10 Eye Creams That Will Make You Look More Awake

August 19, 2022
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | skincare.com by L'Oréal
Garnier Green Labs Retinol-Berry Super Smoothing Night Serum Cream, Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and Youth to the People Superberry Dream Eye Cream on green graphic background

Whether you have dark circles and puffy under-eyes due to lack of sleep or from plain old genetics, an eye cream can come in handy for faking a more wide-awake appearance. From hydrating formulas that plump and nourish the skin to cooling serums that help soothe early-morning puffiness, these are the eye creams we rely on to look a little more rested. 


Youth to the People Superberry Dream Eye Cream

With a potent blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and goji stem cells, this eye cream works to moisturize, smooth and firm the delicate skin under your eyes. The formula is fragrance-free, with a velvety, fast-absorbing consistency that works for all skin types.



Youth to the People Superberry Dream Eye Cream

L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid + Caffeine Hydrating Eye Serum

Pure hyaluronic acid and caffeine work to hydrate and wake up tired eyes in this moisturizing eye serum. If you treat your skin to gua sha massages, you’ll love this product’s cooling triple roller applicator that gives eyes a full contour massage.

loreal paris revitalift hyaluronic acid and caffeine hydrating eye serum

Garnier Green Labs Retinol-Berry Super Smoothing Night Serum Cream

Zap away your dark circles and crow's feet overnight with this three-in-one night cream, serum and eye cream. At $22, it's an affordable option that can be used all over the face before bed and combines pure retinol with a super berry blend to refresh and wake up the under-eye area.

garnier green labs retinol berry super smoothing night serum cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream

If you like the bestselling IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer, then you’re going to love Confidence in an Eye Cream. It features the same hydrating, firming and wrinkle-smoothing benefits as the original face formula, but also works to visibly color-correct and brighten your eye contour.
it cosmetics confidence in an eye cream

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

For some serious hydration, this under-eye cream made with avocado oil is a game-changer. It gently moisturizes your under-eyes, offering soft and luxurious nourishment. Not to mention, thanks to the unique formula, this cream doesn’t migrate into the eyes.

kiehls creamy eye treatment with avocado

Vichy Minéral 89 Eyes

Whether it’s lack of sleep, stress or pollution, this Vichy eye gel will give your eyes the daily dose of caffeine they need to look rested. The formula also includes hyaluronic acid, which when mixed with caffeine, helps to protect the skin’s moisture barrier by offering 24-hour hydration, smoother fine lines and brighter under-eyes.

vichy mineral 89 eyes

Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Eye Cream

Treat your under-eyes to this luxurious formula. It’s an eye cream that simultaneously lifts and firms the eye contour while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles.

lancome renergie lift multi action eye cream

SkinCeuticals Eye Balm

If an eye cream isn’t your thing, try this eye balm instead. It’s a thick, rich formula that works great for those with dry skin. It’s also designed to hydrate, nourish and smooth the outer eye contour while relieving the look of puffiness and crow's feet.

skinceuticals eye balm

Kinship Brightwave Eye Cream

The unique blend of natural ingredients — red algae, chaga mushroom and vitamin C ester — in this eye cream work together along with actives to illuminate and depuff the under-eye area. So much so, that during a clinical trial, 91% showed improvement in the appearance of dark under-eye discoloration immediately after use, according to the brand.

kinship brightwave eye cream

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright+ Vitamin C Eye Crème

Inspired by banana powder, a makeup artist secret weapon for covering dark circles, this eye cream works to target fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and dullness. Its formula is infused with a triple vitamin C complex to brighten, as well as free radical-fighting antioxidants and hardy orange extract to help tackle the look of dark spots.

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright+ Vitamin C Eye Crème
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