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We may be completely on board for fall Daylight Savings, but we’re considering hitting the snooze button to be an act of self care this spring. Fortunately, one trick of the trade is an A+ product to keep eyes clear and bright, regardless of how we slept the night before. Scroll on for some brightening eye products to help you get through the first few weeks of Daylight Savings and beyond—coffee optional.
1. La Mer The Eye Balm Intense, $225
If you’re battling some serious puffiness, it’s time to invest in something big. La Mer has a cult following and for good reason—this cream plays well with all skin types and instantly smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Need a quick morning pick-me-up? These genius eye patches contain caffeine and hydrolyzed collagen to treat puffiness, dryness and fatigue. The best part? All you need is five minutes in the morning!
Looking for an eye balm with some added glow? This brightening eye balm is made with caffeine, aloe, blueberry, hyaluronic acid and a touch of rosehip oil, which acts as a plant-based retinol alternative.
These holographic foil-backed eye masks work to keep eyes lookin’ fresh and awake with a vegetable-based serum. And bonus: they’re cruelty-free!
Need a fast-acting treatment for tired eyes? Try this antioxidant-rich eye contour cream. Just use 2-3 pumps both morning and evening to keep eyes looking moisturized and well-rested.
This cooling eye serum works like a charm against dark circles and undereye bags. Just roll under each eye from inner corner to outer corner twice as needed to keep skin moisturized and awake.
Need a little something extra with your eye serum? This lightweight treatment not only works to smooth wrinkles—it also aims to protect skin against free-radical damage and environmental aggressors.
Wanna fake a full eight hours of sleep? Think of these vegan collagen eye masks as a shot of espresso for your eyes. Keep them in the fridge for an extra cooling effect and pop them on before applying your makeup in the morning.
Honestly, is there anything CBD can’t do? This THC-free concoction, along with bakuchiol seed oil, neroli oil, squalane, Madonna lily extract and meadowfoam seed oil aim to keep the area around the eyes hydrated and glowing.
10. Gel Bead Cooling Eye Mask, $10
Hot/cold therapy, headache relief, soothing swollen eyes… this budget-friendly eye mask handles it all. Keep it in the freezer and wear it for immediate relief.
11. Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream, $32
To look awake ASAP, reach for this brightening eye product. Formulated with Panax ginseng caffeine, this thick eye cream helps restore radiance to tired eyes in no time.
12. Benefit Puff Off! Under Eye Gel, $29
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, you’ll love Benefit’s eye gel. Squeeze one dot under each eye and gently dab into bare skin or over makeup for a quick, polished look.
When it comes to brightening eye products, this multi-purpose cream does it all. It helps improve skin elasticity and firmness, brightens dark circles and keeps skin looking radiant and healthy.
Craving a straight-from-the-spa appearance? This cooling, cruelty-free eye gel reduces swelling and even helps with inflammation—take that, allergy season.
Tired of looking tired? With linoleic acid, watermelon, apple and narcissus extracts, this fast-absorbing cream can help you look well-rested in a flash.
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Allison Wheeler is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.