The Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles

Anyone with dark circles will know how frustrating they can be. Unfortunately, their cause is not always clear, which can create problems with choosing the best form of treatment. The good news is dark circles be improved with products. Even if you are genetically predisposed to them, as many people are, incorporating a targeted treatment into your daily routine will help diminish the dreaded discolouration. The key is choosing formulas that contain specific brightening actives like vitamin C and caffeine and using them consistently. Each bottle contains a blend of the aforementioned illuminators, as well as various other protective and nourishing ingredients to provide complete care for your eye area. 

Peter Thomas Roth Potent C Power Eye Cream

Peter Thomas Roth’s Potent C Power Eye Cream is the cream of the crop when it comes to banishing bags and pigmentation. It contains a blend of efficacious antioxidants, including 10% THD ascorbate – a brightening substance 50 times more powerful than vitamin C – 2% ferulic acid and 3% vitamin E. Hyaluronic acid and caffeine are also included in this magical mix to help moisturise and de-puff. Combined, these target all visible signs of fatigue, leaving the eye area soft and refreshed. 

Mario Badescu Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream

Mario Badescu’s Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream is one of their best-sellers – and for good reason. Packed full of radiance-boosting antioxidants, including vitamin C rich rosehip oil and euphrasia, the herbal remedy restores and revitalises tired skin, ASAP. The non-greasy, balm-like consistency allows the cream to be instantly absorbed, while the infusion of hydrating hyaluronic acid and ceramides rescue parched, wrinkled under-eyes. In time, you’ll notice less fine lines, smoother skin and – most importantly – you will look more wide-awake 

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Brightening Eye Serum

Probiotics are known for their anti-inflammatory and protective qualities, making them the perfect remedy for lacklustre peepers. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare’s Brightening Eye Serum is infused with brightening and conditioning botanicals arnica, aloe vera, shea butter and rose oil that work on dark circles, cellular damage and signs of ageing. Alongside their soothing and healing properties, probiotics promote collagen and boost hyaluronic acid levels – both essential to help restore the under-eye area.  

Revolution Skincare Colour Correcting Eye Cream

No matter how great, sometimes skincare isn’t enough to cover the dreaded discolouration. If you’ve found yourself at this point, Revolution Skincare’s Colour Correcting Eye Cream is your saving grace. The clever, hybrid formula contains coloured pigments to correct and conceal dullness, while nourishing cocoa, jojoba and castor seed oil hydrate and soften. If you’re looking for a quick fix, it’s the perfect solution. 

Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye Cream

Get this: when used in skincare, gold is a powerful illuminating ingredient. Enter Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye Cream, a thirst-quenching, glow-getting concoction that utilises kiwi fruit, vinanza grape and 23k gold flakes to get your eyes gleaming – and then some. In clinical studies, the concentrated cream was found to lighten discolouration by 3.5%, as well as decreasing trans-epidermal water loss by 16% and improving skin elasticity by 16%, making it a miracle worker on wrinkles and dry skin, too. The formula is fragrance-free, containing no parabens, sulphates, synthetics or artificial colours and is suitable for even the most sensitive skins.

Dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum

Did you know the skin beneath your eyes is thinner and more delicate than anywhere else on your face?  Dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum is potent but incredibly lightweight, making it our weapon of choice for sallow, stressed out under eyes. Brimming with natural ingredients, it harnesses the power of pomegranate extract and raspberry seed oil. Both antioxidant-rich, pomegranate is known for its detoxifying and protective abilities against external aggressors such as UV and pollution. The pair also pack a superlative punch against dark shadows and discolouration, while fatty acids and vitamin E regenerate and repair.