Think you’re the DIY beauty queen because your Pinterest page is stacked with pins for lemon and honey masks, apple cider vinegar toner and exfoliating coffee bean foot scrub? Before you get started on your papier mâché crown, give one of these DIY beauty gadgets a spin. When used correctly, our readers say these beauty devices saved them tons of time and money — we’re talking thousands of dollars. That’s enough to bankroll your own DIY skin care line made from your personal lemon orchard and beehive, ladies. Here’s the lowdown on spending a little (these high tech beauty gadgets aren’t cheap) to save a lot.
No. 9: best-eye-wrinkle-creams-ole-henriksen_01Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel, $38 TotalBeauty.com Average Member Rating: 8.5*
Why it’s great: After using this refreshing gel, one reader writes, “It literally feels like your eyes are getting a lift.” Another reviewer agrees: “My skin was firmer instantly.” Other readers also describe it as “amazingly cooling” and “soothing.” “Since it’s a natural eye gel, it’s safe to use around the entire eye area,” adds another fan.
No. 8: MAC Fast Response Eye Cream TotalBeauty.com Average
Why it’s great: This product leaves a “silky finish under your eyes,” says one reader. “This eye cream dries super fast, so you don’t have to wait around for it to dry before putting on your eye makeup,” says another fan. Readers also love the cream’s de-puffing effect. “I use this on my tired eyes and [it brings] them back to life,” says one. A reviewer reports, “I get puffy eyes in the morning, and within minutes of applying this cream, the swelling disappears.”
No. 7: Dermalogica AGE Smart Multivitamin Power Firm, $56
TotalBeauty.com Average Member Rating: 8.6*
Why it’s great: One reader raves, “I refuse to go a day without [using this] …The fine lines around my eyes and lips plumped out and took years off. Combine this with other Dermalogica facial care [products] and you don’t need that plastic surgeon.” Another reviewer says, “Even though my skin is extremely sensitive, I have had no problem with this product. It plumps up the area and actually improves the texture of my skin.”
No. 6: Bioelements Sleepwear for Eyes, $49 TotalBeauty.com Average
Member Rating: 8.7*
Why it’s great: Readers agree that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is greatly reduced after using this cream. One reviewer likes that it “has overnight temporary plumping benefits, but also long-term structural support for the delicate skin around the eyes.” Another reader calls it a “must-have” product, saying it has helped “firm, tone and lighten” her under-eye area.
No. 5: Patricia Wexler Intensive 3-in-1 Eye Cream: Lifting, Firming, Anti-Wrinkle Formula, $32.50 TotalBeauty.com Average Member Rating: 8.7*
Why it’s great: One reader loves how this product “lifts, tones and firms the eye area.” Many readers praise it for its speedy results. “I have tried many other high-priced eye creams and this by far is the best — I saw a difference in days,” raves one reviewer. “What I love best about it,” adds another reader, “is that the highly potent anti-aging ingredients are non-irritating to the skin.”
No. 4: Mary Kay TimeWise Targeted-Action Eye Revitalizer, $36
TotalBeauty.com Average Member Rating: 8.7*
Why it’s great: Readers appreciate how this product not only reduces fine lines, it also “diminishes puffiness and dark circles almost instantly.” Reviewers also praise the easy-to-use roller-ball applicator, which “glides” over skin and “feels soothing and cool against the under-eye area.”
Why it’s great: Readers have made this eye cream part of their beauty routines because it leaves their skin “super smooth” and “lives up” to its claims. “It moisturizes the under-eye area while also making it look brighter,” says one fan. “Though it is a bit pricey, a little goes a long way, so you get your money’s worth.” Another reader adds that the cream “absorbs immediately, is not greasy and helps with the lines around [her] eyes.”
No. 2: Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask, $63
TotalBeauty.com Average Member Rating: 9.0*
Why it’s great: “My husband and kids laugh at me for walking around the house with these on my eyes,” said one reviewer. Nevertheless, the reviewer praises these “luxurious” tissue eye masks because they “tighten and plump lines around the eye” after just one use. Another reader says these little eye masks are “the perfect pick-me-up.”, “You will instantly see the puffiness and the lines disappear,” she says.
No. 1: DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue and Protect Eye Balm, $50
TotalBeauty.com Average Member Rating: 9.3*
Why it’s great: “The skin around my eyes is plumped, I don’t need concealer for dark circles, and if my eyes are puffy from strain or lack of sleep, this shrinks the puffiness — really!” says one besotted fan. “It’s gentle, scent-free and it feels luxurious,” and “it’s also priced much more fairly that most eye creams that aren’t half as good,” she adds.