Put down the coffee and coke (and the caffeine that lies therein), and smear it on your face, instead.

Caffeine does more than just jazz up your coffee. Applied in skincare, it has energising and even rejuvenating effects, often used in eye products to reduce dark circles and decrease puffiness.

Here, we rounded up our favourite caffeine eye creams of the minute, sure to wake you up in the same way your cuppa Joe normally does. You can thank us later.

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The Inkey List Caffeine Under-Eye Serum

Have you checked out The Inkey List yet? You need to. A direct competitor to the ever-popularThe Ordinary, The Inkey List has been causing waves in the skincare industry for both effectiveness and affordability. Their under-eye serum uses caffeine to reduce puffiness, and also aims to target dark circles and fine lines.

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Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

We love a cooling metal with our eye cream, so naturally when we saw this Clinique number we became instant fans. The lightweight eye cream aims to lighten the appearance of dark circles, whilst the metal helps to massage away any puffiness. A sweet morning ritual.

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Pixi Retinol Eye Cream

The eye area is a delicate area. Pixi knows. Pixi understands. Their eye cream aims to improve elasticity of the skin here, as well as smooth and protect. This is done with the help of retinol, caffeine, and peptides. It’s a dream combination, really.

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Lancome Advanced Genifique Light-Pearl Eye & Lash Concentrate

Caffeine need not only appear in under eye treatments. This Lancome Advanced Genifique Light-Pearl Eye & Lash Concentrate is an eye-illuminating and eyelash serum, featuring a cooling massage applicator. Using probiotics (so on trend), caffeine, and vitamin E, it is designed to reduce dark circles and increase eye hydration, as well as fortify the eyelashes.

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FOREO Shimmer Freak Illuminating Eye Perfector Caffeine-infused UFO Activated Mask

Used in combination with the FOREO UFO, this brightening eye mask uses light-reflecting particles to bring luminosity to your eyes. Featuring an anti-oxidant formula, the extra boost from the caffeine is sure to blitz away any sleepiness you may be feeling. Caffeine just how we love it.

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