Eye ice gel is designed to soothe skin around the eyes that may be irritated from stressful environmental conditions or to decrease puffiness caused by too little sleep or other factors. Some contain ingredients that will firm sagging skin around the eyes. Some eye gels even have ingredients that claim to lighten dark under-eye circles. Although eye gels are not usually used to hydrate the skin, some may contain ingredients that have a moisturizing effect.
Cooling eye gels contain at least one ingredient that is intended to soothe swollen eye skin. Eye gels that have herbs, teas and marine compounds target these skin problems. Placing the container of cooling eye gel in the refrigerator will make the eye gel feel even cooler and more soothing. The skin not only looks better, but should feel better from the cooling effect, as the gel slowly evaporates.