The Ordinary Caffeine Solution + 5% EGCG ($7) uses one of the best-known de-puffing ingredients out there: caffeine. Known for its ability to constrict blood vessels, it's one of the top ingredients recommend by dermatologists over and over. Here, it's paired with a green tea extract, also known to help puffiness. Just dab on a few drops of the serum-like product under each eye and you're good to go. Oh, and we can't forget to mention the very wallet-friendly price.
Not only does the formula of the Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller ($9) go to town to de-puff (credit vitamin C and caffeine), the applicator in and of itself is super helpful. The metal rollerball feels cooling, and works to gently massage the product into skin, further helping to flush out excess fluid.
Some say eye patches are all a placebo effect, but if nothing else they're nice and cooling, and anything cold will help reduce puffiness. We like the 100 Percent Pure Bright Eyes Mask ($30 for 5) made with cooling cucumber plus soothing and hydrating aloe. Top tip: Stash them in the fridge to up the de-puffing effects, and pop them on as a prep step before applying makeup.
Reach for the Versed Vacation Eyes Brightening Eye Gel ($18) on sleepy mornings. The cooling gel texture helps with puffiness, while vitamin C, niacinamide, and ginseng root extract go to work to help brighten dark circles and even out skin tone.
There's good reason(s) why the Esarora Ice Roller for Face & Eye ($13) has amassed somewhat of a cult-like following of devoted fans online and amazing Amazon reviews. All you have to do is keep it in the freezer and gently roll it under your eyes to tamp down puffiness, stat. Plus, it works equally well to combat puff all over your face.
True to its name, First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy ($36) refreshes and perks up tired, swollen eyes three different ways. A slight tint and light-reflecting particles instantly brightens the area around your eyes, retinyl palmate fights fine lines, and caffeine helps reduce dark circles and swelling.
Using the Physician's Formula RefreshMint Cucumber & Bamboo Eye De-Puffer ($9) is like applying cucumber slices to your eyes...just faster, easier, and less messy. Cooling cucumber reduces swelling, and here it's coupled with refreshing mint plus soothing aloe. Bonus points for the mess-free stick that you can pop in your purse for a quick peeper pick-me-up, anytime, anywhere.