Dark under-eye circles, for some of us, are solvable by a good night’s sleep. There are a lot of us that do not have this easy fix, whether it be because of genetics, pigmentation, allergies, and thinning skin, but we do have an alternative. Though an eye cream will not be able to entirely remove their existence, we can use it to remove the look that comes along with those dark circles. Some eye creams are able to constrict blood vessels that cause dark shadows, diffuse light so that they don’t show so dark, and brighten pigmented areas for our own easy fix.
Banana Bright Eye Creme – $38
The Internet’s current favorite for dark-eye circles. With over 2,000 four-star reviews at Sephora, the mix of vitamin C that is an ingredient for hyperpigmentation and brightening, and a secret pigment that deflects and lightens dark eye shadows. It targets wrinkles, dark circles, and the vitamin C illuminates the entire eye area over time.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex – $62
This cushiony gel glides seamlessly and actually works to fade dark circles and repair damage. A blend of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants within the mix have been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and boost radiance.
“This supercharged treatment—now with 10X Concentrated Repair Technology—helps repair the visible impact of lack of sleep, UV, pollution, even blue light. It’s proven to reveal a bright, hydrated, visibly revived look with comprehensive benefits for the eye area.” Definitely the lightest and silkiest of the list.
Ren Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift – $45
Completely without the sticky residue that we have been forced to get used to and ore than just a quick fix. This hybrid brightens and tightens the delicate skin around the eyes with two forms of hyaluronic acid. After gently patting it on, it quickly dries without any of that sticky feeling.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum – $69
Retinol is the gold standard for anti-aging ingredients, and this serum has an abundance of it. The Vitamin A works to stimulate collagen production under the eyes, making dark circles less visible, and provides hydration, thanks to skin-smoothing antioxidants and plant-based ingredients. Plus it sits well under makeup.
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Energizing Eye Creme – $36
One of the original green-beauty brands, Aveda has produced a sophisticated option for those wanting to treat tired eyes— naturally. Elegant in texture and completely free of any greasiness, a blend of licorice root and caffeine for reducing darkness and puffy patches.