Robb Recommends: The Do-It-All Eye Serum That Banishes Dark Circles and Under-Eye Bags

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There’s a sense of completion I get from Dr. Barbara Sturm’s latest launch: With Super Anti-Aging Eye Serum, we get the same firming, soothing, and hydrating benefits of her Super Anti-Aging Face Serum, plus ingredients that target everything from dark circles and fatigue to fine lines and puffiness—all those problems associated with the most delicate skin on your face. And as her assortment expands by the month into hair care, scalp care, body care, and more, this one feels like it was missing from the lineup until now.

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Few products pack as much punch into a single dropper as this one. Consider its roster of high-performance active ingredients:

Polysaccharides: Provide hydration, soothing, and antioxidant protection, helping to maintain more radiant skin in the area (read: no more dark circles)

Red Algae extract: Quickly reduces the appearance of puffiness and under-eye baggage.

Calanthe extract: Promotes collagen and elastin production to firm the area, leading to fewer fine lines and undereye bags.

Purslane extract: An anti-inflammatory skin soother that also boosts skin cell renewal, for smoother, softer complexion in the area.

Gluconolactone and hyaluronic acid: These help attract and retain moisture in the area, providing instant plumpness and, with continued use, slow the onset of signs of aging.

You can pair this one with Dr. Barbara Sturm’s own Super Anti-Aging Eye Cream, used either in tandem (for magnified benefits twice daily) or at opposite times of the day. Or, the third option is my own preference: I’ve been using the serum on its own day and night (under my go-to moisturizer and night cream).

Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Eye Serum

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For anyone who wants to make the most out of Dr. Sturm’s whole assortment, try this: Use the eye cream during the daytime, along with any of her tailored face creams; then in the evening you’ll layer the eye serum underneath a night cream (like the Super Anti-Aging Night Cream). Or go full K-Beauty and layer the serum underneath the cream twice a day; why not maximize your age-defying products? Really, there’s no wrong approach, given the end result is firmer, clearer, brighter, and softer skin.

A single drop, applied to the tip of your ring finger and gently patted around the periphery of your eye, should suffice. It’s perfectly fine to apply it to your eyelid, too. You can even take Dr. Sturm’s suggestion to store the product in your refrigerator; that way, you get the added benefit of the chill boosting circulation in the area, which also improves nutrient delivery and skin resilience, plus the fridge ensures the product stays in a controlled cool environment. Plus, in the mornings, having an ice-cold blast of anti-aging benefits to the face is as strong a wake-up call as a freshly made espresso. You might even end up looking forward to it more than your coffee.

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