These products will make it seem like you've been getting a full night's sleep ever since you started wedding planning.
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One skincare product we'll never get enough of—and that we think is popular with just about everyone, no matter who you are—is eye cream. Like most women, we're always on the hunt for the latest and greatest, and nothing thrills us more than finding the ones that feel lightweight but deliver, the ones that depuff in an instant, the ones that make those newly-noticeable wrinkles disappear, and the ones that won't clog your pores or make your makeup smear when you apply it on top. And the women who know these essential beauty needs most of all? Brides-to-be, of course.
After testing tons and tons of creams, we found eight that deserve a spot in your medicine cabinet. What's more, we also highly recommend each one for a bride-to-be, especially those who may be running on an empty tank, full speed ahead, up until the wedding day. While there's no such thing as a miracle product, these creams will help you look bright-eyed and beautiful on the wedding day. Some will even help reverse early signs of aging, depuff that super delicate skin beneath your eyes, and keep you looking fresh and awake.
Whether you're looking for a "starter" product or something a bit more serious, we're sure you'll find your eye cream match here. One incredibly cool product is even formulated with caffeine to help you look refreshed, while another is a leave-on eye mask that you wear daily for three to five minutes. Talk about relaxing!
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For those nights when you've had a few too many drinks and wake up with super puffy eyes—especially after a pre-wedding event or your rehearsal dinner—Sunday Riley's caffeine-infused elixir will be the product you need to keep on hand. It cools and immediately depuffs to erase the effects (physical, at least) of a long, fun night out.
Sunday Riley "Auto Correct" Eye Cream, $65, macys.com.
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This brand has a cult following for a reason: Their products really work. If you're looking to splurge on a serious eye cream, this one, which smooths and hydrates skin to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, is for you. Pro tip: The silver-tipped applicator isn't just for fun. Using it to apply the product helps cool your skin and improve circulation, naturally making you look more awake.
La Mer "The Eye Concentrate" Eye Cream, $215, neimanmarcus.com.
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Each Drunk Elephant product is formulated without the suspicious six (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical ccreens, fragrance/dyes, and SLS), so what remains is good for you ingredients and plenty of antioxidants. The silky serum tackles signs of aging beneath and around the eyes, giving you a more rested, youthful look.
Drunk Elephant "The Shaba Complex" Eye Serum, $60, drunkelephant.com.
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If you want your skincare routine to feel indulgent (and you should—it helps destress and wind down after a long day!), then try Dermalogica's two-in-one eye treatment and masque, which comes in a cooling, massage applicator that feels so nice and luxe when you apply it. It helps brighten dark circles thanks to wild indigo seed, while bioactive diglucosyl gallic acid (a mouthful!) does double duty to brighten the eye area, promote circulation, and energize.
Dermalogica "Stress Positive" Eye Lift, $68, ulta.com.
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If you're looking for a "starter" eye cream, one that feels lightweight, won't clog your pores, and just adds hydration and moisture, you will love Laniege's Water Bank Eye Gel. It contains mineral water that helps moisture penetrate deeply into your skin, along with olive oil, quinoa extract, and something called tillandsia, which comes from a plant and balances moisture.
Laneige "Water Bank" Eye Gel, $36, sephora.com.
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This one boasts 72 hours of hydration, and though we did reapply a few times, it still delivered. It felt like our eyes retained more moisture and became more supple on their own; not to mention the little fine lines that were starting to creep up pretty much disappeared. That's likely thanks to the formula, which contains a variety of antioxidants and marine algae, known to increase the skin's elasticity and moisture.
Dr. Dennis Gross "Dew It All" Eye Gel, $48, nordstrom.com.
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To really erase and prevent wrinkles, this retinol-infused cream is gold. The best part, though, is that it doesn't feel like a heavy-duty eye cream, but delivers the results of one.
Skinmedica "TNS Eye Repair" Cream, $102, skinmedica.com.
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We first used this on a Sunday morning—after a few glasses of wine on Saturday night and not enough sleep—and immediately, after we put this on, we looked wide awake. When we checked the ingredients, it made sense, because it stimulates blood circulation with hesperidin; it's also filled with wild oat extract to calm and soothe.
Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream, $85, restorsea.com.