top 5 grooming picks to freshen up the peepers


  • January 13, 2021
  • Grooming
  • By: Travis Platt

It’s true, the eyes indeed are the window to the soul, and quite often the windows need a thorough cleaning.  It’s easy for the region under and around the eyes to be overlooked with any grooming routine. The rush of a morning and the ambition to get the day’s hustle underway can easily leave your optics and the skin around them out of thought… newsflash; the daily SPF moisturizer won’t cut it. Google any recs of go-to eye creams and serums, and you’ll be berated with endless, overwhelming lists. No need to fret, our Top 5 eye grooming grabs below are all you need to know about—tested and trialed within our CYTIES team to earn the featured spotlight. No more dark circles, puffy bags, or dried out wrinkles, leave them in last year. Pick your favorite item on our and add a few seconds day and night for some tiny dabs around the windows that are sure to go a long way, offering a fresh view for your face and any onlookers eyeing it.

Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer

No one likes puffy eye bags, and you shouldn’t start your day looking like you went toe-to-toe with Israel Adesanya. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye D-Puffer is a secret weapon when it comes to minimizing eye puffiness, renewing and refreshing the skin around the peepers. Kiehls has been in the game since 1851, so believe it when they say they know a thing or two about taking care of your skin. What we love so much about the Eye De-Puffer is the portable aspect, and the stick form allows for easy glide-on application.*CYTIES TIP: Keep in your fridge next to pickles, so the cooling effect is even more enhanced; it’s a great way to start your day.


High Performance Continuous Moisture Eye Cream

Send dark circles and fine lines packing with Anthony’s Moisture Eye Cream, bringing exactly what the name indicates, High Performance. It is fueled by arnica and allantoin, which stimulates circulation and brightness to achieve maximum hydration. With just a few pumps and an application with your index finger, Vitamins A, C, and E will firm up the skin under your eyes and leave you looking and feeling rested. Anthony always sets the bar for go-to grooming goods, and this eye cream should be at the top of your list for purchase from the well-known brand.


Dark Circle Defense

We all know that defense wins championships. Consider Lumin’s Dark Circle Defense is your pro bowl free safety to stopping the rush of under-eye darkness and wrinkles. Apply a small amount to see big results in lifting any eye fatigue. It’s stacked with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), lemon extract, and caffeine to strengthen weakened or tired skin. Just throw a layer on under your eyes before bed, and let the good times roll.



Dichotomy is a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different. The subjects at hand here are organic mother nature and science formula. Triumph and Disaster have molded the two together to forge an Eye Serum that feels much like a tiny bottle from the fountain of youth. Kelp, swamp maple, and Persian silk tree extract make up this little bad-to-the-bone potion. Dot a small amount of serum around your orbital bone day and night to witness fast results, removing dark circles and polishing your eye area.


Protein Booster Eye Rescue

With a little dash of the right proteins, Jack Black’s Booster Eye rescue offers a rich cream that helps diminish those damn crows’ feet. It’s designed to absorb into the thin and delicate skin around your eyes, diminishing the wrinkles that come with time and leaving your baby blues (or brown) younger-looking and rejuvenated. Besides the natural bamboo, green tea, and fatty acids, it also contains the magic Matrixyl®Synthe’6®—a powerful peptide shown to reduce deep surface wrinkles by up to 28%. After a few applications, you’ll be dancing around like the other Jack Black in School of Rock.



Applying eye care should be the final step in your routine every day, both in the morning and night. The one exception is sunscreen after eye cream/serum

Some formulas are created for your eyelids while others aren’t, so read the directions on whichever product you pick

The skin surrounding your eyes is actually quite a small area, a pea-sized amount of product is enough

Under the eyes is the most delicate skin on your face, use gentle patting and tapping motions