure I tap in a bit of moisturizer over it. And still after prolonged use my eyes became very dry, red and irritated. I love to keep it chilled in my beauty fridge for a cooling effect when I apply it. So while I do like this, but it won’t be a repurchase for me. The results from the caffeine are nice, but I would prefer something that was much more hydrating especially heading into the cold winter months.
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jessicaaa.bel
The BEST of Versed Skincare
I first saw this brand at Target and was super excited to try some of the products. I was very surprised with quite a few of these products, but also disappointed with others. I’ll talk about the disappointing products in another post though. VERSED - PRESS RESTART This serum has a lightweight lotion feel to it which is great for most skin types. Those with oily skin may find that this product is too hydrating. This serum also works well with other products. -Contains a good amount of retinol along with bakuchiol which helps stabilize the formula and it has the same effects as retinol. -Fragrance-free. -The formula includes moisture-retaining sugars such as xylitol. -The formula also contains antioxidant plant extracts such as prickly pear, aloe, as well as sea buckthorn, rosehip oils, and shea butter. VERSED - FIND CLARITY Purifying Mask This mask has a creamy texture which is comfortable for all skin types. It is fragrance-free and unlike other clay masks, it is free of other irritants. -After rinsing, this product leaves skin smoother and softer. -Uses kaolin and bentonite clays to control shine absorb excess oil. VERSED - ON THE RISE FIRMING SERUM This is a lightweight serum that is suitable for all skin types and leaves a non-greasy finish. The formula also includes sodium hyaluronate for hydration. -Contains many antioxidants in the forms of vitamin C, E, and A. -Includes a very soothing combo of peptides that help to improve signs of sun damage and replenish the skin’s surface. VERSED - Silk Slip Conditioning Lip Oil This product is described as an oil but is a little thicker than that which helps it to stay on the lips. There is a noticeable shine after application, but nothing too dramatic. This lip oil is free of fragrance, flavor, or other irritating ingredients. -Includes a great amount of antioxidants such as non-fragrant jojoba, soybean, sesame, macadamia olive, and sunflower oils. -The formula also includes shea butter which is a good emollient. -All ingredients listed above contribute to hydrating and smoothing that help the appearance of healthy, plump lips. VERSED - THE FIX Emergency Eye Mask The texture of this product has a slightly thick gel consistency that applies easily. It dries somewhat quickly, but since it has a thick texture, it’s better to use at night. The gel has a cooling effect but this isn’t due to any potentially irritating, cooling ingredients like menthol. -Contains cucumber which is great for its hydrating and antioxidant abilities. -Includes two peptides which is helpful for fine lines around the eyes and such. -Non-fragrant rosehip oil, moisturizing pantheol, vitamin C, and two forms of Vitamin E are included which help strengthen the eye area. -Caffeine is included which can help soothe redness, but there isn’t much research that proves it can help puffy eyes.
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