I've Tried Countless Eye Creams, and This Luxury Formula Makes My Skin Softer Than Ever

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Circcell Eye Cream
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I'm a firm believer that you don't need to spend a ton of money to access quality skincare; many of my favorite products sit at drugstore prices. With that said, I do occasionally discover a luxury formula that's worth its weight in gold. The most recent one being the Circcell Abo Rejuvenating Eye Gel, a decadent cream that instantly softens my under-eye area and paves the way for superior concealer applications — and we have an exclusive sale code just for InStyle readers.

Circcell — a hybrid of Circle, meaning whole and balanced, and Cellular, indicating real change, according to the brand — carries a line of high-end, cruelty-free skincare formulas that are made with naturally derived ingredients like clays, essential oils, herbal extracts, and marine-based elements. Every product, including the eye gel, arrives in BPA-free packaging and is formulated without parabens, fragrances, or artificial colors.

Circcell Abo Rejuvenating Eye Gel

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While the lightweight eye treatment retails for quite more than your average formula, its benefits do go above and beyond, so in my opinion it's worth it. It combats signs of aging, minimizes the appearance of fatigue, and soothes puffiness with the help of the brand's signature oxygen and algae complex to increase microcirculation (which equates to healthy blood flow) across fragile skin that has undergone a severe loss of elasticity.

As someone who tests skincare for a living, I've grown to be incredibly picky about eye creams. Many will pill when I put makeup over top, while others irritate my eyes so badly, I end up flushing them with water. I've experienced neither with the Rejuvenating Eye Gel; it's incredibly refreshing for my puffiness in the morning, and it makes my parched skin feel silky smooth within seconds. In pure honesty, my under-eyes even feel expensive after every application.

While I cannot speak to its anti-aging effects, reviewers on the Circcell site say they are impressed by how it "significantly diminishes" fine lines. One fan even said the product deserves more than five stars since it "goes beyond expectations in many ways," such as leaving their skin moisturized for up to eight hours post-application and getting rid of pesky darkness. "This has never happened before with an eye cream," they wrote. "My dark circles, which have plagued me since I was a pre-teen and I thought I was genetically stuck with, began to fade."

Another customer wrote that they can't go a day without the gel, adding that they can "feel it get to work" the minute it's applied. "My dark circles are minimized, crows feet [have] disappeared, and the under-eye area becomes smooth and plump." In a different review, a busy mom of four echoed this sentiment and said they were "amazed" by the results the first time they tried the eye serum. "My puffiness was gone, fine lines diminished, and my skin actually looked healthier! I've recommended this product to all my friends because it's incredible."

If you're willing to spend a little more on your skin this month, treat yourself to the Circcell Abo Rejuvenating Eye Gel — and don't forget to use our promo code INSTYLE15 at checkout to save 15 percent.

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