Spotlyte 7: Caffeine-Infused Eye Creams to Kickstart Your Day

We’re selective about the formulas we use on our hair, skin, and nails. The Spotlyte 7TM highlights recently-released and/or noteworthy products you can add to your makeup bag, one day at a time. Let’s go shopping.

For a whopping 90 percent of us, the day doesn’t start until we’ve glugged a coffee, a tea, or an energy drink. Of course, the common denominator for these buzz-inducing beverages is caffeine. But the benefits of the chemical compound expand beyond just jolting your brain awake. Caffeine features antioxidant properties to defend your skin against free radicals, and it’s also a vasoconstrictor, so it makes sense that caffeine is a common ingredient in undereye creams.

After all, who among us hasn’t woken up with puffy, swollen eyes in the a.m.? Below, seven best caffeine infused eye cream that’ll give your undereyes a boost.

Best Caffeine Infused Eye Cream

IT Cosmetics® Bye Bye Under EyeTM Eye Cream

Filorga Optim-Eyes Eye Cream, Revitalizing 3-in-1 Skin Treatment for Rapid Reduction of Dark Circles, Wrinkles & Puffiness Around the Eyes, 0.5 fl. oz.
  • VISIBLE RESULTS IN 3 DAYS - Revolutionary 3-in-1 eye cream provides intensive correction of dark circles, puffiness, & fine lines for a refreshed look
  • HYALURONIC ACID-RICH FORMULA - A trio of hyaluronic acid, polyphenol, & peptides effectively fight signs of aging & fatigue for a rejuvenated look as soon as you wake up

IT Cosmetics® Bye Bye Under EyeTM Eye Cream ($48) delivers a refreshing wakeup call via cooling cucumber extract, which hydrates and depuffs. Plus, caffeine and algae work in tandem to prime the undereye area for makeup (perhaps for the brand’s popular Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, an ultra-pigmented formula that camouflages dark circles, stat).  

Origins GinZing® Refreshing Eye Cream

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Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff 0.17oz/5ml (Packaging May Vary)
  • Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff 0.17oz/5ml
  • TRAVEL SIZE

In addition to energizing ginseng, the Origins GinZing® Refreshing Eye Cream ($32) also contains caffeine derived from none other than coffee itself (Ethiopian coffee, nonetheless). Finely-milled mica reflects light, which brightens the often-shadowy area.

FAB First Aid Beauty® Eye Duty Triple Remedy: Brighten, Depuff and Smooth

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First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid – .5 Oz.
  • Helps Reduce the Signs of Aging: A potent, yet gentle rejuvenating eye cream that helps to combat the appearance of crow’s-feet, fine lines and wrinkles, while leaving eyes looking smoother, firmer and more youthful
  • Safe for Under Eye Area: Microencapsulation delivers Retinol over time, making it safe for the delicate skin around the eyes as it helps stimulate natural collagen production, while Hyaluronic Acid helps to plump, smooth and hydrate the skin

The FAB First Aid Beauty® Eye Duty Triple Remedy: Brighten, Depuff and Smooth ($36) delivers on its promises with a blend of licorice root, caffeine, and algae. Bonus: if you’ve ever tried the old spoon-in-the-fridge trick to soothe your undereye area, you’ll appreciate this product’s cooling metal applicator, which works to depuff on contact.

Olay Eyes® Depuffing Eye Roller

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Eye Treatment by Olay Eyes Depuffing Eye Roller with Vitamin E Massages to Help Reduce Puffiness and Instantly Awaken Tired-Looking Eyes, 0.2 Fl Oz
  • Olay Eyes Depuffing Eye Roller for Bags Under the Eyes Instantly Awakens Tired-Looking Eyes and Soothes Skin
  • Features Precision Micro-Rollers that Gently Massage a Concentrated, Hydrating Anti-Aging Treatment to help Reduce Puffy Eyes and Diminish the Look of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

If there were such thing as an eye massage, it would probably feel like the Olay Eyes® Depuffing Eye Roller ($20) gliding cooly over the skin. Three metal roller balls yield a serum-like formula that’s spiked with caffeine and peptides — a duo that depuffs on the spot and smooths over time.

Clinique Pep Start® Eye Cream

As its name suggests, the Clinique Pep Start® Eye Cream ($26) is made for mornings. Not only is the packaging reminiscent of freshly-squeezed O.J., but the formula quenches the undereye area just as well: glycerine (a humectant) and squalane work to draw moisture from the air and keep it in place. Of course, the formula also contains caffeine to quell morning undereye bloat.

Filorga Optim-Eyes Eye Cream

Filorga Optim-Eyes Eye Cream, Revitalizing 3-in-1 Skin Treatment for Rapid Reduction of Dark Circles, Wrinkles & Puffiness Around the Eyes, 0.5 fl. oz.
  • VISIBLE RESULTS IN 3 DAYS - Revolutionary 3-in-1 eye cream provides intensive correction of dark circles, puffiness, & fine lines for a refreshed look
  • HYALURONIC ACID-RICH FORMULA - A trio of hyaluronic acid, polyphenol, & peptides effectively fight signs of aging & fatigue for a rejuvenated look as soon as you wake up

Simple yet effective, the Sephora Collection Beauty Uncomplicated® Brightening Eye Cream ($16) contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and our hero ingredient, caffeine. Plus, it’s free from synthetic fragrances, which makes it an ideal choice for sensitive skin.

Ordinary® Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

The funny thing about The Ordinary® Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG ($7) is that it costs just about as much as an actual cup of coffee (or two). But don’t let the price fool you: this stuff is packed with five percent caffeine, which is one of the highest concentrations available in skincare.

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