Dermatologists Pick The 4 Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles

Whether the problem is dark circles, fine lines or both, getting rid of them around our eyes can’t happen quickly enough. The easiest way to bust both is with help from a potent eye cream. However, Nanuet, NY dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD, notes a procedure may be required in order to see a significant result in prominent dark circles. In the meantime, add one of these dermatologist favorites to your cart for some major OTC results.

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SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair ($102)

“When a hollowness between the eye and orbital bone causes a depression, and therefore shadow, I use products that improve the way light reflects off the tissue to mask the shadowing, like this one which brightens the tissue,” says Delray Beach, FL dermatologist Janet Allenby, MD.


Rhofade (by prescription only)

Dr. Allenby says that if the reason for darkness around the eyes is due to increased small vessels underneath the skin, she uses a small amount of Rhofade (oxymetazolin hydrochloride cream1%) a prescription cream that vasoconstricts these small vessels and erases the red of the skin, off label.


Alastin Restorative Eye Treatment ($85)

Both Dr. Waldorf and Fresno, CA dermatologist Kathleen Behr, MD call this cream their favorite. “It has ingredients hitting the top lower eyelid complaints: pigmentation, puffiness, wrinkles and dryness,” says Dr. Waldorf. Dr. Behr says, “their unique Tri-Hex technology stimulates healthy elastin and collagen which improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.”


ISDIN K-Ox Eye Cream ($85)

“This is one of my favorite eye creams I recommend to my patients,” says New York dermatologist Adebola Dele-Michael, MD. “It helps to reduce bags, puffiness, fine lines and dark circles.”


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