We鈥檙e tired of dark circles. It鈥檚 hard enough to catch a full night鈥檚 sleep without worrying about how to tackle these notoriously hard to cover under-eye聽shadows. Since raccoon eyes are caused by a number聽of factors 鈥 thin skin, allergies, and a lack of shut-eye, to name a few 鈥 we beauty geeks need a variety聽of options聽to bring the light back to our聽(under) eyes. Here are our聽13 shadow-fighting ingredients聽to shop for.


1. Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Contour Cream ($65):聽Caffeine and ginseng give dullness the boot in Sunday Riley鈥檚 very first eye cream launch. They provide just enough lift to make you look more awake.


2. Doll Face Undereye Puffiness Serum ($20):聽For just 20 bucks, this under-eye serum targets聽circles with a number of active ingredients. Notably, the聽patented peptide complex to diminish darkness, haloxyl.

licorice root

3. First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy ($36):聽In addition to a hit聽of caffeine and its built-in, lightweight concealer, beauty-lovers go gaga for the sensitive skin-friendly,聽licorice root-powered lightener. Hint: This is Selena Gomez鈥榮 pick!

milk thistle

4. Hum Nutrition Wing Man ($25):聽Milk thistle and artichoke make up this beauty vitamin, or nutraceutical,聽to聽rid you of under-eye shade. Simply take two per day with food and await the bright-eyed results.

burdock root

5. Karuna Renewal+ Eye Mask ($36 for 4 pairs):聽Slap these puppies on for 10-20 minutes for an anti-aging and brightening boost. Red algae nourishes聽your peepers聽with peptides galore, while burdock root chips away at聽lingering darkness.

vitamin b3

6. Erno Laszlo Multi Task Eye Serum Mask ($35 for 6 pair):聽Meet the multifaceted approach to targeting shadows contained in聽each of these聽top-rated masks. Among the serum鈥檚 eye-saving actives are vitamin B3, which illuminates, and circulation-boosting gotu kola.

vitamin k

7. Omorovicza Reviving Eye Cream ($145):聽Pamper your聽lids聽with this luxury solution that鈥檚 ace at banishing shadows. Along with water from Hungarian thermal springs, you鈥檒l lavish the聽delicate skin of your eyes聽with anti-coagulant vitamin K. (In other words, it鈥檚聽great for聽encouraging circulation.)


8. Tatcha The Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment ($48):聽Consider this formula聽a total triple-threat: It conceals, stimulates collagen production, and is聽luminizing聽thanks to its light-refracting pearl ingredient.

alguronic acid

9. Algenist Reveal Dark Circle Correcting Trio ($85):聽聽The line鈥檚 circle-correcting ingredients聽use patented microalgae-derived alguronic acid to do their thang.

vitamin c ester

10. Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ Eye ($110):聽Studies show聽that 85 percent of women noticed an improvement in their dark circles after using this magical product for just one week (which makes this luxe buy a no-brainer). Considering its predecessor is an industry cult-fave, we can imagine this vitamin C-packed eye cream聽works like magic.

Kojic acid

11. Sweetsation iLight Organic Advanced Brightening and Line Smoothing Eye Treatment ($27):聽Amazon鈥檚 favorite treatment for under-eye darkness聽wakes up your look using kojic acid. While doing so, the arnica, caffeine, gingko, and horse chestnut all work to boost blood flow.

rice bran extract

12. Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes聽($55):聽Clean beauty lovers聽must try the complementary聽effects of rice bran extract, arnica, and grapefruit. This purchase will聽de-puff, smoothe, and聽awaken your eyes in days聽thanks to this doctor-formulated concentrate that鈥檚 totally nontoxic.


13. Lancome Visionnaire Eye Cream Advanced Multi-Correcting Eye Balm ($65):聽Harness the power of hydration to gently blur imperfections like crow鈥檚 feet and unwanted fine lines. This formula features brand鈥檚 HydraBLUR technology that delivers smoother skin and lighter under-eye circles in a matter of weeks.

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