The Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles

Updated 11/06/18
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Say it with us: No more panda eyes. Whether our dark circles are a result of a lack of sleep or simply genetics, they can be a major pain point for many of us, making our overall complexion feel dull and lifeless. And while we're all for quick fixes in the form of eye masks, ice cubes, and concealer, those can only go so far.

For a long-term solution, we're sourcing these multipurpose eye creams that will help brighten our gaze while also reducing puffiness and smoothing out lines and wrinkles. The best part? These nourishing creams act as a primer for our concealer so we can more effectively mask our dark circles with makeup while also actively treating the underlying problem. Shop our favorite brightening and illuminating solutions below to look instantly more awake, no coffee necessary.

Banana Bright Eye Creme
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme $38
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This formula's superpower? Banana powder.

C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream $64
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This editor-favorite is packed full of vitamin C and cucumber extract to brighten and firm your complexion instantly.

GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff $32
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The perfect addition to your morning routine, this cream is made with refreshing ginseng to help wake you up.

Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream
Saturday Skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream $46
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This tiny bottle boosts your skin's natural collagen and elasticity to make your eyes look younger and taunter. 

Gold Rush Eye Balm
Edible Beauty Gold Rush Eye Balm $61
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We can't get enough of this gold leaf–infused balm that gives us a well-rested look.

Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment $38
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This formula is rich and hydrating without feeling heavy or greasy. 

Potent-C Power Eye Cream
Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Eye Cream $65
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Crow's-feet, beware. This eye cream is 50 times more powerful than traditional vitamin C, to help dramatically reduce wrinkles and puffiness. 

Eye Duty Triple Remedy
First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy $36
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The three-in-one treatment de-puffs, brightens, and smooths. The best part? It can be worn with or without makeup.

Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex $62
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This cult-favorite cream reverses the signs of lack of sleep, pollutants, and UV damage. 

The Eye Concentrate
La Mer The Eye Concentrate $215
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Don't let the price tag scare you. This rich eye cream smooths and hydrates your dark circles and is seriously worth every penny. 

Black Tea Firming and De-Puffing Eye Cream
Fresh Black Tea Firming and De-Puffing Eye Cream $68
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Like a power nap for your eyes, the black tea–infused cream works to inhibit damaging free radicals and improve your skin's elasticity.

Visionnaire Eye Cream Advanced Multi-Correcting Eye Balm
Lancôme Visionnaire Eye Cream Advanced Multi-Correcting Eye Balm $65
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Running late and going barefaced? The HydraBlur technology promises to, well, blur imperfections instantly, so no concealer is necessary.

Needles No More No More Baggage
Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More No More Baggage $42
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Look instantly more rested and youthful thanks to the peptides and botanical extracts found in this formula that help to reduce under-eye bags, dark circles, and wrinkles.

Confidence in an Eye Cream
It Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream $38
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Suffer from sensitivity? Opt for this super-hydrating and brightening cream. 

Pep Start Eye Cream
Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream $27
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Stash this three-second eye fix in your purse for instant hydration, brightening, and smoothing. 

B. Right It's Potent Eye Cream
Benefit Cosmetics B. Right It's Potent Eye Cream $34
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Protect from free radicals and prevent future damage with the blend of hydrating botanical extracts.

+Retinol Firming Eye Cream
Kate Somerville +Retinol Firming Eye Cream $85
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The unique gold applicator provides an instant cooling effect to de-puff your dark circles, and we love that there's retinol to help treat under-eye wrinkles. 

Resurgence Renewing Eye Cream
Murad Resurgence Renewing Eye Cream $80
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The under-$100 find works to improve elasticity and smooth the skin.

Icelandic Relief Eye Cream With Glacial Flower Extract
Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream With Glacial Flower Extract $45
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The instant cooling effect delivers immediate relief to the under-eye area. 

White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream
Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream $57
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Stop dark circles at the source. Shiseido's White Lucent formula target the root cause of dark circles (poor micro-circulation and pigmentation) and prevents their formation.

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