By now you may know that we loathe mornings. We’ve tried becoming a morning person and waking up earlier to do yoga/meditate/chug coffee, but nothing has stuck and our routine now looks more like a chicken running around with it’s head cut off trying to make it anywhere in time than a zen, morning lover who has time to snack on bacon for breakfast (yes, we imagine that all morning lovers choose to spend their extra hours eating bacon…). Even though we haven’t seemed to find a morning routine that actually has sticking power, we do have a product recommendation to make getting up early slightly less awful.
Enter – First Aid Beauty’s Eye Duty Triple Remedy. This eye treatment acts like a moisturizing eye cream, brightener, de-puffer, and line smoother all in one. It’s truly magic and 100% necessary when you’re up early in the morning, or, even better, on a long flight. It claims to “instantly erase dark circles,” and though we don’t necessarily agree that our dark bags are completely gone, they are certainly aided. The brightening effect comes from light-reflecting pigments, while the stainless steel applicator helps with cooling and de-puffing. More specifically, it calls on age defying ingredients (Retinyl Palmitate and GABA) and natural ingredients (licorice root, caffeine, and corralline extract) to keep your youthful appearance in tact.
Upon first application, this immediately earned a space in our beauty cabinet and remains our go-to for the most brutal of mornings. It’s light, creamy, and that stainless steel de-puffer feels so refreshing on tired eyes.
Looking for a more affordable alternative? Try this one that was all the rage a few years ago from Garnier.
Shhhh…here’s our secret hack to looking awake in just 30 seconds!