We all have our favorite quick fixes for combating morning-induced puffiness (hello, frozen spoons!), but here’s the thing about hasty, 10-second remedies: They don’t last. Still, even when we diligently take off our makeup before hitting the sack, avoid sunrays like the plague, and cut back on the salty snacks and alcohol (well, sometimes), it’s nearly impossible to predict when puffy, tired morning eyes will strike. Even worse? When fine lines creep up on you, they’re usually here to stay.
So, given the opportunity to prevent pesky skin pitfalls (read: deep wrinkles, sagging lids) in the long term, we'll take it. There are tons of miracle-promising eye creams to sort through, but not every anti-aging formula is created equal. That’s why we did the legwork for you and rounded up the best ultra-hydrating, brightening elixirs that are perfect for quenching tired eyes, warding off crow’s feet, and, ultimately, tricking everyone into believing you’ve always been a morning person. Click through for our top revitalizing picks — you’ll wonder how your peepers ever lived without ‘em!