When it comes to our eyes, the long-term goal is to stave off the onslaught of crow’s feet for as many years as possible. But what about the here and now? Puffiness, dark circles and dehydration lines are very real problems for busy women (so that would be all of us, amirite?). And while concealer is great and all, it can only cover so much without looking cakey (never a good look). What we really need is an eye cream that works immediately to de-puff, brighten and hydrate; keep scrolling for three new eye creams that promise just that.
A super-smart eye cream, Pep-Start contains a blend of collagen-boosting peptides, energising caffeine, soothing algae and phytosphingosine, which prevents fluids pooling under the eyes and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Designed to de-puff on the go, the round applicator can be used to massage eyes for a wide-awake look in three seconds flat.
Hollywood facialist Sonya Dakar created Eyeposuction when she couldn’t find anything on the market that works as well as haemorrhoid cream to take down puffy under-eye bags. (FYI, no one should use a cream made for the nether regions on their face, ever). This delicately citrus-scented cream contains a blend of botanicals that rev up the elimination of fatty deposits and waste that contribute to bags and dark circles. Just like liposuction (hence the name) it works instantly—eyes look brighter, smoother and less tired.
REN’s latest edition to its Keep Young and Beautiful lineup could be its most exciting yet. The lightweight, cooling gel works fast (like, blink and you’ll miss it) to take down puffiness and tighten the under-eye area thanks to a blend of hyaluronic acid and silicones. You can apply it over makeup (if you’re heading out after work and need a pick-me-up). The light-reflecting particles are an added bonus and will have people commenting on how well you look.
What’s your favourite fast-acting eye cream? Let us know in the comment box below.