Fix Those Eye Bags Fast

It’s a midlife reality that an extra glass of wine at night can lead to eye bags in the morning. The lower oestrogen levels and collagen production of the menopause years cause thinning skin, resulting in puffy eyes, lines and wrinkles. What you need is an eye cream to brighten, tighten and hydrate the area. Here’s our pick of the best.

BEST FOR A COLLAGEN BOOST: La Roche Posay Retinol Eye Cream, £21.60

La Roche Posay

Only one ingredient has been proven to increase collagen production, and that’s retinol. Regular use has been shown to smooth and plump your skin, reducing wrinkles and eye bags.

This cream is formulated with 0.1% so it’s perfect for first-timers. Apply underneath your eyes in the evening, and always use an SPF the next day.

BEST FOR VITAMIN C: Drunk Elephant C-Tango Eye, £54


Non-toxic beauty brand Drunk Elephant has created a high contender for the best eye cream around. Containing five different forms of Vitamin C, it’s super brightening and strengthening. It has a light, whipped texture and contains no silicones, which means it won’t interfere with your makeup. Eye bags beware.

BEST FOR DRYNESS: La Mer The Eye Concentrate, £195


This is perfect for anyone who suffers from dryness. Like a good night’s sleep in a jar, it will luxuriously nourish and cool the skin around your eyes. This is another product that performs really well under makeup, so it can be applied both morning and night to see the benefits.

BEST FOR TIRED LINES: Lancôme Rénergie Yeux Multi-Glow Eye Cream, £49.50


Formulated for women aged 60+, this is your best weapon against fine lines and wrinkles. It contains schizandra red berry extract and linseed extract, to smooth, hydrate and wake up tired skin, leaving you glowing.

BEST FOR A BUDGET BUY: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, £11.65


This may come at a budget price, but it really works. One of the first eye products to take advantage of the benefits of caffeine, it contains 5% to dramatically reduce puffiness and visibly tighten. If you also need a boost of hydration, apply a product containing hyaluronic acid on top.

BEST FOR HYDRATION: Niod Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate, £39.22


A great all-rounder, this powerful serum is designed to hydrate and tighten the area around your eyes, making fine lines disappear. Apply a small amount twice a day for noticeably younger-looking skin.

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