Best Eye Creams

September 3, 2009 6:07:34 PM PDT
Taking good care of your skin is one way to maintain a youthful glow. The right creams and lotions can leave your skin feeling clean and soft, but what about minimizing fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes? Consumer Reports just tested 16 eye creams ranging in price from 15 dollars to 95. Included in the tests were ones from Clinique, L'Oreal, and Lancôme.

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

Consumer Reports' trained sensory panelists evaluated more than 600 "before" and "after" photographs. What did they see?

Jamie Kopf Hirsh, Consumer Reports said: "results varied from person to person, but none of the creams were able to fully eliminate wrinkles around the eyes."

Still, some creams did help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles slightly more than others, but not necessarily the most expensive ones. In fact, this 59-dollar cream from Lancôme 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 dollars. It's the total effects 7-in-1 anti-aging booster eye transforming cream.

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.

Consumer Reports said since results with eye creams do vary from person to person, another one to try is "Doctor Brandt Lineless" for sixty dollars.

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