Puffy under-eye bags can be difficult to fix. The swelling is caused by fluid retention – often triggered by lack of sleep, allergies, dehydration, or excess salt. Waiting for the fluid to drain can take time, but fortunately there are techniques and ingredients that can fast-forward the depuffing process.
It’s important to note that banishing puffiness and swelling starts with temperature – cold restricts blood vessels and reduces inflammation. Store your eye cream in the fridge for additional cooling benefits. In addition, use a cold jade roller to massage your eye cream into your skin and drain away fluid retention.
If puffy bags are your under-eye concern, these are your guys – powerful formulas designed to refresh, awaken, and soothe tired eyes in the morning.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Gel
With its melting gel formula and active ingredients, Rodial’s Dragons Blood Eye Gel acts immediately on puffiness (with long term benefits for dark circles and fine lines), leaving the eye area feeling revitalised. Its magic ingredient is arnica, a natural anti-inflammatory which instantly reduces swelling.
Freck So Jelly Cactus Eye Jelly
A tiny dot of Freck’s So Jelly Cactus Eye Jelly goes a long way. The gel-cream solution has a triple-action formula which tackles puffiness, dark circles, and lack of moisture, and its ingredients are derived from cactus, which delivers multiple vitamins and hydrators to perk up tired eyes.
Saturday Skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream
True to its name, Saturday Skin’s Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream targets bleary, sleepy eyes thanks to a mixture of high-performance actives, including vitamin C, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. What’s more, the formula absorbs instantly, so you can get on with your makeup without worrying about creasing up your concealer.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream
The ingredients in Alpha-H’s Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream not only reduce puffiness but also stimulate circulation, hydrate, and strengthen the delicate skin around the eyes with a nourishing blend of peptides and antioxidants. And, thanks to the cooling metal applicator, you can expect visible results, ASAP.
Embryolisse Eclat du Regard Radiant Eye
Perfect for mornings where you wake up feeling less than bright-eyed, Embryolisse’s Eclat du Regard is a clever cooling stick that delivers a weightless hydrating serum to deflate puffy eye bags and make eyes feel fresher and more awake. You’ll notice the difference instantly (especially if you keep it refrigerated).
Eyeko Eye Boost Serum
Eyeko’s Eye Boost features a refreshing gel and vibrating metal applicator (designed to massage the eye area) – a dream team for targeting puffiness, especially in the morning. The ingredients list contains heavyweights like caffeine, vitamin B, and hyaluronic acid, so bleary eyes don’t stand a chance!