Beauty 911 - Tired Eyes

In the midst of the unexplained and extremely unpleasant eye allergies I’m experiencing this week, I've been reaching for a brilliant little bottle that's the friend of anyone who has ever had a late night, early morning or wept hysterically throughout the last Harry Potter movie and then had a dinner reservation immediately after. The quickest fix for puffy red eyes is cool compresses of some sort, but plain water dries out the thin skin around eyes, and leaves them looking redder and more irritated than ever. Enter Liz Earle’s Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion – a gently cooling solution for pampering tired eyes that have seen and done too much.

The soothing liquid de-puffs with the aptly named eyebright herb, while witch hazel and cornflower reduce inflammation and glycerin and aloe moisturize and protect the eye area’s thin, delicate skin. For the best way I’ve ever found to get rid of even the most foreboding of dark circles, cut cotton rounds in half, soak them in the chilled Eyebright, then place them under your eyes – the moisture sticks them in place long enough for them to work their anti-inflammatory magic. I'm wearing them right now. After ten minutes eyes look tighter, brighter and last night’s sins are, if not erased, then mercifully lessened. I’m contemplating keeping a whole bag of the pre-soaked, pre-cut rounds in the freezer from now on, but hopefully most of you won’t have to go that far.

Any priceless tips and tricks for getting rid of puffy eyes and dark circles? I could use them right now, so share!


  1. That sounds so useful. For that purpose I use rose water and chamomile waters.
    Have a nice day

    Sara C.

  2. Rose water is a wonderful idea, I'm going to pick some up and try it out!