This £17 eye gel sells one every minute and works wonders on tired eyes

Has lockdown left your skin looking a little lacklustre? Don’t worry, us too – and it’s our under eye circles in particular that look like they’re baring the brunt of it. From neglecting our usual morning and evening skincare routines to a lack of fresh air and increased stress levels, it’s no wonder we’re looking a little tired.

However, if there is one product that could save all our skincare woes, a bottle that sells one every single minute and has over 1,600 five star Amazon reviews would probably be a good place to start. We’re talking about the Wake Skincare Eye Gel.

Wake eye gel
Wake Skincare

Wake may not be a brand that’s been on your radar before now – the noise created by bigger brands can sometimes drown out the voices of the lesser-known independents – but we’re here to change that, and your skin, (potentially) forever.

Described as ‘skincare for a generation connected’, Wake was born from the realisation that our modern lifestyles, which are full of screens and daily stressors such as long working hours and always being ‘on’, are one of the main causes for our dark circles, bags and generally lacklustre skin.

Wake eye gel
Wake Skincare

Wake Skincare Eye Gel, £16.95, Amazon

Keeping things simple, the Wake Skincare range consists of three products, including a face cream and face mask, but it’s the eye gel that’s really got people clicking ‘add to basket’. The lightweight formula combines powerful yet responsibly sourced ingredients that target the delicate eye area, working to reduce the fine lines, dark circles and puffiness that result from late nights and early starts; cucumber and elderflower extract instantly awaken and soothe puffy eyes, while vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that moisturises the skin.

Although marketed as an eye gel, this is in fact a multi-purpose product that can also be used on your cheeks, forehead and around the mouth to reverse the signs of ageing in those areas, too. Plus, it makes an excellent primer for make-up, helping you to achieve a flawless finish. And don’t get us started on the super cute packaging.

If environmental impacts are a concern for you, you’ll be glad to hear that Wake products are never tested on animals and they come in glass bottles to reduce plastic waste. Even better, for every Wake product sold, a donation is made to Women’s Aid, making this a truly responsible product.

And the hundreds of five star reviews can’t be wrong, either. Within just two years, the Wake Eye Gel has received over 2,000 reviews on Amazon and has consistently been No.1 in the eye gel category.

Wake eye gel
Wake Skincare

One satisfied customer said: ‘I have been using the Wake Eye Gel for a few weeks now and it really has made a difference it’s that great I have added it to my daily routine. Being a mum of 2 and getting hardly any sleep the puffy eyes and dark circles are now apart of life.

‘This gel has really helped with that, my eyes are now puff free and dark circles are no more! I use this once in the morning and then in the evening before bed. It’s great for the morning having a really refreshing effect, and a great cooling effect once out the shower in the evening.’

Another happy reviewer wrote: ‘I suffer with puffy eyes, dark circles and lack of hydration. After two weeks of trying this serum I have noticed how it has reduced my puffiness and has made my under eye area tighter and visably brighter. I love how my under-eye makeup applies since using this, it is no longer dry or patchy because of the moisture boost this has given the skin. I will definitely be buying this again once I have ran out (a little goes a long way so it will be sometime before I have to buy).’

Bye bye puffy eyes.