Sometimes, good things come in small packages. Case in point: SkinCeuticals' new AOX Eye Gel ($85), an antioxidant-rich gel for the under-eye area. It's the first gel to meet the rigid Duke University standards for an effective antioxidant; up until now, only serums have been able to deliver the proper amount of vitamin C (technically, L-ascorbic acid) to skin.
Science geekery aside, how well does it work? After a month of use, the gel has made the ol' under-eye bags less puffy, and a burgeoning blip of hyperpigmentation is in retreat. More important, though, using antioxidants will benefit skin in the years to come — think smooth, even-toned complexion — and healthy, clear skin is worth the investment.