Facebook Pixel

Do anit-puff eye creams and liquids work?

By May 19, 2009 - 6:40pm
Rate This

I notice my sister is using that GARNIER Nutritioniste anit-puff eye roller. Does that work or should I tell her she is wasting her money?

Add a Comment6 Comments

EmpowHER Guest

Supposedly puffiness under the eyes is really an illusion caused by shadows as we loose volume from ageing. The only thing that really works is to build up the volume again, using an injectible like restylane. I haven't tried this myself but may do so when I need it as I age.
Creams can't really change much. They may feel nice but only the "strong stuff" really works.
I have heard that there may be increased puffiness from alcohol and sodium loaded foods. Maybe cuttng these out will help too.

July 22, 2009 - 5:09pm
(reply to Anonymous)

There's no illusion with puffiness, they're quite discernible. Dark circles are also discernible.

Yes, we lose firmness and elasticity with age. Some people are more prone to wrinkling and sagging skin than others, including some ethnic groups.

Good skin care, a healthy diet and enough sleep cannot be discounted. Rather that than injections, any day! So, your comment about alcohol and sodium is right on the mark, we would all have to agree.

July 22, 2009 - 5:17pm

I'm an Oil of Olay girl, myself, and have been since age 13. For me, the combination of their Regenerist line + at least 6 hours of sleep at night helps with the puffiness. My under eye circles are more pronounced with lack of sleep.

I like that frozen spoon idea, sounds very refreshing! A bit reminiscent of the cold cucumber slices. :))

July 22, 2009 - 4:58pm

One product that really works for me is Teamine Eye Complex. It helps with both puffiness and dark circles. I put it on every night and every morning and truly notice a difference. It moisturizes under your eyes, but does not feel heavy or greasy!

Another pretty traditionally remedy that works for me is simply putting a frozen spoon under reach eye on the days I seem to have more than normal puffiness. I hold it under each eye for about 2 minutes before I put my make-up on. I always keep a spoon in the freezer just in case!

July 22, 2009 - 3:44pm

I'm not sure about the Garnier product but I have combination skin and have found that Kiehl's Eye Alert works the best for me! A few other products I tried stung my eyes and skin, this one is cool and relaxing.

July 22, 2009 - 3:29pm

I think it depends upon the individual's skin. Some medications, foods, even cosmetics can cause puffiness, as well as lack of sleep.

How long has your sister been using the product, and does she notice any difference?

May 19, 2009 - 7:32pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Aging Skin

Get Email Updates

Aging Skin Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!