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The Best Undereye Serums Under $50

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Jan 4, 2021
The Best Undereye Serums Under $50

Give your eyes a lift with these undereye serums

We could talk forever about the beauty of serums - and these lightweight, nourishing skincare products aren’t just made for your face, but your eyes too! Unlike heavy eye creams, an undereye serum is made with smaller particles that deeply absorb into the delicate skin to moisturize, nourish, and energize with ease.

With your best friends like Hyaluronic Acid and Peptide packed into your undereye serum, you’ll see an instant boost of hydration while saying goodbye to eye bags and fine lines. Serum isn’t just a great option for your fragile undereye skin, it’s good for your wallet too! A few drops of serum a day keeps the crow’s feet away, and your bottle will last far longer than the eye cream you seem to apply by the handfuls. Not to mention that it can be layered under makeup more easily to illuminate your best eyeshadow looks. Have we convinced you that undereye serums are the real deal?

Shop these under $50 favorites below to start your anti-aging routine with style and support.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG by The Ordinary, $7

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG by The Ordinary
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“I’ve always struggled with dark under eye circles. I started using this a couple of months ago and I can’t believe how much it’s lightened them, so now I can use much less concealer and still cover the circles I have left.” The Ordinary isn’t just a TikTok sensation, it’s your go-to affordable skincare brand to recharge your eyes and save every last bit of tarte Shape Tape concealer. Just like you need to drink your coffee each morning, you also need caffeine in your undereye serum for an energy boost like no other. This undereye serum is a dream for eliminating dark circles and puffiness, formulated with “an extremely high five percent concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside (EGCG) from Green Tea leaves.” If you’ve read our lineup of the best skincare ingredients, you know that both of these are the real deal, and you’ll reduce puffiness and eye bags in an instant with this $7 beauty product.

LiftActiv Eye Serum 10 For Eyes And Lashes by Vichy, $35

LiftActiv Eye Serum 10 For Eyes And Lashes by Vichy
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Your lashes need a little love too, and this dual-powered undereye serum can do it all. LiftActiv Eye Serum 10 For Eyes And Lashes by Vichy formulated with the beloved Vichy Volcanic Water, powered by 15 essential minerals to strengthen the skin barrier and protect against environmental stress, and other ingredients to give your undereyes and lashes a boost. Natural Origin Rhamnose is proven to improve skin’s overall structure and reduce the effects of aging (think crow’s feet,) while Hyaluronic Acid is the hydration hero that smooths out fine lines and illuminates the eyes. You won’t just firm and rejuvenate the skin around your eyes, and take your lashes to the next level, you’ll also light up your look with a youthful glow at just $35. Pair this undereye serum with the Mineral 89 moisturizer by Vichy for even more hydration and illumination!

Peptide Eye Serum by Arcona, $40

Peptide Eye Serum by Arcona
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There’s no skincare ingredient quite like peptides to repair and recharge, and this undereye serum by Arcona does that and more. The skin around your eyes is roughly ten times thinner than the rest of the body, and as a result is often really stressed out. This can result in loss of elasticity, puffiness, eye bags and more. Ugh. Luckily, this eye serum has a collagen-building complex of Amino Peptides to firm up your skin and alleviate fine lines. There’s nothing that makes you look younger than smooth, hydrated, and rejuvenated undereyes… and you’ll get just that with this under $50 eye serum. 100% of MIRA guests say that it reduces puffiness and provides redness relief, and the reviews don’t lie.

Youthful Eye Serum by no7, $24

Youthful Eye Serum by No7
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Whether you’re starting early with your 20’s anti-aging routine, or in your 40’s looking to eliminate a few eye wrinkles… this undereye serum by no7 always helps you feel young. There’s no denying the power of peptides to smooth out fine lines and firm up your skin, and this no7 favorite features plenty of them (plus Vitamin A and Cassava) to turn back the clock. Or slow it down, whichever you need! You’ll also get a surge of moisture with Hyaluronic Acid, the natural substance that holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, and Vitamin C to brighten up your under eyes and fade dark circles. This drugstore undereye serum works for people of all ages and skin types, and your eyes will be feeling youthful and radiant in just 4 weeks!

Moisture Boost Cooling Algae Eye Serum by TONYMOLY, $22

Moisture Boost Cooling Algae Eye Serum by TONYMOLY

The first reason you need this undereye serum by TONYMOLY? Just look at that whale packaging, it’s freakin’ adorable. But the ultra-moisturizing gel serum that adds elasticity and intense moisture to your eyes doesn’t hurt, either. It’s formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to deeply moisturize and reduce the look of wrinkles, Sea Water that’s rich in minerals like magnesium and potassium, and Algae that hydrates and protects with essential fatty acids. The result is a magical marine formula that helps you become one step closer to becoming a mermaid… as well as moisturizing your eyes to marine perfection.

Eye Lifting Serum by Olay, $26

Eye Lifting Serum by Olay
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Olay, all day. The brand’s undereye serum is packed with an advanced Amino-Peptide and Vitamin Complex to give your eyes the ultimate makeover - hydrating, lifting, and firming to perfection. You already know that Olay products are an affordable, anti-aging dream - just look at their moisturizers - and this undereye serum is no exception. You won’t just reduce the eye bags from last night’s study session, you’ll also smooth out the fine lines that can form as early as your 30’s… and give your eyes the beautiful boost they deserve. 100% of MIRA BEAUTY guests say that Eye Lifting Serum is anti-aging, reduces puffiness, and is good for mature skin!  

ClarinsMen Anti Fatigue Eye Serum by Clarins, $35

ClarinsMen Anti Fatigue Eye Serum by Clarins
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We can’t say this enough: eye serum is for people of all ages and genders. That includes your 20-something boyfriend who insists that he’s just “not that into skincare.” Wait until he sees the ClarinsMen Anti Fatigue Eye Serum by Clarins! Made specifically for men, this energizing anti-aging serum deeply hydrates and reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. It’s made with the exclusive Hybrid Energizing Plant Technology (a blend of Bison Grass, Gymnema, and Goji Berry extracts) to smooth fine lines and absorb quickly into the skin for an effortless morning ritual. Easy enough for guys with even the most basic skincare routines. This undereye serum by Clarins is under $50, and makes an excellent addition to any male grooming routine!

Ba+S Eye Contour Baobab Sarsaparilla Serum Concentrate by Odacite, $48

Ba+S Eye Contour Baobab Sarsaparilla Serum Concentrate by Odacite
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It’s hard to count all the vitamins and nutrients in this undereye serum by Odacite, which erases fine lines and sends eye bags packing in an instant. However, it all starts with oils. Baobab oil is rich in vitamins A, E, and F (plus plant sterols!) to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. You’ll also get Sarsaparilla, Palmarosa, Neroli and Lavender oils to create smoother skin and help to reduce puffiness & dark circles. A bonus tip? This serum absorbs quickly and can be easily layered under makeup - producing a smooth canvas for your most creaseless concealer looks. 97% of MIRA guests say that this undereye serum is anti-aging, while 92% agree that it’s great for sensitive skin types.

Luminous Eye Serum by Andalao Naturals, $20

Luminous Eye Serum by Andalou Naturals
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Lift and luminize your under eyes with this serum that you won’t believe is only $20. Luminous Eye Serum features a fruit stem cell complex, vitamin C, and goji glycopeptides that boost collagen and elastin to smooth fine lines and retexture the delicate eye skin. Meanwhile, caffeine from green coffee stimulates circulation to decrease puffiness and diminish dark circles. Oh, and did we mention brightness? So much brightness. Feel youthful and fresh with this under $50 eye serum by Andalou Naturals that’s the ideal addition to any skincare routine.

Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate by Clinique, $34

Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate by Clinique
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An undereye serum from one of the most famous luxury brands in the world, at under $50? You better believe it. Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate by Clinique is a lightweight, mega-cushiony water gel that delivers extreme moisture like you’ve never seen before. Like, 96 hours worth of intense hydration. This formula contains Auto-Replenishing Lipid-Sphere Technology with pure aloe butter - which helps to “rebuild skin's lipid barrier to minimize moisture loss, while encapsulated antioxidants break the cycle of environmental stress.” In less fancy terms, this eye serum is one of the best anti-aging skincare products ever. Give your under eyes a refreshing boost of radiance with this under $50 Clinique favorite.

Brightening Eye Serum by Skyn Iceland, $40

Brightening Eye Serum by Skyn Iceland
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If you’ve made it this far down the list, you know that peptides are a top anti-aging ingredient for any eye serum. And this beauty product by Skyn Iceland has twenty of them. Wow. A supercharged Arctic Peptide Blend boosts collagen production for smoother and firmer skin, while a Targeted Wrinkle Inhibitor combines with a superior 4-in-1 Bioactive Complex to relax muscles and reduce fine lines. And of course, you can’t forget the potent algae extracts and powerful antioxidants that hydrate, de-puff, firm, and brighten to erase all signs of eye bags. Brightening Eye Serum has your back, and you’ll be feeling super chill with this skincare product.

Shop all the best undereye serums under $50 on MIRA.