When I turned 18, one of the best beauty secrets I ever received was that from my grandmother, and consisted of but two words: Eye Cream. Ever since, I’ve been rather obsessed with the stuff (yes, I sometimes slather it all over my face and neck) despite the occasional hefty price tag.

Here’s the thing: when you’ve dedicated yourself to a regime that you plan to last a lifetime, how’s a gal to budget? Pun aside, I always like to keep my eyes peeled for “bang for your buck” cosmetics—and here are my five favorite eye creams that won’t leave your wallet high and dry.

Eye Creams that Won’t Break the Bank

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Eucerin Aquaporin, $22.95 from Amazon