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Best cream for dry undereyes?


I'm really struggling right now with dry undereyes. Although they don't actually look dry, lately I find that no matter what concealer I use it looks terrible under my eyes even if it works on the rest of my face. I also have tiny red patches in the outer corners which can be quite sensitive to the touch. For reference I have very sensitive skin which is on the combination side, so I tend to use a light moisturizer during the day and a little bit of a thicker one at night. Here are the things I've tried so far:

-my regular moisturizer (Simple Skincare Light Moisturizer, and Simple Skincare Day/Night cream), it doesn't help

-Simple Skincare rollball, it may have actually made the dryness worse

-a sample of the Clinique Pepstart eye cream, which has a beautiful consistency, and helped a bit, but it's waaaaayy too expensive (more than $30)

-Cetaphil (the one that comes in the huge jar), probably the most helpful but it still hasn't fixed the problem and even though it says it's safe for the face, I'm wary of using it near my eyes

I'm on a bit of a budget right now, so I'd prefer not to have to spend too much for a new cream. Preferably somewhere around $15 or less. If anyone has any suggestions, I would really appreciate it!
Aug 24, 2016 @ 06:22 pm

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Try a cucumber gel undereye.

I have one and I find it's really gentle and soothing. I got mine for testing on Amazon, so it's not really a name brand, but I'm sure there are plenty of different brands out there that sell them.

The one I got is this one: https://www.amazon.ca/Bio-Cell-Eye-Cream-Gel/dp/B0171TJ4CC/

It's around $30, but I'm sure any cucumber eye gel would work well.
Aug 24, 2016 @ 08:51 pm


You can buy and try a whole lot of expensive creams for this OR do what I've done for years,use a thin dab o vaseline. It works wonders.
Aug 24, 2016 @ 10:03 pm


You could always go to your local Shoppers with a cosmetic counter, and ask for suggestions and samples. The ladies at the counters have access to loads of information and samples, so you could actually try to find something that works for you. That way, even if it is more expensive, you would feel better about spending the money on something that would work.
Are you staying hydrated...keeping hydrated on the inside is the best way to prevent dry skin.
Finally, you may want to mention it to your doctor...it may be a skin condition that needs a medicated product.
Good luck, hope you find a great solution.
Aug 25, 2016 @ 10:49 am


Thanks for the suggestions!

Wendyroy -- yes, water is all I drink throughout the day, and I drink lots of it! I think I'm well hydrated at this point. I did struggle with eczema for the first time this past year, so I'm not sure if I could be experiencing this under my eyes now. The redness at the corners makes me wonder.
Aug 25, 2016 @ 03:07 pm


It could definitely be eczema! If you have insurance or free healthcare maybe take a trip to the doc and have a dermatologist take a looksie at it.

If you run the AC a lot it could be drying to the skin as well, but you would see that all over your skin, not just under the eyes.
Aug 25, 2016 @ 11:55 pm


wonderwhatif, unfortunately I don't have coverage for that! But my family doctor was the one who helped me with my eczema before, so she may be able to tell me if that's what I'm experiencing here.
Aug 26, 2016 @ 03:37 pm


So sorry, that sucks! I always have to remind myself to ask because I'm from a country that has totally free healthcare. I mean, the Canadian system isn't bad, just not as good as where I come from. Let us know if you get any news!
Aug 26, 2016 @ 11:11 pm

Dry skin under your eyes

I have that problem in the winter a lot. Since I am a outdoors person my skin gets dry. I put cocoa butter cream under my eyes where it is dry and it helps.
Sep 29, 2016 @ 03:42 am

Eye Cream


By far the best cream I've ever used. I noticed an INSTANT difference. It's expensive AF, though. ($150-200), but worth it if you can.
If you can't, I'd invest in a sunscreen STICK specific for your face. I love those things. They make my sensitive under eye area feel smooth all day without having to pile on moisturizer.

Sep 29, 2016 @ 11:19 am


Yeah, there's no way I can afford that much for a cream right now! I have a lot of medical expenses that come first. But I will try some of the other suggestions. Thank you!
Sep 29, 2016 @ 02:46 pm

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