16 Underrated Eye Products That Actually Combat Puffiness, Dark Circles and More

Most of us will experience one or a combination of eye-related skin concerns during the course of our lives. Between dark circles, fine lines, dry skin, and puffiness, it's fair to say that our eye area has a lot to deal with. It makes total sense—the skin near our eyes is the most thin and delicate area of our face, so it's often the first place to show signs of irritation, dryness, and ageing.

Naturally, the beauty industry has provided us with a bounty of products designed to address these concerns (should you so wish). From eye creams and eye serums to eye masks and patches, concealers, and colour correctors, there are a whole host of makeup and skincare products designed to address everything from under-eye bags to pigmentation and crow's feet. In principal, this sounds great, right? But when it comes to finding a product that actually works, it can be hard to see through the lofty claims and marketing spiel that surrounds every new product launch.


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The thing is, these products are up against some seriously tough work. Dark circles are hereditary, fine lines are exacerbated by eye movement (hardly avoidable), and puffiness is linked to the skin's lymphatic system. Basically, don't expect instant and ground-breaking results—choose your products wisely, use them consistently, and give them time to work their magic.

As you might expect (or may already know), for every effective eye product out there, there are at least ten ineffective products. Finding the best eye products really is no mean feat. Fortunately, I've done a lot of testing in my years as a beauty editor and esthetician, so I know which eye products are worth the hype and which ones are majorly overrated. Scroll down to discover the underrated eye products that actually work.

The Best Underrated Eye Creams and Serums:

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Next Up: 10 Holy-Grail Eye Creams I'd Recommend for Dark Circles, Puffiness, and More

Freelance Beauty Editor

Grace Day is a beauty editor and content creator. She has over 10 years of beauty-industry experience, spanning editorial, retail, and e-commerce, which gives her a unique understanding into how people shop for their beauty routines. While studying for a history degree (specialising in the history of beauty) and working as a beauty adviser in department stores, Grace started writing her own beauty blog in order to share the products she discovered while dealing with acne. After graduating, she moved to Beauty Bay as beauty editor and content manager. Grace is currently a beauty contributor to Who What Wear. She has also written for Hypebae and PopSugar and works as a brand consultant and copywriter.