Dark circles and I know each other far more than I would like. Regardless of the amount of sleep I get (which is usually very little these days), the dark eye circles are there when I wake up. I've tried my fair share of eye creams and I've gathered them all together in one convenient edit.
First up front and center is the VII Code O2C All-Star Oxygen Eye Cream. The newest eye cream to my little collection, this one has become a fast favorite. This thin, milky cream is light yet incredibly hydrating for those super early mornings before work. It sinks into the skin nicely without much wait time and really helps to reduce the all too pesky purple eye circles. Like all eye creams, a little goes a long way with this baby. Plus I love the black packaging as it really stands out in my skin care bin. The biggest turn off is definitely the price. Way too much for an eye cream regardless of how much you get in the full sized pot. My best advice is go for their eye mask set or one of their holiday deals and get a sample of this cream along with it.
On the far left we have the StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles which is my least favorite of eye creams. It's clear and incredibly goopy and running. It takes ages to sink in and feels sticky on the skin once it finally does. Definitely not a wrinkle reducer and just adds attention to my under eye circles rather than concealing them. No thank you.
The Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream has been my favorite eye cream for white a while. It's light, sinks in quickly, and is a pinky shimmery color. The smell is also quite pleasant and definitely helps to wake me up in the morning. This was a deluxe sample I received quite a while ago and I've barely made a dent.
The jury is still out on the Modere Dual Action Eye Gel. At first I liked how thin the clear gel was, but now I'm tired of trying to make sure it stays where I want it to go and doesn't end up all over my fast. It leaves a residue on the skin I'm also not a fan of, and I haven't seen any amazing results from using it.
I've wanted to get Clinique's All About Eyes for quite a while now. I had heard some pretty swell reviews in the past and wanted to give it a go.The pink packaging is by far the prettiest of the group, but where the product comes out is just a little too big. I always end up getting more product than I need and wasting it.The product itself is creamy, sinks in nicely, and incredibly hydrating. It's definitely made a difference with my circles.
The Body Shop's Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream was the first eye cream I ever purchased. Based on a recommendation by an incredibly helpful sales guy, this is my go to eye cream in the evenings. It's thicker than the rest of the creams and takes some time to sink in which I like in my products for the evenings. My only qualm is that I can't see how much product I have left, but love the pump for ease of use.
Eye cream definitely comes in all shapes and sizes and I own my fair share. Like all skin care it really depends on your skin type and what problem areas you're trying to fix. Hopefully this edit will point you in the right direction and help you avoid the not-so-good options.
What eye cream do you use?