Aveda Botanical Kinetics Energizing Eye Cream

Our wishlist for an eye cream? Just call us Little Miss Fussies, but we want it to hydrate, brighten dark circles, smell nice - and not be so rich that it triggers puffiness. (Over-rich creams can travel into the eye, leading to irritation - leading to the very puffiness that most women want to banish.) Tick, tick, tick, tick, for this little tube of eye-brightening wonder from Aveda. Lightweight and soft-textured, it works on dark circles and puffiness with a combo of licorice root, caffeine, and moisture-sealing cupuaçu butter.

Just apply a dot or two from the nozzle, smooth in - and skin also feels calmed and cooled. Add to that a subtle 'Aveda-ish' smell - which always makes us feel pleasantly grounded, in a crazy, fast-paced world.

Which isn't on our wishlist, but is quite some bonus.

UK readers find Aveda Botanical Kinetics Energizing Eye Cream at www.johnlewis.com/£28 for 15 ml