These Are The Best Brightening Eye Creams For Eliminating Dark Circles

These Are The Best Brightening Eye Creams For Eliminating Dark Circles

For some of us, catching up on our recommended eight hours of sleep can be enough to banish dark circles for good. 

For others, there’s no amount of sleep that can outdo the genetics or allergies responsible for the dark pigmentation and thinning skin that sits underneath our eyes. 

Unlike puffiness or under-eye bags, dark circles are tricky to diminish instantly.

However, with the help of an eye cream that’s been formulated with specific brightening ingredients like vitamin C, collagen to target thinning skin and blood vessel-constricting activators like caffeine, a visible improvement is possible. 

So to effectively tighten and brighten dark circles, we’ve rounded up our favourites that actually deliver results.

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

For fast-acting results, Clinique’s Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector uses a patent-pending technology to capture light and enhance the skin tone. Paired with the addition of whey protein to promote skin strengthening collagen, plus brightening vitamin C and a cooling applicator tip, purple-hued skin will visibly benefit in as little as one application. 

“I have to wake up really early each morning and as a result of that are these hideous dark circles. They made me so self concious so I went and purchased this. I was amazed! This product really is a miracle product. It’s cool tip applicator soothes the skin under your eyes and brings down any swelling if there is any, and the formula has an illumination component.” – Megan265

$59 at Myer

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery

Jam-packed with skin-repairing antioxidants that reverse the visible signs of fatigue, the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery offers 24-hour hydration while brightening the appearance of dark circles within three weeks.

“After using the cream continuously for a month my eye area was more hydrated, puffiness and dark circles were reduced and the little fine line under my eye had also reduced.” – Ellisha Lean

$66 at Sephora

Eau Thermale Avène Physiolift Eye Contour

Rich in Avène’s trademark thermal spring water, this ultra-hydrating eye cream infuses delicate, dull and dark under-eyes with a boost of plumping, collagen-stimulating Ascofiline™ and hyaluronic acid. 

“I am in love with this eye cream. I have only been using it for a couple of weeks now but already I am seeing incredible results. I am 50 years old and this year as if by evil magic my body has realised that now I’m 50 it is time to give me some wrinkles under my eyes!!” – JL 

$55.49 at Chemist Warehouse

Lancôme Absolue Premium Bx Eye Cream

The best way to describe Lancôme’s Absolue Premium Bx formula? Expensive yet effective. There’s a reason this eye cream has the word ‘premium’ in its name. Take one glance at the ingredients list and it all begins to make sense. Crafted with an exclusive blend of rejuvenating sea algae, wild yam and soy, the Pro-Xylane™ blend replenishes moisture, improves skin elasticity and rejuvenates dark, tired eyes.  

“A fabulous cream in a lovely jar that I take on travels. I received this in a package set and have not looked back. I use it sparingly, but with good results. I would recommend it for people over 40.” –

$219 at Myer

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum

Upon application of each gold capsule, brighten stubborn under-eye pigmentation and help to strengthen and fortify thinning, delicate skin. Elizabeth Arden’s Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum has been enriched with youth-restoring ceramides and potent botanicals for smoother, firmer and luminous skin.

“Top shelf and I love them! If I wake up looking like a baggy-eyed monster I head straight for Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum. These little gold tadpoles work their magic almost instantly.” – Sparkle77

$58.90 at All Beauty

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector

The Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector is the ultimate discolouration fighter. This potent formula will diminish existing dark circles while protecting the under eyes against future darkening.  With a formula that’s been built with every brightening heavy-hitter, enjoy relief from unwanted pigmentation thanks to the addition of vitamin C, titanium dioxide and caffeine. 

“I found it really brightened the area and had excellent coverage considering how little you need to put on and how light it is. I would definitely recommend trying this product if you battle dark circles like I do!” – Aurora3589

$50 at Kiehl’s 

Which eye cream do you currently use? Would you like to try any of the above?

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  1. I’m atm using Clairns double something serum and did like NIOD eye serum. Only one cream formula my skin loved was surprisingly from Loreal ( Revitalift Filler Eye Cream) even though interestingly contains alcohol.

  2. Some great Eye Creams and Serums I have dark circles under my eyes, definitely need to try another Serum.
    Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector sounds really good. 🙂

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