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There are dark circle correctors, and then there are dark circle correctors (operative word being ‘CORRECT’).
From Clinique’s uber popular Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector ($39.50) to the latest flex-tipped wunderkind, Avon’s Anew Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector ($30), the market is filled — no, littered — with items that promise the supermoon and fall short. But there are those that are the quiet achievers and Avon’s Dark Circle Corrector is one of them. Scientists at the company have worked overtime to create a key ingredient — what they call a Shadow Erase Complex — which includes kudzu root extract and fennel fruit extract that promise to brighten dark circles and smooth uneven texture.
The formula is chameleon like in the fact that it instantly matches different skin tones and blends in seamlessly, and it has self-adjusting sheer optics that illuminate the eyes. The drill is simple: swipe the flexi-tip beneath your eyes and watch your dark circle issues melt like ice.
I used this on a daily basis and hoped that my genes wouldn’t get in the way (most eye creams have failed me like a makeup artist with a bad hangover). No matter how much I apply eye creams and pray for pale, my under eyes remain a constant shade of slate. For the price point, this is a good buy, especially when there are many more expensive (and often, less reliable) ones out there.
Another top dark spot contender is Lumixyl Revitaleyes ($65). Unlike most eye creams that focus on treating only one cosmetic problem, Lumixyl® Revitaleyes Brightening Eye Cream contains Decapeptide-12 (also known as Lumixyl Peptide) which works on wrinkle formation but also delivers hydration, repairs inflammation, and treats under-eye circles. According to New York plastic surgeon Bryan G. Forley, “Revitaleyes targets the six common eye concerns, including such as hyperpigmentation, iron deposits, inflammation, fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration, and it has the clinical data behind the brand to prove these claims.”
No matter what dark circle remedy you choose, Dr. Forley says, “Sun protection with SPF30 is an absolute must — even as fall and winter approach — to keep lower eyelid discoloration at bay.”