What Causes Dark Circles?
Though more common as we age, dark circles under the eyes can be experienced at any age. They are caused by the blood vessels being seen through the skin, as the skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin the body. They can also become more visible is there is a leakage or pooling of blood that can cause deeper discolouration, in addition a lack of sleep causes the skin to become paler thus enhancing the deeper dark circles to show through. Pigmentation can also occur in the eye area causing dark circles.
In most cases dark circles are often coupled with puffiness so it is good to choose a product with ingredients that combines both.
What Ingredients Can Help Dark Eye Circles?
Peptides and natural yeast extracts both help to diminish the appearance of dark circles at their source, by improving the circulation in the eye area, enhancing the natural elimination of dark circle pigments, and supporting the skin’s matrix structure – firming and toning the eye area making the circles less apparent.
Cucumber and green tea are excellent ingredients to target puffiness and soothe the skin, so choosing a product that combines peptides, natural yeast extracts and green tea is best to combat dark circles and puffiness at any age.
NeoStrata Bionic Eye Cream Plus combines these ingredients with Bionic Poly Hydroxy Acids that smooth, calm and bind moisture to the skin further plumping the skin and smoothing the appearance of fine lines.
Note that while Vitamin K is recognised a good ingredient for reducing dark circles, it can also be irritant to the sensitive eye area, so choosing a product with peptide and natural yeast ingredients can be a safer option to avoid sensitivity and reactions.
Clinical Trials and before and after images
In a clinical study, noticeably lighter and smoother skin was noted after 2 times daily 4 weeks use.
- 91% of users said it makes the skin around the eyes:
- evens skin tone and colour
- Rejuvenates the appearance of the skin.
- 88% of users said:
- It reduces under eye puffiness and
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Find out more about NeoStrata Bionic Eye Cream Plus here.