For an Instant Tightening Effect, Your Eye Cream Should Have This Key Ingredient


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Caffeine is a wonderful ingredient. While many of us consider it a staple of our morning routines in the form of a delicious drink, dermatologists believe it can also do a range of incredible things for your skin. It's particularly great if you struggle with dark circles, loose skin, and puffiness around the eye area.

What to Look For

Caffeine is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect skin from damaging free radicals that can cause premature lines, sagging skin, and photodamage. According to board-certified dermatologist Brendan Camp, MD, caffeine is also a vasoconstrictor, meaning it causes blood vessels to constrict or tighten, helping with the appearance of sagging skin, discoloration, and fine lines. 

I don't know about you, but the above statement was all it took to inspire me to start searching for the best caffeine eye creams money can buy. Lucky for you, I asked Camp to share a few of his favorites. Keep scrolling—there's something for every budget. 

Best Overall: First Aid Beauty Fab Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream With Triple Hyaluronic Acid


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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.