10 Beauty Products To Buy To Help Minimize Dark Circles

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Sure, we all try to get *at least* 8 hours of sleep a night and drink plenty of water throughout the day, but the truth is, life happens and thing’s come up, which is why many of us are left with pesky, dark under eye circles. But alas, dark circles aren’t just the result of a lack of sleep as they can also be caused by genetics, thinning skin, pigmentation, and allergies. In other words, dark eye circles are just an (unfortunate) part of life and something we all have to deal with. Luckily there are a number of really great over-the-counter skincare and beauty products that can help minimize the appearance of circles by plumping, hydrating, brightening, and colour-correcting the under-eye area.

We’ve rounded up our favourite products to buy to help minimize Dark Eye circles.

goop by Juice Beauty Perfecting Eye Cream
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goop by Juice Beauty Perfecting Eye Cream

If you’re looking for an eye cream that does it all (and then some) this is definitely it. From the queen of lifestyle, Gwyneth Paltrow, this eye cream is a collab between goop and Juice Beauty. Infused with olive butter, sandalwood nut oil, and powerful peptides, this creamy jar of goodness deeply hydrates and soothes the eye area, softens the appearance of fine lines, and plumps the skin for a more youthful appearance.

$135 at goop
OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème
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OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème

This brightening, vitamin C-rich eye cream not only targets the signs of aging, it also reduces the look of dark circles, and works as a primer for concealer. Plus, it also helps stimulate collagen production, which, in turn, will ease the appearance of dark shadows over time.

$52 at Sephora
Olay Eyes Retinol24 Night Eye Cream
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Olay Eyes Retinol24 Night Eye Cream

If you’re looking for a more affordable option that still delivers heavy results, you should give Olay’s new Retinol24 Night Eye Cream a try. Formulated with a potent cocktail of Vitamin B3 and retinol complex, which improves cell turnover, this powerful eye cream visibly firms, brightens, and reduces the appearances of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles while you sleep. This means you’ll wake up with younger looking skin.

$43 at Shoppers
BeautyCounter Countertime Ultra Renewal Eye Cream
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BeautyCounter Countertime Ultra Renewal Eye Cream

This powerful eye cream from Beautycounter’s Countertime collection, which features nontoxic alternatives to all your skin care favourites, revitalizes the eye area for a youthful, brighter appearance. How you ask? This eye cream is made with a combination of plant-derived Retinatural Complex and Persian silk tree extract, which help reduce the appearance of under-eye shadows and crow’s feet, leaving you with a smooth, firmed look.

$83 at BeautyCounter
DRUNK ELEPHANTC-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
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DRUNK ELEPHANTC-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

Yes, we’re recommending a second eye cream made with Vitamin-C, but trust us when we tell you, it sets the gold standard for helping you look younger. This creamy, soothing mixture will not only brighten your under eyes, fade dark spots, and even out your skin tone but it will also make you look significantly more awake with use.

$84 at Sephora
Kaja Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener
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Kaja Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener

This peach-hued under eye brightener helps camouflage shadows and dark circles so you appear more awake, while offering a smooth, semi-matte finish. What’s great is that it can be used alone and under (or over) concealer for a quick brightening effect.

$26 at Sephora
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector
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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector

As the name entails, this product is basically magic when it comes to making your dark eye circles disappear. This buttery, lightweight, full-coverage colour corrector works by concealing pigmentation while brightening the appearance of the under-eye area.

$38 at Sephora
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

If you’re looking for a multi-use product, this award-winning, waterproof concealer not only completely covers dark circles and under-eye bags, but it also minimizes them too thanks to its mixture of peptides, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.

$35 at Sephora
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
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Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

This tinted cream, which comes in two natural shades, contains light-reflecting illuminators that instantly brighten the look of under-eye darkness. But, if that wasn’t cool enough, the cream is also infused with a ‘backlight technology’ that reflects light to draw attention away from lines and wrinkles, creating a lifting effect.

$42 at Sephora
Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector
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Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector

At first glance, this might look like your regular bronzer, but this small compact comes with a colour corrective formula that’s made with a mixture of different clays, caffeine, and licorice extract that support the coverage of under-eye discolorations and dark circles.

$33 at Sephora

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