Of all the questions that I’m asked as a beauty editor, how to actually get rid of dark circles has to be up there as one of the most widespread enquiries. From my teenage sister whose laidback approach to studying often results in all-nighters spent at the library to my friend that has forgotten what sleep is since becoming a mum of three, dark circles are all-inclusive when it comes to who they target.
Luckily, there are things that you can do to combat dark under-eye circles if they are bothering you—and one of the simplest places to start is with a decent eye cream.
Kate Kerr, skin expert and director of the Kate Kerr London Clinic told me that there are two main ingredients to look out for when selecting the best eye cream for dark circles: “L-Ascorbic acid, a potent form of vitamin C, and a retinol-based eye cream which will help to strengthen the area.”
So without further ado, keep scrolling for the best eye creams to invest in now to minimise darkness, reduce pigmentation and brighten up tired-looking eyes. Plus, there are some celebrity favourites in the mix too…