Unlike those that tackle wrinkles or dark circles, this is the only category of products that delivers near-immediate improvement to tired-looking, puffy eyes. They are lightweight and non-greasy. Some have a cooling tip to soothe, others contain caffeine to de-puff.
These have cooling tips to soothe the eye area:
3 Brightening pigments in Clarins Multi-active Eye ($88) reduce the heavy look of eye bags. The cream-gel also helps to “fill in” fine lines.
4 Clinique All About Eyes Serum Depuffing Eye Massage ($60) is oil-free and can be used under or over makeup for a pick-me-up after staring at the screen all day.
5 The light-scattering effect of Shiseido Essential Energy Eye Definer ($68) brightens shadowed, puffy eyes. You can also apply it on top of makeup.
6 Kenzoki Belle de Jour Sacred Lotus Eye Contour ($99) is light yet creamy, with a relaxing, powdery lotus scent.
These have rose to de-puff, and a ceramic tip to give you a relaxing eye massage:
2 Dior Prestige Illuminating Micronutritive Eye Serum ($265) has an applicator that is an overachiever, studded with 10 rotating ceramic microbeads.
7 Chantecaille Rose de Mai Eye Lift ($166) is a luxe gel-cream said to contain a billion micro oil droplets dispersed in May rose water. It acts like an invisible film to de-puff and firm. The large tip is comfortable over the eyes too.
To calm and tone:
1 111Skin Sub-zero De-puffing Eye Mask ($130 for eight pairs) is a hydrogel mask with a chilly, tingling feel that wakes you up as it deflates puffiness.
8 Fresh Lotus Eye Gel ($94) has lotus flower to calm and tone, while orange and ginkgo leaf boost microcirculation.
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