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How to get rid of dark circles

Whether you’re feeling tired or not, dark circles can linger under your eyes and leave them looking dull as well as bringing down your overall complexion. It can be such a pain when those shadowy circles just won’t budge, even after smearing a load of foundation on!

What are dark circles and what causes them?

Usually caused by a lack of sleep, dark circles are formed when your skin becomes pale and dull, allowing for blood vessels and dark tissues beneath your skin to show.

How to get rid of dark circles

Whilst there is no magic product that will make your eye bags disappear, there are a few that can help drastically reduce their appearance. Read on to learn more about some products you can use to keep you looking fresh and sprightly (even if you’re not necessarily feeling it!).

The best products to use

1) Alpha H Absolute Eye Complex
2) Skinstitut Ultra Firming Eye & Neck Cream
3) Eye Believe by Skinstitut
4) The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG


Alpha H Absolute Eye Complex consists of pro-vitamin B5, niacinamide, cucumber and hibiscus flower extracts to help activate skin renewal. This hydrating solution also contains tetrapeptides and hyaluronic acid to help plump those sagging circles. If you’re suffering from sleepy or computer eyes, pomegranate extracts can help replenish your weary eyes. Alpha H Absolute Eye Complex also helps to illuminate your eyes and put the sparkle back in them. To apply, you simply smooth this serum under your eye and below your eyebrow. This can be done twice a day.


There are a few reasons why you might have stubborn dark circles under your eyes. One of these could be due to ageing. If this resonates with you, then Skinstitut Ultra Firming Eye & Neck Cream might be your product of choice. This collagen-boosting cream helps to bring a boost to your under-eyes. This cream is filled with market-hot ingredients such as green coffee, avocado oil, vitamin E, and vital peptides. Each ingredient brings its own asset to the blend, such as green coffee adding that invigorating caffeine effect to grey-looking skin. Nutrients like vitamin E and avocado oil enrich your skin with lecithin and oleic acid which helps you to grow new skin. Apply a tiny amount of this serum along your orbital bone to help tackle dark circles.


This is another one on the list from Skinstitut that has been designed to tackle the signs of ageing. If you’re getting tired of your puffy eyes, Eye Believe by Skinstitut will help give them the wake-up call they have been desperate for. The synthetic peptides in this formula aid in tightening the skin around the eyes and therefore reducing the signs of drooping eye bags. Hyaluronic acid provides moisture to soften your skin and can help reduce the fine lines that are common around the eyes. Squeeze a pinhead-sized amount onto your ring finger and delicately apply it under your bottom eyelid to reap the benefits of this cream.


Can you guess what this product contains a high concentration of? That’s right, it’s 5% concentrated caffeine with purified Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside. Caffeine is such an effective ingredient in treating skin complaints such as dark circles because its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities aid in reducing puffiness around the eyes. It also helps brighten and tighten any dull-looking skin. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG comes in liquid form and can be easily carried around in your bag for days at work or heading to the Aussie beach. The pipette ensures that you can easily apply a small drop of this solution beneath your eye.

If you’re finding it hard to keep dark circles at bay, whether that be because of long working shifts, or the inevitable ageing process, RY has plenty of beneficial products to offer customers in Australia. Like the above, each product boasts its own unique qualities that can help reduce the visibility of those pesky dark circles.



Beauty Editor

A coffee addicted, YouTube obsessed Libran, I absolutely live and breathe all things beauty! I love to try new products and find myself switching things up regularly, as I continue on my ultimate quest to find the perfect flawless base and skin-care regime.

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