Our team of testers first noticed that this eye cream is reasonably priced—at $62, it is less expensive than some of the other brands they tried. And because Estee Lauder is a respected and iconic beauty brand dating back to the 1940s, we had confidence that this formula would work.
However, while this top eye cream contains caffeine, botanicals and moisturizing key ingredients, it doesn’t contain wrinkle-fighting peptides or retinol, two categories we look for in an eye cream. It also contains petrolatum, a form of petroleum that is believed to be comedogenic.
Contains petrolatum, an ingredient that has been linked to clogged pores
Does not contain retinol or peptides
Sold in China, a country that requires animal testing
A patented product from a renowned beauty brand
Contains caffeine to provide an energizing boost to the eye area
Contains natural ingredients, like watermelon, lentil and apple fruit extract
Easy to find online and at major department stores and beauty retailers
The company’s generous return policy allows for returns if users are unsatisfied
Accessibly priced at $62 for 0.5 ounces