Beauty Skincare Users Say Their Fine Lines Have "Almost Vanished" Thanks to This Collagen-Boosting Eye Cream It can also fade dark circles and under-eye bags. By Maya Gandara Maya Gandara Maya Gandara is an Ecommerce Writer covering beauty, fashion, and lifestyle at Meredith. When not testing the latest buzzy skincare, you can find her shooting film photography around Brooklyn or cozying up with a good novel. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 23, 2022 @ 09:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email We independently evaluate all recommended products and services. If you click on links we provide, we may receive compensation. Learn more. Photo: Facetheory/ InStyle If you haven't heard of FaceTheory, it's time to get acquainted with the affordable, cruelty-free skincare brand. The company carries an extensive line-up of unique formulations that target specific concerns shoppers may be struggling with — and its Ocuwake Eye Cream is a champion at rectifying fine lines and brightening dark circles, according to reviewers. What's more, the best-seller is currently on sale for $17 for a limited time. The eye cream contains FaceTheory's blend of active ingredients (vitamin C, ferulic acid, liquorice, and chamomile), alongside its newest "eye beautifying technology:" Hexylresorcinol, a lipid that is clinically proven to be four times as effective as hydroquinone in lightening skin, and Meiview, an collagen-boosting, skin-firming derivative of the halophyte plant, according to the brand. Altogether, the band of anti-aging ingredients smooth and plump the skin while drastically improving the appearance of under-eye darkness and puffiness. Courtesy Shop now: $17 (Originally $21); us.facetheory.com To ensure the effectiveness of the brand's cutting-edge skincare technology, FaceTheory ran a 28-day study of Meiview, where participants saw a "visible improvement in all areas after just 7 days," reported a "decrease of wrinkle depth" by up to 17.4 percent, and a reduction of eyebags by up to 28 percent. Additionally, users noted that their dark circles improved by up to 16.8 percent and sagging eyelids lifted by up to 5 percent. The eye cream can be applied across all skin types, including sensitive complexions — and since the formulation contains such a potent concentration of these ingredients, only a small dab is needed per application. This $18 Retinol Hand Cream Makes Aging Skin "Look Younger in Two Days," According to Users Further proof of the eye cream's effectiveness can be found within the comments section, where shoppers have written rave reviews about the results they've witnessed. One fan called it "the best eye cream they've ever used" since their fine lines have "almost vanished" and their skin looks a lot smoother and brighter "than it has in a long time." Another person complimented the cream's hydrating, "beautiful texture," while sharing they've noticed a brightening effect, alongside diminishing fine lines within two weeks. "Nothing has shifted my dark under-eye circles — a mixture of genetics and insomnia — but this actually seems to be lightening them, and the skin is getting plumper too," said a third shopper. "Early days yet, as I've only been using it for just under two weeks, but I'm loving it so far. You only need a tiny bit, so the (eco-friendly metal) tube will last ages, too." Add the FaceTheory Ocuwake Eye Cream to your daily regimen while it's currently down to $17. While you're at it, check out the rest of the brand's top-notch products, including the Regena-C Moisturizer and the Porebright Serum — save 20 percent on orders of $50 or more with the code 2050.