Eyecreams infused with anti-ageing ingredients can help banish dark circles and puffy eyes for good. The secret to wide awake eyes is choosing the right formula and here’s what you need. Caffeine is a must to tighten skin and works almost instantly, while peptides plump and deliver an all-round anti-ageing effect. City girls can fight environmental aggressors with antioxidants, while anything that brightens skin or reflects light will keep dark circles at bay.
The right application is just as important as the eyecream. A-list facialist and Skinesis owner Sarah Chapman says: “Use light pinching movements around the orbital bone both under the eye and along the brow bone to release excess fluid that causes puffiness. This encourages blood flow to the area, for a bright eyed, wide awake effect.” You can also try a massaging device. This low maintenance machine stimulates skin so lines, dark circles and bags appear reduced. Scroll below to see the massager and the best formulas to target puffy eyes, dark circles, crow’s feet or just tired-looking eyes.
Darphin Hydraskin All-Day Eye Refresh Gel-Cream: an invigorating featherweight gel-cream that will help hydrate, depuff and diminish dark circles over time.
Algenist Genius Anti-Aging Eye Cream: a rich, luxurious eye cream that helps strengthen the fragile eye area and visibly firm the upper eyelid area for a 360-degree eye care solution.
Lifeline Skin Care Eye Firming Complex: powered by peptides to dramatically reduce the visible signs of ageing. The powerful nutrients in this formula will soothe, hydrate, tighten and lift the skin around eyes in eight weeks.
Radical Skincare Eye Revive Creme: an all-in-one anti-ageing eye contour that hydrates, reduces puffiness, decreases discolouration and dark circles and diminishes wrinkle depth.
Foreo Iris Illuminating Eye Massager: say goodbye to dark circles, fine lines and bags under your eyes with this eye massager.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Eye Revitalising Duo: packed with repair technologies, these two luxurious eye products work in synergy to revolutionise the eye area.