This year has brought with it a lot of anxiety-ridden days and sleepless nights, and for many of us, it shows up on our skin—especially around our eyes. Hello dark circles and puffiness! The skin around the eyes is also the most delicate on the face, which means it is often the first area to reveal early signs of aging, like fine lines and crepey skin.
The solution to looking well-rested after a night of stressing out over the news? Lancôme’s Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Eye Cream ($75), which utilizes caffeine, hyaluronic acid and shea butter to visibly lift and firm skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. It’s also the perfect holiday gift for yourself—remember, skin care is self-care—or that special someone on your list who could use a little pick-me-up during these crazy times. My friends are always asking me for eye cream recommendations, and let me tell you, you will surely impress with this one.
A customer-favorite since its launch in 2012, this multitasking eye cream is also enriched with the brand’s Multi-Tension technology, which targets different layers of skin for optimal results. Over time, the contours of the eyes will look smoother and more youthful, and dark circles will be improved for a brighter, more wide-awake effect.
The formula feels rich and nourishing yet somehow light and silky—a little goes a long way—and concealer and foundation layer super smooth on top. To make the most of each application—you can use it both morning and night—gently pat it around your orbital bone (the bone that naturally circles your eye up to your browbone) and on your crow’s-feet. And lastly, always make sure to apply your eye cream after your serum and moisturizer (or regular skin-care routine), and before sunscreen, to ensure you’re getting the most out of your products. Happy Holidays!