We Have the Worst Dark Circles—These Are the Eye Creams That Help Them Vanish


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One of the biggest skincare struggles all of our Who What Wear editors face is simple: dark circles. It also happens to be one of the most frequent questions I'm asked by friends and family when they see my overflowing collection of skincare products that I swear by. Everyone I know has been forced to deal with dark under eyes at one time or another (college-aged Maya was especially plagued by them thanks to lengthy test prep and essay writing sessions). Luckily, there are a multitude of things you can do to help combat your dark circles, including investing in an effective eye cream and adding it to your skincare routine.

What To Look For

Finding the right eye cream for you doesn't have to be challenging. In fact, it can be as simple as making a trip to your neighborhood beauty supply store and checking out the ingredients on the back of the product packaging. Kate Kerr, the skin expert and director of the Kate Kerr London Clinic, shares that there are two main ingredients to look out for when selecting the best eye cream for dark circles: "L-ascorbic acid, a potent form of vitamin C, and a retinol-based eye cream, which will help to strengthen the area." To discover which eye creams we're using 24/7 that possess these ingredients and more to combat tired-looking eyes, pigmentation, and darkness, you'll want to keep scrolling.

Beauty Editor Favorites

Overall Best: Versed Smooth Landing Advanced Retinoid Eye Balm

1. Dieux Auracle Eye Cream

2. Herbivore Super Nova 5% THD Vitamin C + Caffeine Brightening Eye Cream

3. Cocokind Revitalizing Eye Cream

4. BeautyStat C Eye Perfector Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C eye Cream

5. Malaya Firming Eye Serum - Stem Cell & Peptide Complex


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More Editor-Approved Eye Creams

BareMinerals Skinlongevity Long Life Herb Eye Treatment

Sunday Riley Autocorrect Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream

Versed Vacation Eyes Brightening Eye Gel

IS Clinical Youth Eye Complex

Cosmedix Eye Genius Brilliant Eye Complex

Dr. Dennis Skincare Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum

Pixi Retinol Eye Cream

Origins Ginzing Eye Cream

Dr. Barbara Sturm Eye Cream

Tata Harper Illuminating Eye Crème

Caudalie Vinergetic C + Brightening Eye Cream

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue

Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask

Next up, I've Had Dark Circles All My Life, and These Are the Only Products That Work

Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for Parade.com as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, Itsmayalala.com. When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.