Banish dark circles this fall

Banish dark circles this fall

As we roll through October, take those dark circles to task!

Is there anything quite like seeing yourself in a Zoom meeting and realising just how dark those dark circles under your eyes are!?

Digital versions of ourselves can be harsh and they certainly exaggerate imperfections. If you already need an autumnal beauty boost, taking your bags to task – firming and brightening the delicate area under your eyes – can really help your self-esteem.


This week, we’re highlighting the hardest working products to energise, firm, brighten and de-puff for the most gorgeous eyes!

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift – with wild indigo seed to reduce the appearance of dark circles and boost under eye luminosity, this product firms skin to help generate a lifting effect, brightening the appearance of dark circles. It also contains seawater extract and Arctic algae to provide a toning action, helping to combat puffiness. Improving the skin’s firmness under the eyes, it smoothes fine lines, and reduces the volume of under-eye bags. Strengthening the skin’s natural barrier for an overall lifted effect, this product provides exceptional moisturisation and enhances elasticity.

Avant Anti Ageing Glycolic Firming Eye Contour – part of the Avant Age Defy range, this cream defies signs of ageing including crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles – but also dark circles and eye bags. A combination of hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid aims to penetrate the skin, deeply boosting its firmness whilst contributing towards smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, hydrating the skin for a youthful appearance.

Decleor Cornflower Eye Gel – an eye gel with hydrating, anti-puffiness and anti-dark circles power, this eye gel helps to promote brighter and rested eyes. From 98% natural-origin, and enriched with cornflower floral water, this hydrating, anti-pollution eye gel targets dark circles and fine lines. With a multi-active, hydrating, protecting and anti-fatigue effect, the eye contour is rested, brighter and fresh – and protected from photo pollution.

Dermalogica Age Smart Age Reversal Eye Complex – designed for mature or prematurely ageing skin around the eye area, Eye Complex contains 0.1% microencapsulated retinol for fewer visible fine lines. Maintaining hydration and reducing dark circles it works in synergy with antioxidant vitamin C, powerful peptides and botanical extracts to fortify and smooth your skin. Reversing multiple signs of ageing, this breakthrough treatment targets wrinkles and crow’s feet as well as puffiness, dark circles due to hyperpigmentation and skin sensitivity due to dehydration. Fighting bags and under-eye dark circles it strengthens blood capillaries and increases blood microcirculation, reinforcing structural support tissue to maintain skin firmness.

Medik8 Illuminating Eye Balm – instantly illuminating and hydrating eye balm helps to visibly brighten and refresh tired eyes. It minimises the appearance of puffiness and dark circles by combining soothing natural extracts with sheer, light-reflecting mineral pigments in a subtle colour match tint. A multitasking product, it infuses the under eye area with hydration while instantly refreshing for a bright, wide awake look. Subtly tinted, it boosts the appearance of tired looking eyes, with skin visibly illuminated and its texture smoothed. Apply the balm underneath or on top of makeup, leaving the eyes nourished, rejuvenated and visibly youthful.

Dermalogica Total Eye Care – the optical light diffusers in this product, which is used by the A-list actor Kristen Stewart, help to minimise dark circles. An advanced alpha hydroxy eye treatment cream, it helps to protect and repair the delicate eye area whilst reducing the appearance of dark circles and lines. With chemical-free SPF to help prevent further damage caused by UV rays, it smoothes and retexturises to help diminish fine dryness lines, reduce puffiness, and restore translucency and freshness to the eye area. A great product for the autumn season, Dermalogica’s Total Eye Care has been recommended in Elle Magazine.