Goodbye dark circles under the eyes!

Dark circles under the eye are something women hate, they make us look tired, older and unhealthy, and unfortunately, they are quite common. Even when being well-rested, many of us have to deal with dark circles and puffy eyes. The good news is that there are some very good products that actually work and you can improve the appearance of your eye area. 

What causes black circles?

They are usually due to genetics or hyperpigmentation, and thin under-eye skin makes the blood vessels more visible hence the darker patches under your eyes. Usually, with the dark circles come the unpleasant puffy eyes and dull skin. Also, as we age, the loss of collagen leaves your skin less firm and elastic.

How to get rid of the unflattering circles

Cooling Eye Serum

Refresh and hydrate the under-the-eye zone. The Skin Iceland brightening eye serum is excellent to be used in the mornings to make your under-eye less puffy. The eye serum contains hard-working ingredients to hydrate, de-puff, firm and brighten for an all-around more rested look.

Eye Gel

This cooling eye gel comes with a ceramic applicator. Use it with movements from the inner corner of the eye to the outside for drainage while you apply the light blue gel that  is excellent to hydrate the skin, giving it a glow.


Eye mask

Shiseido benefiance wrinkleresist 24 contains pure retinol that counteracts the loss of collagen, one of the big causes of dark circles. Leave this mask for 15 minutes for a better effect.

111Skin, a brand developed by Harley Street plastic surgeon Dr Alexandrides, has some amazing products, including the de-puffing eye mask. Leave it in the fridge for excellent results.

Eye cream

La Roche-Posay contains retinal and caffeine, which is excellent to reduce inflammation hence de-puff the under-eye area. The antioxidant Caffeine also is also a stimulating agent that curtails the build-up of blood and temporarily tighten the area ensuring dark shadows become less obvious.

Kiehl’s creamy eye treatment moisturizes the delicate skin around the eye and contains an antioxidant that the body transforms into retinol, which diminishes the fine lines.


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By Selma

I am the editor-in-chief of and co-founder of I have also been working as creative director at, a marketing agency headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with offices in Hamburg, Germany, and Madrid, Spain.