8 Secret Weapons for Beautiful Bright Eyes
Natura Bissé Diamond Ice-Lift DNA Cryo-Mask
Soy proteins temporarily tighten the skin dramatically. (Oprah's makeup artist, Derrick Rutledge, used this peel-off mask on this model
Clarins Sun Eye Contour Care Ultra Protection SPF 30
UV exposure exacerbates dark circles, puffiness, and drooping. When you apply sunscreen in the morning, don't forget to blend some (carefully) around your eyes, too. This formula uses only physical sun-blocking ingredients (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide), which are potentially less irritating.
Boots No7 Reviving Eye Gel
For the best results, apply after gel has been in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. The coolness helps constrict blood vessels.
4 Vichy Reti-C Eyes Intensive Corrective Care
Retinol stimulates collagen to firm skin, and vitamin C minimizes discoloration. The formula is gentle enough to apply under your eyes and (sparingly) on your lids.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye
Squalane and evening primrose oil intensely moisturize to minimize fine lines.
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream
A quartet of neuropeptides helps build collagen to plump skin and improve the appearance of dark circles.
Clinique All About Eyes Serum
Caffeine constricts blood vessels to reduce swelling in the undereye area. The rollerball helps distribute excess fluid so the body can more easily absorb it.
Estée Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator
Run the cool ceramic tip beneath your eyes from inner to outer corner, then pat in the cream with your ring finger. Its illuminators minimize shadows, and vitamin C reduces discoloration. The cream comes in two subtle tints (but you'll probably still want to use a concealer over it).