The key ingredient in your morning coffee can make you look more energized, too. “Caffeine can constrict blood vessels and reduces swelling on contact,” says dermatologist Hadley King of Skinney Med Spa in New York City. This makes it ideal for addressing occasional under-eye puffiness, King says, caused by a buildup of fluid from things like a sodium-packed dinner, lack of sleep, and allergies. We vouch for these four stimulating formulas.
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An Instant Fix
KIEHL'S EYE ALERT
To help erase signs of a no-sleep night, this caffeinated cream uses cucumber and alfalfa extracts to immediately moisturize and brighten skin around the eye. Pro tip: Store it in the refrigerator. The cooler temperature provides a secondary pick-me-up.
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Twice The Help
SKIN CEUTICALS AOX + EYE GEL
In this twofer gel, caffeine plus an extract from a shrub called butcher’s-broom work together to tamp puffiness and lines. Two other main ingredients (vitamin C and ferulic acid) are proved to help reduce wrinkles.
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