This article was repurposed with permission from PureWow.
Yes, sunglasses and a good SPF should always be in your under-eye arsenal. But the skin around your peepers is the most delicate on your whole body—which also makes it the most susceptible to damage. In fact, the eye area ages 36 percent faster than the rest of your face.
Your miracle in a jar? Eye cream.
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A good one reverses the signs of aging, makes you look wide awake and nourishes dry skin. Here’s the best product for your biggest issue.
Best for Dark Circles
Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment ($13, drugstore.com) contains horse chestnut, a natural botanical that nips dark circles in the bud by stimulating circulation. It’s also packed with antioxidants that brighten dark areas by triggering melatonin production. Pro tip: Apply it after moisturizer for maximum brightening effects.
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Best for Puffiness
Estée Lauder Advanced Repair Eye Serum ($65, esteelauder.com) is the only cream we’ve used that makes good on its claims to banish bags while cooling skin simultaneously. The light-as-air product has a refreshing chill and depuffs the second you apply it. We like to mix a little bit in with the brand’s Double Wear Concealer ($24, nordstrom.com), another under-eye secret weapon.
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