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The Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles

Out late last night? Busy making mental to-do lists while you should have been sleeping? “Blessed” with your father’s chronic dark under-eye circles? Many of us have dark under-eye areas, and yet we want to look as bright-eyed, alert, and glowy as possible (no matter how many cups of matcha it takes for us to actually feel that way every day). A bit of news to brighten your day and lighten your circles? Dark under-eye areas can be relieved and minimized via the use of eye cream for bags. Allow us to explain, and kiss the loops of darkness goodbye.

According to dermatologists, the leading causes of dark circles are genetics and skin tone. A lack of sleep also increases venous congestion, so fluid builds up under the eyes and enhances the dark circles. What can be done? A magic wand called eye cream for dark circles. Already adding collagen to your morning coffee? Why not also apply some directly onto your skin? Eye serums and creams that contain ingredients including hyaluronic acid, peptides, and ceramides work to hydrate and stimulate collagen and elastin production, which plump and nourish the skin. Several antioxidants, caffeine, and vitamins including vitamins A, C, and E can also help to brighten dark under-eye circles.

The best eye creams for dark circles

There are tons of under-eye creams on the market, but most of them will just leave your bags gloppy and existant. Great products, however, can do wonders.

We know the not-enough-sleep game all too well, so we’ve rounded up a selection of products that are some of the best eye creams for under-eye circles. Bags, be gone!

The super gentle Watercress Eye Gel by Farmaesthetics. Watercress works to restore and target unwanted dark circles under the eyes. The gel also provides anti-inflammatory support to damaged skin tissue.

Black Pine 3D Super Eye Serum by Korres, which stimulates the skin’s collagen and firms, lifts and sculpts the areas that it’s applied to.

The classic Restorative Eye Crème by Tata Harper. This one is great for anti-aging purposes. It emphasizes the skin’s natural brightness, mutes dryness, and works to reduce dark circles and fine lines.

And of course, there’s our very own Boomerang Firming Eye Concentrate, a refreshing eye cream that minimizes puffiness, dark under-eye circles, and fine lines. It gently improves skin texture and makes your skin more resilient to things like a lack of sleep. Think of it as an antioxidant-rich iced matcha almond milk latte for the eyes: It’s energizing, nourishing, and provides you with a bit of a spark. It even works to reduce puffiness in the eye area, because no one — even those of us who occasionally (and counter-productively) sacrifice sleep for work — has time for that look.

Boy, oh boy. Eye cream for men?

Most men do not wear makeup, but this doesn’t mean that they don’t care about their appearances. Nor doesn’t it mean that they shouldn’t be caring for their skin. Boomerang is great for men, so be sure to leave it somewhere where your boyfriend can find it easily — even with his groggy morning eyes. It also makes a great gift for the sleepless loves in your life — a.k.a. that dark under-eyed father of yours who passed his eye genetics onto you.

Bright eyes and are the new baggy, dark eyes. Let’s hear it for these beautifying, transformative, darkness-be-gone products! And here’s to feeling as awake, rested, and glowy as your eyes look, day after day — though there’s no magical cream for that — yet.

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