This has been an advertising line for as long as I can remember "get's rid of dark circles." then it went to "lessen's the appearance of dark circles". So I wanted to discuss if that can actually be done.
If you have dark circles, it can be for several different reasons. In my case it's due a lot to my health. No matter how much rest or sleep I get, I still have dark circles. It's also quite hereditary in my family on my dad's side. I think that's because that area is more sunken in than it is on others, making it appear darker in that respect as well. There is also the issue of the skin being very thin there. So of course if the skin is really thin the veins, blood vessels, and general darkness will be a lot more noticeable. It could also be due to allergies. My mom has intense dark circles with it being more in the corner of the eyes than anything and it's due to major allergies she has. There's several reasons that we have these dang circles but there's plenty more.
Moving on to what products, if any, work...there's nothing that will fully take care of you dark circles. There are, however, products or certain ingredients that can make them look better for the time being. So in short, while we can't get rid of them for good really at least not in a topical form, we can make them look better.
I find the best way to go about it is, hydrating the under eye as much as possible, using products that are going to take care of the skin underneath the eye meaning don't thin the skin even more by being too harsh. Also using products that help fill in any fine lines and plump up the area making the circles look less sunken in and more smooth. Especially before makeup during the day, it's helpful to use a eye cream that is light reflective, to bounce the light off the under eye area making it appear brighter. It's especially beneficial to use an actual eye cream to do that and then use correctors or concealers that have a similar concept of being light reflective.
The eye area was and is my area that shows signs of aging. I believe it's because the skin can get dehydrated fairly quick, which makes since because the skin is so thin on the eye area. So when the area is very dry it shows wrinkles more. Which is why when you use Hyaluronic Acid or extremely moisturizing products, you get temporary plumping of the area. There's also some eye products that have retinol in them because as you know retinol is one of the best products to fight against wrinkles or lessen them, it resurfaces skin making it smoother, etc.
Now I have a few products that I do notice a difference while I'm using them. I have a few that simply reflect light and some that fill in fine lines that are best under makeup in my opinion. So to get on with it here's the products I like for the under eye.
I just now got the Drunk Elephant C Tango Multi Vitamin Eye Cream, so I will let you know how that goes after I've tested it for a while. I usually tend to like eye serums because I feel like they deliver more hydration than most eye products. So, no, there's no getting rid of dark circles. If it's a problem with needing the area more plumped up and similar, I've seen several people get filler in those areas and they look much better. I'm not telling you to go do that but inevitably that's what your seeing on some very famous folks and beauty gurus. I'm not against it, I actually wouldn't mind doing it if the eye would in fact not look so sunken in but I don't see myself doing that anytime soon.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.