You Won’t Believe How Fast These 8 Eye Creams Fix Your Dark Circles


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By Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini; photograph by James Garaghty

They wake up your eyes WAY better than a cup of coffee…

Need an instant beauty pick-me-up? Don’t reach for the coffee or your concealer. On days when you’re really struggling to look fresh-eyed and bushy-tailed, these magical products will supercharge your skin to dramatically reduce the look of tiredness.

L’Oreal Revitalift Filler Renew Replumping Eye Cream (R300)

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This guy is specially formulated with concentrated hyaluronic acid to provide targeted support for the delicate skin around the eyes. Available at .

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Estee Lauder New Dimension Firm + Fill Eye System (R705)

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An innovative two-step eye treatment that visibly tightens, tones and smooth’s for a more contoured look. Available at .

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift (R1210)

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Minimise the appearance of puffiness and dark circles with this cooling cream-gel masque. Available at .

Barbor HSR Extra Firming Eye Cream (R1278)

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This little potion firms the eye area and lifts the upper lid. It’ll leave your skin looking smoother, younger and way more elastic. Available at .

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Placecol Revitalising Eye Therapy (R225)

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Soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles and reduce puffiness and dark circles with this nourishing eye therapy that has some serious antioxidant properties. Available at

African Extracts Advantage Eye Cream (R136)

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This non-greasy cream helps to firm and moisturise the delicate skin around the eyes. We love how the bio-active rooibos, sea fennel, buckwheat seed extract, skin-smoothing allantoin and light deflectors work together to minimise the appearance of fine lines. Available at .

Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream (R85)

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Don’t’ be fooled by the cute jar. This eye cream noticeably fades dark circles and helps smooth fine lines. Bonus: it contains a peptide complex known to help restore elasticity and firmness. Available at .

Clarins Multi-Active Eye (R525)

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Visibly minimise signs of fatigue – including dark circles and puffiness – with this formula that has an ultra-cold, cryo-metallic application tip, which enhances drainage so eyes appear instantly luminous and more youthful. Available at .

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