Whether you’re tackling dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles, fine lines — heck, or all of the above, we can all agree that erasing the look of tired-looking eyes is hard AF. And while catching up on sleep seems like the most obvious solution, it’s even harder to find the time. Sure, sleep plays a huge factor, but the condition of our delicate under eyes and lids is often caused by ageing, dehydration and genetics, which is why a good eye cream is skincare must!
So to help you out, we’ve tried and tested a couple of buzzing eye potions and facial tools, so you don’t have to. From the list, we’ve chosen eight ah-mazing products that actually work! Scroll through our picks below.
Refresh and awaken tired eyes with the Kat Burki KB5 Recovery Masks. Formulated with Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, plant stem cells and cold-pressed avocado oil, these pre-moistened eye masks eliminate the look of puffy eyes and instantly leave the skin with a fresh and cooling sensation.
29Secrets Pick: Kat Burki KB5 Eye Recovery Masks, $110
Defeated by another night of Netflix binging? Fake the look of a rested night with this anti-blue light eye serum. Made with a Superblend of natural actives like Giant Kelp, Persian Tree Extract and Cocoa Seed peptides, this potent serum by This Works is designed to fight the adverse side effects of screen time, tightening and improving the look of tired eyes.
29Secrets Pick: This Works Morning Expert Open Eyes, $45
Dark circles can quickly throw off the look of a fresh and clean complexion. Instead of doubling the work on concealer, give your under eyes the hydration and vitamins it needs with the Olay Brightening Eye Cream. Also great as a primer, this cream is made with light-reflecting particles to reduce the look of tired eyes instantly.
29Secrets Pick: Olay Brightening Eye Cream, $38.99
Nannette de Gaspé
A little goes a long way with this luxe eye cream. Made with zero parabens and fragrances, this 95 per cent natural eye cream by Nanette de Gaspé is made to energise lacklustre under eyes. Formulated with a complex of green tea extract, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and caffeine, this luxurious cream works to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
29Secrets Pick: Nannette de Gaspé Baume Noir Eyes, $255
Specially designed for those with sensitive skin, we promise you’ll love this ultra-gentle, nourishing eye cream by Avène. Not only is it formulated to restore the skin’s suppleness and eliminate the signs of ageing and loss density around the contours of the eyes, but it also comes with a cooling metal-tip applicator.
29Secrets Pick: Avène DermAbsolu Eye Contour Cream, $47.50
Inspired by the makeup artist must-have “banana powder” (Fenty Beauty has one that we love, FYI), Ole Henriksen’s Banana Bright Eye Créme contains vitamin C and special pigments to brighten and colour-correct dark undereyes. Also boosted with the power of collagen, it deeply hydrates fine lines and wrinkles.
29Secrets Pick: Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème, $48
Energise heavy, tired with a boost of black tea. This super lightweight eye serum by fresh contains a black tea complex, goi fruit extracts and dual-action peptides to help improve the eye area’s elasticity for a firmer, youthful look.
29Secrets Pick: Fresh Black Tea Firming Eye Serum, $95
Sure, facial rollers are great and all, but let’s face it, not are all built for focusing around the undereyes (usually the area that needs the most massaging). Thank goodness for the Elizabeth Grant Beauty Wand. This handheld massager is perfectly shaped to focus on the eye area and uses touch-activated vibrations to improve the absorption and efficacy of eye contour formulas.
29Secrets Pick: Elizabeth Grant Beauty Wand, $55