From Most Natural to Most Effective, These Are the Top Five Skincare Products to Help Reduce Loose Eye Skin.
As the saying goes, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. But we want to add one more item to that list… EYE BAGS! I don’t care if you’re rated the most beautiful person in the world, sooner or later you’ll have some loose eye skin that will drive you crazy! It’s inevitable for everyone to wake up one day and notice some puffy bags and wrinkles around their eyes and hate it! Whether you expected them or not, we’re sure you’ll want to get rid of them fast.
Sunken under eyes and wrinkles happen for multiple reasons, from hydration to lack of collagen to basic gravity. But thankfully there are a plethora of products that can help.
However, it can be hard to know which of these products will actually help and which make a lot of promises with very little return. That’s where we come in! We’ve ranked five of the best over-the-counter products to fight those strong eye wrinkles. Let’s begin!
That's where TikTok comes in...
These days, TikTok is one of the best platforms to find new beauty products and secrets that everyone loves. Of course it can be quite tiresome to sift through thousands of videos to find the beauty products that actually WORK.
Well, we sent our reviewers to the wonderful world of TikTok to see what the latest viral trends are saying about under eye wrinkles... here's what we discovered...
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This is by far our favorite choice for revitalizing your under eye by adding essential nutrients and moisture. The Glow Fair Eye Boosts come packed with active ingredients that not only help diminish puffy under eyes when they arrive, but help prevent them from returning. Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes every morning. We ordered when we stumbled upon their 50% OFF code SECRET50 (shh... don't tell anyone), and were amazed by the results. These simple patches are applied in the morning (or any time your under-eyes are looking puffy) and only need to stay on for about 15 minutes to see results. With a combination of Squalane, Niacinamide, Dipeptides, Saccharomyces Polypeptides, and Hyaluronic Acid, Glow Fairy’s Eye Boosts help reduce swelling and inflammation, push essential nutrients to the skin, and provide hydration to keep your eyes looking fresh all day.
Before and After Glow Fairy's Eye Boosts
Overall Value: B+
LANCÔME is known for some of the best beauty products in the world, they’re effective but can be very expensive. This eye cream is both ultra-hydrating and firming, which helps make your under eyes bags disappear. However, you need to apply everyday (and night if possible) and results don’t fully show for at least 4 weeks. It’s great for the long run, especially if you have money to spare…. but if you need a quicker, more noticeable fix, we may recommend another product.
Overall Value: B
There is a lot of buzz about Glossier’s Bubblewrap, a sensitive cream that helps both your under eyes and lips by providing hydration and essential nutrients to your skin. It uses Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane, Avocado Oil, and Blueberry Extract to help revitalize the skin. However, again, most creams take about four weeks, which means if you want to see effective and FAST results, a patch like Glow Fairy’s Eye Boosts are a better option.
Overall Value: B-
This is a funny product to us. It’s angled toward men, but it has ingredients that men and women would enjoy for better under eye skin. However, we like it because it doesn’t use the same ingredients as a lot of the products above. While most under eye treatments will usually have some combo of Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid, Huron’s Eye Stick uses Persian Silk Extract, Caffeine, and Snow Mushroom. The ingredients help reduce puffiness while providing moisture. Even though it’s aimed toward men, we think anyone would benefit from using this. We recommend using a revitalizing patch like Eye Boosts in the morning, and then Huron’s Eye Stick later at night seeing it provides additional ingredients that can continue to help keep your under eyes looking fresh.
One ingredient we haven’t made much mention of is Retinol. Retinol is a great ingredient to help brighten the skin and reduce swelling under eyes. We recommend finding one retinol strong product to use every few days to add that final touch to your routine. Eve Lom’s Retinol cream will help brighten your skin while Vitamin E and Niacinamides can add that additional push for healthier skin.
While we recommend some great products for your under eye bags, if you’re trying to de-puff, remove wrinkles, and look healthy, Glow Fairy is top of the list. We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne who helped create the rankings list and how Glow Fairy Eye Boosts worked for her. Stephanie tells the story.
Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of wrinkle patches, eye creams, or anything of the sort. There’s a lot of brands out there claiming they work, but most don’t. I’ve had too many friends tricked into buying some wild cream just to find out it’s a waste of money. So I’ve avoided it at all costs.
But then my best friend, who I trust with my life, swore by Glow Fairy Eye Boosts. She would apply them every other morning, and within 15 minutes her under eye bags were greatly reduced. I, of course, didn’t believe her. But then she showed me a before and after. I was stunned. Not only did the 15 minute patch help almost instantly, week by week the puffiness and bags became less noticeable all together! I begged her to let me borrow a few Eye Boosts. Instead she told me there was a 50% OFF code, SECRET50 and told me to keep a secret, and I ordered my own Eye Boosts immediately.
I received the package within a few days and started using them the very next morning. The application is simple. Each box comes with a set of patches slightly curved to fit under your eye. You pull the patches from their sheets and, after cleaning and drying your under eye, delicately place the patch on your skin. You can tell the patches are filled with active ingredients the moment you touch them, I can’t explain it, but when you have them, you just know. Next, I waited the recommended 15 minutes to see results.
So while I waited, I looked into the science of Glow Fairy. I wanted to understand what every ingredient was doing for me, and how they claimed to work so fast.
The first ingredient was Squalane. I had heard of it before but wasn’t exactly sure what it did. Typically it’s harvested from plant sources, mainly olive trees, but it is also naturally produced in the human body. It’s an amazing anti-aging ingredient that helps with both providing moisture to the skin as well as reducing inflammation and swelling.
Another amazing ingredient that’s naturally found in the body. Hyaluronic Acid is used by the body to retain water in the skin. And, as we know, moisture and hydration is essential to healthy, ageless looking skin. That’s why Hyaluronic Acid is so popular in beauty products.
Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B and is found in many foods, including yeast, milk, eggs, beans, and vegetables. It has two main functions for the under eye. First, it helps smooth the skin and make pores look smaller. Second, it creates a barrier on your skin making it more resilient to outside agitators.
The last ingredient I found to be especially important in Glow Fairy’s Eye Boosts was Saccharomyces Polypeptides. This ingredient is essential to stimulating your skin to produce collagen. And collagen is the cream of the crop when it comes to healthy skin. So the more you can get of it, the better!
After about 3 weeks is when I began to notice the fine lines around my crow's feet begin to diminish. 4 weeks and I noticed my smile lines were less significant as well.
I was converted into an Eye Boost believer! I hope you will, too!