There are many causes of under-eye puffiness -- aging, lack of sleep, stress, and poor diet to name a few. At any rate, whether it's from not getting enough Z's, from fluid retention from heavy sodium-intake, under-eye puffiness can be unsightly, creating an aged and tired look. Natural ingredients like essential oils and botanticals are a great way to remedy under-eye pufiness. Here are 5 cheap natural products for under-eye puffiness that dermatologists swear by.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
The natural ingredients in this paraben and sulfate-free eye cream are coffee and ginseng. According to this study in the Current Pharmaceutical Design, "Ginseng has been investigated mechanistically for its therapeutic effects in photoaging, wound and injury, skin cancer, dermatitis, hair loss, alopecia and cold hypersensitivity."
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream ($31.00)
Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Eye Cream
This Youth To The People Superfood Eye Cream is 100% vegan and paraben and sulfate-free. It contains vitamin C-rich kale, aloe and sunflower oil that combat anti-aging. "Sunflower seed oil is rich in linoleic acid, and has been used topically in the treatment of essential fatty-acid deficiency," says Peter Lio, MD.
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment
This dermatologist-tested eye treatment contains maracuja, or passion fruit oil. "Not only is [maracuja] a good natural moisturizer, with 70 percent linoleic acid, but it also contains vitamin C," says dermatologist Patricia K. Farris, MD. "Also, maracuja oil is known for being soothing and calming."
Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream
This paraben and sulfate-free eye cream contains algae, a chlorophyll-rich plant organism. According to the Dermatology Review, "Alguronic acid is a polysaccharides extracted from algae and claimed to have anti-aging benefits for the skin." Rosehip extract, baobab fruit oil and chamomile are also included in this Farmacy eye cream.
Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream ($38.00)
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream
As its name implies, this ferulic acid eye cream is dermatologist-formulated. According to New York-based dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross, ferulic acid is a "plant-based antioxidant that enhances the properties of other vitamins and helps skin's defense against sun damage."