Best Eye Creams for Banishing Wrinkles, Dark Circles and Puffiness

Incredibly sensitive, the skin around your eyes requires extra maintenance in order to banish common eye concerns, puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. We get that adding another cream to your beauty routine seems a bit much, but these eye creams with eye-specific ingredients like caffeine and hyaluronic acid will help plump, tighten and brighten even the most tired eyes. Take a scroll through our top-rated eye cream picks, and make sure to take before-and-after pics to see the astonishingly transformative effects of these creams. After all, seeing is believing.

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Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Every millennial's favorite "healthy fat" splurge, the avocado not only tastes amazing when spread across some organic bread but also has awesome health benefits when spread across your skin. Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment nourishes your under-eye area with a formulated avocado oil that richly hydrates sensitive under-eye skin and will even leave your skin a little brighter after continued use. ($48)

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Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream

We searched far and wide to find an eye cream that was strong enough to make a noticeable difference in your skin but also gentle enough to not cause irritation. Perricone MD's Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream was concocted to be used on delicate, dry skin to deliver firm and smooth texture without sensitivity. It absorbs quickly, is non-greasy, and a dime-size portion is all you need. ($72)

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Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum

The best way to take care of wrinkles is, in fact, to take preventative measures before they begin to form. So even though you don't have fine lines around your eyes in your 20s, using an age-fighting eye formula like Drunk Elephant's Shaba Complex Eye Serum before your wrinkles form will help them be less severe in the long haul. ($60)

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Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask

For the habitual snooze-hitter who likes to get out of bed at the last minute, this eye sleeping mask was made for you. Packed with eye moisture-wrapping technology, it'll have you waking up with de-puffed and bright morning eyes, no makeup needed. So hit that snooze button one more time, your face is good to go. ($34)

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Fresh Black Tea Firming and De-Puffing Eye Cream

Waking up looking like you have two black eyes is not cute. Skip the ritual layering of coverup and concealer, and get to the root of the problem: your skin. Like a power nap for your eyes, this Fresh Black Tea eye cream diminishes the appearance of dark circles and depuffing. The results are so apparent you'll be able to skip the makeup. ($68)

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Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel

Nontoxic and sustainable, this clean eye gel formula by Biossance does wonders for your skin with ingredients that are good for you. Featuring a peptide-rich gel of Eyeseryl and Argireline to reduce puffiness and dark circles, and squalane to plump the look of fine lines. This product gives you good ingredients with even better results — what more could you want? ($54)

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Youth to the People Superfood Peptide Eye Cream

Superfoods. May we eat them, and may we slather them under our eyes. And this powerhouse formula by Youth to the People is filled with superfoods ideal for all of your eye concerns. Kale dispenses phytonutrients that nourish your skin, aloe boosts natural moisture along with cooling properties, sunflower oil is anti-inflammatory, and tripeptide 5 promotes skin elasticity. ($35)

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Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

We don't know a soul who doesn't possess a Mario Badescu skin care product. From their rosewater facial spray to their drying lotion, these products work, and the Hyaluronic Eye Cream is no different. This product effectively hydrates the under-eye area with the help of hyaluronic acid, combined with safflower seed oil and aloe vera to smooth and soothe wrinkles. ($18)

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RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

Eating ramen noodles to feed your beauty routine doesn't need to be a thing. You don't need to spend your grocery money for the week on a luxury eye cream; you just need to find one that works within your price range. This RoC eye cream packs the power of those expensive eye gels and mask, at a $15 steal. ($15)

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Boscia Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm

Maybe your schedule is a little crazy lately, and you don't have time to do a long beauty routine. A simple swipe and pat of this Boscia eye balm will de-puff and revive tired eyes instantly! This silky smooth formula flawlessly glides across your skin and soothes tired eyes in under a half hour, leaving you looking more awake, even if you're running on very little sleep. ($26)

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Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Eye Cream

Say bye-bye to dark circles and discoloration, because they've finally met their match. This brightening cream is crafted with potent peptides and vitamins for hydrating, moisturizing and age-defying results. Ladies 20s and up will see a reduction of hyperpigmentation and dark circles, but do be advised this product is not designed for sensitive skin! ($42)

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NeoCutis Lumiere Bio-restorative Eye Cream with PSP

Once you get past the sticker shock, you'll come to realize this product is worth the splurge. With over 200+ reviews, this 5-star-rated eye cream is said to work miracles, gently lifting and firming the delicate skin around the eye thanks to the complex of PSP growth factors that boost cell production. Customers also appreciate the pump applicator over having to dip their fingers in a jar. ($97)

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Indie Lee I-Waken Eye Serum

Some powerful creams can feel heavy on your sensitive under-eye skin, not this serum. It's a lightweight, daily serum that melts into your skin so you won't experience creasing when applied under makeup — though this product works so well on the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness that you might skip the makeup altogether. ($48)

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Honest Beauty Instant Plump Eye

Phthalate free, paraben free, cruelty free, dye-free and with no added fragrance, this Honest Beauty eye cream delivers clean beauty that works. Some of the highlighted ingredients include hyaluronic acid for moisture, chamomile and calendula for soothing, barbary fig and baobab fruit for fatty acids. The result: healthy-looking (and truly healthy) skin. ($22)

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