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Monday, 18 March 2019

Best Products to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes

Space NK UK

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I've always been self conscious about the dark circles under my eyes. For as long as I can remember I've caked on concealer to try and stop me looking half dead, only for the dreaded dark circles to shine through regardless. I guess my inner panda is trying to get out.

After finding a pretty decent fix with Becca's Under Eye Brightening Corrector, I gave up trying not to look permanently tired. I decided that my dark circles must be hereditary and bought a life time supply of Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and Trinny London Just A Touch to cover them up.

Then Drunk Elephant came to the UK and like the majority of the skincare community I fell in love with their products. One in particular stole my heart. I'm of course talking about C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream (available from Space NK and Cult Beauty for £54). Now if you've not tried this eye cream yet, then you're really missing out. It was literally love at first use for me. It has the most heavenly consistency. It's a fairly thick cream that just melts into your skin, like nothing else I've tried. It instantly smooths, brightens and wakes up my eye area. It's fabulous and is my favourite AM eye cream.
So what's in this elixir of youth to make it so amazing? A potent mix of 5 types of Vitamin C, along with peptides and ceramides. What more could you want?

Now when it comes to PM eye treatment I'd swapped and changed between a number of rich creams which were all fab for hydration but not much else. I was on the look out for something with a bit more oomph when I spotted that there was an offer on Verso Super Eye Serum at @MMCL_LDN (also available from Space NK and Cult Beauty). I swooped and bought it straight away as it had been on my wish list for ages after I'd tried a sample of it. This light and intensely hydrating serum is packed with Retinol 8 (named as it's 8 times more effective than Retinol), peptides, anti-oxidants and Tumeric (an anti-inflammatory). If you've not tried any of Verso's products with Retinol 8 in them, let me tell you, they are strong. You can feel as soon as you apply it that it's powerful stuff. Perfect to keep those wrinkles at bay!

It wasn't until I bought myself Trinny London's new BFF Eye (a concealer / serum hybrid) that I noticed something had changed. I'd taken before and after photos using BFF Eye, which I intended to include in my review of the product (which can be found HERE if you've not read it yet). When I came to edit the photos (I was going to put them side by side as one image) that I noticed how good my under eye area looked! The once instantly noticeable dark circles had faded and were much less obvious. I was more than pleasantly surprised at the improvement I've had from using both of these eye products regularly.

So if you're looking for products to banish those dark circles, give these two a try!

Cult Beauty Ltd.


  1. They say eyecream is just a marketing thing and that a face cream would do around the eyes too. But skin around the eyes is not like skin on my jaw or nose, right? :)
    I so need the Drunk E one now after reading this review. My under eye is not to bad but being over 40 I think I should treat it with more love. This sounds like, being over 40 is a excuse to treat myself ��

    1. I'd say you're right with both! I think it depends on your concerns. If you're just wanting hydration, your usual cream is plenty but if you're treating dark circles or puffiness, a specific product can definitely help. Definitely not an essential though but always a nice treat! πŸ˜†I do find I can't take my usual Retinol round my eyes without sensitivity but the Verso I can but it's still strong! Thanks for reading πŸ’™

  2. These sound so good Toria !! I think the drunk elephant eye cream is sold to me to be honest ! I’ve seen it so many times on IG now and so many mixed reviews . But after reading your thoughts I am very tempted to purchase this on my next buy ! Great review !! πŸ’™πŸ’™

    1. So glad to hear you found my review useful! I've read mixed reviews too but for me it's a holy grailπŸ˜‚ hopefully it will be for you too!

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