These 5 Eye Creams Are Just As Effective As A Good Night’s Sleep

Goodbye, tired, puffy eyes.

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We all need sleep and often don’t get enough of it, but too little of it not only affects our mood but also the look of our skin. From puffy eyes to dullness, when you feel tired, more often than not, you look it. After all, it’s called beauty sleep for a reason.

Thankfully, there are a slew of wrinkle-fighting, puff-reducing, and bag-demolishing eye creams on the market. Here are a few of our favourites.

1Avène PhysioLift Eye Contour


Soften wrinkles, reduce puffiness and tighten the delicate area around your eyes with Avène’s PhysioLift Eyes. This rich formula is enhanced with an innovative ‘patch’ technology that adheres to the targeted area to ensure optimal absorption while you sleep.

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2Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment

Avocado, everybody’s favourite toast topping, boasts some surprising beauty benefits. It’s the most hydrating of any fruit oil, and it’s found in Kiehl’s cult-favorite eye cream. The rich formula is gentle enough for everyday use and moisturises and restores the delicate eye area.

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3Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

Dermalogica’s latest eye product harnesses potent essential oils and hyaluronic acid to diminish dark circles and puffiness, while the metal applicator helps revive tired eyes. It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly, so you can apply it in the morning and not worry about your makeup sliding around.

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4Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream

Packed with a powerhouse of potent anti-ageing ingredients, this luxe eye cream addresses ageing around the eye contour. Apply it before you hit the sheets — it’s a little heavy for daytime — so it can work its magic while you sleep.

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5La Mer Illuminate Eye Gel

If creams aren’t right for you, try this refreshing gel formula. Formulated with the brand’s signature healing Miracle Broth, it helps fight early signs of aging while minimising the effects of stress and fatigue. It also offers a cooling sensation upon application, which feels amazing after a long night out.

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