As soon as I began to learn to live with my dark circles (no matter how many products I use, they will truly never go away until I get a good 8 hours of sleep at night which never seems to happen), I stumbled upon another problem; puffiness.
Most mornings, I can't find my eyes. Really, I'm serious. I think my deep-set eyes are small as it is and stress and lack of sleep don't help much. I picked up Biore's 'enliven' cooling eye gel a couple of weeks ago at my magazine's beauty department sale. The miniature green bottle was just so adorable (we all know what a sucker I am for packaging) and at the sale price of $1, it was worth a try. I forgot about it for a while, but I started using it religiously every morning for the past week and I definitely see a difference. I pat on a small amount in my surrounding eye area, gently, and I usually notice a deflated version of my eye about 5-7 minutes later. It 'cools' just like it promises which is refreshing for a grouch like me in the morning.
You only need a little bit of the translucent green gel which also dries pretty quickly. This is a great product to wake up dry, tired eyed. It's also oil-free so it's fine for sensitive skin. The light gel formula is definitely great for on-the-go and stays put under makeup. I usually wait around five minutes before applying my makeup though, just in case!
This hasn't helped much with dark circles yet, but for puffiness, it gets an A+ from me. It's also a great moisturizer for your concealer.