Midnight Recovery Eye

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A restorative, nighttime eye cream for younger-looking eyes by morning.

Midnight Recovery Eye is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 166.
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Midnight Recovery Eye

Midnight Recovery Eye

A restorative, nighttime eye cream for younger-looking eyes by morning.

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What It Is

Our replenishing nighttime eye cream helps restore the eye area for a smoother appearance. Infused with Butcher’s Broom Extract, Lavender Essential Oil and Evening Primrose Oil, our formula helps smooth and restore the eye area. Use this eye cream at night and wake up to fresher, younger-looking eyes by morning.

What It’s Good For

  • Helps diminish the appearance of dark circles and eye puffiness
  • Leaves the eye area feeling strengthened and replenished
  • Smoothes and restores the area while you sleep

Key Ingredients

How To Apply

How to Use

How To Apply
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
The delicate skin around the eye is actually thinner than the rest of the skin on your face and is often the first place to look tired or show fine lines. Using Midnight Recovery Eye at night – when your skin is naturally repairing and recovering from daily aggressors – helps enhance skin’s restorative process for well-rested, younger-looking eyes by morning.


Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
Sustainable Sourcing

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This totally works I tried the midnight recover eye cream for the first time last night. And unfortunately I got no sleep - I tossed and turned for hours until finally I feel asleep around 2am only to have to wake up at 6am. I was fully prepared for hugely puffy eyes the next morning and dreaded having to go to work looking like I got punched. Well when I went to look in the mirror I couldn't believe it. My eyes looked like I got 9 hours of sleep - there was no puffiness or dark circles. I still can't believe how well it worked - truly is a miracle product. Thank you Kiehls!!!!
Date published: 2012-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleeping Beauty Formula I receive many compliments about my skin (I'm Filipino and Irish), and people ask what I use. And, it's no secret. This is the last (but no least) formula that I put around my eyes before I go to bed. It's my sleeping beauty formula. I put it on, go to bed, and wake up with radiant, bright, and depuffed eyes. I love the way it smells, and a little bit goes a long way. I've used a variety of drug store to high end eye creams recommended by estheticians and dermatologists. I found Kiel's midnight eye recovery on my own, and I'm thankful, because this resolved the issues I was having (dark and puffy eyes).
Date published: 2012-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible. Even as a Kiehl's devotee, I didn't expect much from this product. I have tried so many eye creams that claimed to help get rid of dark circles; none of them ever do. I'd pretty much given up my search for a holy grail eye cream and switched to looking for a holy grail concealer instead. However, I was talked into buying this by the cutie pie working at the store and I absolutely love it. My under eye circles have significantly decreased and my eyes are seriously never puffy anymore. The area is also so much softer and it's easier to put on my concealer. My mom got some for herself as well and it has helped with her fine lines. It may not work for everyone, but it has been fantastic for me.
Date published: 2012-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FINALLY - something that actually works on under eye circles! I have been trying to find an effective product for under eye circles for the past 2 years and the result has been a draw filled with dozens of products- both concealers and treatments that simply did nothing. I decided to give this a try and after 5 days of use, they are finally gone. Completely gone. I have taken the advice of another reviewer and used it midday as well. After seeing the results with the eye cream, I bought the serum as well. Amazing products, I am thrilled!
Date published: 2011-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Thank you, Kathleen Lights!!! I first heard about this product while watching a YouTube video by Kathleen Lights. She recommended the Midnight Recovery Eye as "the best eye cream in the history of eye creams" or something very close to that, I'm paraphrasing here. At any rate, I decided to take a chance and give this a try (her advice has been pretty spot on to this point). I just received this in the mail about 5 minutes ago and couldn't wait until tonight to try it, so I applied it immediately, and I have to say: WOW!! I can already feel a difference in my under eye area. My skin just drank this up! My previous eye cream was good, but it just sat on my skin and didn't absorb for what seemed like hours. I will definitely be ordering this again!
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Olay! I received this as a gift when I attended a taping of the Nate Berkus Show & I tried it and haven't stopped using it. My daughter who is 17 and was with me gave me her tube & not only do I use it for my eyes as directed at night I use it during the day. I get a dry patch near my nose & cheek area and I tried everything & it didn't help. So I put the Midnight Recovery on it & within 2 days the dry patch was gone! I just turned 50 on Dec 31, 2011 & this product has replaced my Olay regenerist, this little tube is truly a kiss of youth to not only my eye areas but I use it on my entire face & neck. The best part is you only need a dab for your eyes and a larger dab for your face area....I am going to order again & look into the rest of the products for the entire face instead of using my miracle eye cream! :)
Date published: 2012-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Received a sample and now I love it! I recently started using the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and I totally love it. When I purchased it in the store the sales girl told me about this nighttime eye cream and gave me a few samples. I wasn't really sure if I wanted to try a different eye cream at night, but I'm really glad I did. This stuff is great! It's rich, smooth and moisturizes my delicate eye area easily. My skin looks brighter and firmer when I wake up in the morning. I don't get dark circles or puffiness, so I can't comment on that, but overall it works really well for me. I've spent years looking for the perfect eye cream and I'm so glad I decided to give Kiehl's products a try!
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have! I've been using Midnight Recovery for about 6 months and have never been more in love with an eye cream. I'm 25 and have extremely dry skin due to no thyroid. The skin around my eyes often flakes and bleeds and can be very painful. When I was 18 I started to see crows feet and my hooded eyes were looking extra Droopy-Dog-ish. I feel like in 10 years I have spent a thousand dollars on every moisturizer out there, and finally I found this! I highly recommend it to everyone I know that has dry, chapped or aging skin around the eyes.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Eye Cream for Dark Circles I have chronic dark circles, and have tried many products to get rid of them, from Clinique to Origins, and this is the only product that has ever given me results! No matter how much sleep I get, I always have dark circles, and nothing has helped until now. For similar prices to other products I've tried, this is the only one that has been worth it. A little goes a long way, and I saw results within a few days. So pleased with this product, and will never switch again! I started with a sample and used it on one eye only, and within a week it had improved noticeably.
Date published: 2012-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for dryness I have dark circles but after trying a lot of other products for them including this one I realized that my circles will somewhat always be there. My skin is just thin and you can see my capillary beds which gives the appearance of circles under my eyes and although this didn't work wonders for me it does work for puffiness and evening out the skin tone around the eyes really well. I will say that this does brighten my eyes up a little more to make the dark circles look lighter but like I said they will always be there. I would definitely try this out if you use this with the midnight recovery serum or by itself. I will continue to use this because it is versatile and even though it didn't work for me it did work for other eye areas!
Date published: 2012-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle in a tube.. This is the only eye cream that can get rid of wrinkles. I tried all the expensive creams but this one is a blessing. Made the periorbital area taunt/tight, got rid of the wrinkles and the puffiness. I ran out of it at one time and used my other eye cream, what a big mistake!!! A couple of days pass and i was shock when I woke up with puffiness, wrinkles back and drooping. Went to Short Hills mall straight to your store. That will never happen again, always have an extra tubes.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Eye Creme An eye creme has been difficult to shop around for me because they can be so expensive and so ineffective. However, I was very pleased with this creme. My problem with the eyes have been preventing lines and minimizing dark circles. Nothing so far has been able to completely make my undereye dark circles vanish but this has done greatly in lightening it to the point where the concealers become more useful. It is also good at moisturizing. However, it is probably not as richly moisturizing as some other ones. A great plus is that it absorbs very quickly, doesn't sting (which was a big issue with some of the brands I've tried) and has a very mild, pleasant scent. I find the price to be most reasonable considering there are so many more expensive eye cremes that are duds. Overall a great value for an excellent eye creme.
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soothing and Effective I love the Midnight Recovery Serum and splurged to try the eye cream, too. It is wonderful to put on at the end of the day and immediately softens and smooths the eye area. I wake up with eyes that are not puffy, with creases and dark undereye circles diminished. It is also great to put on mid-day as a refresher. You only need a tiny bit for each eye. Another great Kiehl's product!
Date published: 2011-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I am a recent convert. I've just come off of Lancome, with less than acceptable results, for way too much money... I have dark circles around my eyes, and puffy bags to boot! After 2 days of using this amazing product I see results that I never saw with many years of Lancome use. I am recommending this to all of my friends and workmates, and find excuses every day to go to the Kiehl's shop to buy more products! These guys know their stuff!!
Date published: 2012-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just when u think nothing works This eye cream is unbelievable! I got a few samples when I came in during your sale along with purchasing your great eye make-up remover and I used the sample once and it does exactly what you describe! I can feel the moisture hours later and my puffiness & dark circles disappeared! Thank you for making such an excellent product! I am buying it now!
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super smooth This is my second favorite eye cream from kiehls. I love the silky smooth texture and the natural lavender fragrance. It absorbs nicely and leaves the under eye area smooth and moisturized. However, I did not see any improvement in my under eye circles or puffiness. In all fairness, I have yet to find any eye treatment that helps with these two things. It is a very good eye cream, but creamy avocado will always be my number one choice.
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Eye Cream I've tried so many different eye creams and have never really been fully satisfied until I tried this product. I initially tried a sample and was hooked after the first use. Even with a good night sleep and I wake up well rested, I still have puffy eyes that take a while to go away during the morning. I used this product before bed and I noticed a significant difference. I woke up with less puffiness under the eyes, fine lines were minimal and i looked more refreshed. After a week I also noticed it helped with dark circles as well. This product actually does what it says it's suppose to do! Awesome stuff!
Date published: 2014-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more puffy eyes I am a 52 year old woman that regularly wakes up with large bags under my eyes. After using this product I noticed an immediate effect. I can't believe the difference. This has now become a regular part of my nightly routine.
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! I got a sample of this product and went back the very next day to purchase! I absolutely love this eye cream! Not only does it smell great, but it delivers results! The texture is great, and the scent is very calming. I've just started developing fine lines/wrinkles, so I've been searching for a good eye cream for night time. Well, I've found it in Midnight Recovery Eye! I just wish it was sold in a bigger tube!
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been searching for the perfect eye cream for several years, and Kiehl's is head and shoulders above every other brand. I was hesitant about this cream because $36 seemed steep for such a small container, but it's incredibly emollient and potent, so a very small amount lasts a long time - one tube lasted me close to four months. This leaves the skin around the eyes bright and smooth, looking well-rested and with my dark circles noticeably lighter. Found a new eye cream for life!
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Under Eye Cream! I was very skeptical about eye creams to begin with since the few that I have used in the past did nothing for me. I am in my 20s so I figured it was time to give it another shot to help keep my skin looking youthful. I came across this product after extensive research and purchasing it was the best thing I could have done. I use it every night after cleansing my skin and I could see my under eyes improve even after a week of using it! This stuff will for sure be part of my holy grail skin care products from now on!
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seeing good results so far! I started using this product right after Thanksgiving and by Christmas, I had friends and family telling me how great my skin looked and mentioning that I didn't look as "tired" or "worn down". My mom, in particular, said, "You must be getting more sleep - those dark circles are going away!" I am happy with the results of this product so far and hope that it will continue to be effective in the coming weeks and months. I do have some darkness that I am hoping will continue to fade, which is the only reason I am not giving it 5 stars for "effect". In full disclosure, I've only been using it for about a month! All in all, I have been very happy with this product. The results are there and the consistency is great too - stays where you put it, goes on clear and does not run into eyes or look too greasy.
Date published: 2012-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! I went out of my way to write this review. I rarely write reviews! I don't know how it's possible but my medium-severe genetic dark circles went away by 80% after just the second day of using this. It is literally magic in a tube! Worth every penny. I would repurchase in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic in a tube! I've suffered with dark circles for as long as I can remember but as I got older they became even more pigmented along with puffiness, some fine lines & dryness. Over the last 3 years I have tried pretty much every eye cream available with no improvement. I purchased the Midnight Recovery eye cream on a recommendation & figured why not. I tried everything else & Kiehl's has a great reputation so I placed an order. The cream itself doesn't look like anything special but as I'm just about finished with my 1st tube I can promise u that this is straight up magic! Dark circles are GONE! Puffiness is GONE! Fine lines have been erased. This isn't a quick fix but it's not hard to take about a minute of your time every night to apply a thin layer under both eyes. This is a PERMANENT product in my night time skincare routine & I highly recommend it to everyone whether u have issues with your under eye area or not.
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! My brother bought me this for Christmas and I could not be happier with this product. The texture is silky smooth and luxurious! I've noticed a significant change around my eyes and even my laugh lines have smoothed out. The tube is a little small, but it goes far. I will definitely be purchasing this again!
Date published: 2012-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Does Give Younger Eyes by Morning! As an esthetician, I am always on the look out for new products, especially eye creams that WORK. Though I always thought Kiehls made a decent eye cream, I wasnt impressed enough to rebuy and rebuy.. that is, until I tried this. Although maybe the marketing can seem a little gimmicky, it truly does work. The skin identical ingredients( think Squalane..), Antioxidants (think Adenosine) and Botanicals, really did calm puffiness, and over the course of two weeks I see a dramatic difference in darkness and fine lines. The texture absorbs very easily( so much so, I even have use dit under concealer daytime with no problems). I thought it was going to be irritating with oils and such, but nope, not at all. No burning eyes here(even when used on the lids!). My eyes look rested and brighter. Very impressed with this, give it a shot, I take a small amount, warm it in my fingertip and pat it on. Kiehls did it right this time! P.S. KIEHLS- I think it would be a FABULOUS IDEA to make a face cream (like texture of eye concentrate) in Midnight Recovery line. That would be amazing! :)
Date published: 2011-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Wasn't sure this product was working...then I ran out. Stopped using it for a couple weeks and my eyes looked awful! Started using Midnight Recovery Eye again, and within days? Reduced puffiness, reduced darkness, and more moisturized skin around the eyes. It works! Won't be without it now!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cure-all for eyes! First off I can't believe I didn't get this sooner. The skin around my eyes has always been sensitive and been my most troubled concern. The skin around my eyes was cracking and very sore. I always have dark circles even if I've slept perfectly. I got this as a recommendation from the Kiehls counter and it works! The skin is all healed and the darkness that I never thought I would get rid of has drastically improved. The product is very concentrated and goes very far. This is the one and only skin are product that I have no complaints about 100% perfect.
Date published: 2012-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I have been using this eyecream for a few months and it's just awesome. One of my eyes usually is puffy in the morning and the wrinkle underneath is sometimes more pronounced. Since using this eyecream before I go to bed, it is gone. It makes me feel better to see myself in the morning. Please keep this product!
Date published: 2012-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I was upsold and ever so happy to have been so! Finally, a Kiehl's shop opened just two doors down from my Michigan Avenue office. When I need some fresh air, I often find myself walking down there ... on a visit, I noticed this and asked the sales associate about it as I use the Midnight Recovery Serum. I was hooked when she said it does the same thing the Serum does, so I was sold. And she was so right ... I love how my skin looks in the morning when I use this product. Smoother, brighter and refreshed. And it lasts for awhile ... another amazing value!
Date published: 2012-09-13
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