Question: How can I get rid of dark circles under eyes?
Answer: Under eye woes can be the bane of an otherwise spotless skin routine. They can make you look tired, sick, and older than you are. There are so many creams and lotions out there that promise results and unfortunately, it can seem like none of them actually work. There are some awesome products out there, so instead of spending hundreds of dollars trying to figure out which one is right for your under eye issue, let this be your guide.
Let’s start with a cult favorite, the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch. This product has a built-in brush to apply its renowned under eye brightening formula. Although a bit pricy, it’s actually a dual purpose product and can be used as a highlighter in addition to an under eye brightener. The Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat comes in a range of shades, numbered one though seven, for different shades of skin with different undertones (warm, cool, pink, yellow, etc.). This can pretty much guarantee you’ll find a shade that works well with your complexion. One thing to note, though (and this applies to most eye creams) is that this is not a heavy duty concealer; if your dark circles are quite prominent, you may need some additional coverage to better conceal them.
If your major concern is moisturization, your best bet is Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream. With ingredients that include aloe vera and avocado oil, this cream is great for anyone who finds other eye creams drying or irritating. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream is meant for use twice a day. In the morning, apply before putting on makeup to help concealer blend in without bringing attention to fine lines. At night, apply after cleansing your face to help your under eyes to rehydrate.
Plagued by constant dark circles? Benefit Cosmetics It’s Potent! Eye Cream is the perfect solution. Not only does it have a catchy name, but it also packs a major beauty punch. This cream does wonders in reducing dark circles and puffiness, making under eyes firmer in as little as a week. Don’t be discouraged by the bottle size – a small amount goes a long way. This cream definitely lives up to its “potent” moniker.
Honorable mentions go to Ole Henriksen’s Total Truth Vitamin C Eye Crème and Garnier’s Skin Renew Anti Puff Eye Roller. OLE Henriksen’s Total Truth Vitamin C Eye Crème is a great anti-aging product, has SPF 15, and is made without parabens or sulfates—in other words, this is best suited for those who want a more heavy-duty eye cream. Need an eye solution at a drugstore price? Garnier’s Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller does wonders in brightening and de-puffing the eye area, and it comes at a fraction of the cost of most other eye solutions!
For those of you willing to make a major investment, the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Skin Infusion System takes your eye cream application to a whole new level. It works by massaging the cream into your eye area, helping it absorb and maximize its effects. If you use the system every day for 30 seconds around each eye, you should begin to see some major results in about a month. This applicator will cost you a pretty penny, but is definitely a worthwhile splurge. Clarisonic makes its own anti-aging eye serum to use with the Opal, but if you already have a cream that you like, you can use that as well.