Under eye bags can affect everyone at some point throughout their life which is both annoying but a bit reassuring. You may wake up with under eye bags one morning and not see them again for years.
What causes under eye bags you ask? The not so great answer to this question is a long list of reasons. Some of the reasons include the following:
- Sinus problems
- Eating salty foods
- Not removing Makeup
- Too much sun
Best Drugstore Pick
Best Under Eye Gel
Best For Long Term Results
Besides a good under eye product, you may also want to improve your sleeping habits, diet, exercise and reduce sun exposure in order to prevent and treat under eye circles for good.
Below is a round-up of the best under eye bag and circle treatment so you can stop walking around showing how little sleep you may have gotten the night before.
Having my cosmetology license means I have worked with all of these products, but most importantly means I recommended them to all my clients, including my high profile clientele. I recommended them because I have taken classes on them, researched them and used them first hand myself.
1 Dermelogica Under Eye Cream
Best For Long Lasting Results
One of my favorite products I recommended to my clients is any Dermelogica product. It is a bit more pricy but if you want fast and long-lasting results then expect to pay some coin. Products are beauty aids, not magicians.
This Dermelogica under eye cream will work as a sort of two for one. It will first eliminate under eye bag and discoloration, and then it will help firm up that area so you look younger.
Women who aren’t a fan of makeup will especially want to use this becuase having a good under eye area can dramatically make women look years younger.
Most women who wear the natural look via makeup or none, all have one thing in common, and that is a great eye area. Fine lines around the eye area can instantly age any women, therefore eliminating that will eliminate years.
Not having to worry about putting concealer under your eyes every morning can save time and money on the product. Those who wear zero makeup can now walk out the door adding a little bit more youth to their already beautiful face.
This product is so powerful thanks to vitamin A found within it and works as a great antiaging product. It has a nice clean scent without being to perfumy.
2 Silk Therapeutics Anti-Aging Eye Cream Eye Revive
Best For Sensitive Skin
This product is recommended for those who deal with sensitive skin issues. Getting rid of eye cream shouldn’t come with irritation or red reactions to harsh products.
Silk Therapeutics is the type of beauty product you husband or wife will notice and go out of their way to compliment you on it.
This is typically sold at Sephora and has lifelong customers that swear by it and nothing else.
This product blends in with your skin and doesn’t leave a shiny residue behind.
The reason why this product works so well is because of the Soluble Fibroin or commonly known as activated silk, that is found inside of it. It is this ingredient that targets undereye bags and firms them up, while also brightening the area; a real one-two punch.
3 Baebody Eye Gel
Best Under Eye Gel
Baebody is my second favorite bae next to my significant other. I LOVE this eye gel and it truly works wonders.
I wish all products came in a pump thing like this. As you pump the lid down it pushes the product up. Even if you push the pump all the way down it doesn’t give you an over excessive amount of product, and I feel like this feature truly has stopped product waste for me.
If you are someone who finds themselves constantly squeezing out more product than you need, and you end up wiping it off on a towel than you NEED this under eye gel product in your life.
It has 4 out of 5 stars on over 15,585 reviews soooo yeah, I’d say people worldwide are a fan of this product.
Besides my love for the pump, there is much love for the results this gives. Use it morning and night to see results in as little as a week.
Oh, and did I mention it has retinol in it? Retinol is the key ingredient that is responsible for rebuilding and producing collagen back into your skin which is literally what makes skin stay young and line/wrinkle-free.
4 Eye Cream by Olay
Best Drugstore Pick
Olay is considered a drugstore pick, but it is one of the most tried and tested brands around the market.
This product may be small but you know what they say, good things come in small packages.
For those who are into fragrance-free beauty products then you are going to be thrilled to know, this is fragrance-free.
A big plus to this one is you don’t have to worry about applying it morning and night because one application lasts 24 hours.
It has a bit of a pink tint to it which is great for those who choose to apply this in the morning because it will help cover up any super heavy circles – that last glass of wine during the 3rd hour of The Bachelor might not have been the best idea.
5 4K Gold Under Eye Mask
Best Under Eye Mask
While creams are great, under-eye masks are next level. Bonus: they feel great and if used in the morning is a good way to wake you right up.
If you want to get scientific about it these are sort of like an updated version of a cold compress. The reason why cold compresses help with under eye issues like swelling and puffiness is because cold reduces inflammation by constricting the blood vessels. Reducing the puffiness will additionally help reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Not gonna lie the first view times I used these they grossed me out. They come in a package that has liquid in it so when you take the eye masks out they sort of look like floppy fish. After a few applications, I actually looked forward to the cold masks on my face and got used to the liquid packaging.
You are going to want to keep these in the fridge and just take a package out as you need to use it.
These have nano-active gold as the main ingredient which helps:
- Vitalizes fiber tissues under the skin
- Accelerates overall blood circulation
- Anti-inflammatory property
- Improves firmness and elasticity
- Delay the aging process
6 Gel Eye Mask
Easiest To Use
Eye masks take me back to my childhood days. The first time I used one I was at a friend’s sleepover and her mom would make us sleep with them on because she said to prevent wrinkles when we are her age we had to start young. I wish I would have listened to that wise old woman who is in her 80s with no wrinkles while I’m over here fighting off fine lines at 30.
This eye mask is simple yet effective. It comes in three different colors and the little gel balls fit comfortably around your eyes.
This is a product that is reusable and washable so you can keep them for years. Pretty sure I’ve had one of these in my fridge since I left my friend’s house that day…maybe not kidding.
Since the beads are made of gel they change form to fit around your specific face shape so you don’t have to try to shove your face into a mask that is too big or too small.
A velcro strap makes it easy to adjust to your head shape as well. You can pop this bad boy on your face right before you go to bed or use it in the morning when you are drinking your morning cup of joe.