Eye cream may seem like a ploy by skincare brands to get you to spend extra money on another product, but trust us when we say that it’s a necessary step. Just like lips need lip balm, the area around the eyes is different than the rest of your face (read: thinner and more delicate), so it needs a more concentrated product to help hydrate, lift, and brighten in a way that ordinary facial moisturizer can’t. But if the thought of it ignites a big eye roll, know that there are plenty of drugstore options that work just as hard as their prestigious counterparts. For further evidence that you can still get a quality product on the cheap, our friends at Rank & Style sent over the internet’s top five favorite formulas for erasing dark circles crow’s-feet, all under $25.
Keep scrolling to see the best drugstore eye creams, according to the Internet.