Oh, those dreadful dark circles under our eyes... Some of us are born with and it (damn genetics), and the rest of us, well, let's just say it's a sign of how hard we work and the long hours we keep.
"Get more sleep," is one often-heard piece of advice, but it's really easier said than done in this day and age. We just want people to stop telling us we look tired, no thanks to those dark rings.
The shortcut? Turn to eye creams and serums with key ingredients like vitamin E and caffeine, which strengthen skin and improves mirco-circulation respectively. Then there are products with hylauronic acid which hydrate and plump skin, making it more supple.
To help you look as bright-eyed as ever, here are some products which have these key ingredients, and more.
Caudalie VINE[ACTIV] Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream, $49 at Sephora
This fragrance-free cream is lightweight and easily absorbed into your skin. Besides containing the range’s Anti-Cell Burn-Out Complex that helps to improve your skin defence and delay the appearance of wrinkles, it has extracts that help to combat your dark circles.
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate, $49.90
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The newly repackaged eye concentrate effectively cures your dull and tired eyes. The stem cells of 3 resilient plants are incorporated into the concentrate. Stem cells don’t go through the ageing process like other cells, and have great regenerating power, giving you a youthful glow.
Auolive Eyes Lifter, $128
Packed with natural active ingredients that increase moisture, prevent further skin pigmentation and restore skin resilience, this serum will give you brighter eyes. It firms and lifts your eye area, and increases cell renewal as well.
Fresh Creme Ancienne Supreme Eye Serum, $269
This serum contains a silk tree bark blend which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness while improving the elasticity of your skin. It even contains root and botanical extracts that nourish your skin and protect it from harmful free radicals.
Kew Organics Cacao Okra Age-Defying Eye Serum, $59.90
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Say goodbye to tired eyes with this botanical remedy. It contains highly concentrated extracts that target ageing and firms up your eye area. Blood circulation around the area will be improved too. Plus, this serum is suitable for all skin types!
This article was first published at Shape.