Pevonia's C Évolutive Eye Gel ($70) pulls triple-duty, acting as a depuffer, dark circle reducer, and even a makeup primer. Thanks to its gel base formula — teeming with do-good ingredients like vitamin C, ginkgo biloba, and hyaluronic acid — the product soaks right in, and provides instant radiance to the complexion. Fine lines look smoother and the face looks refreshed overall: a true lifesaver for mornings you wake up cursing that last cocktail you consumed. The lightweight gel also happens to glide seamlessly over under-eye makeup for quick, easy touch-ups as needed. You can even put it in your fridge and bring it out midday for an afternoon refresher. How cool is that?
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.