Dark under eye circles are the result of venous congestion, and many people are self-conscious about the effect they have on one’s appearance. There is no cure or preventative measure for them, but there are a few things you can do to help make them less noticeable.
Haloxyl is a synthetic compound contained in almost every product that claims to reduce under eye circles. It works by loosening the blood fragments that leak out from capillaries and collect under the skin around the eye area. The manufacturer (SeDerma) released a clinical study that showed with daily use of the ingredient, participants showed between 19 and 45 percent improvement in the appearance of their undereye circles.
Every major cosmetics company boasts at least one concealer, but they are definitely not created equal. These products can range anywhere from $2 to more than $100. What ‘s best for you is determined by the severity of your discoloration, as well as your skin type (dry, oily, aging, combination).
A yellow-toned concealer will always give you the best coverage, as it balances and camouflages dark hues such as blue and purple.
M.A.C. Studio Fix Concealer and Benefit Boing! are two of the most popular and highly rated department store brands, providing full coverage and long wear. Some consumers have complained about these products settling into fine lines after a few hours, but that can typically be avoided by using a line filler eye cream in addition to your regular moisturizer.
On the higher end, you have Cle De Peau Beaute Concealer, which will run nearly $80. This brand may be best for people will drier skin because of all of the emollients and moisturizers it contains. It tends to slide around on more oily skin.
You can still get fantastic coverage at a reasonable price, though. For around $10, Physicians Formula Circle RX comes in a balancing yellow hue, provides full coverage and contains Haloxyl.
Medical Cosmetic Options
Medical spas, dermatologists and cosmetic physicians also offer several injectable fillers to treat dark under eye circles. Products like Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm can be injected into the area to raise the skin from the vascular bed underneath.