It feels like it happened overnight: one day I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and then the next day I had dreaded dark circles under my eyes. My dark circles love me so much that they are often kind enough to occasionally bring a friend along with them: bags.
Dark circles can be contributed to many things such as age, fatigue, dehydration, allergies, or overexposure to the sun. Unfortunately, some of us have a genetic predisposition to dark circles no matter our age or how much rest we get. The good news is, you can call in reinforcement to assist with those pesky dark circles. Below are 10 eye creams/serums that will keep you looking fresh-faced.
10 Best Eye Creams For Dark Circles
The Body Shop
This eye cream from The Body Shop comes enriched with edelweiss plant stem cells. Edelweiss has powerful anti-aging qualities thanks to its high antioxidant properties. This eye cream comes in a roller ball pump applicator that can be placed in the fridge before use to help wake you up and leaves you feeling refreshed.
The secret (not so secret) ingredient in this eye gel-cream by bareMinerals is Long Life Herb. Long Life Herb, also known as Chomeiso can be found in Okinawa, Japan, and has been a part of the natives' diet for centuries. Residents on the Island of Long Life are best known for their long life expectancy. PS, it's vegan too.
This eye serum is unique because it comes in capsules that are packed with ceramides. Ceramides are fat molecules that assist skin with retaining moisture. This makes them effective in preventing dehydration which can be a cause of dark under-eye circles.
This eye serum claims to reduce puffiness and dark circles after just one use, and those that swear by this product do not disagree. Featured ingredients include organic immortelle essential oil, acmella oleracea extract, and marjoram extract that work together to smooth, reawaken, and firm.
Peter Thomas Roth
Hyaluronic acid is another ingredient that is known for its skin benefits. It should be seeing as though it is naturally produced by your body and can be found in your skin. Hyaluronic acid draws water in so it keeps the delicate skin under your eyes hydrated and moisturized. This gel also includes caffeine which helps decrease puffiness and Haloxyl which helps combat dark circles.
SkinCeuticals is a company that was created by a physician so it should be no shock that they rely heavily on science when creating their products. This cream contains blueberry extract which contains resveratrol, known to fight against aging and dullness.
Kiehl's, a trusted brand for skin, hair, and body products has literally been around since 1851. Their multi-corrective eye serum contains illuminating minerals that reflect light which helps brighten dark eye circles.
True Botanicals says, "It's like getting 8 hours of sleep in a bottle." Sign me up. The serum's key ingredients: carrot seed oil, blackberry seed oil, and tuberose stem cells work together to combat dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness.
First Aid Beauty
This gel-cream packed with peptides, red algae, and plant extracts help eyes look brighter and more youthful.
This eye cream from Origins features ginseng and coffee beans, which brightens tired eyes making you look instantly awake and vibrant.
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