These creams are targeted at dark eye circles. Apply one under your eye concealer so that the make-up goes on more smoothly.
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm
$92, available at Sephora stores from July
This rich eye balm from the new-to-market American brand is blended with patented alguronic acid from microalgae to promote cell turnover and elastin synthesis for firmer skin, vitamin C for radiance, caffeine to reduce puffiness, as well as cucumber, aloe and green tea extracts to moisturise. It promises results in four weeks.
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment
$60, from Sephora stores
Made without parabens and mineral oil, this rich eye cream is infused with essential fatty acid-rich maracuja oil and vitamin C to firm, as well as antioxidant-rich rice bran, mango and coconut to fight free radical damage. Oat sugars are also added to instantly smoothen skin.
Ioma Flash Youth Eye Contour Concentrate
$140, from Ioma counters
This is concocted with high-tech ingredients: the Omegassis complex derived from blackcurrant seed oil for its omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids to strengthen delicate skin; Hydrasome to retain water in skin; and NovHyal, a hyaluronic acid complex which is combined with magnesium to fight inflammation. Encapsulated caffeine helps to get rid of puffiness and duskiness. It is free of parabens and silicone.
This article was first published on May 9, 2014.
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