What is everyone using to treat dark circles?

(15 Posts)
AppleSighDuh Fri 22-May-20 20:45:54

I'm nearing the end of my Estee Lauder Advanced night repair eye supercharged complex, I dont love it, it's not bad but am open to suggestions for something new, TIA

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itsnotmyparty Fri 22-May-20 20:46:28

The Ordinary Caffeine

LochJessMonster Fri 22-May-20 20:49:04

I’ve just started using The Ordinary caffeine solution for my dark puffy under eyes. One week in so no obvious difference yet.

CovidicusRex Fri 22-May-20 20:51:31

Iron supplements

AppleSighDuh Fri 22-May-20 20:58:49

The Ordinary caffeine burnt the skin around my eyes, making them even darker. I think I prefer a creamy texture, feels more soothing to me
@covidicusrex I've started on Spatone, want something topical also

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OhTheseSummerNiiiiights Fri 22-May-20 21:00:06

Mine are dreadful. I am using La Roche Posay (tiny dispenser) but seriously considering an iron supplement.

frugalkitty Fri 22-May-20 21:16:55

The only cream that I've ever been able to see a slight improvement with is the Boots protect and perfect (?) one.

pinklashes98 Fri 22-May-20 21:18:53

I've been using the Elemis pro collagen eye mask, it's really nice and cooling.

willowmelangell Sat 23-May-20 18:50:15

Nivea Q10 Power anti-wrinkle + brightener.
I started using this and after about 2 weeks the dark circles had faded so much I could see I had freckles that I never knew existed. The blackness had covered them.
I find that if I forget to put it on the dark circles come back straight away.
I still have circles under my eyes. They have not been eliminated. They are much reduced though.
I buy the cream when it is half price but buy two. Very reasonable.(and I use a cash back site, Quidco)

AppleSighDuh Sat 23-May-20 22:21:34

@willowmelangell thanks, I just ordered this, and it's a fraction of the price of the Estee Lauder, hope I'm onto a winner grin

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FartnissEverbeans Sat 23-May-20 22:33:25

A lot of the time they’re genetic and due to the thinness of the skin below the eyes. If it’s thin enough you can see all the blood vessels and it appears like dark circles.

I’ve got this issue and honestly, nothing helps. It’s just the way I look. Makeup wise, I use Bobbi Brown corrector in light bisque and I LOVE it.

willowmelangell Sun 24-May-20 19:40:17

@AppleSighDuh I have my fingers crossed for yougrin. May I suggest something that I wish I had thought to do? Take a photo of before starting to use and then a weekly photo?

theneverendinglaundry Sun 24-May-20 19:52:03

I've always had dark circles, it doesn't seem to matter what product I use (I have tried loads over the years), nothing makes any difference. The thing that works best for me is a bloody good concealer!

I've not heard about iron supplements though.....off to Google!

TheCanterburyWhales Sun 24-May-20 20:10:01

Bobbi Brown corrector and concealer here.
I have quite a few Kiehl's eye creams and they work on hydration and lines but not the dark circles.
Am off to buy Nivea now.

professionalnomad Tue 26-May-20 10:15:26


PREACH! Bobbi Brown's concealer and corrector in a rather virulent shade of orangey/peach is the only thing that cancels out my dark circles.

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