Sick of shady colleagues commenting on how tired you look? Check out my selection of the best bag-busting and dark circle-diminishing serums to de-puff and detoxify your way to perky peepers in a jiffy
Tried everything and the kitchen sink to hide and heal unsightly undereye bags? Happily, “eye” have the solution with my personal pick of the most potent potions for perfectly puff-free peepers – but first, a micro-lesson in beauty. If you’re particularly puffy from pulling too many all-nighters, try this neat little eye-xercise after applying your eye cream. Using clean fingers and starting from the inner corners, press gently for about five seconds, inching outwards at five-second intervals. This prodding of your pressure points prompts further fluid drainage, plus it'll feel pretty darn good after a long day of eyeballing your electronic devices. Now that you’ve mastered the art of application, click through the gallery slides for a carefully curated selection of the most eye-cellent saviours, and #HappyShopping. Image: 123rf.com. Want more? Check out these top tips and tricks to try on your next getaway for your best airport beauty look yet, and be prepared to get your mind blown with this unexpected beauty hack you can pull off with your daily cup of joe. Get your daily dose of beauty atwww.herworldplus.com/beauty. This covetable Chanel concoction comes with cutting-edge cosmeceutical tech in the form of “microfluids” – moisturising microscopic molecules stuffed with antioxidant actives that permeate the area around your eyes for softer and smoother skin. Another huge plus? I’m a sucker for aesthetically pleasing packaging, which in this instance is way over and above the hygienic and very functional pump dispenser. As for results proper, let’s just say that after a month or so of using this product, I’ve found myself wiggling out of undereye concealer on most workdays. I’m obsessed with this superbly sumptuous sculpting salve that should come in most handy indeed as your new comrade in the ceaseless charge against eyebags. The powerful placater of puffiness promises to smooth away sagging and bagging instantly, thanks to a precision engineered broth of fatigue fighters and soothing seaweed. Texture-wise, this gorgeous gel is beyond silky on the skin, and drenches my orbital area with a lit-from-within luminescence. Oh yeah, one final beauty bonus: I’ve found that this almost performs like a primer in magnifying the sheen and saturation of your eyeshadow, so you get the biggest bang for your beauty buck! This oil-free ointment is meant to be applied as an overnight mask, with the silky serum-like texture boasting a trio of beautifying benefits: Tannins in akebia stem extract promise to amp up blood circulation to clear up the bruise-like bluish shadows under your eyes; saxifraga extract minimises melanin production; and antioxidant actives in roobois extract diminishes dullness and discolouration. Bonus: The incredibly intriguing salve “warms up” upon application – super shiok! – to soothe the strain of tired eyes. Simply smooth into the contours of your eyes before bed, and awaken to perkier and prettier peepers. This delightfully dewy poultice pampers and protects your peepers without weighing down on your skin. Moisture magnets courtesy of hyaluronic acid plump up the dessicated dermis of the delicate region, while reinvigorating pink pomelo restores the twinkle in your eyes. Works like a dream under makeup, so there’s that, too. Check it out, stat! This gorgeous Guerlain gel boasts a carefully curated compound of brightening botanicals – think opulent orchid and sensuous silk tree – that promise to minimise melanin production and prop up any areas in need of tightening and toning. All told, this excellent eyebag eradicator is the orbital equivalent of the brand’s other Orchidee Imperiale products; that is, it’ll make for an amazing addition to your anti-ageing arsenal. Not going to lie, this is going to make quite the dent in your wallet, but what price beauty, right? This peeper perfector is a serious contender for best eye cream ever, what with its one-two punch of a comforting collagen-infused gel followed by an exceptionally exquisite emulsion to iron out any residual creases and crinkles. Instant gratification is virtually guaranteed thanks to light-reflecting optics in the formula, which further disguises discolourations and lend an incredible incandescence. Taken together, this age-reversing duo promises to buffer your baby blues from the scourge of stress and pollution, as well as – and this is the crucial bit – diminish dark circles instantly and over time. You might want to snag another set for your Mum if you’re browsing the beauty aisles! An incredibly intuitive extension of the fab French brand’s legendary Shaping Facial Lift, this eye-centric elixir boasts pampering panthenol to lift and lengthen sparse lashes. It’s also supercharged with depuffing and detoxifying agents like exotic kaki fruit, purported to buffer collagen fibres from the sagging and bagging that comes with excessive sugar consumption. Right, then. Good luck “cheating” with these products to add hours to your sleep tally. “Eye” hope this has been an enlightening read!
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