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Under-eye bags, be gone! These are the best cheap eye creams in Australia

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By Rebecca Sullivan
I'm tired. You're tired. We're all tired.
While we figure out how to get eight hours of uninterrupted shut-eye and formulate some healthy nighttime screen habits, we've been on the hunt for hydrating eye creams that can help reduce puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as our giant under-eye bags.
But here's the thing - finding a cheap eye cream that actually works is super hard.
While there are loads of expensive formulations that definitely work the trick - like this glorious $105 one from Estée Lauder - they're not exactly affordable, especially in the week before payday.
So we've been testing out a few more affordable options on our tired little under-eyes, and have found these cheaper products definitely make a massive difference.
Keep on scrolling for five great cheap eye creams under $60.

The Inkey List's Caffeine Under-Eye Serum: $18

$18 from Sephora. Supplied
The inclusion of caffeine in skincare products is a new trend that has emerged over the past year.
Because caffeine is a diuretic, it can help to reduce water retention under the eyes, a major cause of puffiness.
The addition of squalane, a popular hydrating ingredient and a small amount of hyaluronic acid, means this gel-like formula is also super moisturising.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG: $12.70

$12.70 from The Ordinary's website, Adore Beauty, Myer and Priceline. Supplied
This popular caffeine eye serum from budget skincare brand The Ordinary (check out their entire range at your local Priceline store) is delivered in a dropper bottle, meaning the formulation stays fresh and preserved from the elements.
Plus, it lasts for ages!

Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream: $20

$20 from the Paula's Choice website. Supplied
American skincare guru Paula Begoun is the brains behind her wildly successful eponymous skincare label, which is all about delivering science-backed ingredients for the most affordable price possible.
This eye cream contains shea butter, vitamin C and the popular antioxidant resveratrol, to brighten and hydrate lacklustre under-eyes.
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Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado: $50

$50 from the Kiehl's website, Adore Beauty, Sephora, Mecca and department stores. Supplied
This eye cream is a cult classic, thanks to it's uber-hydrating formula.
You only need a little bit, so that tiny pot can last you for months and months, making it a worthwhile investment.

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème: $57

$57 from Sephora. Supplied
This is a cult-favourite eye cream that constantly sells out at Sephora, thanks to its vitamin C-packed formula that can help reduce dark circles.
It's a great eye cream to wear during the day because the formula is not too greasy or oily, making it easy to apply your makeup over the top.
FYI, if you've been trying to get the men in your life to be more diligent with their skincare, this product could be great for them.
It sinks into the skin well, so it doesn't look like they're wearing anything at all, plus it smells amazing - like orange juice.

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