A woman typically starts to develop lines around her eyes in her 30s. It's important to use eye creams that add moisture and volume to the delicate skin around the eyes. Look for eye creams with one of three ingredients: retinoids which stimulate cell growth, peptides which boost collagen production and antioxidants, which fix free radical damage caused by sun damage and other environmental factors.
Kate Gosselin called this eye gel her "Botox in a jar" in People Magazine and her claim had women scrambling to get a jar for themselves. So is it really worth Gosselin's claim that she doesn't get Botox, she uses this instead and it made her eyes look younger? Probably. The Ultimate Eye Gel consistently makes the "best" lists for beauty editors and the ingredients are winners. Calendula and cucumber revitalizes fatigued and puffy eyes while intensely hydrating humectants plump up the eye area.
Perhaps the granddaddy of eye creams, Yves Saint Laurent's Temps Mejeur is actually the eye cream I use on a daily basis. It goes on smoothly, plumps up the area around the eye and feels simply delicious. I've only been using it for a month, but already I've noticed a difference in the fine lines and wrinkles I'm developing around my eyes. This came highly recommended by beauty experts I personally trust, so I splurged and I'm happy I did it. One jar should last me about 6 months and I use it twice a day. It also gets great reviews on Makeupalley.com.
These eye patches are a favorite of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, who suffers from undereye puffiness due to her hectic lifestyle. (If you watch her show, you'll see Zoe in fact does have mongo undereye puffiness).
Zoe recommended these patches in one of her daily "Zoe Report" newsletters in 2009. “When my routine Venti Awake Tea (+2 Splendas, please) doesn’t cut it, I rely on these paraben-free, fragrance-free patches of wonder to liven up,” she wrote.
These gel patches were created with soothing ingredients to fix puffy eyes.
If you suffer from dark undereye circles and are looking for your miracle product, this just might be it. at $88, it's not cheap, but put this on your eyes in the morning and at night and you'll likely see a huge difference. Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe swears by it and I had a chance to try it out myself and loved how it felt on my skin (I don't have undereye circles so I can't make claims to how it works on them). Keep in mind that this product is paraben-free and comes in recycled packaging, all good things for the eco-conscious woman.