And so over the past couple of years, I have spent a considerable amount of time looking for topical products that help better the appearance of my dark circles. And as a beauty editor, I am ashamed to admit that, up until recently, eye cream wasn’t a mainstay in my skincare routine. My skin is naturally oily and sensitive, and for years I found that adding an eye cream to my daily regimen was worsening congestion and shine.
When I started prescribed treatments to help combat my skin’s natural oil production, I figured I’d dig out some of my old eye cream classics and give them a whirl. And although I shouldn’t be shocked (I know very well that any sort of moisture can brighten up the eye area), I can’t believe just how effective some eye creams are at minimising the appearance of my dark circles and brightening my under-eye area.
Through a lot of trial and error, I have found that tinted creams, those that contain light-reflecting pigments and treatments that contain vitamin C, have proved most effective at brightening. So, if you’re at your wit’s end with dark circles, keep scrolling for the 12 best brightening eye creams.