Best Eye Creams

Consumer Reports puts 16 different brands of anti-wrinkle eye creams to the test to see if they deliver.

The eye creams range in price from $15-$95. Included in the tests, ones from Clinique, L'Oreal, and Lancome.

"At an outside lab we conducted blind tests." Said Consumer Reports Jamie Kopf Hirsh. "More than 100 people applied two different creams, one on each side of their face, morning and night for six weeks."

High-resolution digital images are taken before the product is applied...after an hour...and again after six weeks.

Consumer Reports trained sensory panelists evaluated more than 600 "before" and "after" photographs.

What did they see?

"Results varied from person to person, but none of the creams were able to fully eliminate wrinkles around the eyes," said Kopf Hirsh.

Still, some creams did help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles slightly more than others, but not necessarily the most expensive ones.

In fact, a $59 cream from Lancome turned out to be among the least effective in the tests.

Of the four better-performing creams, the lowest priced is one from Olay, at $20. It's the Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Booster Eye Transforming Cream.

Consumer Reports says since results with eye creams do vary from person to person, another one to try is Dr. Brandt Lineless for ^0 dollars.

And remember, your best remedy for wrinkles is taking measures to prevent them in the first place.

When out in the sun, always wear sunscreen, shield your face with a hat, and wear sunglasses.

Quitting cigarette smoking is another way to prevent wrinkles, and of course, a lot of other health problems.


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