I have struggled with dark circles for the last 20 years and I have tried many, many creams. Nothing will ever truly make the under eye area perfect.. but some products really do help and with a good concealer, you can feel confident.
Do bear in mind though that some people have different under eye issues. My dark circles are hereditary, no amount of sleep or water will improve my dark circles unless I am completely dehydrated from a hangover – water does then help. Now I have reached 40, I also have to consider my fine lines – if you are younger you can probably use a lighter cream or would prefer a gel.
I have found the addition of The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid has definitely helped the appearance of my fine lines – but you must use it every day. Such a great price you would be mad not to include this in a daily routine.
Here are a list of my current favourite eye creams and gels – some better for fine lines and some for the dark areas.
I started using the Kiehl’s eye treatment about 6 months ago as I got a great price on a flight home. This is a thick, super nourishing cream – probably more suited to mature skins and there is so much it was last forever! I love Avocado so was desperate to try this. This has helped to strengthen the thin under eye area and plump the lines but beware – use tiny amounts as I have found some millia around the eye ( probably just my heavy handed applications).
For my dark circles I tried the Una Brennan Vitamin C dark circle cream . This is lovely and light and good for under makeup. I use this in the day. This is a good cheaper alternative to some of the other creams ( sometimes on offer in Boots too) and would suit any age.
I have only just started using the Guinot eye lift and found this was light and refreshing after a big night out. ( Try samples from Feel Unique Pick and Mix ).
The Environ AVST eye gel is great – light but really helps with fine lines. I would use this at night. This is not too thick or heavy and helps to nourish without feeling heavy. You can buy this from selected beauty salons such as Amber Health and Beauty in Plymouth.
Finally, probably my favourite for daytime and under makeup is the Origins Ginseng product. Not only is it light, refreshing and works on fine lines, it also has a light reflective glow which definitely helps my dark circles look better under concealer or just on it’s own. I don’t really suffer from puffy eyes but this claims to help with that too. A great all rounder.
Which eye creams do you rate ?