7 Fast-Acting Eye Creams to Banish Those Bags

Zara Kenyon

A swipe of a light-reflecting concealer might just do the trick on dark under-eye circles, but the same can’t be said for those eye bags. That’s a whole other beauty battle. And what’s to blame? Well, there’s the usual tired-eyes culprits—lack of sleep and stress—while allergies and crying can also inflame the skin and leave you with puffy eyes.

Diet can play a part too. If you’re chowing down on salty foods before bed (because what’s Sunday night without popcorn?), the thin skin around your eyes is more likely to retain water, resulting in swelling. The obvious solution would be to get more sleep, reduce your salt intake and skip the weepy movies, but life doesn’t always work that way, which is where de-puffing eye creams step in.

Thankfully, there’s a bevy of eye treatments that target puffiness, from weightless gels to cooling roll-ons to circulation-jolting creams. Click through our gallery of seven of the best under-eye de-puffers, and where to shop them. Your tired eyes will thank you.

Ready to bid farewell to puffy eyes? Let us know which eye cream you'll be trying in the comments below. 

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