Whether you suffer from puffiness, dark circles, or crow's feet - the delicate skin around the eyes needs special care and attention. Finding the right product for you can take time (it's worth going to your local beauty counter and trying a few) but here are six of the best that are worth a try...
1. Estée Lauder Eye Synchronized Complex II
Estée Lauder is known for their anti-ageing wonder products, such as their bestselling Advanced Night Repair range, and their Eye Synchronized Complex II specifically targets wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles – restoring radiance to dull eyes while you sleep. It comes in the form of a light gel-cream, which smooths on beautifully and is a pleasure to use.
2. Darphin Hydraskin All-Day Eye Refresh Gel-Cream
When you need a quick wake-me-up after a bad night's sleep, trust Darphin. Its ultra-lightweight formula is cool and refreshing and glides over the skin easily, instantly brightening the eye area and banishing puffiness and lightening dark circles. Gentle and hydrating, it's a great way to hide the signs of fatigue, and look as if you've had your full eight hours!
3. Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Circle Minimiser
Tried everything to banish your dark under-eye circles without success? This is the cream for you. Dr. Andrew Weil's formula is super hydrating and packed with vitamin C to help lighten dark shadows. Gentle yet effective, it strengthens the delicate skin around the eye area – reducing puffiness and resulting in a brighter, more radiant look.
4. My Perfect Eyes
The makers of My Perfect Eyes make some bold claims – promising instant results that last for 10 hours and describing it as 'a revolutionary non-surgical cosmetic miracle'. The cream is said to banish eye bags, wrinkles and dark circles – and for some reviewers, it seems to work brilliantly. Others comment that they don't like the tingling/tightening sensation and complain that it leaves a white mark on their skin, no matter how carefully they apply it. With some users saying it takes years off them, it might be worth trying at least once!
5. DIOR HYDRA LIFE Pro-Youth Sorbet Eye Creme
Dior claims to have come up with new technology for its Hydra life Pro-Youth Sorbet Eye Crème – which is said to reinvigorate the skin by supporting the natural circulation of water, leaving the complexion refreshed and healthy-looking. While we can't comment on the brand's sciencey-sounding claims, it does contain an impressive blend of potent flower extracts and its ultra-lightweight formula glides on easily, and seems to do a good job of reducing puffiness.
6. Olay Ultimate Eye Cream
Olay is a much-loved brand and their Ultimate Eye Cream is a favourite with many women who are experiencing the signs of ageing. It gets to work on fine lines, dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles - as contains a colour-correcting formula to improve the look of uneven skin tone. It also provides a good base for make-up, making it a good buy for the money.