9 Brightening Eye Care Products To Add To Your Beauty Stash
#1: Cle de Peau Beaute Concentrated Brightening Eye Serum, $120
Its special illuminating complex, black tea extract and hyaluronic acid plump and brighten skin, while cinnamon extract and whitening complex 4MSK reportedly improve lymphatic drainage to get rid of dullness-causing toxins and lighten pigmentation.
#2: Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream, $83, Sephora
Vine sap extract targets pigmentation and dullness over time, caffeine helps to reduce puffiness, while pearl powders give an instant boost of radiance.
#3: Laneige White Plus Renew Eye Cream, $55
Use the metallic massage applicator head to boost circulation, which helps reduce puffiness and the look of dark circles. Truffle yeast and vitamin B3 help reduce yellow and red undertones.
This lightweight cream is a heavy hitter, treating the three main causes of dark circles: pigmentation gets lightened with ginkgo biloba leaf, puffiness is reduced by peptides, and discoloration is prevented by the chemical phytosphingosine, which reportedly strengthens capillaries.
#5: First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy, $59, Sephora
Caffeine and liquorice root in this lightly tinted cream work to de-puff and reduce the appearance of dark circles, while the anti-inflammatory coralline algae extract soothes and reduces redness.
Haloxyl, a multitasking ingredient, supposedly soothes inflammation (which causes dark circles) and enhances skin’s ability to eliminate iron and bilirubin (which contribute to shadows under the eyes). It also has an amino acid derivative that creates an optical blurring effect to hide imperfections. See: 9 fun eyeshadow colours to wear on a night out
#7: Nars Skin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, price unavailable
A light-reflecting complex brightens the delicate eye area immediately, while collagen-boosting beech bud extract reduces puffiness.
#8: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye, $113
White lupine and alfalfa plant extracts brighten, while reportedly improving blood circulation to prevent the formation of dark circles.
#9: Vichy Ideal White Eyes Deep Whitening Illuminating Concentrate, $65
Ellagic acid, an antioxidant and anti-pollutant, helps reduce the appearance of pigmentation and blemishes. There’s also pine tree extract to brighten and clarify the delicate skin around the eyes.
An adapted version first appeared in Female’s December issue.