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The Best Under Eye Creams For Dark Circles

The Best Under Eye Creams For Dark Circles

Suffering from tired, aging eyes? Fed of looking into the mirror and seeing those big dark circles and bags under your eyes? I know how it feels! The great news is that there are now many great creams and serums which are specifically formulated to help tackle those dark circles and bring life back to your eyes!

We’ve been reviewing the latest products which you should be adding to your bag across a range of budgets.

The Causes of Dark Circles

There are many causes of why your eyes may have dark circles. Lack of sleep, allergies, stress and dehydration are very common however the signs of aging is by far the biggest that we get asked about.

As you get older your skin becomes thinner due to a reduction of fat and collagen, this makes the blood vessels under your skin more noticeable. As the skin around your eyes is already very thin and delicate, it makes the blood vessels more noticeable and your eyes are more prone to sagging. You need a cream or serum to help boost the elasticity and collagen.

Applying Eye Creams

You need to be very careful when applying eye creams. The products are very safe to use and have been specially formulated for use around your eye, however you need to apply gently. A good trick is to use your third finger (the one next to your little pinky finger) on your weakest hand; it tends to be the weakest will help you apply the product very gently. Apply a small drop of product on to it and gently apply in small circular motions.

Our Favorite Eye Creams & Serums To Fix Those Dreaded Bags

  1. Boots No.7 Protect and Perfect Intense Eye Cream
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    Boots No.7 Protect and Perfect Intense Eye Cream

    Not only is this one our bestselling eye creams but $21.99 is one of the most accessible too. Sitting in the popular Protect and Perfect range, Boots No7 claim you will see results after 12 weeks with their Protect and Perfect Intense Eye Cream. We actually started seeing results at around 8 weeks. The firming complex helps to boost the collagen and elastin content of the skin and we found the addition of Shea Butter help to not only moisturize but was a joy to use. It is worth noting that the formula is hypoallergenic for those with allergies.

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  2. Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream 0.5oz
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    Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream 0.5oz

    Brand new for 2017, Caudalie’s Premier Cru eye cream utilizes the powerful anti-oxidant effects of grapes (as in all its products). It may be one of the most expensive here but we saw instant results in reducing puffiness. It was immediately refreshing and brightening thanks to the use of Viniferine. Over a period of a week we also saw reductions in black circles.

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  3. SkinCeuticals Eye Cream 20ml
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    SkinCeuticals Eye Cream 20ml

    SkinCeuticals’ philosophy revolves around defense around environmental impacts. This SkinCeuticals Eye Cream supports collagen synthesis and accelerates the skin’s ability to repair damage resulting from UV light, pollutants, and harmful chemicals. With regular use it accelerates the skin’s ability to repair itself.

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  4. Epionce Renewal Eye Cream
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    Epionce Renewal Eye Cream

    If dry skin in an issue for you, considering Epionce’s Renewal Eye Cream is a must. This a moisturizing cream and has active ingredients to help strengthen and brighten. It is also formulated to complement the use of eye makeup and we had no issues with it.

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  5. Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream
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    Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream

    The most expensive here but one of the most clinically tested. Trials saw a 46% increase in elasticity in 9 weeks and a 16% reduction in visible wrinkles after 9 weeks of using the Obagi Elastiderm Eye Treatment Cream. It uses Obagi’s exclusive Penetrating Therapeutics™, an effective patented technology that allows for deeper penetration of the product into your skin. Expect to see a significant increase in elasticity within two weeks.

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  6. AHAVA Gentle Eye Cream
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    AHAVA Gentle Eye Cream

    This cream is more for lighter, everyday use. It is hypoallergenic meaning it is great for those with allergy problems. As with all AHAVA products, moisture is high on the agenda here. Using a high moisturizing formula which includes Dead Sea minerals, expect to see long lasting soft, fresh skin from the AHAVA Gentle Eye Cream. It also smells gorgeous.

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  7. Paula's Choice Resist Eye Cream
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    Paula's Choice Resist Eye Cream

    A great affordable anti-aging eye cream here. A great moisturizer, Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream is a gentle, fragrance-free treatment that solves issues such as dryness, sun damage and loss of firmness. A great one for anyone with dry eyes.

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  8. SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair (0.5oz)
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    SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair (0.5oz)

    One of our most popular products here at SkinStore. SkinMedica has long been the go-to for many of our customers. Rated 5 stars on our site, the SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair includes Vitamins A, C and E and Hyaluronic Acid to dramatically improve the appearance of the delicate skin around the eyes. It increases firmness and strengthens delicate skin around your eyes. It is suitable for all skin types.

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  9. Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair .5oz
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    Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair .5oz

    Dermalogica’s Intensive Eye Repair Cream is suitable for ultra-dry conditions. The soothing botanicals of cucumber, butcherbroom and arnica are combined with pro-vitamin B5 to help to repair prematurely ageing skin.

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  10. Peter Thomas Roth Gold Hydra Gel Eye Mask
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    Peter Thomas Roth Gold Hydra Gel Eye Mask

    For weekly maintenance, we would highly recommend these Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Eye Patches. These provide instant freshness, rejuvenation and firming to tired eyes. Use for 10 minutes and see the results. They even contain real 24k gold!

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You can view our full range of eye creams online at SkinStore.



Katie

Katie

Beauty Editor

Beauty is my absolute passion and even having worked in the Beauty Industry for six years, I still love to spend my spare time trying out new discoveries. From red lipsticks to electrical facial devices, I'm always willing to trial the next best beauty product. When I'm not at work I try to explore the USA, so I'm always on the hunt for mini beauty samples to pop in my travel bag for my next flight to NYC.


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