These perker-uppers will make you look fresher and well rested (even after a Netflix all-nighter).

By Holly Dawsey
Updated May 25, 2015
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Not sure which eye cream is the right pick for you? These perker-uppers will make you look fresher and well rested (even after a Netflix all-nighter) no matter your age.

In your 20s:Â Ditch dark circles

That girls’ night out was so worth it…undereye shadows aside. “Skin gets thinner and more transparent as we age, especially around the eyes, so blood vessels become more apparent,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Reduce darkness with brighteners like niacinamide or vitamin C; find the former in First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm ($38, Tap on cream to help boost circulation.

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In your 30s:Â Lessen the lines

Smiling, laughing—crow’s-feet are a sign of a life well lived, irksome as they may be. “Because there’s not much collagen around eyes to begin with, it’s often the first place to wrinkle,” says Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University. Luckily, skin here responds to treatment the fastest. Go for tightening caffeine and plumping peptides; try  Lumene Complete Rewind Recovery Eye Cream ($19,

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In your 40s & beyond:Â Fend off sag

It’s normal for lids to head a bit south now, but “the more hydrated your skin, the firmer it will look,” says Ellen Marmur, MD, associate professor of dermatology and genetics at Mount Sinai. Choose a cream with water-retaining hyaluronic acid, like Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye ($18, Apply a tiny drop of a retinol cream above brows at night. “Tightening skin around the eyebrows will lift lids,” Dr. Marmur says.

Photo: Lisa Shin