Meet the Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles
Discover Lancôme’s best eye cream for dark circles and learn what causes dark eye circles to appear on your face.
We all spend a good portion of our lives on our computers and phones, especially on video calls and in virtual meetings. It’s likely you have become more aware of your reflection at any given time of the day. One concern that can be a true setback when you are trying to look your best is dark circles under the eyes.
Our beauty experts have multiple solutions for tired eyes. Read on to learn more about what causes those dark circles around your eyes, and how to find the best eye cream for dark circles.
The Primary Cause of Tired Eyes
A full night of sleep is becoming an increasingly rare event for all of us, whether it’s from a long day at work, an important social event or perhaps an exciting new television drama. Getting insufficient sleep can lead to dark rings, puffiness and under eye bags. Since the skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your face, changes can happen as early as your 20s or 30s. Skin loses luminosity, bounce and moisture—and the overall effect can make it look as if you constantly require a nap.
Additional Causes of Dark Eye Circles
Exhaustion is extremely visible when it comes to our eyes. If you assume dark circles are exclusively due to sleep deprivation, you may want to reconsider. There are a number of reasons for your dark eye circles—aside from the fact you have yet to add Lancôme’s best under eye cream to your daily skincare regimen. Discover the additional factors that could be causing bags under your eyes below:
Lack of Sleep: Although lack of sleep is the standard culprit for the dark circles under your eyes, oversleeping can cause them too. Oversleeping causes your skin to become dull and pale, allowing for dark tissues and blood vessels beneath your skin to show.
Genes: Your genes can play a big role in whether you are likely to have dark eye circles. For example, if you inherited your grandmother’s deep-set eyes, there is a good chance you are more prone to dark under eyes.
Age: Your age can also amplify the appearance of dark circles around eyes due to the loss of fat and collagen in the skin surrounding the eye area. Because the skin in the eye area is the thinnest, blood vessels are more exposed, creating a darker shadow.
The trick to keeping eyes fresh and youthful is to hydrate and treat them early with eye cream for dark circles.
Lancôme’s Range of Under Eye Cream
Refresh, nourish and lift the skin around your eyes with Lancôme’s gentle eye care solutions. From eye creams to eye serums, reduce the look of under eye wrinkles, puffy eyes, dark circles and fine lines.
Advanced Génifique Eye Cream
As a result of 14 years of research and science, the Advanced Génifique Eye Cream is a timeless under eye cream to fight those sleepless nights. This eye cream combines concentrated probiotic fractions in a creamy gel texture to help the eye contour feel reinforced and rested. It combats signs of aging by smoothing fine lines, enhancing skin tone, improving skin elasticity and reducing dark circles.
How to Apply: Smooth over the upper and lower eye contour using two fingertips. Finish with light strokes on the crow’s feet. Repeat each gesture 3x. Next, place your hands on your temples to keep your head upright. Look alternately up & down. Repeat 10x, relax your eyes for 3 seconds, then look left and right, then diagonally. Repeat each direction 10x and break for 3 seconds in between each direction. Lastly, use your fingertips to make rapid piano dance movements around the eye contour area. Repeat 3 times.
Rénergie Multi-Lift Eye Cream
If you are seeking an anti-wrinkle, firming eye cream, then we recommend trying the Rénergie Multi-Lift Eye Cream. This product has a cream texture and uses Multi-Tension technology to strengthen the skin’s natural protein network, thereby promoting firmness and elasticity for immediate results. Your skin will feel firmer, the appearance of wrinkles will be minimised and eye bags will be de-puffed.
How to Apply: Blend a small amount of under eye cream between two fingertips. Smooth over the upper and lower eye contour and crow's feet with light strokes. Gently pinch the eye contour to stimulate and firm. Repeat this process 3 times.
Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Eye Care
If you are feeling stressed and are looking visibly fatigue, you may want to reach for the Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Eye Care. This is a moisturising eye cream that soothes the eye contour to reduce the appearance of exhaustion, de-puff eye bags and diminish dark circles and dark spots.
How to Apply: Dispense a pea-sized amount of product onto your finger. Gently tap small dots under your eyes, starting in the innermost corner and moving outward. Avoid applying cream too close to your bottom eyelashes. Pat the product into your skin. Avoid dragging or rubbing.
Absolue Eye Serum
For those of you looking to apply an under eye serum prior to your moisturiser, then we recommend the Absolue Eye Serum. This rich and smooth serum is infused with an exclusive blend of Grand Rose Extracts from the famous Lancôme rose, which is sustainably cultivated in the South of France and harvested in the early morning at their peak. The serum works to refresh the delicate skin around your eyes, improving crow’s feet, under eye wrinkles, dark shadows and bags. You will be left with a brighter, more youthfully expressive look.
How to Apply: Use this under eye serum day and night on a perfectly cleansed face. Tap the formula on your eye contour using your fingertips, in outward motions.
Absolute L’Extrait Yeux
Our exceptional Absolue L’Extrait Yeux is an eye balm-elixir that fuses with the skin, leaving it feeling nurtured, deeply hydrated and more comfortable. The eye balm comes with a multi-faceted petal applicator to target eye contours for a unique sensorial experience. This product targets dark eye circles, eye bags and visible signs of fatigue. You will be left feeling divinely refreshed with toned, even and firm eye contours.
How to Apply: Apply morning and night in upward movements using the petal applicator in your eye area. To boost its efficiency, use the hot and cool method by first rinsing the application petal in hot water and massage in upward strokes. Next, rinse the petal in cool water, shake dry and perform upward strokes.
Quick Fix: Concealer
Do you require more immediate results to hide your dark circles? Add the Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer to your makeup bag. This long-lasting concealer hides imperfections and conceals your dark eye circles to illuminate radiance, unify your face and soften your features.
Now that we have reviewed Lancôme’s best eye cream for dark circles, it is time to discuss another preventative, anti-aging skincare necessity: face serums. Visit our article on Do I Really Need a Face Serum before Turning 30?