Eye creams are an essential part of any anti-aging skin care regimen — because no matter how much sleep (or lack thereof!) you get, dark under-eye circles can be a perpetual nuisance.
Board Certified Dermatologist and founder of Marmur Metamorphosis, Ellen Marmur, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that sun damage, thinning of the skin and blood vessels under the eyes linked to genetics and health are some of the common culprits behind those dark circles. “If you’re using too many toners or exfoliants on your face your breaking those blood vessels and it can create major problems,” explains Marmur, adding that excessive eye-rubbing can also lead to broken blood vessels that cast darkness.
Luckily, topical eye creams can help you fake those eight hours of sleep and brighten those dark circles.
But don’t reach for the creams that promise instant gratification, says Marmur. “Everybody wants tightness around the eyes, but often the ingredient for tightness is a watered-down methacrylate which is almost a form of super glue so the tightening effect is temporary,” she explains, advising that looking for ingredients that will help you achieve and maintain results is important.
“An eye cream should be gentle. It should never sting and you should also protect the skin as much as possible,” she explains, adding that protection via sunscreen, a visor or hat is crucial. “You want to boost collagen in the area, so look for a cream with peptides,” she says, noting that other ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, aloe and anti-inflammatory wild indigo can help long-term, too.
Ahead shop some of the best anti-aging eye creams on the market to obliterate your dark circles once and for all.
Formulated with the brand’s proprietary Pure Roc Retinol, this moisturizing eye cream is made especially for the delicate skin around the eye. In 12 weeks, users can expect visibly diminished fine lines, crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness.
This Dermstore top-seller is well-worth the splurge — the gentle formula restores skin’s youthful glow with its powerful blend of ingredients. The advanced PSP growth factor boosts cells ability to heal to increase firmness and smooth wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates skin while antioxidants protect against damage. What more could you want?
Protection is a must for the daytime and this peptide-packed cream will have you covered. The hydrating SPF 37 formula is also made with squalene, a gentle moisturizer and antioxidant that protects skin.
Amazon’s most popular eye cream (yes, the one with over 14,000 reviews) is packed with nourishing botanicals, including aloe, to rejuvenate skin. Together with an efficacious collagen-boosting peptide complex, vitamin E and jojoba oil reveal smooth, radiant skin around the eye area.
This luxurious cream works hard to give skin a radiant and smooth appearance, especially if your skin is on the dry side. Nourishing ceramides and squalene hydrate and its apricot tint helps conceal tired eyes under makeup.
This drugstore favorite packs a serious punch for a great low price. The fast-acting cream is chockfull of a powerful trifecta: Retinol SA, a boosting glucose complex and hyaluronic acid.
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