Brighten Up Dark Circles With One of These Vitamin C Eye Creams

October 05, 2022
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | by L'Oréal
Vitamin C Eye Creams

The skin around your eyes is more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face and, therefore, requires a little extra effort. It’s thin, fragile and is most often the first area to show signs of aging or a bad night’s sleep. 

If you have dark circles in your under-eye area or find yourself looking like you’ve barely slept, consider trying out a vitamin C eye cream. These formulas are specially designed to brighten the super sensitive eye area so that you can look more bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, even if you’re not feeling it. Keep scrolling to discover five of our favorites. 

Dark Circle Serum: Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum

Formulated to reduce the look of blue and brown-colored dark circles, this vitamin C serum should be at the top of your list. According to the brand, after about a week of use, the area under your eyes will appear smoother, fresher and brighter-looking. 


Kiehls Eye Cream

Anti-Aging Under-Eye Cream: La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C Eye Cream

Add this under eye serum-meets-moisturizer to your anti-aging skincare routine ASAP. Thanks to its formula containing hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, this eye cream hydrates to improve the look of skin’s firmness and add radiance to the hollow eye contour area. 


La Roche-Posay Vitamin C Cream

Serum-in-a-Gel: SkinCeuticals AOX+ Eye Gel

With a professional-grade formula containing pure vitamin C, phloretin and ferulic acid, this serum-in-a-gel helps to address signs of photoaging in the delicate eye area and also helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and fatigue. 


SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel

Brightening Eye Cream: Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème 

This cult-favorite eye cream is touted as a means to brighten the skin under your eyes on contact, and to target fine lines and wrinkles over time. 


Olehenriksen Bright Eye Crème

Firming Eye Cream: Summer Fridays Light Aura Vitamin C+ Peptide Eye Cream

This eye cream is promoted by the brand as a means to brighten, firm, depuff and soothe under-eyes while offering a soft, diffused finish that suits all skin tones.  


Summer Fridays Vitamin C Cream



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