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Even with the Even with the clocks going back, it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier to haul our weary asses out of bed in the mornings.

So:  praise-be for this little beauty, from LA überfacialist Ole Henriksen.  (Eye bags being one of your biggest beauty woes, along with dark circles.)

It is as cooling as promised.  Nay, chilly, even.  But what really turbo-charges the effectiveness is the metal roller-ball.  At Beauty Bible we’ve long maintained that physical stimulation of the eye zone is the best way to blitz bags – a cold silver teaspoon will do (or Jo’s still hanging onto the brilliant silver ‘drumstick’ from a Crème de la Mer eye cream.

It features cucumber and eyebright, peptides and arginine (‘to promote wrinkle resistance’).  In fact, the soothing, revitalising formulation pre-existed in a jar format, but it’s this roll-on which elevates it to the realms of sheer eye genius.

Roll on Ole’s next creation.

Probably literally.

UK readers find Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel Roll-On at www.johnlewis.com/£26 for 15 ml  – buy here

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What’s the question most commonly posed to www.beautybible.com?  How to tackle tired and puffy eyes.  So this is our new favourite fast fix.

Patch technology swings in and out of beauty fashion – but these are a total ‘hit’, becoming instant bestsellers at the new M&S Your Beauty concept (currently being rolled out across the UK).

Maybe they’re not like anything you’ve ever used before:  apply the sticky side to the under-eye zone, wait 10 minutes (hoping the postman doesn’t call meanwhile), peel off – and well, were we surprised…  Skin looks somehow de-puffed while lines are ‘plumped-up’, all at once.

At Beauty Bible we’re always more interested in whether something works than why – but if you like ‘the science bit’, Skyn Iceland tell us it’s down to hydrolysed elastin, a ‘Biospheric complex’ (of pure Icelandic glacial waters, arctic berries and pure oxygen), together with hexapeptide to reduce lines and wrinkles, ginkgo to tackle puffiness and dark circles, and CoQ-10, a powerful antioxidant.

The gels come in sachets that are ideal for travelling.  We tried them after a late night and were bushy-tailed and – yes, definitely brighter-eyed, next morning…

UK readers find Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels at www.marksandspencer.com/£25 for eight pairs – buy here
US readers find them at www.skinstore.com/$30 – buy here

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