Puffy eyes can give your face an exhausted, haggard look, even if you got a full night's sleep. It can also be related to dark under-eye circles, warns the University of Cincinnati, partially because the puffy bags may cast a shadow on your skin. Wake up your complexion with an eye treatment product. Instead of relying on advertisers' hype, go with a product that's been selected as effective by consumers just like you.
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
In its report on the best eye creams, consumer advocacy website ConsumerSearch.com aggregated dozens of user reviews from numerous skincare product sites—these include TotalBeauty.com, Amazon.com, MakeupAlley.com and Drugstore.com—plus the reviews of experts like Paula Begoun. It concluded that Garnier's product was one of the best products to target puffy eyes. It's formulated with decongesting ingredients like caffeine, plus skin conditioners like pro-vitamin B5. Meanwhile, mineral mica pigments instantly brighten the under-eye area, notes the consumer advocacy website.
Clinique All About Eyes Rich
The beauty editors of "Elle" magazine polled their readers and named Clinique's eye treatment as one of the best consumer-approved eye creams. The magazine's editors say that it helps to soothe and de-puff the eye area with natural herbal extracts, while rich emollients help hydrate and firm the skin surface by infusing it with moisture. Begoun reports that it's one of the company's most popular skincare treatments and praised its "outstanding ingredients" and ability to disguise dark circles.
Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller
Olay's Regenerist anti-aging eye treatment is conveniently dispensed from a tube with a ball-tip applicator. It won in the eye cream category of "Allure" magazine's 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. The magazine notes that its cool, metallic tip and caffeine helps to "massage away puffiness." Additional beneficial ingredients include hydrating glycerin, wrinkle-fighting peptides and fine line-filling silicone, adds the magazine.
Olay Total Effects Eye Transforming Cream
Olay's Total Effects transformation treatment is designed to target seven common signs of aging, plus puffiness. "Allure" magazine's readers picked it as one of the bst de-puffing eye creams. In her tests, Begoun says the cream feels luxuriously creamy and can help nourish your skin with a multitude of beneficial ingredients, such as niacinamide, antioxidants and emollients.
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