5 Eye Creams for a Spring Pick-Me-Up
Tired of your eyes looking, well, tired? Eye creams and concentrates can help depuff the under-eye area and reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines, so you appear wide awake, even in the grainy lens of a Zoom meeting. From energizing caffeine-infused picks to brightening formulas with vitamin C, read on for our favorite eye creams and concentrates to use right now.
Just a pea-sized dab of this nourishing cream will help depuff, soften the appearance of dark circles and make fine lines look filled in. It contains a form of hyaluronic acid derived from wheat by-products, which is thought to better penetrate the skin for extra hydration. Linseed extract is packed with omega-3s to deliver even more moisture, and caffeine calms eye bags.
This IT Cosmetics eye cream has a soft apricot tint to visibly offset purple and blue tones under the eyes — think color correcting in skincare form. It also contains ceramides, which reinforce the skin’s protective barrier to help retain moisture. Niacin and licorice root help even out discoloration and hyperpigmentation, which means you can spend a little less time applying under-eye concealer in the morning.
This powerful concentrate uses a potent blend of ingredients to help soften fine lines, brighten dark circles and reduce puffiness. It contains a concentration of 10.5% pure vitamin C, which helps to improve the appearance of aging skin. Plus, the concentrate features haloxyl, an ingredient known to strengthen, soothe and brighten the eye area by stimulating natural enzymes.
Specifically formulated for mature skin, this lightweight eye cream helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and alleviate puffiness around the eyes. It can also help to improve the signs of glycation — a process that occurs when sugar molecules attach to collagen and elastin causing the skin to crepe and sag.
Did you know that not all dark circles are created equal? Brown circles can be caused by an overproduction of melanin while blue under-eye circles may occur because of poor circulation. This cooling eye cream helps to target them both. Thanks to a potent formula that includes circulation-boosting caffeine — plus light-reflecting pigments to improve under-eye appearance — the cream helps to even a dull skin tone, while improving the overall look of the eye area.
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