19th July 2012

5 Formulas for Treating Dark Circles

Late nights, a bad diet and not drinking enough water can have a substantial effect on the skin – a subject very close to my heart at the moment! If this is something that you’re really struggling with, then take a few tips from us. We’ve tried and tested five very different products to see which ones are best for targeting each specific eye complaint. So whether you’d just like to pep up your eye contour after a long day, or whether the delicate skin needs a serious moisture boost, we’ve got all you need for beautiful peepers…

The Quick Fix Stick – Vichy Aqualia Antiox Anti-Fatigue Ice-Effect Stick
When you’re on the go and your eyes are feeling the strain from external aggressions such as hayfever, cold weather or air conditioning, keep this handy cooling stick from Vichy close by. The Aqualia Antiox Anti-Fatigue Ice-Effect Stick is a wonder product for eye bags and dark circles as it is so jam-packed full of beneficial, brightening antioxidants. The stick glides effortlessly over the skin with a unique ‘icy’ effect, so eyes feel instantly soothed.

The Awakening Gel – Clarins Eye Contour Gel
If you suffer from sore and puffy eyes in the morning, a refreshing gel texture can make a big difference. This distinctive blue-tinted gel from Clarins is packed full of super-charged active ingredients like caffeine and ginkgo biloba to decongest and firm the area while reducing the appearance of dark circles. Added rosewater, cornflower, and camomile extracts comfort the skin for ultra soothed eyes.

The Smoothing Serum – Caudalie Vinexpert Anti-Ageing Serum Eye and Lip
Serums are finely tuned formulas that deliver a concentrated level of ingredients to the skin. They tend to appear most frequently as anti-ageing formulas, such as this one from Caudalie. The Vinexpert Anti-Ageing Serum Eye and Lip works to diminish the appearance of dark circles and under-eye puffiness, while also providing key anti-wrinkle and firming care with Resveratol concentrated at 500ppm and wrinkle-busting tetrapeptides.

The Hydrating Cream – Trilogy Eye Contour Cream
If you suffer from under eye dryness, this creamy formula is the one for you. The Trilogy Eye Contour Cream infuses delicate skin with essential hydration to make it plumped and smoothed, while added reviving rosehip and avocado oils provide moisture and protection every day. Dark circles are minimised thanks to cooling aloe vera, making the whole area undereye area looks more rested and revived.

The Brightening Patches – Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Cornflower
If you require more intensive anti-dark circle action, opt for these targeted treatment patches from Klorane. The Smoothing and Relaxing Patches work to soften and smooth the area with its potent infusion of French cornflower water. Arnica extract de-puffs and relieves congestion, while ultra gentle camomile extract soothes the skin. The express beauty treatment is a great way to pep the eyes up before a night out – keep them in the fridge for an extra boost.

 

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