Fix Those Eye Bags Fast

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It’s a midlife reality that an extra glass of wine at night can lead to eye bags in the morning. The lower oestrogen levels and collagen production of the menopause years cause thinning skin, resulting in puffy eyes, lines and wrinkles. What you need is an eye cream to brighten, tighten and hydrate the area. Here’s our pick of the best.

What makes a product right for a Hylda woman?

Here’s how we choose… Our beauty writers are experts in their field and have years of experience writing about the best in beauty. They will only recommend products that they know will make a difference and help with the symptoms caused by the fluctuations of the menopause years. Our reviews are honest – they are not paid for by the brands. We might earn some affiliate commission if you choose to buy the product, but we are not paid by the brands to put them in the article. Never ever. Picked by experts and chosen just for you, that’s our Hylda promise.

Top 6 best eye creams for midlife skin…

Best for a collagen boost: La Roche Posay Retinol Eye Cream, £22.40. Buy it now.

Best for brightening: Drunk Elephant C-Tango Eye, £44. Buy it now.

Best for dryness: La Mer The Eye Concentrate, £195. Buy it now.

Best for tired lines: Lancôme Rénergie Yeux Multi-Glow Eye Cream, £45. Buy it now.

Best for a budget buy: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Duo, £11.65. Buy it now.

Best for tightening: Niod Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate, £38.86. Buy it now.

Best for a collagen boost: La Roche Posay Retinol Eye Cream, £22.40

La Roche Posay

Why it’s a great buy: Retinol has been proven to increase collagen production, with regular use also shown to smooth and plump your skin, reducing wrinkles and eye bags. This cream is formulated with 0.1% so it’s perfect for first-timers.

What we love about it: Non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, it’s suitable for even the most sensitive midlife skin.

What we don’t love quite so much: If you’ve used a lot of retinol, you may find this isn’t quite strong enough.

Best for brightening: Drunk Elephant C-Tango Eye, £44

DrunkElephant

Why it’s a great buy: Non-toxic beauty brand Drunk Elephant has created a high contender for the best eye cream around. Containing five different forms of Vitamin C, it’s super brightening and strengthening. Eye bags beware.

What we love about it: It has a light, whipped texture and contains no silicones, which means it won’t interfere with your makeup.

What we don’t love quite so much: It can cause irritation on very sensitive skin.

Best for dryness: La Mer The Eye Concentrate, £195

LaMer

Why it’s a great buy: This is perfect for anyone who suffers from dryness. Like a good night’s sleep in a jar, it will luxuriously nourish and cool the skin around your eyes.

What we love about it: This is another product that performs really well under makeup, so it can be applied both morning and night to see the benefits.

What we don’t love quite so much: It’s pricey.

Best for tired lines: Lancôme Rénergie Yeux Multi-Glow Eye Cream, £45

Lancome

Why it’s a great buy: Specially formulated for women aged 60+, this is your best weapon against fine lines and wrinkles.

What we love about it: It contains schizandra red berry extract and linseed extract, to smooth, hydrate and wake up tired skin, leaving you glowing.

What we don’t love quite so much: If you don’t like fragrance, you won’t love this. It’s lightly scented.

Best for a budget buy: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Duo, £11.65

TheOrdinary

Why it’s a great buy: One of the first eye products to take advantage of the benefits of caffeine, this contains 5% to dramatically reduce puffiness and visibly tighten the area.

What we love about it: It’s so affordable and it really works.

What we don’t love quite so much: You’ll probably need a boost of hydration too. We’d recommend applying a product containing hyaluronic acid on top.

Best for tightening: Niod Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate, £38.86

niod

Why it’s a great buy: A great all-rounder, this powerful serum is designed to hydrate and tighten the area around your eyes, making fine lines disappear.

What we love about it: You only need to apply a tiny amount twice a day for noticeably younger-looking skin.

What we don’t love quite so much: Some reviews say it caused a reaction on their sensitive skin.

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