Sunday, December 22, 2019

Best Affordable Eye Creams for Aging, Hooded Eyes!

I suffer from naturally hooded eyes and with aging and gravity setting in, they just get more and more hooded with time. The skin around my eyes has also become drier with age, so I look for eye creams that will target both of these issues. I do have crows feet and some wrinkling but they don't bother me as much as the dryness and hooding.

I've tried tons of eye creams from high-end to drugstore and the two that I'm sharing in this post have given me the best results in terms of targeting these issues, especially the hooding and they are both affordable!

Olay Ultimate Eye Cream For Dark Circles, Wrinkles and Puffiness 13ml / $26.99

This is the pricier of the two but it is more accessible as you can pick it up at any drugstore. Honestly, this one and the next one that I'll talk about do the same thing for my eyes which is why I'm sharing both. They both hydrate the dry skin around my eyes which helps reduce the appearance of my lines, but more importantly to me, they both help reduce the droop of my upper eyelids. However, with both creams, the effect is temporary. I have yet to find an eye cream that reduces the hooding/drooping permanently.

The one thing that I don't find these help with much is the puffiness underneath my eyes. I have yet to find an eye cream that makes a noticeable difference in my undereye bags. I was told by a plastic surgeon that surgery to remove the pockets of fat is the only way.

From Olay:
Ultimate Eye Cream fights wrinkles, puffy eyes and dark circles in an instant.Get the Eye Cream without paying 2x as much – for dark circles and wrinkles.3-in-1 Decircler, DeWrinkler and DePuffer instantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.Contains Olay’s colour-correcting technology, which acts as a touch of concealer.Powerful formula, supercharged with peptides and vitamins.Formula quickly blends with all skin tones.1 jar, 15 ml.

Home Health Goji Berry Eye Cream 1oz / $13

I've been using this eye cream on and off for so long, I remember when it was a whopping $7 per jar! This eye cream gives me the same effects as the Olay one above. It hydrates my eyes and temporarily improves the drooping of my upper eyelids. Neither one helps with my undereye bags/puffiness in a noticeable way.

The biggest differences between the two are that the Home Health one is 1 oz vs. 13ml for Olay. The Home Health one is made with natural ingredients and is cruelty-free, and the olay one is not natural and is not cruelty-free. The only other difference I have been able to think of is the accessibility. I have never seen Home Health's products in stores, so I have to buy it online.

From Home Health:
  • With Organic Arnica and Vitamin K
  • Paraben-Free
  • Fragrance-Free
  • Anti-Aging Hydration Formula
Inspired by the powerful antioxidant protection of the exotic goji berry, Goji Berry Eye Cream represents a breakthrough in anti-aging eye care wellness. We combined the nutrient-rich goji berry [Himalayan Lycium Berry] with specially selected moisturizing and health-promoting skincare ingredients including organic arnica and vitamin K, well-known for reducing swelling around eyes and soothing away puffiness. Use daily to protect, hydrate and improve firmness of the delicate skin surrounding the eyes for a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. Non-greasy. Absorbs quickly.

Bottom line:
Both of these eye creams are fantastic at helping with my dry, aging, and hooded eyes and I get the same effect from both, so you cannot go wrong with either one. If natural and cruelty-free are priorities for you, then Home Health's Goji Berry is the way to go, plus it's cheaper and you get much more product.

Let me know what your favorite eye cream is in the comments. 💗

Happy Holidays, everyone! 🎄

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  1. Awesome post Amy - I have hooded eyes too and didn't think that anything would improve their appearance. just so happens I received a freebie jar of the Olay cream last week, so now I'm mad keen to try it! And I've just scored another cream that has worked for my eye bags in the past (Skindoctors Eyetuck), will let you know how it goes! xxx

    1. Oh, I can't wait to hear how the Olay works for you! It's so great at helping with the hooding although it's not permanent, unfortunately, but I'll take it! I'll have to check out skindldoctors. Merry Christmas and wishing you a fabulous new year! Xoxo

  2. Ty for this post just purchased the home health one. Can't wait to try it.

  3. Happy New Year Amy All The Best To You & Your Family In 2020 xxoo

    1. Thanks, Christine! Wishing you and your family health and happiness for 2020!! xoxo


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