Our Six-Week Eye Cream Expose
Photo evidence of how swanky brands stack up against drugstore gems when it comes to fighting wrinkles
Yvonne, 40sRight eye (appears left): RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream, $20.45
Left eye (appears right): Hylexin, $95
RoC review: "The intentional misspelling in the brand name of this eye cream, which is supposed to 'visibly reduce dark circles and puffiness,' is the first hint of its ineffectiveness. The upside: The watery solution went on smoothly and mixed well with my concealer."
Hylexin review: "I won't step outside to get the mail without under-eye concealer on, so I was ecstatic over the thought that Hylexin, which claims to reduce serious dark circles, might lessen the humbling circles under my eyes. The tingling sensation I felt after applying the pricey cream, which comes in a medicinal looking yellow and gold package, raised my hopes. My euphoria was short-lived though."
Results: "Hylexin mixed like oil and water with my cover-up and four weeks later I still need sunglasses when dashing out to get the mail. Sadly, the still-present, purplish circles under my eyes after a month of faithfully using RoC twice a day were unmistakable proof that this item didn't live up to its tagline: 'We keep our promises.'"