The Inkey List Caffeine Under-Eye Serum, $18
Whether you’ve been crying over your favourite character in the newest Netflix series, had a bit too much soy sauce last night, or didn’t get enough sleep, puffy eyes are never a good look. This eye serum is packed with caffeine which acts as a diuretic to drain excess fluid around the eyes to make them look less puffy. It also doubles up as an antioxidant that helps combat free-radical damage. The result is brighter, less puffy looking eyes.
Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisturizing Reviving Eye Mask, $65
This lightweight eye mask can be used for a few minutes to flood dry skin around the eyes with moisture or overnight as an intensive hydrating treatment. It stays put while you sleep so quinoa and leaf of life extracts can work together to hydrate skin and smooth fine lines emphasised due to dehydration. Simultaneously, Horse chestnut escin helps to reduce the look of dark circles and Irish moss extract comforts and soothes. The result? Brighter-looking eyes that looks hydrated and well-rested. Plus, your concealer with glide on better and since skin is plumped, will not settle into lines.
ést.lab Intelligent Eye Revitaliser Tri-Action Massager, $86
This handy device uses a three-pronged approach to soothe tired eyes, revitalise skin around the eyes and minimise the appearance of fine lines. High frequency vibration of up to 10,000 micro-vibrations helps improve blood circulation to the area which results in eyes that are less puffy; a hot compress instantly relaxes eyes and LED red light therapy boosts collagen production so lines are softer. Depending on what your eyes need, you can pick from different settings to ensure your eyes are soothed and muscles around them are relaxed.
Dr Dennis Gross DRx Spectra Lite EyeCare Pro, $292
Get the benefits of LED professional light therapy on the comfort of your couch. This cool super-hero-looking mask features 72 LEDs – a mix of red and amber lights – that penetrate deep within the skin. All it takes is three minutes a day to help boost collagen production. This in turn helps skin around your eyes look rejuvenated, firmer, more even toned, and delays the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet. But like all light therapy treatments, it can be a while before you see results, so consistency is key.
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer, $42
Don’t underestimate the power of a good concealer to help make eyes look rested and wide awake. This cult-favourite concealer is enriched with mango seed and shea butter to condition skin and licorice root extract to brighten. It blends easily, gives a natural matte finish and stands up to the humidity on the island. Available in 30 shades in five undertones, all you need it a tiny bit to help hide those dark circles and sins from the night before.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, $80
If you’re going to set your concealer, why not do it with a powder that brightens and softens the look of fine lines? The Ambient Lighting Powder has Photoluminescent Technology which captures and diffuses light so skin looks smooth and bright. The powder also helps refine the appearance of skin and create a veil of coverage thanks to micron-size, colour-correcting particles that refract light. You can use this powder under your eyes as well as all over your face for a flawless complexion.
Browhaus Plasma Eye Lift, $600 per session
Every now and then, it’s essential to bring out the big (non-invasive) guns. This treatment uses precise, controlled pulses of energy to improve blood circulation, boost regeneration of skin cells and increase the skin’s defence against harmful bacteria. Though the needle used can look scary, the entire session is completely painless (I fell asleep during the treatment), and has no downtime. There is no scabbing or flaking and you can apply makeup after six hours. The skin around the eye looks immediately brighter, and in the following days more rejuvenated, tighter and more lifted.