Are you looking for a natural and effective way to reduce dark circles? You’re not alone! Dark circles and eye bags are common problems that can make you appear tired, even after a good night’s sleep. Stress, lack of sleep, allergies and even genetics can be to blame. Fortunately, there are a few natural ingredients proven to reduce their appearance and revitalise your eyes. Read on to find out which ones are our favourites…
Hyaluronic Acid: Your go-to ingredient to reduce dark circles
We all know the skin benefits of hyaluronic acid, but did you also know that this star ingredient is a must-have for keeping your eye area looking its best? In fact, it’s been clinically shown to reduce fine lines around the eyes immediately after application, with its effects lasting up to 24 hours. Moreover, this powerhouse compound helps protect the skin from premature ageing caused by external stressors such as pollution and stress.
Panthenol: The ultimate natural moisturiser for your eye contour
The beauty king of the B vitamins is another go-to if you are looking to reduce dark circles. Why? Because panthenol (B5) is one of the best natural moisturisers around. Not only does it attract and retains water in the skin, but best of all, it also has calming properties. The skin around our eyes is very thin and delicate, which means it tends to lose more water. This is when panthenol comes into its own.
Superoxide dismutase: An enzymatic antioxidant that combats premature ageing
Derived from yeast, superoxide dismutase (or SOD) is a powerful enzymatic antioxidant known to fight the effects of free radicals (those pesky molecules responsible for photo-ageing) and is well tolerated by sensitive skin. Another plus in its favour is it’s not photosensitive, meaning it can be used during the day as well as at night.
Ceratonia siliqua gum: Viscoelasticity to the rescue
This wonder molecule hailing from the seeds of locust bean gum is vital for a refreshed eye area. Amongst its many benefits is its ability to reduce the negative impact mechanical stress (facial expressions, eye movement, eye rubbing etc) has on the delicate skin around our eyes.
Hydrolysed rice peptides: Enhanced cellular activation
Rice peptides are the underdogs of the skincare industry. Often overlooked in favour of more trendy ingredients, these unsung heroes are our favourite when it comes to treating the fragile eye area. And rightly so, as research highlights their ability to defend skin against UV-induced premature skin ageing and collagen degradation. Furthermore, they also combat and reduce dark circles by activating the skin’s micro-circulation.
The perfect combo: Natural peptides & organic antioxidants
Did you know our much-loved formula, Rapid Eye Treatment, uses the combined strength of these 5 powerful natural ingredients? Its unique blend specifically targets dark circles by enhancing micro-circulation and fortifying blood vessels to reduce puffiness. However, its most vital role is safeguarding our skin’s collagen and elastin framework. After turning 25, the levels of these “youth proteins” in our skin begin to decline significantly. Here’s our advice – Never underestimate the power of including a good eye cream in your daily facial routine.