These Treatments Will Perk up Your Tired Eyes More Than Coffee

There are too many telltale signs of a postpartum mommy to count – the limp hair, the unwashed clothes….is that spit up on your chin? What if I told you that you could get rid of one of them virtually overnight? No, we cannot magically wash those clothes for you, but we CAN do something for your eyes.

During my pre-baby time at Birchbox, I tried a LOT of eye creams. I’ve always struggled with dark circles and bags under my eyes, so you can imagine how I looked once I brought my new baby home. Some eye creams helped a little, some were totally useless, and almost all of them were really expensive. So as a self-proclaimed beauty junkie, here are the eye creams I recommend for moms who are pregnant, nursing, or simply prefer natural ingredients.


IT Cosmetics

Bye Bye Under Eye Cream

This is my top personal pick. The cream was developed by plastic surgeons and has cool blue tint – created specifically to minimize dark shadows. What I love most about it is that it truly helps with both dark circles and wrinkles. Because in my experience, creams generally only help with one or the other, despite what they may claim. I have been wearing concealer every day since high school, and after using the cream for a few weeks (even with a new baby), I stopped needing so much of it.

Tata Harper

Restorative Eye Creme

In the higher price range, this cream is ultra-luxurious yet lightweight and targets fine lines and dark circles. All of Tata’s products are handmade on her farm in Vermont and basically smell like freshly cut wildflowers. Talk about an in-home spa experience.

Acure Organics

Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream

Not interested in breaking the bank, but still want amazing results? Look no further than Acure Organics. Targeting the same concerns as the pricier options, Acure offers great bang for your buck and is light, easy to apply, and comes in a small tube that’s perfect for travel.

True Botanicals

Deep Repair Eye Serum

This offers the same targeted concerns as the Tata Cream, but is a lighter, oil-based product. This brand is also small batch produced in the USA (California, to be specific), which I love. If you’re feeling like you really want to treat yourself, I’d suggest using Tata Harper’s Restorative Eye Creme in the mornings and True Botanicals Deep Repair Eye Serum in the evening.


Being a busy Mom, you might not have the time to start an intense daily eye care routine right off the bat. Or, your eyes are looking ESPECIALLY tired today, and you are meeting your childless friend for lunch. Either way, these quick eye fixes are your golden ticket.


Skyn Iceland

Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

take 10 minutes to dramatically reduce those dreaded puffy under eyes. A celebrity favorite, the patches also help firm and tone the delicate under eye area. Simply slap them on after you wash your face, and by the time you’ve chugged your coffee, you can peel them off and admire the results.


Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer

If you’re a back sleeper like me, you may also suffer from swollen eyelids after a long night. is actually a product designed for the Kiehls’ Men's line -- but don’t let the boys have all the fun! Infused with caffeine and B12, this tiny but mighty gel stick has an immediate cooling effect and will quickly help reduce those swollen lids (and of course, can also be used for under eye concerns as well.)


Living Luminizer

I can say with total confidence that any time someone has complimented me on my glowing skin, it’s because I’ve been rocking my RMS Living Luminizer. From one of my all-time favorite natural makeup brands, the Living Luminizer can be dabbed around your eye bone (and anywhere else that needs a pick me up) for an instant wide-eyed, dewy glow. I (almost) never leave the house without it.


Jade Face Roller

When you need a quick fix, turn to a jade roller. Keep it in the fridge to keep it chilly and roll over your eyes and cheeks when you need an instant pick-me-up.


No matter which one you choose, your eyes will be poppin’ in no time. And if anyone has a tip for curing that post-baby belly, send it our way!


Do you have a go-to eye cream? Share your favorites with us!