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Dark circles result from a pooling of blood under the eyes, says “Essence,” and they can plague you along with puffiness and wrinkles. Just because black women have darker skin does not mean they are not faced with these undereye woes. According to “Essence” and “Elle,” the best creams to treat dark circles in black women will help diminish the look of undereye discolorations while also brightening and refreshing the entire eye area.

First Aid Beauty Detox Eye Roller

In an article on achieving perfect skin, “Essence” recommends using First Aid Beauty Detox Eye Roller to banish both dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. The magazine notes that this product contains caffeine, which helps to temporarily shrink the blood vessels beneath your eyes and minimize the appearance of dark circles. This product includes a rolling applicator that helps to break up any build-up beneath your eyes while also massaging and soothing your skin, and this will reduce undereye bags and give your eyes a dose of hydration. The company claims this product will improve your undereye circles within minutes of being applied and that it will also lessen discolorations over time. It contains no parabens, sulfates or synthetic fragrances or dyes.

Aveeno Ageless Vitality Elasticity Recharging System for Eyes

For women with darker skin tones, dermatologist Heather Woolery-Lloyd, M.D., the director of ethnic skin care at the University of Miami, suggests Aveeno Ageless Vitality Elasticity Recharging System for Eyes, says “Elle.” The company notes that 100 percent of women who tried this product saw a reduction in the appearance of their dark circles, eye wrinkles and skin dullness after four weeks. This cream contains minerals and natural extracts such as blackberry leaf and dill to replenish the area around your eyes and help them look more open. It promises to lift any sagging both on the lids and beneath your eyes, along with giving your eyes a brighter tone overall. The company states that you will notice a reduction in your dark circles when you first apply this product, and that they will continue to diminish when you apply the product once a day.

Loreal Revitalift Double Eye Lift

“Essence” tested a variety of skin care treatments aimed specifically at restoring the eye area and recommends Loreal Revitalift Double Eye Lift. The magazine notes that this is a two-step treatment that promises to moisturize and tighten the skin around your eyes to help reduce undereye circles and bags. It contains retinol, an anti-aging ingredient that the company notes will not only improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, but instantly help to lessen the appearance of dark circles as well. The pro-tensium E promises to firm and tighten your skin, helping your eyes appear younger and more vibrant. It claims to work both immediately and to provide a continuous improvement in the look of your dark circles over the course of two weeks.