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roc retinol eye cream Source: Roc

Ask any dermatologist – retinol is THE ultimate anti-aging ingredient, which explains why this drugstore eye cream has developed a cult following. The Roc Retinol Correxion Eye Cream literally does it all: Wrinkles? Check. Fine lines? Check. Dark circles? Gone. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention that it only costs $18. Here’s everything you need to know:

What makes this eye cream so impactful is its hero ingredient; retinol, which is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet in just three months of using the product. Retinol works by penetrating deep into the skin, increasing cell turnover and smoothing fine lines. It’ll also disrupt the pigment production, helping to even out skin tone and diminish dark circles.

The formula is further enhanced with a unique mineral blend of zinc, copper, and magnesium, which will further increase cell production while improving blood flow and therefore neutralizing dark circles. Magnesium also helps protect against aging free radical damage while reducing inflammation, making it perfect for puffy under eyes. Finally, the formula also boasts mega-hydrator glycerin to keep the under eyes plump and hydrated without feeling greasy on your skin. Like we said – it does it all!

With consistent use, this is one of those eye creams that actually lives up to its claim… One Amazon review said, “Best eye cream I’ve ever tried, hands down. I’ve tested a bunch and this one doesn’t burn my skin and I feel like it has helped fade wrinkles and keep skin hydrated. I’m 29 and started seeing soft shallow lines on the corners of my eyes a couple of years ago – I can’t find those lines anymore, after a year of using this.” While another reviewer said “If you are hoping to use this for a week and have all your wrinkles erased, you will be disappointed. Only surgery can give instant results. But if you are willing to apply this daily you WILL see results.”

For a retinol infused product, this is actually super gentle on the skin and can be used every morning and night – the more often you stick to this, the quicker you’ll see results. It’s also suitable for all skin types as it’s hypoallergic and non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores. We apply a pea-sized amount to each undereye and gently pat the cream in using our fourth finger – this is your weakest finger so it’ll help you avoid pulling or tugging the skin. The formula is very lightweight and melts into skin easily, so it’s easy to blend without applying too much pressure to the delicate under-eye area. Use the cream after you’ve cleansed, toned or used any serums and before you moisturize.

Shop it here, $18.

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