My 56-Year-Old Mom Swears By This $13 Retinol Eye Cream From a Sarah Jessica Parker-Used Brand

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It’s taken 10 years off her skin.

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The first thing I notice when I look at my mother is her eyes: how big and brown they are, the way they’re so comforting, and how they sparkle so youthfully when she smiles — I try to move through the world with the same friendly gaze. But according to her, “All these years of living are finally starting to show up” around her eyes in the form of dark circles, crows feet, and dryness. While those aren’t what I notice when I look at her, she’s been proactively fighting against these signs of aging — and winning thanks to RoC’s Retinol Correxion Eye Cream.

From a Sarah Jessica Parker- and Vera Wang-used brand, the eye cream revitalizes tired eyes while minimizing wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles over time. It’s gentle enough for daily use and boasts one key ingredient: retinol, a vitamin A-derivative, naturally occurs in the skin and accelerates the removal of dull skin cells, revealing new ones. Though retinol can often cause irritation, this formula is fragrance-free and great for all skin types, even sensitive skin. After four weeks of use, under-eyes appear brighter and less puffy, and after 12 weeks, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced by nearly 50 percent, per the brand.

RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

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My mom has been using RoC’s eye cream every evening for the last 10 years and says “it’s taken nearly 10 years off [her] eyes.” To apply, she squeezes out three little dots around her eye and gently massages them in using her ring finger. Immediately after application, her “[eyes feel tighter, more lifted, and are much brighter and less puffy.” And “after two months, [her] crow's feet were nearly gone.”

With years of consistent use, she hasn’t had any new under-eye wrinkles pop up and has even started using the cream as a spot treatment on other parts of her face, like her smile lines. There’s been a noticeable change in the firmness around her eyes, to the point where she’s had friends wondering if she’s had work done.

My mom also likes that the consistency of the cream is lightweight, absorbing quickly into the skin without feeling greasy, and it doesn’t irritate or burn her skin, despite having retinol. In fact, her under-eye area feels “incredibly moisturized” throughout the day, and makeup applies smoothly over it — unlike other eye creams she’s used, it doesn’t pill.

Shop RoC’s Retinol Correxion Eye Cream for $13 on Amazon, along with other top anti-aging eye creams.

CeraVe Eye Cream

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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Eye Cream

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The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream

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