The supercharged masks and serums that wave goodbye to puffy under-eyes
You lavish your locks in luscious hair masks and pamper your cheeks with all manner of creams, but are you extending the same care to the skin around your eyes? This delicate area is one of the first places wrinkles start to appear, and few things diminish a dewy glow like discoloured, puffy under-eyes.
That’s reason enough, we think, to slot supercharged eye treatments into your beauty regimen – we’ve found the very best serums, masks and patches that tired peepers will love. From daily solutions that minimise swelling to weekly treats that reduce shadows, they’re all easy and speedy to use. Perfect for a week fraught with late nights and early mornings.
To treat those peepers further, combine one of these eye treatments with a daily eye cream. Our sister beauty site Powder can help you find the perfect one. Simply sign up and fill in your skincare likes, dislikes and what you look for in your products. In turn, you’ll receive a bespoke list of products recommended by top beauty editors.
Ready to soothe those under-eyes? Keep clicking through for the best eye treatments. You soon-to-be dewy and soothed peepers are sure to thank you for it…
GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment, £39.99
You may look a touch bizarre in the three minutes it takes the BrightMud Eye Treatment to work, but it’s worth it for the fresh, dewy and well-rested results that follow. It’s a grainy, non-drying mud that temporarily tingles on your skin and is wiped away to reveal less puff, more glow and a reduction in lines over time. We love to pop it on for a brightening fix ahead of an evening out.
More than a mere eye cream, this sumptuous balm isladen with micro hyaluronic acids and potent antioxidant, Vine Resveratrol. The latter is known for reducing cell damage and promoting collagen production, which makes it a dream ingredient for softening lines and making the skin around peepers feel firmer. Powerhouse ingredients aside, the bonus of a cosseting texture sees lids – and even lips – soothed with a daily thin layer patted on using your ring finger.
For those mornings when your under-eyes look dry and fresh wrinkles threaten to come creeping in, Thalgo’s Hyaluronic Eye Patch Masks are something of a saviour. The crescent-shaped sheets are soaked in firming extracts of oat and dark circle-ditching yeast extract, as well as moisture magnet hyaluronic acid. This winning combination sees peepers bathed in a dewy glow and fine lines softened. Oh, and did we mention that you only need to pop the patches on for 10 minutes?
Sometimes your under eyes need a helping hand and this stainless steel Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel Roll On gives you a cooling shot of anti-puffiness aloe vera, calendula, cucumber and clock-stopping Hyaluronic Acid. Eyes are left hydrated, firmer and smoother.
Already using a serum for your face? Now it’s time to invest in one for your eyes. This super-hydrating and super anti-ageing Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum may seem a little hefty on the purse strings but if you’re after results then this is the product for you. It helps to increase collagen production, the key to younger looking skin.
Want instant results? Eysilix is brimming with super active peptides and instantly lifts the skin, softens lines and deflects dark circles. With continual use, wrinkles are kept at bay, puffiness is reduced and any dark pigmentation is dimished. We’re buying a bucket load!
Hayfever driving you crazy? You need a soothing eye mask that gets to work fast. Elemis’s new Pro-Collagen eye mask is your sunny day saviour. The peel off masks are gel based so instantly hydrating and can be easily shaped to fit around the eye. Take off your mascara, leave on for 20 minutes and relax.
Concealer is your best friend, but apply it wrong and it can turn into your worst nightmare. Forget layering on for a cakey finish, the key to getting it right is to keep it sheer. This super lightweight concealer from Burberry simply melts into the skin to cover any imperfections.