I am not sure if you have ever suffered from dark circles, but they can be rather annoying.I usually don't get them too bad, but when I do there is something I want to do about them. i want to fight them, darn it. There are a few things you can do to help combat dark circles, one of them being get a better night's sleep (ha, good luck with that), The second is to use an eye cream to help combat them. The ingredients in this eye cream actually work really well at combating the effects of dark circles.
First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Cream is an illuminating eye cream that visibly brightens, hydrates and smooths the eye area while helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles over time. It is made specifically for normal to dry skin. This cream works on the following problem areas: fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, dark circles and puffiness.
Niacinamide (which seems to be in everything these days) fades the appearance of brown under-eye dark circles. Pumpkin seed extract soothes and visibly depuffs eyes to minimize the appearance of blue under-eye circles. Sodium hyaluronate (a form of hyaluronic acid) supports skin's moisture content, smooths and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Caffeine diminishes the look of dark circles over time by targeting two-key causes, skin pigmentation (brown circles) and puffiness (blue circles). Peach micro-pearls help the eye area appear dewy and revitalized. What this cream does not contain is any of the following: sulfates (including SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates and more than 50 ingredients that SEPHORA has deemed unsafe and not allowed in its CLEAN at SEPHORA (for the full list check out the ingredients lab) program. It is also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and comes in recyclable packaging.
I have been using this cream for a few months now and have found it works really well. To be honest, my dark circles are not that bad except when I have been having bad bouts of insomnia. But I find that the ingredients in this cream are helpful at hiding a multitude of sins. What is also nice is it has the brightening effect of the peach pearls that make it sort of like a concealer/color corrector. The caffeine in this is known to help puffiness and dark circles. Also, niacinamide is the beauty industry's latest buzz ingredient that seems to be in a lot of skincare products these days. It is well known for its ability to brighten the skin, which will counteract any sort of pigmentation issues that might be causing the dark circles. Pumpkin seed extract is known for its ability to help out the blue effect of dark circles, it has natural fruit enzymes and brightening abilities. It increases cell turnover. Sodium hyaluronate is a humectant and will bring moisture to the undereye area, thus smoothing it and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
The clean at SEPHORA logo doesn't concern me so much, because honestly, sulfates aren't going to be in an eye cream and the majority of the other ingredients on the list wouldn't be in there either. I have been reading up on cosmetic chemistry and the main ingredients I am concerned about wouldn't be in there in the first place. Something like formaldehyde is what I am concerned about and that is not allowed in skincare products.