Skin Science

What Causes Dark Circles & How To Brighten Your Eyes

by Neostrata
September 12, 2022

What Causes Dark Circles?

Dark circles around the eye can contribute to a sad, tired or stressed look to the face and they can show up at any age. Dark circles are caused by a multitude of factors, including UV exposure, pollution, hormonal changes, medications and the thinning of the skin and breakdown of collagen and elastin that happens over time. There’s also a genetic component – if other members of your family experience dark circles, there’s a good chance you might too.


How Can I Brighten My Dark Under Eye Circles?

If you experience dark circles, don’t despair. There are clinically proven ingredients that have been shown to help diminish the look of dark circles. A daily use eye cream formulated with these ingredients can contribute to brighter days ahead for your eyes. Look for eye creams that feature any of these rejuvenating ingredients:

Retinol:

a form of Vitamin A that has been shown to enhance skin turnover and diminish signs of skin aging, including smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and diminishing the look of uneven skin tone.

Peptides:

these short chain amino acids serve as building blocks of skin’s natural collagen and elastin and can help visibly plump, lift and firm skin.

Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA):

these gently exfoliating acids, like Gluconolactone, Lactobionic and Maltobionic target skin’s natural hydrating matrix to help cushion and brighten the appearance of undereye skin.


What Is A Good Brightening Eye Cream?

The future looks bright – for your eyes that is! We’ve got eye creams designed to visibly diminish dark circles and restore radiance to tired-looking eyes.

Dark Circle Specialist: Brightening Eye Cream

Hello bright eyes! This powerhouse eye cream is formulated with a blend of antioxidants, peptides, algae extracts and Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) to reduce the appearance of dark circles, while brightening and firming the look of tired eyes, for a visibly smooth and bright complexion.

Multi-Action Dark Circle + Antiaging Hero: Comprehensive Retinol Eye Cream

This eye cream features a potent Retinol and peptide blend, along with NeoGlucosamine to deliver a noticeably younger and brighter looking eye area. Comprehensive Retinol Eye Cream is gentle enough for the delicate eye area, yet tough enough to target dark circles, fine lines and crepiness.

Don’t let dark circles bring you down. No matter your skin concern, we’ve got a solution for you. Explore our curated collection of eye creams and find your new NEOSTRATA favorite. Your eyes will thank you!


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