Fight those dark circles and puffy eyes with our cult fave eye cream.
Posted on November 5, 2023 Written by: 100% PURE®
Ah, sleep deprivation. It’s the enemy of productivity and sane moods, and it’s linked to a weakened immune system, junk food cravings and a low sex drive. So you sans sleep is essentially a scatterbrained, cranky version of yourself with a craving for a doughnut. What makes that worse are the constant “you look so tired!” comments all day (“thanks, I didn’t realize!”). It’s time to bring your eye area inflammation down and reduce dark circles so you don’t have to deal with that. Let’s talk about the best eye cream for dark circles.
Why Use Caffeine for Dark Circles?
There are conflicting opinions about how great or not great fuelling up on joe is in the morning. Camp Coffee cites studies showing improved cognitive function and high antioxidant content in the bean. Camp No-Jo cites coffee as a super acidic food that promotes anxiety and crashes in energy. But we’re not here to referee that debate. Today we’re talking about caffeine applied topically. This conversation has much less polarization than the to-drink or not-to-drink discussion: there’s a total consensus about caffeine’s proven ability to de-puff eyes and fight those dark shadows the morning after a sleepless night.
“Bags” under your eyes are really just a buildup of fluid beneath the skin that’s especially noticeable in the eye area because of the thinness and fragility of the skin there. Caffeine stimulates microcirculation to alleviate dark circles, and also constricts blood vessels under the skin, effectively de-puffing the area. On top of these puff-busting benefits, caffeine can also protect under eye skin from sun damage by blocking UV rays, effectively warding off eye area hyperpigmentation that can exacerbate the look of dark circles.
Best Eye Cream for Dark Circles
Armed with these science backed benefits, we crafted our cult fave Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, a super lightweight formula that’s rich in coffee and green tea for mega eye brightening and depuffing benefits. Suitable for all skin types, it revitalizes the tired eye area with naturally-derived caffeine to stimulate microcirculation, effectively detoxifying fluid buildup and reducing dark circles. It’s also formulated with potent antioxidants, vitamins and plant extracts to reinforce the delicate eye area against environmental aggressors. Vitamins C and E make star appearances in the formula: they’re both powerful antioxidants that protect skin from pollutants, and help reverse and prevent signs of premature aging like fine lines. Preventative? Check. It strengthens and nourishes your skin, so that your next sleepless night or salty meal won’t phase your eye area so much.
The skin around your eyes is extra sensitive. So it’s a huge plus that our best eye cream for dark circles contains no harsh chemical preservatives or artificial fragrance, because we’re seriously not into putting products around our eyes that are filled with toxic or synthetic ingredients (just doesn’t really seem like a good idea). It’s also vegan and cruelty free, because we’re 100% committed to creating holy grail natural beauty products (and to helping you look like you got a normal night’s sleep).
Clinical Studies of the Best Eye Cream for Dark Circles
Let’s check out the stats. In a clinical 4-week trial, 97% of participants saw reduction of puffiness with continued use and 87% saw reduction of dark circles. And a whopping 100% of participants said it improved skin hydration and moisturization. That’s because the formula isn’t just a caffeine kick – it also consists of a super nourishing blend of rosehip oil, rose hydrosol, and organic aloe leaf juice. Rosehip oil is full of Vitamin A and essential fatty acids, for improved skin tone, and greater elasticity and softness. The hydrosol from the rose plant is a powerful tonic for hydrating, calming redness, and balancing PH levels on the skin. And organic aloe leaf juice is an ultra soothing humectant, meaning that it reduces moisture loss through creating a protective barrier around skin cells.
So our Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream formula is really as much about brightening and depuffing as it is about protecting and healing the delicate skin around your eyes. If you’re looking to up your skin care routine but don’t know where to begin, this is a perfect starter product – it’s an MVP in the Men’s Natural Skin Care Routine we put together for men (or anyone) who’s starting from square zero with skin care.
How to Use the Best Eye Cream for Dark Circles
So let’s say, hypothetically, that you binge-watched netflix until later than you should have, and you have to look presentable in the AM. Enter Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream: to apply, dot a small amount along the orbital bone under each eye and gently massage into the skin. For maximum de-puffing, stick with super light tapping motions – rubbing or tugging is going to increase irritation. For on-the-go depuffing, swipe a bit on the end of a Q-tip and dab under your lash line. Pro tip: it can also work as an eye makeup remover in a pinch (peep our Essential Wedding Season Guide for the scoop).
PRO TIP: Keep your Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream in the fridge for faster eye-depuffing action!
Snag the best eye cream for dark circles to put “you look so tired” comments to bed. Because nobody needs to be the wiser about your netflix sesh.
Reviews of Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
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Love, Love, Love
I love everything about this eye cream. The smell is light and pleasant. It doesn’t feel heavy on and it actually works! I love it!
Andrea, Verified Buyer
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Amazing eye cream!!!
First of all, this stuff smells amazing!! Honestly putting it on just makes me smile. And it has helped reduce the dark circles under my eyes. I’m a college student, so sleep does not always happen and this stuff keeps me looking fresh and awake 🙂
Rebekah B., Verified Buyer
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Put it in the fridge!
This is like a shot of espresso for my face. I keep it in the fridge in the kitchen, and dab it on while I’m brewing coffee. By the time I’m done eating breakfast and have had my (first cup of) coffee and go back to put my make up on, my eyes are brighter and my circles are less noticeable. So I need even less makeup! And when my husband kisses me bye in the morning he says I smell like a cookie 🤗
Anna Bush, Verified Buyer
What causes dark circles under the eyes?
Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by various factors, including genetics, aging, lifestyle choices such as lack of sleep or high stress, and skin conditions like hyperpigmentation. Reduced levels of collagen and thinning skin can also make blood vessels more visible, contributing to the appearance of dark circles.
How can eye cream help reduce dark circles?
Eye creams are specially formulated to target the delicate skin around the eyes. They often contain active ingredients like vitamin C, retinol, caffeine, or hyaluronic acid that can help to lighten hyperpigmentation, reduce puffiness, and improve skin elasticity, thereby minimizing the appearance of dark circles.
What should I look for in an eye cream for dark circles?
When searching for an eye cream to combat dark circles, look for products with brightening agents like vitamin C or kojic acid, peptides for skin firmness, and hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Additionally, look for creams with caffeine to reduce puffiness and ceramides to protect the skin barrier. In addition to the Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, we recommend trying our Retinol PM Eye Cream, Super Fruit Oil Nourishing Eye Cream, and Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants PM Eye Treatment.
How often should I apply eye cream for best results?
For best results, eye cream should be applied twice daily, in the morning and evening. Consistent use is key for reducing the appearance of dark circles. Apply gently with your ring finger without tugging the skin to avoid potential damage to the delicate area.
Can lifestyle changes complement the use of eye cream for dark circles?
Yes, lifestyle changes can greatly complement the use of eye creams. Getting adequate sleep, managing stress, staying hydrated, and protecting your eyes from sun exposure with sunglasses and SPF can help improve the appearance of dark circles. Also, reducing alcohol and tobacco use can contribute to healthier skin.