Puffy eyes are the scourge of the morning after, whether it be after an evening out on the town or after a night of hard work. But if chilled spoons on your eyes aren't quite your bag, we've got something even better. Origins No Puffery Cooling Roll-On ($25) instantly deflates any puffiness under your eyes. This miracle gel rolls on with a cool metal bead that breaks up an inflammation that might be plaguing your peepers. The trick is the yeast extract that's tucked inside the formula. It works as a natural anti-inflammatory and banishes redness. Plus, it's cooling, which is a fabulous sensation after a night of not-so-hospitable sleep. Roll out of bed, roll it on, and roll right out the door.
It's easy to fake your tan, your nails, and your hair color. But it's not so easy to fake a good night's sleep . . . especially if you tend to fall victim to puffy eyes. Lucky for us, Salma Hayek has come up with her Nuance Green Tea Cooling Eye Gel ($17). This minimassage in a bottle not only zaps puffiness but works to reveal brighter, more even eyes over time. But don't expect an ordinary tube of eye gel. Tucked under the cap is a trio of beads onto which the gel is dispensed. Simply massage the gel over your eyes with the beads to disperse puffiness. And since the gel is created with green tea and aloe vera, you're getting a healthy dose of antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatory agents. See? Even your eyes deserve a little spa treatment.
Guys are guilty of vanity, too — especially when it comes to aging. But it seems like the guys I know are going through an inner struggle, where they want to look good but don't want to buy prissy products. That's why I was intrigued by this B. Kamins Chemist eye gel, formulated specifically for men's skin to fight the effects of aging.
B. Kamins Chemist Male Anti-Aging Soothing Eye Gel ($42) sounds like something I'd want to borrow. It combines the cooling properties of a depuffing eye gel with the moisturizing effect of a lotion. That way, you get immediate calming action plus long-term benefits, like the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. (Thanks to Uncrate for the tip.)
When I first crossed the drinking-age threshold, I could stay up all night, consume considerable amounts of alcohol, and still look perky the next day. Now, I have just one night of fitful sleep, and the puffy circles under my eyes suggest that I’ve just spent a week traveling by Greyhound bus.
That is why I swear by Origins’ No Puffery cooling eye gel, available here. According to the Origins web site, it's made from yeast and mushroom extracts, but it feels more like a refreshing, gelatinous ice. I just dab a tiny bit under each eye after a rough night and leave it on throughout the day. Not only does it tame the puffiness, but the chilling sensation wakes me up. A tiny bottle goes for $20, but it lasts six months to a year, depending on how much you overindulge.