If you’re someone who deals with undereye circles, and I mean serious shadows, this might change your life — or at least make you look more bright-eyed. Clinique just launched Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, $40, the newest addition to their Even Better line of dark-spot reducing, skin correcting products. So, what’s new about this one: Clinique researchers discovered that a large part of the color of dark circles is melanin accumulation. So if you lighten the eye area, making skin tone more even, bye-bye dark circles. The star of this eye cream is the cocktail of ingredients that give long-term benefits like mulberry root and vitamin C to lighten dark circles, anti-irritant ingredients like caffeine and green tea, siegesbeckia orientalis extract to prevent collagen breakdown, and whey protein to strengthen the skin. But that’s not all. It has optic technology that catches the light to diffuse the look of dark circles instantly. Though it’s not a concealer (you can add that after), it has a peachy tint that works on all skin tones to makes dark circles less visible. The fancy silver application tip is fun part. It has a cooling effect while you apply the cream and the massaging action helps improve microcirculation. They recommend using it twice a day, but I personally stash this in my purse and slather it on throughout the day when I felt like my eyes are a little dull or when I’m extra tired. It’s officially edging out lip balm as my obsessive compulsive go-to.
How do you treat undereye circles? With skin care products or concealer?
- Carrie Stern Kleiner