After weeks of holiday festivities, taking special care of the delicate skin around your eyes is a worthy New Year’s resolution. These new formulas, which promise to brighten your under-eye area, decrease its puffiness and guard it against environmental aggressors, can cover a multitude of sins. For daytime, EltaMD has launched a hydrating mineral SPF that protects against the premature aging caused by sun exposure. The formula is slightly tinted, so it helps hide dark circles at the same time. Much like a cup of coffee, using a cream that contains caffeine, like Current State’s Firming Eye Cream, can help make eyes appear more awake. The cold metal applicator on Ustawi’s lightweight 5-in-1 Eye Serum Perfector will do a similar job of perking up skin, while the antioxidant licorice root and vitamin C formula serves to reduce dark circles over time. To smooth out fine lines, the Icelandic skin care brand BL+ uses mineral-rich water sourced from the country’s famous Blue Lagoon along with bakuchiol, a plant-derived retinol alternative that stimulates collagen production, in its Eye Cream. The Ayurvedic beauty brand Ranavat also uses bakuchiol in its Brightening Retinol Eye Creme, along with saffron, a spice derived from the crocus sativus flower, which helps reduce inflammation and hyperpigmentation. Full Orbit, the latest release from Glossier, includes hydrating hyaluronic acid and depuffing microalgae alongside Niacinamide, which helps soften lines over time.
Clockwise from left: Ranavat Brightening Retinol Eye Creme for Fine Lines & Dark Circles, sephora.com; Glossier Full Orbit, glossier.com; Current State Peptide + Caffeine Firming Eye Cream, target.com; Ustawi 5-in-1 Eye Serum Perfector, ustawi.com; EltaMD UV AOX Eye, eltamd.com; BL+ Eye Cream, skincare.bluelagoon.co. Courtesy of the brands.