These Brightening Eye Creams Will Help the Eye Area Look More Awake
There’s no comment more cutting than, “You look tired.” Some of us are predisposed to naturally dark circles under our eyes no matter how much sleep we get, so we always look a little unrested. To help lighten dark circles, reduce puffiness and hopefully prevent you from hearing that dreaded refrain, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite brightening eye creams.
Some people have blue-toned dark circles, while others appear more brown. This potent cream tackles both shades with a powerful combination of vitamin C and tri-peptides to lighten, as well as hyaluronic acid to keep the sensitive under-eye area hydrated.
Looking to target the appearance of dark circles and crow’s feet in one go? Try this luxurious cream with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and a prebiotic to help improve the skin’s moisture barrier. The silky, gel-like formula is ophthalmologist- and dermatologist-tested to suit sensitive skin.
This eye cream uses a combination of flavonoids, peptides and blueberry extract to visibly reduce crow’s feet and under-eye wrinkles. Optical diffusers instantly make dark circles look brighter and more radiant by dispersing light around the under-eye area.
Developed with plastic surgeons, this eye cream formula is pumped with collagen, caffeine, hyaluronic acid and cucumber extract to brighten dark circles and reduce puffiness. While it might seem counterintuitive, the cream’s icy blue tint actually lightens the appearance of dark under-eyes.
We love the way this product’s cooling metal applicator tip feels on tired under-eyes; think of it as an instant pick-me-up. It’s formulated with Persian silk tree extract as well as hibiscus flower acids and oat extract to smooth the appearance of the eye area.
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