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10 Eye Creams Guaranteed To Eliminate Those Bags And Dark Circles ASAP

ELLE (UK) Logo By Roberta Schroeder of ELLE (UK) | Slide 1 of 11: You’ve already found your holy-grail retinol and made your moisturiser match, but how much do you really know about eye creams?While it’s true that many skincare products are totally fine to use around your eye area, there are so many reasons to invest in a separate, targeted treatment for your eyes.'The skin around the eyes is thinner and more fragile,' explains Dr. Maryam Zamani, oculoplastic surgeon and founder of MZ Skin. This means it requires special treatment – especially if you’re trying to get rid of stubborn dark circles or erase the signs of a late night. The best eye creams can work to tackle a wide range of concerns, including dryness, puffiness, dark circles (to a certain extent – let’s be real), and fine lines and wrinkles. To ensure you’ve got your hands on your perfect match, it pays to delve into the ingredients a little.For puffiness and eye bags, caffeine could be the one. 'It reduces the build-up of lipids that lead to eye bags. It firms and restructures skin proteins to smooth, firm and tone the skin surface,' says Dr. Zamani.For fine lines, hyaluronic acid is your secret weapon. Proven to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water when correctly harnessed in a formula, 'it prevents moisture loss, helps smooth wrinkles and improves the skin surface,' she explains.And for dark circles, your best bet may lie in a spot of product cocktailing. Try using a retinol-based eye treatment at night, which can boost collagen production, then cheat with an illuminating cream for instantly brighter eyes by day. While no eye cream can change your bone structure (which can contribute to the appearance of shadows under the eyes), reflective pigments work wonders when it comes to tricking the light. If this all sounds a bit like hard work, fear not, because we’ve done all the research for you. Here, discover the very best eyes creams in the bunch...

You’ve already found your holy-grail retinol and made your moisturiser match, but how much do you really know about eye creams?

While it’s true that many skincare products are totally fine to use around your eye area, there are so many reasons to invest in a separate, targeted treatment for your eyes.

'The skin around the eyes is thinner and more fragile,' explains Dr. Maryam Zamani, oculoplastic surgeon and founder of MZ Skin. This means it requires special treatment – especially if you’re trying to get rid of stubborn dark circles or erase the signs of a late night.

The best eye creams can work to tackle a wide range of concerns, including dryness, puffiness, dark circles (to a certain extent – let’s be real), and fine lines and wrinkles. To ensure you’ve got your hands on your perfect match, it pays to delve into the ingredients a little.

For puffiness and eye bags, caffeine could be the one. 'It reduces the build-up of lipids that lead to eye bags. It firms and restructures skin proteins to smooth, firm and tone the skin surface,' says Dr. Zamani.

For fine lines, hyaluronic acid is your secret weapon. Proven to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water when correctly harnessed in a formula, 'it prevents moisture loss, helps smooth wrinkles and improves the skin surface,' she explains.

And for dark circles, your best bet may lie in a spot of product cocktailing. Try using a retinol-based eye treatment at night, which can boost collagen production, then cheat with an illuminating cream for instantly brighter eyes by day. While no eye cream can change your bone structure (which can contribute to the appearance of shadows under the eyes), reflective pigments work wonders when it comes to tricking the light.

If this all sounds a bit like hard work, fear not, because we’ve done all the research for you. Here, discover the very best eyes creams in the bunch...

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