Your checklist for transitioning to springtime beauty: A brighter color palette for our go-to shades? Check. Shine-boosting shampoos for glossy locks? We’re all set to lather up. A no-nonsense, de-puffing eye cream to combat allergy eyes? Hmm. Eye creams aren’t exactly the life of the beauty party, but the undeniable fact is that they are the difference between a flirty look and an “I just need a 15-minute nap” one. An effective cream is all the more important when spring arrives, since those lovely flowers in bloom can also kick-start allergies in a major way—cue the swollen and uncomfortable eyes. To help you stay one step ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite de-puffing eye creams. From cucumber extract to glacial water, each one features its own set of refreshing ingredients to help soothe and smooth the delicate skin under your eyes. Consider your springtime beauty transition complete.
Feelin’ Fresh (Eyed)
The De-Puffing Factor: Fern And Licorice Extracts
Did you know licorice is a natural decongestant? Here, it joins forces with fern extracts to delicately energize the eye area.
The De-Puffing Factor: Caffeine
Powered by caffeine, these patches are so effective at relieving any signs of puffiness and fatigue under our eyes that they make us wonder how productive we'd be if there was a caffeine patch to slap onto our arms as an alternative to chugging cup after cup of coffee in the morning.
The De-Puffing Factor: Sea Water Extract And Arctic Algae
Just reading the words "Arctic algae" immediately makes us feel more chilled out, so imagine how intensely cooling this innovative gel-masque must feel on your skin.
The De-Puffing Factor: Glacial Flower Extract
So long, puffiness and dark circles—you've officially met your match with this eye cream that harnesses the icy cool benefits of a unique flower from the Arctic.
The De-Puffing Factor: Cucumber Extract
The closest thing to putting actual cucumber slices on your eyes, these invigorating eye patches capitalize on cucumber extract's ability to nourish, detox and de-puff your skin.
The De-Puffing Factor: Caffeine And Licorice Root
What do you get when you combine the super-energizing benefits of caffeine with licorice root? Instantly brighter, smoother under-eyes.
The De-Puffing Factor: Caffeine And Cornflower Water
Infused with the soothing, anti-inflammatory duo of cornflower water and caffeine, this BB cream color-corrects the skin under your eyes, imparting such an illuminated appearance that you may even consider skipping the concealer.
The De-Puffing Factor: Glacial Water
Truth be told, we'd covet this eye stick for the sheer adorableness factor of the packaging alone. Lucky for us, the cute panda also houses a remarkably effective de-puffing formula, powered by ultra-cooling glacial water.