Inexpensive Eye Creams for Dryness

You don't need to break the bank to get a decent eye cream.
You don't need to break the bank to get a decent eye cream. (Image: eye image by Pali A from

Dry spots around your eye area need special attention, because the skin around your eyes is paper thin and extra sensitive to creams and moisturizers. Although some people can get away with using a general facial moisturizer, you'll see better results and face fewer side effects if you use a cream specially formulated for use in the eye area. Eye moisturizers have a reputation for being expensive, but the hydration your skin needs doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.

Physician's Formula Luxury Eye Cream

This rich, creamy eye moisturizer is non-comedogenic (won't clog pores), hypoallergenic and dermatologist approved, making it a great choice if you have dry skin that gets red or itchy in response to most cosmetic creams. The product uses natural oils, including sesame and safflower seed oil, to moisturize the eye area while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you have very dry skin, Physician's Formula may be your solution. For 0.5 oz., you'll pay just $5.95 as of August 2010.

Shills Avocado Eye Cream

Shills doesn't contain anti-aging ingredients, but it does deliver under-eye moisture at a reasonable cost. Shills' formula contains vitamin E, avocado oil extract, Shea butter and Hawaiian nut oils to make your skin feel soft, supple and moisturized. If you're worried about dark circles as well as dryness, Shills' chamomile extract and licorice resin work together to help even out skin tone. Besides having a practical purpose, the licorice also gives the cream a delicious scent. This cream glides on and absorbs easily, meaning that your skin gets the most out of its moisturizing ingredients. As of August 2010, it sells for $8.90 for 15 ml, about 0.5 oz.

Avon Solutions Plus+ Maximum Moisture Eye Cream

Specially formulated for treating rough skin around the eye area, Avon's treatment shouldn't irritate even the most sensitive users. The formula is fragrance free, and dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. You can even use this cream on your eyelids without worrying about negative side effects. Although Avon's treatment is a little pricier than Physician's Formula cream or Shills', it's the best choice for women especially concerned about eye irritation, and still very affordable at $12.50 for a 0.5 oz. jar as of August 2010.

c.Booth Black Licorice Eye Cream

This non-greasy formula promises to hydrate the eye area while fighting signs of aging. Avocado, wheat germ oil and black licorice root help to moisturize and improve skin tone. The cream also boasts sodium hyaluronate, which packs a hydrating punch. As of August 2010, its price is $12.99 per 0.5 oz.

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