As a self-professed “beauty junkie,” Drew Barrymore has a bathroom full of luxury skincare brands like Estée Lauder and Caudalie. But more often than not, she finds a drugstore product that she loves just as much as her higher-end beauty buys. When it comes to combating dark circles—which she’s called her biggest skincare problem—Barrymore has found a budget-friendly buy that really gets the job done: Olay’s Ultimate Eye Cream ($22; amazon.com).
Barrymore’s go-to anti-aging eye cream is even still on sale after Cyber Monday. Normally $30, the eye cream is just $22 on Amazon right now—nearly 30% off its typical price.
Barrymore first shared her love for the product on her Instagram in March 2020 as a part of her #BeautyJunkieWeek series. Instead of concealer, she said she uses the Olay eye cream to brighten her dark circles—which it’s able to do thanks to its peach tone and light iridescence. “It’s a perfect alchemy of skincare as makeup,” she said. “I’m really obsessed with how you can go out with more confidence and a better look overall, while actually doing a skin treatment.”
Amazon shoppers have seen a similar effect, with the product amassing over 2,300 perfect 5-star ratings. “I have horrid bags under my eyes since I've gotten older, and I've had dark circles since birth,” one wrote. “This cream really works, in just minutes, to smooth out those bags and get rid of those circles. It only takes a tiny bit for each eye, so this little jar is going to last quite a while.”
Other shoppers have also raved about the cream’s anti-aging powers. “This is without a doubt—and I've probably spent thousands of $$$ like the rest of you—the best fricken eye cream ever,” one five-star reviewer wrote. “I am 52 years old and I thought I looked pretty good, until my eyes began to betray me—my under eyes wrinkled up and dropped like all this extra skin came out of nowhere! This cream firms and hydrates that area so well it's crazy.”
To buy: Olay Ultimate Eye Cream for Wrinkles, Puffy Eyes + Dark Circles, $22 (was $30); amazon.com
The cream uses ingredients like vitamin B3 (aka, antioxidant-rich niacinamide) and peptides (amino acids that stimulate collagen production) to simultaneously brighten and firm the under-eye area. It’s also fragrance-free, which makes it ideal for those with skin sensitivities. “I have very sensitive skin and sometimes under eye creams are very irritating, especially with regular use,” another shopper wrote. “I have had zero issues with irritation from this product.”
Barrymore herself has tried her fair share of eye creams: In May 2018 she posted a photo of 5 under-eye products she’s used, with most price tags averaging between $50 and $100. Now, her budget-friendly pick makes her beauty secrets even more accessible to all. This deal won't last—so shop the Barrymore-approved anti-puff eye cream while it’s still just $22 on Amazon.
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