My Top 5 Dark Circle Eye Creams

Dark circles are a common problem that most women face, more so those of Indian background like myself. Dark circles under the eyes are often associated with lack of sleep, stress and poor diet. Though this is not always the case.

Dark circles are related to the amount of pigment in the skin. The darker the skin, the more pigment (melanin) is produces which can accumulate under the eyes causing dark circles.

In my case, my dark circles are hereditary, which means I can never really get rid of them completely but creams can help with the appearance of lightening them. Over the years I have tried numerous eye creams and finally found a few that have really helped me manage this problem.

Tip: If you have very thin skin around your eyes, try not to use stronger products or chemicals peels in that area as it can strip the skin and sometimes make it look worse. You want your eye cream to be as hydrating and nourishing as possible. 

The 5 creams I have listed below are of a creamy hydrating texture that absorb very well into the skin without feeling sticky or looking oily. They are great for both day and night routines.

1) Dr. Brandt D.N.A.

Skin type: Normal, dry combination and oily

Thoughts: This is one of the most effective eye creams for me. It really helps reduce puffiness and dark circles.

The triple peptide complex helps targets more than just one concern, so it is also great for fine lines and wrinkles. The consistency is thick and creamy due to the shea butter ingredient. It feels unbelievably hydrating and nourishing.

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2) Estee Lauder Revitalizing Eye Balm

Skin type: All skin types

Thoughts: In general, I love all Estee Lauder products and have incorporated their moisturizing cream into my day routine, so I thought why not try the eye balm. Well, I have to say this eye balm has lived up to my expectations too.

Having thinner skin under the eyes, this cream balm has really helped nourish and firm the skin in that area. The texture of the cream is smooth and velvety, it glides on instantly and has visibly boosted radiance making my under eyes look more refreshed.

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3) Kiehls creamy eye with avacado

Skin type: All skin types

Thoughts: A very rich and hydrating cream with all 3 key natural ingredients – Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Beta Carotene. This makes it a great cream for nourishing dehydrated dull skin. The texture is quite thick, so I prefer to use it at night.

If you have dry skin, I would definitely recommend this one.

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4) Clarins super restorative

Skin type: All skin types

Thoughts: Clarins is one on the first eye creams I tried and have loved it ever since. This cream really helps to target fine lines and wrinkles as well as reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. The texture is so light and easily absorbed without leaving any residue behind.

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5) Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye creme

Skin type: All skin types

Thoughts: This creams main ingredient is Vitamin C, which really helps with dark circles as well as fine lines. Collagen boosted, it firms and hydrates the eye area.  I love that the cream has special pigments to instantly brighten the under eye area which creates a smooth canvas before applying concealer.

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Tip: When you are on the search for an eye cream, generally choose the one that has one or all of these ingredients listed below:

  1. Vitamin C and E
  2. Retinol
  3. Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides
  4. Green Tea and Caffeine

I hope you enjoyed reading about my top 5 eye creams, feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below or via any of my social media channels.


1 Comment

  1. Pramod
    August 7, 2020 / 8:03 am

    Excellent advice can it be use for man

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