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10 Best Beauty Products For A Puffy Face

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Great products for when your face feels puffy

Whether our face is inflamed, bloated, overtired or having a reaction to something, a puffy face can be frustrating.

“Puffiness is most typically a sign of allergy. However, puffiness can also be dietary in origin and due to certain medications including oral steroids like prednisone," says cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark. “To help treat facial puffiness, you can minimize alcohol and salt in your diet. You can also use anti-inflammatory, topical creams containing antioxidants and, if necessary, prescription strength topical steroids."

While there are countless reasons why our face can be puffy — an allergic reaction, having too much salt, or the side effects of medication — there are also lots of beauty products that can help.

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1. Skinfix Redness Recovery+ Antioxidant Redness Treatment

This product creamy-gel overnight mask contains clinically-active green tea, honey, and peptides that help combat redness, while effectively hydrating skin. It’s clinically proven to support natural hydration, enhance radiance, and reduce visible redness as well as the appearance of spider veins. 

(Sephora, $50)

2. Jillian Dempsey Gold Bar

This 24K gold vibrating bar instantly makes skin feel and appear toned, lifted, contoured and revived. The gold plated, vibrating t-bar is an innovative skin sculpting and contouring tool whose vibrations mimic the effects of a massage, instantly relaxing facial muscles to release tension.

(Jillian Dempsey, $195)

3. The Gold Q CBD-Infused Face Serum

This hydrating, lifting and firming serum is designed to relieve redness and puffiness in the morning. The facial serum provides nourishing relief, while improving the overall texture of skin, reducing fine lines and leaving skin looking brighter and more youthful.

(The Gold Q, $62)

4. SkinOwl Marigold Glow Beauty Steam

Beauty Steam is a custom blend of organic, radiance-boosting flora to detox and renew your skin. It opens the skin's pores for deep cleansing, decongestion, and hydration. It's formulated to bring vitality to your skin, ridding your pores of dirt and dead skin, while imparting healing, softening, and cell renewing goodness.

(SkinOwl, $48)

5. Osmosis Skincare Renew Vitamin A Serum

Vitamin A will help firm and tighten loose or "puffy" skin, and is gentle enough to use on the delicate skin. It increases nutrients, collagen production, and elasticity for overall healthier skin. This particular serum is comprised of a potent combination of fibroblast stimulators to produce youthful, revitalized skin.

(Osmosis Skincare, $88)

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6. Elina Organics Sea Buckthorn Healing Lotion

This organic lotion helps to accelerate the healing of your skin with Sea Buckthorn Oil and Zinc Oxide. Loaded with antioxidants, including vitamin C and E, sea buckthorn oil is well-known today for its healing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. It nourishes the tissues in your skin and body, hydrating your complexion and preventing wrinkles.

(Elina Organics Skincare, $28)

7. Skin Actives Scientific Ultimate De-Puff Eye Serum

This water-based formula provides an instant decrease in puffiness due to its soothing gel texture. It reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, provides light moisture and antioxidants for healthy skin, and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

(Skin Actives, $17.50)

8. Vitabrid C12 Dual Mask: Age-Defying & Firming

This K-beauty sheet mask features an age-defying and firming formula that promotes the feel of increased collagen, replaces skin's moisture, and improves the overall look of the complexion. Skin is left feeling softer, smoother, and more hydrated. This mask also enhances skin regeneration, leaving a luminous, vibrant complexion.

(Barneys, $8)

9. Gabriel Red Seaweed Nourishing Moisturizer 

This aloe vera gel is another all-natural way to soothe and de-puff eyes, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. It's a protective, all purpose moisturizer with the nourishing benefits of seaweed.

(Gabriel Cosmetics Inc, $26.70)

10. W!NK CBD CALM Face Mask

Green tea calms the skin and de-puffs the face via this refreshing cucumber hydrating face mask for all skin types. It's all natural, vegan, and paraben-free.

(Wink-wink, $15)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at

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