The primary cause of dark circles under the eyes is aging which is unfortunately unavoidable. As we age, the tissue in the eye area shrinks, causing the lower eyelids to droop slightly, creating dark shadows and swelling. Additionally, we naturally produce less collagen as we age, which is responsible for skin structure and elasticity. This lack of collagen causes the skin to slowly become thinner in the eye area and lose volume, which can cause shadows to appear.
Dark circles under the eyes are often due to pigmentation. To combat this, many dark circles eye creams contain Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that brightens and balances the skin tone.
For improving eye bags, look for something containing caffeine, which is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant and helps to minimise a puffy appearance.
Hyaluronic Acid is also a common ingredient in an eye cream for eye bags as it hydrates and plumps the skin which helps to reduce the appearance of darkness under the eyes. For a dark circles cream rich in hyaluronic acid, discover Lancôme’s Rénergie Multi-Lift Eye Cream which uses Multi-Tension technology to fade dark circles and de-puff the eye area for a firmer, younger-looking appearance.
How to use eye cream for dark circles
Step 1: Wash away the day using a Lancôme face cleanser, taking care to treat the skin around the eye area gently.
Step 2: Put a small amount of toner on to a cotton pad and swipe it along the face to ensure that all remnants of makeup, dirt and debris are removed.
Step 3: Apply face serum and face creams, starting with the thinnest consistency and working up to the thickest.
Step 4: Apply an eye cream specifically formulated for use around the delicate eye area, like Rénergie Yeux. Apply by blending a small amount of cream between two fingertips and smooth over the upper and lower eye contour with light strokes.