The Mayo Clinic defines dark circles around the eyes as round uniform areas of pigmentation that affect people of all ages. Dark circles manifest due to allergies, chronic sinus congestion, heredity, sun exposure and thinning skin due to aging. If you want a well-rested, more youthful appearance, consider these highly rated products to reduce dark circles around your eyes.
Eyelastin by Dermagevity receives top honors for eradicating dark circles, according to Beauty Viewpoints. Eyelastin contains the ingredient arnica to reduce bags and puffiness—a cause of shadows under the eyes. Vitamin K helps lighten discoloration around the eyes.
Factor-A Eyes for Dark Circles
Consumer Search considers Factor-A Eyes -- a Jan Marini product -- a good choice for banishing dark circles. This product contains pigment-lightening vitamin K and goes on with a silky finish to make for easy application of concealer and powder.
White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment
A "New York Times" article suggests Shiseido's White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment is a possible solution to dark circles. White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment includes vitamin C to reduce melanin and chestnut rose extract to thicken the skin around the eye.
Eye Rescue Formula
Menscience Androceuticals has created an ultra light, non-greasy formula for the gents. The Truth in Aging website says Eye Rescue Formula effectively treats dark circles at a reasonable price. Hyaluronic acid builds collagen, and coenzyme Q10, kojic acid and vitamins K and C combat dark circles around the eyes.
Bobbi Brown’s quick solution to dark circles around the eyes comes in the form of a concealer in a pot. The editor of "Elle" magazine thinks this product wins the prize for those battling dark circles. The magazine praises Eye Brightener as one of the best concealers available.
Intensive Eye Cream
"InStyle" magazine chose Intensive Eye Cream by Kinerase as best antiwrinkle/dark circle eye treatment. The rich cream contains the plant growth hormone kinetin that aids in moisture retention. Use twice each day to diminish dark circles and fine lines around the eyes.
Eye Complex for Dark Circles
Beauty Match’s anti-aging reviews focused on Teamine’s Eye Complex for Dark Circles. Three out of 5 readers gave this moisturizing treatment a 5-star rating. Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients and light diffusing technology combine to brighten the entire eye area while reducing puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.
Flaws No More R3P Eye
According to "Marie Claire" magazine, this eye cream from Dr. Brandt will help you say goodbye to those dark circles virtually overnight. Flaws No More R3P Eye also softens the appearance of deep lines and eases puffiness around the eye.
Hidden Agenda Concealer Set
Amy Keller Laird of "Allure" magazine’s Daily Beauty reporter blog, advises trying this budget-friendly kit from Sonia Kashuk to temporarily hide dark circles. Hidden Agenda comes with three concealer shades to mix and match, a powder to set the concealer and two petite application brushes.
Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream
"Elle" also ranks this Kate Somerville cream high among the competition. Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream makes short work of dark circles and fine lines with a trifecta of proprietary ingredients formulated to brighten the eye area, diminish wrinkles and protect the skin from future damage.
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