They don’t say eyes are "the windows to our soul" for nothing: When you’re tired, sick or had too much salt on last night’s margarita(s), it’s all there. To keep some secrets to yourself, try these.
> Blubbered through Up again? Perricone MD Cold Plasma Eye ($95; qvc.com") helps to reduce skin redness.
> Not ready for Botox? Chanel Ultra Correction Lift Total Eye Lift ($100; chanel.com) tightens saggy skin instantly.
> Awake again at two am? Clinique All About Eyes Serum ($26; clinique.com) deflates bags with a soothing serum and cool-to-the-touch, inflammation-fighting roller tip.
Once a skin care staple, retinol was eclipsed in recent years by creams that claimed to be just as effective, sans irritation. The problem? They didn’t deliver. Studies show retinol (and its Rx cousin, tretinoin, in Retin-A) is still tops at face and neck wrinkle reduction. So go restock your retinol supply; these are out now.
> Patricia Wexler MD Intensive Deep Wrinkle Treatment ($60; bathandbodyworks.com)
> Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM ($65; peterthomas roth.com roth.com)
Wrinkles get all the ink, but dark spots are just as prevalent as we age. To lighten things up, smooth on one of these.
> L’Oréal Paris Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer
($20; drugstores) evens out mottled skin with pink tourmaline and vitamin C.
> Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum ($125; nordstrom.com) inhibits melanin production, preventing future spots-and, thanks to "m-tranexamic acid," speeds up exfoliation, brightening uneven, dull complexions.