5 top-rated affordable eye creams under £20

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5 top-rated eye creams under £20 from Amazon. (Getty Images)
5 top-rated eye creams under £20 from Amazon. (Getty Images)

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The drawers of your dressers and cabinets in your bathrooms may be full to the brim with moisturisers, but riffle through the various tubs and bottles and tell us how many eye creams you have?

Our guess is one, maximum two, or - if you're anything like we were just a few short weeks ago - none.

However, an eye cream is an essential part of our skincare routines, due to the simple fact that the skin around our eyes changes noticeably before other areas - so we get dark circles, lines, puffiness and skin laxity.

Puffy, darkened eyes can be the first telltale sign of our age or that we stayed up way past our bedtime watching old episodes of Ru Paul's Drag Race (for which we won't be apologising).

So, we've rounded up five of the top-rated eye creams on Amazon right now, that will work wonders on your peepers.

Plus, they're all under £20 and so will still leave you with funds to buy those garden deckchairs you've had your eyes on for a while now.

5 top-rated eye creams under £20 from Amazon

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Anti Wrinkle + Firming Pro Retinol Eye Cream | £7.86 (Was £12.99) from Amazon

This formula contains pro-retinol, as well as elasti-flex technology, both of which are said to work to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, boost the skin's glow and stimulate elastin in the dermis, which plumps and firms the skin.

The L'Oreal eye cream has over 7,000 reviews and is currently one of Amazon's best-sellers. One top-rated review reads: "I love, love, love this cream. I have been using this for years and still love it. I have tried other creams along the way but I always come back to this one."

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream | £11.99 from Amazon

Developed with dermatologists, this cult CeraVe eye cream reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to give this a try. It’s fragrance-free and formulated with hyaluronic acid to help retain skin's natural moisture, plus it contains three ceramides to help protect the skin’s natural barrier.

Backed up by almost 5,000 reviews, one five-star review says: "This product has done wonders for my eye bags. I often woke up with puffy eyes but when I put this on in the evening it doesn’t happen nearly as often and I have quite sensitive eyes that this cream doesn’t irritate."

L'Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Eye Roll-On | £5 (Was £11.22) from Amazon

That's right, men aren't immune to puffy eyes and dark circles either. This anti-fatigue, easy-to-use roll-on that not only promises to help you to feel revived and refreshed, but is also packed with Vitamin C, B5 and caffeine to give your skin a healthy glow - and boasts over 4,000 reviews.

One top review reads: "I love this eye roll, use it every morning and it makes me feel great. It awakens the eyes, feels very moisturising and very quickly sinks into the skin so you wont feel it at all after seconds."

Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream with Niacinamide | £12.45 from Amazon

This Olay cream provides 3-in-1 benefits for those pesky eye bags. The colour-correcting formula helps with reducing the appearance of dark circles, while the peptides and vitamins help to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles.

One five-star review says: “It has helped my dark circles reduce a lot and also the skin has gotten much clearer under the eye than before.”

Retinol Eye Cream 2.5% from Yeouth Boosted | £16.95

This retinol cream, which includes hyaluronic acid, green tea and caffeine, helps to smooth out the skin’s surface, improve uneven skin tone, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

One top review reads: "I'm 43 and started using this about four months ago and I can definitely see a difference."

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