The Christmas build-up is a joyous time ? or is it? If you?re worn out from late nights or stressed about the cost of holidays and presents, take heart. Just dab on a small amount of some of these eye gels and creams every day and you may not give the game away. 1. Resku?s Firming Eye Gel (HK$580/10ml) uses a formulation of retinol with micro-collagen ? the company?s active wrinklepreventing agent said to stimulate collagen synthesis. It also contains red algae, for soothing and moisturising. Available from Bioscor International, suite 2301, Lane Crawford House, 70 Queen?s Road Central, tel: 2810 9018. 2. Ren?s Active 7 Radiant Eye Maintenance Serum (HK$300/ 15ml) is a light, cooling gel made with bioactives from figs, to revive eyes, and arnica and ginseng, to reduce puffiness. Ren products contain no parabens, sulphates or synthetic fragrances. Available from Harvey Nichols, The Landmark. 3. Polaar?s Triple-Action Eye Serum (HK360$/20ml) is part of a men?s skin-care range ? created using polar-oriented plants ? by Daniel Kurbiel, a former French Olympic sailor who is from a family of polar explorers. It?s a blend of austral kelp extract, to reduce signs of ageing, and algae and silicium, to help cell regeneration. Available from Lane Crawford stores. 4. Swiss Line?s Cell Shock Eye Lifting Complex (HK$820/15ml) is especially designed for the cooler months, when the area around the eyes needs more protection. It contains refreshing and moisture-retaining properties, which ?help restructure? delicate skin. Available from the Swiss Line Institut de Beaute, 2/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen?s Road Central. 5. Natura Bisse?s Stimul-Eye Mask (HK$520/30ml) is a gel mask for use at night, twice a week. The Spanish company says it fades signs of fatigue, minimises expression lines, reduces puffy eyelids and dark circles and moisturises. It contains hyaluronic acid and shea butter, to hydrate and soften, and calendula and chamomile, to sooth and calm. Massage a small amount around the eye contour and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Available from Lane Crawford stores.