Jumping in here, when I had surgery my doctor told me to start using Vitamin E oil 3 weeks after. I got a small bottle of it at Walmart for about $5 and still use it.
My favorite eye cream is Oil of Olay Total Effects. I could tell an almost immediate difference in those little wrinkles around my eyes when I started using it.
JavaJo - you make me want to start using Noxema again. I've used cold cream to clean my face sometimes on days when I have a lot of makeup on and my skin always seems to look and feel better the next day.