The use of eye cream is a heated debate in the Allure office: About half the team believes slathering the undereye area with decadent creams can help minimize the appearance of dark circles over time, while the other half seems to think they’re moisturizers in tiny tubs and offer nothing more than a placebo effect. There is one thing we can agree on: No one wants to look like they got roughly four hours of sleep.
That’s why we’ve combed through dozens (hell, maybe even hundreds) of formulas to find the most luxurious and effective ones — packed with eye-opening ingredients like blood vessel-constricting caffeine and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid — to help fake a full night’s rest, no matter how many hours of Zzz’s you have or have not managed to squeeze in.
Ahead, you’ll find 19 eye creams, including a drugstore favorite by Neutrogena and a retinol-laced serum from Kiehl’s, each formulated for the thinnest, most sensitive skin on your body. You won’t believe your eyes (wink, wink) once you see the transformative effects.
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